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Entries by Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson from 01/2012

Chris Draft, NFL Retiree, Buries Wife One Month After Wedding, Sheds Light On Lung Cancer Among Non-Smokers

Posted 01.03.2012 | Black Voices

Lakeasha Monique Rutledge Draft "courageously faced lung cancer, showing us all with every breath that we all need to hold onto life and love with bot...

Marisa Moore's Pantry Makeover Tips For Healthy Eating In 2012

Posted 01.03.2012 | Black Voices

Whether you believe in new year resolutions or not, January is as good a time as any to take stock of where you are on those promises you've made to b...

The Power List: Will TJ Holmes Bring BET's News Credibility Back?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Black Voices

This week, BlackVoices is shining the spotlight on 12 people who are primed to make big waves in 2012. The last time BET had a regular news program...

Mariah Carey Reveals Nick Cannon Has Kidney Failure

Posted 01.04.2012 | Black Voices

In what she's calling a reversal of roles since she was hospitalized for her now epic pregnancy with "Dem Babies" last year, Mariah Carey tweeted the ...

Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark Benched For Sickle Cell Trait. What Triggers It?

Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices

The last time Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark played a game in Colorado, he nearly died, the Associated Press reports, highlighting a series of health...

The Power List: Naomie Harris Steps Up As Hollywood's Newest Bond Girl. Will She Pull It Off?

Posted 01.06.2012 | Black Voices

This week, BlackVoices is shining the spotlight on 12 people who are primed to make big waves in 2012. With predecessors like Grace Jones and Halle...

Citrus: Delicious Ways To Sneak In More Fruit This Year

Posted 01.06.2012 | Black Voices

The sunny hue of citrus fruits may not be the first thing you think of during these chilly winter months, but 'tis the season when this large family o...

LeBron James Addresses High School Dropout Crisis In New PSA (VIDEO)

Posted 01.10.2012 | Black Voices

One high school student drops out every twenty-six seconds, a statistic LeBron James says he was determined not to be a part of in a new public servic...

Michelle Obama Tired Of 'Angry Black Woman' Stereotype

Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama is challenging assertions she's forcefully imposed her will on White House aides and says people have ina...

Carmelo Anthony, Will And Jada Smith Named Among Most Generous Celebs

Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices

If the old saying "Give and you shall receive" is true, then Carmelo Anthony and Will and Jada Smith have a karmic bounty headed their way soon. The s...

Toddler Scientist, Romanieo Golphin Jr., Knows Physics And Chemistry (VIDEO)

Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices

By two years old, a toddler is expected to use a spoon and drink from a cup; by age three they're liable to be riding a tricycle and carrying on simpl...

Money Expert: Fail-Proof 2012 Goals

Posted 01.12.2012 | Black Voices

January is only halfway over and yet some of our new year resolutions are already up on a shelf. If this is going to be your year, however, the year w...

'White Only' Pool Sign Ruling Upheld By Ohio Panel

Posted 01.12.2012 | Black Voices

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Cincinnati landlord who claimed a black girl's hair products clouded an apartment complex's swimming pool discriminated again...

LA Air Pollution Tied To Disease Risk In Black Women

Posted 01.13.2012 | Black Voices

Despite efforts to improve air quality in the Los Angeles area, the city has consistently remained among the most polluted in the country, according t...

Bryant Terry, 'Inspired Vegan' Author, Eco-Chef, At Sunday Dinner

Posted 01.15.2012 | Black Voices

In the dead of winter, Bryant Terry is dreaming of Detroit Summer. The multiracial, inter-generational collective founded by Afro-Asian couple and ...

Carl Clark, Black Navy Veteran, Awarded Combat Medal After 66 Years (VIDEO)

Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

At 95 years old, navy veteran Carl Clark received what may be the last combat medal awarded to a living veteran of World War II, according to ABC News...

Jay-Z's Rocawear Brand Cuts Staff, Struggles For Mogul's Support

Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

While Jay-Z is on cloud nine with daughter Blue Ivy Carter, his former pride and joy, Rocawear, seems to be on the verge of chapter 11. According t...

'The Loving Story' Takes Intimate Look At Virginia's First Legal Interracial Marriage (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

Before June of 1967, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage, including Virginia, the home of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his ...

MLK, USA: Many King Streets Stuck On Economic Outskirts

Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

Twenty-six years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was first honored with a holiday, his legacy has flourished -- and not just in the annals of hi...

Chuntera Napier, Georgia Mom, Arrested For Allowing 10-Year-Old To Get Tattoo

Posted 01.19.2012 | Black Voices

If you thought tots with tiaras were bad, how about tots with tattoos? Georgia mom Chuntera Napier says she couldn't tell her 10-year-old son Gaquan n...

'The Revolution's Michelle Singletary On Side Hustle Success

Posted 01.19.2012 | Black Voices

By the end of the month, some 30 percent of resolution makers are expected to have ditched their new year goals, researchers estimate. And if money ma...

YouTube Chefs: Sunday Dinner Recipes From Their Kitchen To Yours

Posted 01.20.2012 | Black Voices

It's the year of the dragon for the Chinese, who'll be ringing in the Lunar New Year on January 23, but according to FoodChannel.com, 2012 is also the...

Washington Post Explores 'Black Women In America' In New Kaiser Family Foundation Survey

Posted 01.23.2012 | Black Voices

On the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address, The Washington Post is exploring the state of black women in America. The paper launch...

Bunmi Sobowale, British Woman, Blinded, Paralyzed By Food Intolerance

Posted 01.25.2012 | Black Voices

When 30-year-old Bunmi Sobowale caught a stomach bug during a trip to Mexico in 2004, she never imagined the string of health problems that would ensu...

SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?

Posted 01.26.2012 | Black Voices

As researchers and parenting groups continue to measure the effectiveness of recent guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndr...