MPS to kick off King/Reagan calendar school year Aug. 11 at one of its top-ranked high schools

August 9, 2014   // 0 Comments

Media contact: Tony Tagliavia - Media Manager MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Public Schools will start the school year for its four King/Reagan calendar schools Monday by presenting Rufus King International High School with a banner recognizing its U.S. News and World Report ranking as one of the best high schools in the state and nation. The event is set for 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11 at King High, ...

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  • James Brown’s family ‘loves’ new biopic ‘Get On Up’
    July 28, 2014   // 0 Comments
      by Chris Witherspoon Moviegoers need not worry whether or not James Brown’s family approves of the upcoming biopic, Get On Up, chronicling the late Godfather of soul’s life — because “they love it.” Get On Up star Chadwick Boseman told theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon that several members of Brown’s family attended early screenings of the […]
  • People Aren’t Happy About Aaron McGruder Portraying Jesus A ...
    July 26, 2014   // 0 Comments
    Huff Post Black Voices As anticipation continues to build around Aaron McGruder’s latest Adult Swim comedy series, “Black Jesus,” the show has already spawned criticism amongst the Christian community. This week, the network released their promotional trailer for the series, which premieres Aug. 7 and stars Gerald “Slink” Johnson, John Witherspoon, and Charlie Murphy. One […]


  • STUDY: Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Prostate Cancer
    August 9, 2014   // 0 Comments
    By Gwendolyn Harris originally posted May 2, 2014 Low levels of vitamin D in men may predict the risk of aggressive prostate cancer according to findings from a new study published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The study, conducted by researchers at Northwestern University, tested 273 African-American men and 275 European-American men between the […]
  • U.S. Surgeon General Confirms: Black Skin Still Needs Sunscreen
    July 30, 2014   // 0 Comments
      By M. Brooks We may not be hitting the tanning beds in record numbers, but the beautiful tones and hues of Black skin aren’t exempt from the damaging effects of UV rays and risks of skin cancer. In a new report released Tuesday, acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak warns that sun safety […]

His & Hers

  • How To Have A Sex Life After Having Children
    July 29, 2014   // 0 Comments
    By Tyomi Morgan Having children is a precious gift and a huge responsibility that can add greatly to the lives of a couple.  However, once children come into the equation, couples often lose momentum in their sexual relationship.  This loss of sexual momentum can oftentimes cause tension and eventually a wedge in the relationship, […]
  • Fantastic Voyage: Finding The G-Spot
    July 24, 2014   // 0 Comments
    By Tyomi Morgan   :originally posted July 8, 2014 The G-spot (or Grafenberg spot) is an erogenous area of the vagina located 1-3 inches into the canal along its front wall between the urethra and the bladder. When stimulated, the G-spot can bring on powerful orgasm, create extra lubrication and cause female ejaculation, a phenomenon that scientists […]

National News

  • Air Force Officer Wins Miss Black USA 2014 Title
    August 12, 2014   // 0 Comments
    Immediate Release For interview requests, contact: Carita Parks, [email protected] or 571-403-1596 Air Force Officer Wins Miss Black USA 2014 Title Miss Black Colorado Jasmine Alexander is named Miss Black USA Miss Black USA Jasmine Alexander PHOTO CREDIT: Rob Roberts/Afro American Newspaper Contestants and runners up gather to congratulate Jasmine Alexander, Miss Black USA 2014. PHOTO […]
  • Ethical Issue: Who Gets Experimental Ebola Drug?
    August 9, 2014   // 0 Comments
    Article courtesy of Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer via The Portland Skanner-NNPA WASHINGTON (AP) — The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease. But some health experts fear debate over extremely limited doses […]

Small Business

  • 5 Common Mistakes Young Entreprenuers Make And How To Avoid Them
    July 30, 2014   // 0 Comments
    by Carolyn M. Brown Millennials make up the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs today. According to reporting from the Harvard Business School, 34% of startup founders are between the ages of 20-29. Experts point out that young entrepreneurs often make “rookie mistakes” starting a business. While still in college at just 22, Mike Matousek launched […]
  • NAACP Partners With Dunkin’ Donuts New initiative to increase th ...
    July 30, 2014   // 0 Comments
        by Carolyn M. Brown    Posted: July 23, 2014 Franchising continues to be an integral part of the American economy with more people of color starting businesses with a trusted brand. Answering the call to boost opportunities for minority entrepreneurs is Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. The parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and […]

World News

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    August 9, 2014   // 0 Comments
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  • Ebola outbreak is now world public health emergency
    August 9, 2014   // 0 Comments
    Article courtesy of the Associated Press via “The Rundown” The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. The WHO announced the Ebola outbreak – the largest and longest in history – is worrying enough […]