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#ThxBirthControl: The Choices We Make

At 16, most of us weren’t ready to have a baby. Nor were we ready at 18. Or 19. Or even 25. Or even right now. Some of us are ...

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5 Weight Lifting Benefits For Women

Unfortunately, some women shy away from lifting weights because of the misconception that it basically means sacrificing their soft, feminine curves for bulky muscles and an overall masculine appearance. ...

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Self-Confidence Check, 1, 2, 1, 2

The other night I was watching the final episode of "Project Runway" and one of the female finalists said, "It's OK to be confident." She said this as if she were ...

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Reported Ebola Cases Increase to 13,703, WHO reports

Although, the number of new Ebola cases appear to be dropping in Liberia, the epidemic is far from over. World Health Organisation (WHO) is now reporting the number of reported ...

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Fat vs. Thick: A New Drake Lyric Sparks an Old Debate

Both Drake and Lil' Wayne make guest appearances on "Only," Nicki Minaj's latest track. But it's Drake's line about BBW - that would be Big Beautiful Woman - that has ...

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Could the “Flexitarian” Diet Be Perfect for You?

If your steady diet of Oreos and red wine every night could use a little revamping, you may want to consider adopting a “flexitarian” approach to it. The flexitarian diet ...

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AIDS Awareness

Today Is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Do You Know Your Status?

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Did you know today, February 7, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? Well, in the immortal words of the poet Biggie Smalls, “If you don’t know, now you know!” National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an integral part in our community’s fight against the spread...

Are Black Women Double Victims of HIV?

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From The Grio — Know your status. Know your status. Know your status. The message comes at us from community organizations, government-sponsored health initiatives, signage at bus terminals and nightclubs, and even more increasingly, from the pulpits of churches. It’s everywhere. And black women are responding...