VIA CBSNEWS: First Lady Michelle Obama has landed in Haiti for an unannounced visit to the country still struggling to recover following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12th. Accompanied by Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, the first lady touched down in Port-au-Prince Tuesday at 10:40 am local time. They […]

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VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Prince George’s prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation of three county police officers who beat an unarmed University of Maryland student with their batons after a basketball game last month in an incident that was caught on video and surfaced publicly Monday, authorities said. County police also ordered an internal affairs […]

VIA CNN: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not face criminal charges after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a nightspot, a Georgia prosecutor said. Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman at a Milledgeville, Georgia, bar and restaurant called Capital City. “The sexual allegation against Mr. Roethlisberger cannot be […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The team from the University of Maryland Baltimore County has won the “Final Four” of chess and will bring its sixth college chess championship back to Maryland, The Baltimore Sun reports. UMBC has dominated the college chess world, bringing home six championships in the past 10 years. The weekend-long tournament was […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Residents of big cities and rural areas are lagging in returning their census questionnaires, but at least two states and hundreds of smaller jurisdictions have already surpassed the rate they achieved in 2000, Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves said Monday. About two in three households have responded so far, and […]

VIA: Fitness.Com Having a healthy heart includes a combination of exercise, healthy diet and heart supplements. Each of these plays a very important role in your heart health and the three together work towards maximum heart benefits. Exercise: The American Heart Association suggests that even moderate activity can be beneficial for the heart. According the […]

VIA: BlackDoctor.Org What would you call people who can: help keep your weight off, boost your confidence, and make fitness fun? We call them Fitness Buddies. Most people make the mistake of going it alone. Sometimes, it’s just too tough to stay consistent by yourself. But a fitness buddy won’t let you quit. Fitness Buddies […]

via: Today, diabetes mellitus is one of the most serious health challenges facing the more than 30 million African Americans. The following statistics illustrate the magnitude of this disease among African Americans. In 1993, 1.3 million African Americans were known to have diabetes. This is almost three times the number of African Americans who […]

VIA: DocStoc.Com 1. Move More Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it’s a […]