September 2009

September 29th, 2009
Written by Alonzo Weston in Cover Stories with 0 Comments
Allan Thomas remembers June 8, 1967 —the day Israeli air and sea forces mistakenly attacked the USS Liberty, a U.S. Naval intelligence ship, just outside Egypt. Thomas was a Navy seaman who worked on a rescue ship in the area. He drew the assignment of retrieving and identifying the bodies.“I remember the captain told us over the P.A. system, ‘We don’t know how we [are] going to come out [of]...
September 21st, 2009
Written by David Wolfford in Race & Politics with 0 Comments
Immediately after Ted Kennedy’s unfortunate death, pundits and hopeful Democrats began positing that his death could actually serve as an emotional springboard for the final version of a healthcare bill that can pass. These remained whispers in the days immediately following the senator’s death. But now his colleague, and only living senator senior to Kennedy, Robert C. Byrd (WV) has offered to...
September 21st, 2009
Written by Sharon Egiebor ... in Feature Stories with 1 Comment
“Hey, have you heard the one about the rabbi, the priest and the Baptist minister? Or the one that starts, “your mama is so ugly, is she…?” Or maybe you can finish the joke that starts, “Take my wife….”Laughter, like music, is a universal language. But do the things that make me laugh, make you laugh, too? How much do ethnic and cultural norms determine what makes us laugh?In the 1970s, comedian...
September 21st, 2009
Written by Patty Talahongva in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
It doesn’t matter where you live in the United States, what your race or ethnicity is, how much money you make or whether you are male or female, your chances of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) are alarmingly high. CVD is a broad term describing specific conditions such as coronary artery disease, angina, heart failure and arrhythmias.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say...
September 17th, 2009
Written by USARiseUp Staff in Our Daily Walk with 0 Comments
The best networkers — those who make the best use of networking as a tool for professional and personal growth — are people who know that networking is a life skill, not just something to do from time to time. They network by connecting with different cultures, ages, special-interest groups and other networks. They do not restrict themselves to a certain type of individual. They know that centers...