Women of all major racial and language groups experienced a decline in birthrate in 2008. The decline pushed the birthrate below 2.1 children per woman. That means American women, as a whole, did not have enough children to match the death rate. Thus, the nation’s population could start to decline. But the one year fall […]

// By Latwanas Stephens at Elev8.com March 30, 2010 9:00 am If you’re looking for a scapegoat in the obesity epidemic, look no further than soda. It’s the single greatest caloric source in the world, accounting for somewhere between 11 and 19 percent of all the calories consumed worldwide. It’s cheap, addictive, and readily available, […]

Via The Louisiana Weekly: WASHINGTON (Special to the NNPA from the Howard University News Service)  — A woman pokes and pinches her face in front of a mirror, wondering if a smaller nose and thinner lips will boost her confidence. A patient stands in a gown as her doctor draws surgical lines on her body, […]

Vitamin D deficiencies—especially in African-Americans and people with darker skin tones—could raise the risk for developing conditions that include cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to several new studies. As many as 36 percent of Americans are vitamin D deficient, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. That number could be more than double […]

Unfortunately due to my crazy schedule lately, I’ve been consuming too much fast food for my liking. We all know fast food is bad for us but which fast foods are the worst. I found a list dietblog.com. Yes, I have been eating fast food lately but the good news is (sorta good news I […]

Via NewsOne: Recently, President Barack Obama pledged his efforts as well as $900 million to stop the national high school drop out crisis. The efforts of one leader and money are not enough to stop the problem, but it is a start. The current education system offers no skills or career opportunities to the many […]

Experts say there is no magic to exercise. You get out of it what you put in. That doesn’t mean you have to work out for hours each day. It just means you need to work smart.


On his radio show this morning, Glenn Beck was discussing the census and the term "negro" which appeared on it. He then went on a tangent on the definition of the word African-American. Here's what he said.

The first African-American in space, Guion “Guy” Bluford is being inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame this June, along with three other astronauts.