December 2012

December 31st, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Latest News, Publisher's Note with 0 Comments
Thanks to the dysfunctional state of the governing process in Washington, politics have become an all year, every day job. Due to the so-called "Fiscal Cliff," Americans could not have a politics-free holiday season. Every decision our Congressional leaders need to make to ensure the well-being of America and its citizens has become politicized. What is best for the country and for most of its...
December 31st, 2012
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Cause and Civility, Latest News with 0 Comments
This is the time of year that we ponder new goals, make new resolutions only to see them fall by the wayside in a week or month or two. Instead of making new resolutions for 2013, why not do something novel like completing the old ones. No doubt, we all have old resolutions that we have either totally forgotten having ever made, or simply gave up completing them. As a result, we may have...
December 31st, 2012
Written by Rita Rizzo in Focus on Health, Latest News with 0 Comments
One out of every five black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and five out of 100 will die from it. Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and one that is more aggressive and more advanced than men of other ethnicities. They are also more likely to develop the disease at a younger age than other men. To bring attention to this alarming...
December 29th, 2012
Written by Rita Rizzo in Latest News, "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket, My white friends laugh at the suggestion that I am profiled, and followed by store detectives, when I shop, just because I am dark skinned. Is it just my imagination or am I targeted more often than my white friends? ~Black in Baltimore Dear Black in Baltimore, It is not your imagination. Historically, store detectives or “loss prevention specialists,” as they are now known,...
December 28th, 2012
Written by Rita Rizzo in All About Family, Latest News with 0 Comments
American families are worried as they teeter on the edge of the fiscal cliff. While politicians pontificate and posture, moms, and dads throughout the country wonder how they will feed, clothe, and house their children in light of the huge tax increases looming on the horizon. Now is the perfect time for a holiday that focuses on family values and reminds us of the truly important aspects of home...