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Student whose life was saved by MPS' HeartSafe Schools program to help

February 24, 2015   // 0 Comments

  Tony Tagliavia | Media Manager  -Milwaukee Public Schools WHO AND WHAT In 2010, MARIA ACEVEDO, then a 6th grader at Milwaukee Public Schools' U.S. Grant School, suffered cardiac arrest while in her classroom. The MPS HeartSafe Schools program saved Maria's life. The program, in partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Project ADAM, places automatic external de...

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Entertainment

  • First look: Octavia Spencer in ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ ...
    February 26, 2015   // 0 Comments
      by Chris Witherspoon   -theGrio.com Oscar winner Octavia Spencer stars in Insurgent, the follow-up in Lionsgate’s Divergent franchise. Spencer plays the role of Johanna, the leader of Amity, which is the faction in society that is dedicated to peace and trust. She appears alongside Naomi Watts, Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet. Click here for full story. […]
  • Giuliana Rancic issues on-air apology to Zendaya for dreadlocks c ...
    February 25, 2015   // 0 Comments
      by Chris Witherspoon      -theGrio.com Giuliana Rancic made an emotional on-air apology Tuesday night to Zendaya Coleman after harsh remarks she made about the 18-year-old singer’s hair went viral. Monday night on E!’s Fashion Police, Rancic commented on Zendaya’s choice to wear her hair in dreadlocks while attending the Oscars, saying, “I feel like she smells […]

Health

  • Diabetes: The Truth About It – Part 1
    February 26, 2015   // 0 Comments
      By James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD   -Blackdoctor.org There are many reasons why each of us needs to understand diabetes better. First, it is truly the epidemic of our time, with more than 350 million people known to be affected worldwide, and it is on the rise! Closer to home, there are now more […]
  • This Week In Black History: The First Black Woman To Receive An M ...
    February 26, 2015   // 0 Comments
      By Lucas Johnson   -Blackdoctor.org Who knew that the history of healthcare started with a Black Woman? While many know about Dr. Vivian Thomas and Dr. Charles Drew, many don’t know about Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler. Rebecca Lee was born free in 1831 in Delaware, and was raised by her aunt in Pennsylvania. Growing up, […]

His & Hers

  • Here’s What Happened After 6 Couples Were Asked To Look Int ...
    February 26, 2015   // 0 Comments
    By Dominique Mosbergen    -Huff Post Good News Six couples. Four minutes. One wonderful result. The New York Times published an article last month describing an experiment in which two people are made to stare into each other’s eyes for four uninterrupted minutes. It’s been theorized that at the end of the four minutes, each person […]
  • What to Do When Your Husband’s Go-To Bedroom Moves Are Putt ...
    February 24, 2015   // 0 Comments
    by Jillian Kramer   -brides.com We’ve all heard the saying, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” But if your husband applies that old adage to his bedroom moves, your sex life could go from hot to ho-hum. “When men keep doing the same moves over and over again, sex becomes routine and no longer exciting,” […]

National News

  • Sybrina Fulton Says George Zimmerman Got Away With Murdering Tray ...
    February 26, 2015   // 0 Comments
      By JENNIFER KAY  of Associated Press  via Huff Post Black Voices MIAMI (AP) — The mother of Trayvon Martin says she’s disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago. Speaking with The Associated Press on Wednesday before the third anniversary […]
  • North America’s first black president Vicente Guerrero predates O ...
    February 26, 2015   // 0 Comments
        by Ronda Racha Penrice   -theGrio.com If Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek pronounced “He is the first black president in North America,” most of us would confidently answer “Who is Barack Obama?” And we would be wrong. The fact is that Mexico, not the United States, holds claim to that black history milestone. Vicente Guerrero preceded […]

Small Business

  • 10 Black Business Power Couples In Black History
    February 26, 2015   // 0 Comments
    by Carolyn M. Brown    Posted: February 24, 2015   -Blackenterprise.com The Carters (Shawn “Jay-Z” and Beyoncé , the Smiths (Will and Jada), the Wests (Kanye and Kim) and the Obamas (Barack and Michelle) may come top to mind as the most powerful black couples over the past decade. They are brokering deals and laying down […]
  • Brains and Beauty: Blake Von D on Law School, Fashion and Self-Wo ...
    February 26, 2015   // 0 Comments
    by Essence Gant      -Blackenterprise.com Blake Von D is a fashion blogger and stunning beauty with over 25,000 Instagram followers. The 27-year-old Spelman graduate with a Master’s from NYU and a year left of law school at Tulane University epitomizes brains and beauty. Whether searching for deets on that gorgeous Jones New York Coat, or for a […]

World News

  • First Female President of Malawi On the Hardest Decisions She’s E ...
    February 26, 2015   // 0 Comments
    by Kandia Johnson   -Blackenterprise.com As Malawi’s first female president and Africa’s second, Dr. Joyce Bander’s legacy and career make it clear; she is a powerful voice for the voiceless. A fierce defender of women and girls’ rights and economic equality, Dr. Banda has made international headlines as one of Forbes most powerful women in the […]
  • Frantz Fanon’s Daughter to Speak at International Reparations Con ...
    February 24, 2015   // 0 Comments
    NorthStarNewsToday Mirelle Fanon-Mendes France, daughter of psychiatrist, author  and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon, will speak at the National and International Reparations Conference April 9-12 in New York City. France, who is president of the Frantz Fanon Foundation, which is based in Paris, will speak about the ongoing colonial status of the so-called French “Departments” of […]