Essay confronting depression, anxiety earns MPS student 2nd prize in national contest

April 22, 2015   // 0 Comments

Tony Tagliavia, Media Manager    -Milwaukee Public Schools Tuesday, April 21, 2015 MLB, Scholastic “Breaking Barriers” contest encourages youth to follow the lead of Jackie Robinson MILWAUKEE – She calls it the barrier that controlled her youth. Brianna Guzman, an 8th-grade student at Milwaukee Public Schools’ James Fennimore Cooper School, wrote about taking on depression and an...

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  • 102-Year-Old Harlem Renaissance Dancer Sees Herself On Film For T ...
    April 22, 2015   // 0 Comments
      By Cavan Sieczkowski           -Huff Post Black Voices Alice Barker was a chorus dancer during the Harlem Renaissance and just celebrated her 102nd birthday, but she had never seen herself on film. Until now. David Shuff met Barker while working with his therapy dog at the Bishop Henry B. Hucles Episcopal Nursing Home in Brooklyn, New […]
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘StarTalk’ Blends Science With Late-Night T ...
    April 21, 2015   // 0 Comments
    by Joel Lyons    Posted: April 20, 2015 Neil deGrasse Tyson (@@NeilTyson), astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, is debuting a new TV show, StarTalk, on the National Geographic Channel on Monday, April 20. The show, though, isn’t technically new, according to […]


  • 9 Reasons To Add Pineapple To Your Water
    April 23, 2015   // 0 Comments
      By Derrick Lane Pineapple, pineapples, pineapples! Comedian Kevin Hart is famous for a story where he explains how the word “pineapples” would help him get out of a sticky situation.  But we’re happy to share that the actual fruit can help your body is so many ways, it’s incredible. Here are just a […]
  • 4 Times Your Headache Is Something More Serious
    April 21, 2015   // 0 Comments
        By Princess Gabbara, BDO Daily Contributor We all get headaches from time to time, but when they become so frequent, something is not right. A headache can be a sign of stress or not getting enough sleep, but sometimes it can be an indicator of something much more serious. Here are four […]

His & Hers

  • Black Infertility: Facts Every Couple Should Know
    April 22, 2015   // 0 Comments
        By Desireé M. McCarthy-Keith, M.D., M.P.H. Are you struggling to get pregnant or know someone who is?  About 10% of reproductive age couples have trouble conceiving, which translates into approximately 7 million women and their partners.   A common misconception is that infertility doesn’t exist in the Black community, where we are often […]
  • The Greatest Asset To Your Sex Life Is…?
    April 21, 2015   // 0 Comments
      By Tyomi Morgan Every week I am approached by eager singles and partners from couples seeking help on how to improve their sex lives, and without fail I always receive a message seeking one magical move or technique to please their partners.  “Tyomi, what is the one thing I can do to make […]

National News

  • Senate Makes History By Confirming Loretta Lynch As U.S. Attorney ...
    April 23, 2015   // 0 Comments
    Jennifer Bendery       -Huff Post Black Voices WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch was confirmed as U.S. attorney general on Thursday after months of GOP delays, making history by becoming the first African-American woman to hold the post. Lynch was confirmed in the Senate 56 to 43. All Democrats voted for her, along with 10 Republicans: Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), […]
  • Michael Eric Dyson Deems His Public Critique Of Cornel West ̵ ...
    April 23, 2015   // 0 Comments
      By Rahel Gebreyes          -Huff Post Black Voices Michael Eric Dyson joined HuffPost Live on Tuesday and explained why his public takedown of Cornel West, published this week in The New Republic, was “necessary,” despite the “sense of hurt” that came with his break with the Princeton professor. Although the academics have been friends for years […]

Small Business

  • 7-Year-Old Natalie McGriff Wins $16K for Comic Book about Natural ...
    April 23, 2015   // 0 Comments
    by Essence Gant Natalie McGriff is the 7 year old author of The Adventures of Moxie Girl. Her new comic book tells the tale of a little black girl who hates her natural hair texture. After cleansing her Afro puffs with some magical shampoo, however, her textured coils take on super powers that have […]
  • Leading Through the Vines: Meet Wine Power Brokers Robin and Andr ...
    April 23, 2015   // 0 Comments
    by Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.    Posted: April 16, 2015 Andréa and Robin McBride aren’t your average passion-inspired entrepreneurs. With no knowledge of each other for nearly half of their lives and raised on opposite ends of the globe—a distance of 7,000 miles to be exact—these sisters independently fostered a unique appreciation for the craft […]

World News

  • Prosecutors: Capsized Boat Captain And Crew Member Arrested
    April 21, 2015   // 0 Comments
    By TRISHA THOMAS and COLLEEN BARRY  of AP  via Huff Post World Post CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya. […]
  • Court Sentences Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi To 20 Ye ...
    April 21, 2015   // 0 Comments
    By MAGGIE MICHAEL of AP via Huff Post World Post CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago. The case was the […]