In happier news, the work my cousin’s team has been doing got a write up on Engadget!
“Soul food is our personal passport to the past. It is much more about heritage than it is about hominy.”- Sarah Ban Breathnach
Soul Food Junkies from Independent Lens is back and available to watch online all week.
Join us for this encore screening of Soul Food Junkies at PBS Black Culture Connection.
You won’t believe what’s really in your turkey burger. Happy Tuesday!
Jean Harlow died young, bedridden, and losing her hair.
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New research shows kids who play football take hits to the head just as hard as any high school, college or NFL player.
Because they lack the protective neck and chest muscles of older players, young players are kind of like bobblehead dolls - the acceleration of each hit is greatly exaggerated.
Stone Phillips is reporting for the Newshour now? Okay then.
Komen founder Nancy Brinker spins like a top on MSNBC.
Whoa-hoa, Andrea Mitchell. I’m so glad this story is getting such coverage.
“It’s a win-win,” says Daniel Borochoff, head of the American Institute of Philanthropy, a watchdog group. “He builds up the foundation, and they build up him.”
Why I’m Reconsidering My Diet Soda Addiction
Diet soda addicts—your love affair might be getting a little dangerous. Scientists claim that daily consumption of diet soda may increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, and vascular death. But one lobbying group tells us not to worry. Stay hooked or move on?
My mom is addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper. I wonder if she’d be offended if I sent her the link to this.
I believe that this could be catastrophic in terms of HIV prevention.
Michael Weinstein, president the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Weinstein was commenting on drugmaker Gilead’s application for FDA approval to market its HIV treatment medication Truvada as a HIV prevention pill. If Truvada is approved for preventive use, it “would be the first agent indicated for uninfected individuals to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV through sex,” according to a company statement at the time of the filing last month.
Gilead’s application, however, has sparked debate among public health advocates who argue that the wide availability of the drug would discourage safe sex and would, in fact, increase the incidence of HIV.