Browsing Archive: February, 2012

Remember your heart, says Circle of Red

Posted by on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Black Beauty & Health 

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but now is not a time to forget about your heart.  That’s the main message of the Circle of Red, a member organization committed to educating women in their community about the dangers of heart disease.

Two days after V-day, on February 16, 2012, I was fortunate to attend a chocolate and wine event sponsored by a Raleigh-based group, and led by professional CPA Sheila Ahler, the current Circle of Red Chair (COR).  ...
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President Obama Didn't Get It Right on Birth Control Compromise

Posted by on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Policy Analysis 

President Barack Obama - Photo: White House

This time I think President Obama got it wrong.  I understand why he made the compromise
 he did—to avoid a religious-inflamed political battle.  But I wished he hadn’t taken the
 road of compromise. In doing so, he’s done a disservice to women’s right to choose
 what happens to our bodies.

Right now, it feels like 1972 before the advent of Roe v. Wade.  This ruling by the Supreme
Court overturned a Texas interpretation of abortion law an...

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Anatomy of the Whitney Houston Tragedy

Posted by Irma McClaurin on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Black Beauty & Health