Category: Lifestyle Written by Associated Press
Dr. Christine Daniel gives a flu shot to patient Amparo Villaluazo at Daniel's Sonrise Medical Clinic in Mission Hills . (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Hans Gutknecht)
by Greg Risling
Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles doctor was sentenced Friday to 14 years in federal prison for bilking patients out of more than $1 million by promising them that an herbal supplement she hawked could cure late-stage cancer and other diseases.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 18:58
Category: Lifestyle Written by Tri-State Defender
Vera Warren-Williams’ Community Book Center in New Orleans is located at 2523 Bayou Rd. (Photo courtesy of AALBC.com.)
Where in the U.S. can you find the most well-read African Americans? Look no further.
We reviewed our website’s traffic and ranked, on a per capita basis, the number of visitors from cities with more than 200,000 residents.
Durham, North Carolina, home of North Carolina Central and Duke Universities, tops the list. The state of North Carolina shares the honor of having the most cities in the top 20 (three), with New York State. New York State had the highest number of visitors, but North Carolina easily beat New York on a per capita basis.
This article was prompted by a similar article found on Time Inc’s website, “The 20 ‘Most Well-Read Cities’ in America, According to Amazon.com”.
#1 – Durham, North Carolina
#2 – Manhattan, New York
#3 – Atlanta, Georgia
#4 – Washington, District Of Columbia
#5 – Miami, Florida (3rd on Amazon's List)
#6 – Saint Louis, Missouri (11th on Amazon's List)
#7 – Cleveland, Ohio
#8 – Baltimore, Maryland
#9 – New Orleans, Louisiana
#10 – Raleigh, North Carolina
#11 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
#12 – Memphis, Tennessee
#13 – Charlotte, North Carolina
#14 – Bronx, New York
#15 – Detroit, Michigan
#16 – Brooklyn, New York
#17 – Chicago, Illinois
#18 – Jacksonville, Florida
#20 – Houston, Texas
Source: The African American Literature Book Club, AALBC.com's website's traffic ranking, on a per capita basis, the number of visitors from cities with more than 200,000 residents.
New York City's five boroughs were treated separately because of their large populations; Manhattan (1,619,090), The Bronx (1,408,473), Brooklyn (2,565,635). f New York City was treated as a single city (combining Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx) it would still be in the top 20 but Dallas and Los Angeles would then be added to the list at #19 and #20 respectively.
The total number of cities captured in the sample was over 500 globally. There were two non-American cities which made the top 20 (Ottawa, Ontario and London, England), but they were excluded because only American cities were considered for this list.
Reprinted from TSD Memphis
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 May 2013 08:57
Category: Lifestyle Written by Terri Schlichenmeyer
Your child has caught some bug that’s going around.
He has a terminal case of The Gimmes, and he’s not getting any better. It’s “gimme that” and “buy me this” all day long. It’s gimmegimmegimme, usually accompanied by whining, pleading, and a maddening inability to understand the word “no.”
The Gimmes are enough to make any parent crazy. They make you wish there was some sort of doctor who had some sort of shot to prevent it. But there isn’t - so why not read “Do I Look Like an ATM?” by Sabrina Lamb instead?
Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 14:27
Category: Lifestyle Written by Ashley N. Johnson
Vernard Alexander, the “Networking King” of Pittsburgh and fans of the hit TV show Scandal at 2nd Time Around in Homewood. (Photos by Ashley G. Woodson)
PITTSBURGH--While many all over the country watched the season finale of “Scandal” from their homes, locally, fans gathered together at 7101 2nd Time Around in Homewood for Vernard Alexander’s “Scandal Party” for what they called the most anticipated season finale since “Who Shot J.R.?” in 1980.
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 May 2013 12:29
Category: Lifestyle Written by Gwendolyn Baines
I need your advice. I am having some serious family issues. This is the problem: Four years ago I was in a terrible car accident.
I was in a coma for six months. When I woke up, I discovered my left leg had been amputated below the knee, and my right leg was amputated at the ankle. I stayed with my mother for one year then moved in with my aunt. My mother is keeping my brother’s children.
He has four boys and two girls. I moved because his children were being cruel to me. My mother tried to stop them, but could not discipline them. My brother does not want anyone to correct them when they do wrong—not even my mother.
Another issue is when my fiancee learned of my new physical condition, he quit me. Help me please. I get so depressed at times.–Rhoda
I am glad that you made the decision to move in with your aunt. When parents don’t want their children to be disciplined, they will cry later. My mother’s saying was, “Best for me to discipline you because the police won’t.” Your brother needs to keep his own children.
Hopefully, your mother will return that responsibility to him.
Rhoda, try hard not to be down in spirit about your condition. Think about it. Many car accidents result in the passenger being killed on impact. You are so blessed, you went into a coma and—you woke up.
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Last Updated on Friday, 17 May 2013 14:27
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