Among Menthol Smokers, African American Women Struggle Most to Quit

July 25, 2014   // 0 Comments

  MADISON—Menthol flavoring may make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes, especially for African-American women, according to a new study published online by the journal Addiction. In a series of analyses of a large quit-smoking clinical trial, investigators from the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) controlled for variables such as educati...

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  • 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 […]
  • Play Raises Awareness about the Grip Alzheimer’s Has on the ...
    July 25, 2014   // 0 Comments
        by Frederick H. Lowe Staff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis The African American Network Against Alzheimer’s is promoting a stage play that raises awareness about the debilitating and deadly disease, which is growing rapidly in the black community. Alzheimer’s is characterized by a progressive  loss of brain function. “Forget Me Not” or […]


  • FDA Alert: Nationwide Fruit Recall, Including Organic
    July 25, 2014   // 0 Comments
    By Sandria M. Washington If you recently purchased fruit from Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Costco or Kroger, you definitely want to keep reading before you make that next smoothie. Stone fruits – pitted fruits like nectarines, peaches, plums and pluots (a hybrid plum and apricot) – have been voluntarily recalled by Wawona Packing […]
  • Types Of Abuse You May Have Overlooked
    July 24, 2014   // 0 Comments
        By Dr. P. Gould While it may be easy to speculate what you may or may not do in a situation of abuse, one can never really know how you will react until that abusive situation happens to you. People who abuse other people are predators; they look for a person’s vulnerable […]

His & Hers

  • 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 […]
  • Real Love: How To Attract More Of It
    July 22, 2014   // 0 Comments
        By Tyomi Morgan Love is the one thing that every human needs.  It makes each and every one of us feel wanted, adored and purposeful when those that enjoy who we are display their acceptance and gratitude.  However, love is one of the aspects of dating  that seems to be a bit skewed when […]

National News

  • Howard University Names Surgeon and MBA as President
    July 25, 2014   // 0 Comments
        by Frederick H. Lowe Staff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis Howard University Board of Trustees on Monday named Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., a cancer surgeon, as the Washington, D.C., school’s 17th president. “I am deeply honored to be selected by the board of trustees to lead this great university,” Frederick said. […]
  • Chicago Teen Leads Way To Colon Cancer Cure
    July 24, 2014   // 0 Comments
    By Sandria M. Washington While most of his peers were focused on graduating and figuring out “what’s next?”, Kevin Stonewall was discovering colon cancer breakthroughs during his last year of the high school. As a student working at a Rush University lab during his senior year, the teen from Chicago’s South Side (Ashburn neighborhood) […]

Small Business

  • Franchise Spotlight: Five Things To Look Out For Before You Make ...
    July 25, 2014   // 0 Comments
    by Richard Spiropoulos    Posted: July 24, 2014 Selecting a franchise concept and becoming a franchisee is no small feat. It’s not for kids. You are partnering with the company for at least 10 years and in many cases that franchise will be predominantly responsible for feeding you and your family and possibly putting […]
  • The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Advice to Get Y ...
    July 23, 2014   // 0 Comments
      Erica Noelle Duncan  -Huff Post Small Business “Things are taking a lot longer than I thought they would.” “I was planning on quitting by the end of the year… Yeah, that didn’t happen.” “When is the right time to jump?” As an adviser to employees who are starting their own businesses, e-mails like these […]

World News

  • Nigerian Government Confirms Ebola Death In City Of Lagos
    July 26, 2014   // 0 Comments
        By Felix Onuah and Tom Miles of Reuters via Huff Post World Post ABUJA/GENEVA, July 25 (Reuters) – A Liberian man who died in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos on Friday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said. Patrick Sawyer, a consultant for the Liberian finance ministry in his […]
  • South Africa: Government Wishes Team SA Well
    July 24, 2014   // 0 Comments South Africa has sent a 187 strong member team to participate in the 2014 Commonwealth Games taking place from 23 July to 3 August 2014 in Glasgow City, Scotland. The games are another chance for South Africans to rally behind our sporting heroes and heroines. Sporting events have always served to unite the […]