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women learning to serve their own health needs

It’s 10:29 Wednesday morning as Leslie Magnum walks into the aerobics room at Quality Living Services (QLS) senior center and issues a spirited directive to nearly 100 budding fitness enthusiasts, mostly women."

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New loan policies fail Black students in college

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Like thousands of Black college students, Bethanie Fisher, a psychology major at Howard University, depended heavily on the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students program that allows parents to borrow the full amount of college tuition and fees. ...

“Why are black men frequently reluctant to see a doctor?”

“It’s not just black men."

this week in black history

Bahamas-born actor Sidney Poitier becomes the first black man to win an Academy Award for best actor

“Do you think the new Falcons stadium will help the surrounding communities?”

“You have streets in this neighborhood... that aren’t even paved and you’re putting a billion dollar stadium here that you are trying to squeeze into a spot..."

“What do we need to do to increase wealth in the black community?”

“First of all, have good successorship for the business that are already in our community and patronize those business and keep our dollar in the black community, more so than we are doing now...”

“Should the NAACP sue to stop Governor Deal from replacing six DeKalb school board members?”

“I do not think the NAACP should pursue Governor Nathan Deal on the elected officials because most people on the ballot that we elect, we don’t even know.”

“Do you think Gov. Deal should be allowed to remove six members of the DeKalb County school board?”

"On one hand, I believe there have been a lot of issues with the board and we need to clean house..."

“As the nation commemorates the one-year anniversary of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, what do you think will be its legacy?”

“I think the legacy of Trayvon Martin would be that we need to teach our young men how to stay alive in a culture that is basically designed to be against us as black males. It’s totally up to us...”

“The DeKalb school board filed a lawsuit this week challenging Governor Deal’s power to remove them from office. What do you think?”

“My thought is that if one system isn’t working, its time to do an overhaul and look at some new ideas and some new people that might be able to come in and make some new changes.”

Do you think teachers and school personnel should be trained and allowed to carry arms at school?

“I believe they should give out courses to teachers because I feel like the only way you can stop a bad man with a gun is with somebody whose good with a gun."

“What are you doing, personally, to commemorate Black History Month?”

“My focus during Black History Month is writing a book called 'One Hundred Years of Atlanta Black Heritage.'"

“Do you think the government should ban the purchase of assault weapons?”

“I think that the government should ban assault rifles because, with their high capacity for killing power, it would make more sense for them to be banned..."

“What do you think President Obama should focus on in his second term?”

“What I want Obama to focus on for this next term is basically being honest with himself..."