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Entries by Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson from 06/2012

Iyanla Vanzant Returns To TV For OWN Network's 'Fix My Life' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

After an 11-year hiatus and an awkward on-air encounter with her mentor Oprah Winfrey last year, spiritual coach Iyanla Vanzant is poised to make a re...

Travelistas Teri Johnson And Andrea Adams Head Around The World In 8 Weeks (VIDEO)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

For Teri Johnson and Andrea Adams, traveling the world is a year-round pursuit. But with summer (unofficially) underway, it's as good a time as any to...

Angelica's Kitchen Teaches Classic Caribbean Cooking In Curacao (RECIPES)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

Most Sundays you'll find us playing host to some of our favorite foodie friends, but this week we took a turn as guest, pulling up a chair to chef Ang...

Travelistas' Tips For Recession-Proof Travel

Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

If the recession is affecting your quality of life and preventing you from enjoying and experiencing the best that life has to offer, then vacation is...

George Zimmerman Credibility May Be Issue In Trayvon Martin Case

Posted 06.02.2012 | Black Voices

SANFORD, Fla. — The credibility of Trayvon Martin's shooter could become an issue at trial after a Florida judge said that George Zimmerman and ...

Travelistas Take New York: Studio Museum, Red Rooster And More (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 06.04.2012 | Black Voices

From feeding the stomach to feeding the soul, Travelistas Teri Johnson and Andrea Adams bask in the fun and culture of New York City. On the second...

Exercise Not As Beneficial For Black Girls As Whites, Study Says

Posted 06.05.2012 | Black Voices

While diet and exercise have long been considered the magic bullet in helping curb the obesity epidemic among adolescents, new research shows that the...

Breast Cancer Breakthrough Explains Differences In Cancer Among Races, Possible New Therapies

Posted 06.06.2012 | Black Voices

In the fight against one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer for black women -- triple-negative breast cancer -- researchers at the North Shore-LI...

Meditation Lowers Heart Disease Risk In Teens, Study Shows

Posted 06.07.2012 | Black Voices

In the wake of controversial new research on adolescents and obesity, a group of researchers from Georgia Health Sciences University is shifting the f...

Yearbook Photos Reveal Gender, Ethnic Differences In Smiling: Study

Posted 06.08.2012 | Black Voices

You may not have your dad's sense of style, but what about his smile? As you peruse those old photos this Father's Day, consider this: In a study o...

Travelistas Guide To Jet Setting In Style

Posted 06.08.2012 | Black Voices

Instead of going through the motions during your next trip to the airport, treat it as an experience. Airplanes utilize a runway for take-off and lan...

Hidden Heart Disease Uncovered In African Americans With High Blood Pressure: Study

Posted 06.11.2012 | Black Voices

African Americans are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease than other ethnic groups, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

Black Teachers May Not Be Best For Black Students, Study Finds

Posted 06.11.2012 | Black Voices

It's been the subject of much debate on how best to close the achievement gap between black youths and their peers, and a new study offers a fresh tak...

'Doc McStuffins' TV Show Gives Black Girls, Aspiring Doctors Hope

Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — A pig-tailed girl whose favorite accessory is a pink stethoscope has become a symbol of pride and hope for black women in medicine...

Travelista Teri Johnson Visits Mt. Obama, Other Antigua Attractions (VIDEO)

Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices

After a few fast-paced days in the city that never sleeps, the Travelistas set their sights on the land of sea and sun. Destination: Antigua. The C...

ArcelorMittal Lawsuit: Steelworker Awarded $25M In NY Racial Discrimination Case

Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A federal court jury has awarded $25 million in damages to a western New York steel plant employee who says his bosses failed to...

Michelle Obama Has Daughters' Approval On New Book, 'American Grown'

Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama gets a rare thumbs-up from her adolescent daughters for publishing her first gardening book. The first lady said her dau...

Toni Blackman, Poet And Hip Hop Ambassador, Hopes To Redefine Who Should Be Famous (VIDEO)

Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

Is the role model, as a role, played out? It's a term rap lyricist, actress and writer Toni Blackman says she often debates with her peers. And while ...

Sleep Influenced By Race, Ethnicity And Country Of Origin, Studies Show

Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

It's hard to imagine that there could be racial and ethnic distinctions in the way people sleep, but there are, according to research presented at the...

Yvette Wilson Dead: Star Of 'Moesha' And 'The Parkers,' Dies At 48

Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices

Fans and former cast mates have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of actress Yvette Wilson who played the role of Andell Wilkerson on UPN's "Moesha" ...

Travelistas Tour Antigua And Chat With Actor Anthony Mackie (VIDEO)

Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices

Fresh off her high-flying fun and fascination with Antigua's indigenous fruit, Travelista Teri is ready to see what else the island has to offer. O...

Grilled Sandwiches For And By Dads: Classic Vs. Creative (RECIPES)

Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices

Dads, it's your day. And while we'd love for you to kick back and simply take it all in, today's dinner (or brunch) is going to require a little work....

Rodney King Dead: Face Of LA Riots Dies At Age 47

Posted 06.17.2012 | Black Voices

Rodney King, the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots, was found dead this morning, TMZ has reported. He was 47. According t...

Jada Pinkett Smith Takes On Child Trafficking And Modern Slavery (VIDEO)

Posted 06.19.2012 | Black Voices

H.E.A.T. Watch may sound like a term used to describe summer's impending warm weather, but on the streets of Oakland, Calif., in areas actress Jada Pi...

'Paris Is Burning' Ballroom Community Serves As Case Study In HIV Prevention, Coping In LA

Posted 06.20.2012 | Black Voices

"A house? Let's see if we can put it down sharply. They're family," Dorian Corey says, 25 minutes into the iconic 1990 film "Paris Is Burning." "This ...