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5 Ways to Guide Your Family to Better Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your zip code is a greater predictor of your health than your genetic code. It not only impacts access to healthy foods, but also your ability to stay active.

Marketing Aggravates Obesity in Black Children

Today, close to one in four Black children – as young as 2 years old – is obese. And the $161 million spent on advertising unhealthy foods to Black and Latino youth at most recent count is not helping.

Legacy of ‘First Lady of the Black Press’ Still Relevant Today

When James McGrath Morris set out to write his latest book, he didn’t know how timely it would be. When Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press hit shelves, Essence magazine had just released ...

College Bound Make your personal space pop

Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies.

Q & A: Angela Bassett talks playing boss in ‘Rainbow Six’ game

Angela Bassett is taking on the mantle of "Six,’’ the codename for the leader of the elite counter-terrorism group depicted in the video game series ``Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six.’’

American Consumers Need Better Protection Understanding fraud prevention technologies

Data theft has become an issue that affects the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. At least six bills active in Congress this year aim to help mitigate problems with data security standards and practices.

5 Freezer Hacks that Save Time & Money

As much as 30 to 40 percent of all food in North America is wasted, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. That’s about 20 pounds per person every month! In terms of money, that’s an alarming $165 billion in ...

Healthy Living Begins with Ample Sleep

Taking steps to improve your mental and physical well-being may fall flat if you’re not spending enough time recharging your body.

Travel with Your Taste Buds

Grilling season is already in full swing, but there are plenty of options to take your grilling menus to another flavorful level.

Jada Pinkett Smith Gives ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Unexpected Depth

If trailers for the Magic Mike XXL (opens July 1) sequel seems more enticing than the 2012 original, there’s good reason for that. And one of the biggest reasons, Jada Pinkett Smith, showed up in Atlanta to explain exactly why.

Taraji P. Henson on ‘Empire’ and its successful season

Taraji P. Henson is on a mission: To take her brand global following the success of Fox’s hit show ``Empire’’ - and her breakout character Cookie Lyon.

Unlocking Sprouted Grains A Healthy New Addition to Your Diet

(Family Features) Sprouted grains have been popular among health food junkies for years, but they’ve only recently hit the mainstream, popping up everywhere from breads and cereals to restaurant menus.

Black Graduates Face a Stiff Job Market

College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still face a tough climb.

Perfect Picnic Picks

Perk up your next picnic with these deliciously different sandwiches and salads that are super easy to prepare, plus they can be made ahead.

Cuts Fit for a King Celebrate Father’s Day with great grilled fare

This year, recognize dad with the gift he’s really looking forward to receiving — a feast fit for a steak-loving king shared with family and friends.

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