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Why should I care about nail health?

Why should I care about nail health?

Apr. 24 |     Nail problems are very common and troubling. Nails often reflect our general state of health and can often be the first sign of serious general health issues.   Nail facts Fingernails grow out in four to six months. Toenails grow...

Acoustic soul artist Richie Havens, icon of a generation, succumbed to heart attack on April 22

Acoustic soul artist Richie Havens, icon of a generation, succumbed to heart attack on April 22

Apr. 24 |     By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Hailing from the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, N.Y. where he was a contemporary of seminal spoken wordsmiths The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron (they all recorded for the tiny label...

Patience: When is it no longer a virtue?

Patience: When is it no longer a virtue?

Apr. 24 | Many of us here at the MSR recall being taught by our elders that “Patience is a virtue,” and very often we have found their advice to be true. Often, if we wait and exercise patience, in time what is fair and what is just will prevail. Those...

Georgia Ellyse: Ashley Dubose talks about being a single mother, new projects & more

Georgia Ellyse: Ashley Dubose talks about being a single mother, new projects & more

Apr. 24 |       Have you ever met a legend before they blew up? Something about them convinces you that they have the ability to go all the way, they simply possess the “it” factor. I am certain those that come across Ashley Dubose’s music...

Terror in Boston? Terror in America!

Terror in Boston? Terror in America!

Apr. 24 | How fragile is our precarious democracy in the face of senseless violence? Two explosions exposed the fragile state of our precarious social contract at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, as three were killed and 175 or so injured, some badly,...

Focus on real policies that help women, not bogus conspiracy theories

Focus on real policies that help women, not bogus conspiracy theories

Apr. 24 | Columnist Lucky Rosenbloom wrongly attributes to the Guttmacher Institute the claim — itself false — that abortion providers “target” African American women [column of April 11]. In reality, disproportionately high abortion (and unplanned...

Prominent Blacks have supported  Planned Parenthood’s mission

Prominent Blacks have supported Planned Parenthood’s mission

Apr. 24 | The Spokesman-Recorder published an editorial by Lucky Rosenbloom [column of April 11] asking readers to ignore his political party’s voter-suppression efforts and direct our indignation and protest against legalized abortion instead. Readers must...

No wonder East African students say they don’t feel safe at school

No wonder East African students say they don’t feel safe at school

Apr. 24 |   We humans have been blaming and scapegoating the most vulnerable minority group among us for thousands of years: It’s an age-old tradition. I recently overheard a man say, “Yeah, the West Bank area in Minneapolis used to be a nice neighborhood,...

Tayler Hill moves on up to the big time

Tayler Hill moves on up to the big time

Apr. 24 |       Tayler Hill soon will earn her human economy degree from Ohio State. A few weeks ago, she went on a few interviews and last week got her first job offer. “I never have been on a job interview, so I’m not sure exactly how that...

The Heat is on — 66-16-REPEAT?

The Heat is on — 66-16-REPEAT?

Apr. 24 |     LeBron James will be the NBA’s Most Valuable Player — that is no secret. It might be unanimous! James averaged 27.0 points, eight rebounds and seven assists per game. And his team, the Miami Heat, are the defending NBA Champions....