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Any added sugar can make diabetes worse.
Mental Health

Added Sugar Is Bad for Diabetes

Black men suffer from high rates of diabetes (HealthDay News) — High-fructose corn syrup has long been portrayed as a major villain in the American diet. But a new school of thought contends that plain old table sugar or even all-natural honey can be just as harmful to a person’s health. Any source of excess sugar contributes to obesity and […]

U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all states.
Civil Rights Marriage Mental Health News Politics

Black LGBTQ Community Celebrates

  LGBTQ Celebration is tempered by deadly shootings in Charleston   By Frederick H. Lowe The National Black Justice Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based civil rights organization dedicated to empowering black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, celebrated Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriages in all 50 states, but the organization’s joy was tempered by the shooting deaths of […]

Federal Trade Commission
Black Workers Business World

Blacks Are Top Victims of Fraud

  Consumer Protection They are losing money over weight-loss schemes Frederick H. Lowe African Americans are the leading victims of fraudulent transactions compared to Hispanics and whites, which costs unsuspecting consumers nearly $2 billion annually, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which promotes consumer protection. “Consumer Fraud in the United States, 2011:  The Third FTC Survey,” published in  2013, […]

Minister Louis Farrakhan
Africa News Politics

Minister Louis Farrakhan Calls for a March

  Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan announced on Wednesday the Nation of Islam will hold a march on October 10 in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, which attracted to the nation’s capital hundreds of thousands of black men from around the country. The Million Man March was held October 16, 1995 in […]

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." 
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Black Workers Jobs Men News Politics

Senate Hands Obama a Victory on Trans-Pacific Partnership

  But it’s more bad news for black workers By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to give President Barack Obama fast-track approval to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership after 13 Democrats joined with Republicans to Ok the deal. The Senate voted 60 to 38 to give President Obama authority to complete Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement between […]

Graca Machel
Africa News

Day of the African Child Spotlights Child Marriages

  International Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) — On the Day of the African Child – June 16 – the African Union estimated that 58 million young women in developing countries will  have been married off before their 18th birthday. Given the present trend, by 2020, 143 million girls would be married before age […]

Arts News

Univision’s Purchase of The Root Marks Firm’s Second Move into African-American Media

  Television Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Last week’s announcement by Univision Communications Inc. that it had acquired online destination The Root was the second major foray into African-American media by the company best known for its Hispanic media properties. In December 2012, the UCI, which owns 62 television stations, inked a […]

AME Bishops Say Racial Hatred Has Gotten Worse
News

AME Bishops Say Racial Hatred Has Gotten Worse

  Terrorist Massacre in Charleston By Frederick H. Lowe Saying that the problem of race has increased not decreased in the last several years, the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church has called for a partnership with other communions and other partners to discuss race. The Council of Bishops, which is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, announced that […]