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Must-have foods and moves for a better sex life

Must-have foods and moves for a better sex life

DR. RO NNPA COLUMNIST Valentine’s Day has passed but if you want to keep the romantic fires burning, don’t fret. In the words of Kerry Washington who plays Olivia Pope in ABC’s Scandal, “It’s handled!” As your nutrition coach, I’m here-to rescue you with tips that will pay off big – for you and your […]

A different standard for Black girls

A different standard for Black girls

LECONTÉ J. DILL NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Nearly 40 years ago, a metaphor or fable, if you will, about “upstream-downstream” was created by healthcare practitioners to better explain and argue for the value of preventative health care measures. The fable describes a group of community members standing near a river who witness someone drowning. Some of […]

High-tech must give higher priority to diversity

High-tech must give higher priority to diversity

KIM M. KEENAN NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST This revolution will definitely not be televised. When Intel announced that it would spend $300 million over the next five years to create a workforce that actually looks like America, the coverage of the announcement was scant. Here, we have a real game changer, and the faint praise of […]

From Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

From Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

There is perhaps no American civil rights leader who generated as many divergent opinions as Malcolm X. As we near the 50th anniversary of his assassination of February 21, 1965, our nation will inevitably scrutinize his life, his work and his lasting impact on our country and our continuous struggle to address racial inequality and […]

Challenging our youth to read, write and think critically

Challenging our youth to read, write and think critically

I have to admit that I like using social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, I find myself using them to encourage, inspire, and promote ideas and concepts. Without a doubt, social media has taken over the lives of many people. They can’t live without it. Let’s face it – so many people […]

Time to invest in children

Time to invest in children

The president’s budget released this week proposes billions in critical new federal investments for 2016 and beyond to improve the life chances of millions of poor children. It also would prevent more harmful budget cuts in cost effective child investments while providing essential new investments to decrease the morally indefensible number of poor children (14.7 […]

Endless plastic bags smother planet earth

Endless plastic bags smother planet earth

Maybe it has always been like this. If so, I am not sure precisely what triggered my new concern. But in either case, there seems to be an exceptional amount of plastic on highways, streets, in bushes, etc. It is mainly in the form of used plastic bags. I became aware that it was entering […]

Each generation has something to offer

Each generation has something to offer

Whether it is in an inner city neighborhood across America, the Caribbean, in Europe or in a sprawling mass of people in an African or Brazilian urban area, millions of Black youth throughout the world are crying out for a better quality of life. They should always have a better life than their parents. I […]

Financial shackles still in place

Financial shackles still in place

As the annual, month-long Black History observance begins, now is a timely moment to reflect on the journey that previous generations of Blacks have trod in the continuing quest for total freedom and equality. From 1865’s Emancipation Proclamation, to 1954’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and 1965’s voting rights legislation, […]

Civic lessons and civil rights

Civic lessons and civil rights

Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s lyrics also expressed a reality that still haunts American society. Just Google the phrase “don’t know much about history,” and you’ll see the breadth of the evidence that Americans of all […]