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Saved and In My Right Mind

I was raised in the Church of God in Christ and in Pentecostal environments. For a while, I was the girl who only wore skirts and dresses because pants were masculine and against the principles of Deuteronomy 22:5. Women couldn’t wear make-up, open toed shoes, or sleeveless shirts either. We weren’t allowed to do anything

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Safe Sun: Black Women Need Protection, Too

According to SkinCancer.org, “Late-stage melanoma diagnoses are more prevalent among minority patients than Caucasian patients; 52 percent of non-Hispanic black patients and 26 percent of Hispanic patients receive an initial diagnosis of advanced stage melanoma, versus 16 percent of non-Hispanic white patients.” In other words, 1 in 2 Black women diagnosed with melanoma will need

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#Scandalholics, You Might Want to Watch that Wine Intake

Tonight ABCs hit show Scandal returns and wine will flow. Thanks to Olivia Pope, played by the beautiful and very preggers Kerry Washington, and Shonda Rhimes, that executive producer/writer born with a golden pen in her hand, Crate and Barrel can’t seem to keep those Camille Wine Glasses in stock. Couch gladiators want to be

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Malnutrition: Leading Cause of Death in Children Under 5

In 2012, over six million children under the age of five died (WHO, 2013); more than 45% of those children died of causes linked to malnutrition. Malnourished children are more susceptible to severe diseases.  If you do the math, close to 3.5 million children die annually as a result of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)—more than

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Importance of Exercise

The Importance and Benefits of Exercise

  As the wife of a collegiate level strength and conditioning coach, I am constantly informed of the importance of living an active lifestyle. However, I did not realize how being sedentary could adversely effect my life until I read The Toll of Sedentary Living in chapter 5 of “An Invitation to Health” (Hales, 2009).

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