September 2010

September 30th, 2010
Written by Rita Cook in Focus on Health with 0 Comments
Medical professional with test tube
While all human beings obviously belong to the same species, different physical appearances, such as hair color, texture, skin color, and even size, does contribute to the particular types of illnesses that affect various ethnic groups. In many cases, these illnesses are overwhelmingly more predominant in one ethnic group than another, but the question is why.Dr. Luis Retamozo, at HMA Keene...
September 29th, 2010
Written by Francesca Biller in Race & Politics with 0 Comments
Medical Symbol
Anyone who believes race is irrelevant when it comes to America’s healthcare system, must stop, and take the time to examine the cold grave facts. Minorities, in the United States, are dying at higher rates from nearly every known disease when compared to Whites. They also suffer disproportionately from otherwise treatable illnesses. More often than not, this is a direct result of inadequate or...
September 29th, 2010
Written by Cindy Ferraino in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Pingyao China
Dear Sticky Wicket,Does The Chinese Government Regulate The Birth Rate Of Girls? Is it true the Chinese government does not embrace the birth of girls?Is that why more girls are orphans and eligible for adoption? For many cultures, the birth of a male child is a celebrated event. This baby would soon be able to provide for his family and hopefully carry on his namesake on to the next generation...
September 28th, 2010
Written by Chris Benguhe in All About Family with 0 Comments
Ella Fitzgerald
Two years ago while bogged down in the important details of promotions, media interviews and speaking engagements for my latest book, life got in the way. It was 9 a.m. when I called my mother’s house to say hello and was greeted by the voice of a young man I didn’t recognize — the paramedic.“Your mother fell and she’s not responding, so we are going to transport her to the hospital,” he informed...
September 27th, 2010
Written by Manny Otiko in Setting It Straight with 1 Comment
football player running with ball
With football season just around the corner, many young men will gear up to fulfill their dream of making it all the way to the NFL. However, while the NFL and NBA often appear as examples of successful integration, the numbers of black coaches in pro and college sports are not often in line with the number of players on the field. According to a 2008 ESPN article on black coaches, while 53...