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Poverty and Health

Why Do Low-Income People Smoke More and Drink More Soda, but Drink Less Alcohol?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

A soda tax would fall more heavily on low-income Americans, for whom a few cents have greater impact. It is one (still) affordable pleasure.

Mr. Obama, Start Walking Your Bottom Up Talk

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Bottom up approaches work because they do something different than usual, or because they support bottom up community, cooperation, sharing and community.

Black AIDS Day

xxXGloria RubenXxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
xxXGloria RubenXxx

We must turn a critical eye inward, and face the fact that HIV/AIDS has reached crisis levels among the Black population of the US. The statistics are startling.

Unsung Heroes

Arthur Fournier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Fournier

After reports of devastating floods in Haiti, Americans opened their hearts to flood victims. Dignitaries and celebrities visited and international relief agencies ministered emergency aid.

Black in America on CNN: Are We There Yet?

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond Leon Roker

For blacks, it is a call to arms, a celebration of ingenuity, from the breakfast table to the church, to the classroom, to the street. For whites, Black in America has to be just as complicated to watch.