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Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Avoid serious diabetes complications with these guidelines

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

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Watch Out for Prediabetes

Almost everyone who has prediabetes goes on to develop type 2 diabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

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Georgians join thousands to beat the ACA Deadline

Georgians, along with tens of thousands of Americans, visited HealthCare.gov and flooded into ACA enrollment locations around the nation over the weekend, and more are doing so Monday, as the signup deadline approaches midnight for the federally-backed program.

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Pharrell Williams joining 'The Voice'

NBC tweeted confirmation on Monday that Pharrell Williams will be joining the show as a coach for Season 7 of the reality singing competition.

Playing college sports: A long, tough job

Colleges consider playing a sport an extra-curricular activity. But as last week's National Labor Relations Board ruling on Northwestern University's football players makes clear, playing a sport isn't like being a member of the stamp club.

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Denzel Washington on 'Raisin' and Sidney Poitier

The Denzel Washington you meet backstage at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre is not exactly living a glamorous Hollywood life. He's more like a college kid during finals.

Historically Black College Sees Hope in Sale

Many HBCUs are struggling.

All Homicide Victims Are Black in the Capital

The mayor is calling for a task force to study black-on-black crime in Little Rock, where all of this year's 11 slayings have involved black victims and lead suspects.

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New Mavericks: Female Directors

One of the films features the niece of comedy legend Dave Chappelle.

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Spiritually Speaking….. You Can’t Hide from God

One of the struggles I have had to deal with during my spiritual transformation is how do I serve.

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Out & About in Atlanta (March 28 - April 3)

Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. Listings may change without notice.

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Energize Your Mornings with a Power-Packed Breakfast

Whether eating together as a family, or enjoying breakfast on-the-go, it’s easy to boost the nutritional value of morning meals by incorporating foods with whole grain, protein and fiber.

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For natural dyes, look to the yard or kitchen

Transforming weeds, kitchen scraps and other natural elements into a rainbow of textile dyes is a concept as old as civilization itself, with dye vats dating to as early as 2000 BC. Now, these homemade pigments - some long abandoned in favor of more startling chemical dyes - are being rediscovered in kitchens and studios around the world.

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New United Coalition launches operation to register new voters

The New United Coalition recently launched Operation Full Court Press at a press conference held at West End Mall. 

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Are Police Departments Tracking Cell Phone Calls in Georgia?

Movies and hit cable shows, such as “Breaking Bad” and “The Wire” exposed the bane of law enforcement…disposable prepaid cellphones known as “burners.”

States Shift Higher Education Costs to Families

As the nation’s trillion-dollar student debt continues to rise, a new analysis of public higher education’s funding finds dwindling state support is the key factor driving rising tuition costs and deepening student debt.

Still Fighting for the Right to Vote


This week, I wanted to focus my column once more on the issue of voting.

News Briefs - Metro Atlanta

Nonprofits backed by the Home Depot Foundation have improved more than 10,000 homes for veterans as part of the retail giant’s grant program.

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Mayor Kasim Reed Welcomes New Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent

Naming of Dr. Meria Carstarphen Signals New Opportunities for City’s Children

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed today applauded the selection of Meria Carstarphen to lead the Atlanta Public Schools system as its new superintendent, following a national search.

Why All African American Males Should Go to College, But Probably Won’t

Not only is there a racial achievement gap between African Americans and white Americans, there is a gender achievement gap among African Americans.

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