*Mo’Nique’s 82-pound weight loss owes more to the Oscar winner’s husband and children rather than her own energy to hit the gym.
The entertainer, who worked over the past year to shed more than 80 pounds, revealed her motivation to taking the weight off while chatting at the 22nd Annual Pan-African Film and Arts Festival.
“It truly let’s you know what you’re made of,” said Mo’Nique, who labeled her journey to get rid of her weight as “amazing.” Continue reading
Committed to Increasing Philanthropic Resources for People of Color, TCWF Makes History By Naming Three Distinguished African Americans Into Leadership Roles
*Woodland Hills, CA – Judy Belk will lead The California Wellness Foundation as its next president and CEO, effective April 7, 2014, announced Barbara C. Staggers, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Belk is currently senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a position she has held since 2002.
“Judy has stellar operational and strategic leadership expertise in philanthropy and a strong sense of valuing the voices of grantees,” Staggers said. “This coupled with her track record in myriad philanthropic efforts that support underserved communities makes her a strong match for The California Wellness Foundation.” Continue reading
*As anyone with weight issues can attest, losing pounds to produce a better version of you is something worth shooting for.
But Forest Whitaker’s wife Keisha may be taking that goal to a whole new level as she put everyone on notice of her new physical self while attending a series of Academy Awards events with her famous husband. According to Dr. Fred Pescatore, Keisha is doing more harm than good with her weight loss. Continue reading
“Fighting For the Cure of Triple Negative Breast Cancer With Every Step”
*Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day is Monday, March 3rd.
Buying a Shoe Pin supports thousands of women across the US.
Last year 500 pins were purchased and that assisted the organization in helping mothers, daughters, sisters and friends in the following ways:
*(Via NPR) – Studies suggest cinnamon can help control blood sugar, but if you want to incorporate more of this spice in your diet, consider using the Ceylon variety.
If I say cinnamon, you say … sugar? It’s a popular combination, of course.
But if you’re interested in the health-promoting effects of cinnamon, you may want to think anew about the spice.
For instance, says , executive chef at Bourbon Steak Restaurant in Washington, D.C., why not add it to savory dishes? He uses cinnamon to create a spice and herb rub for lamb loin. He also whips up a great spinach salad with raisins, pine nuts and cinnamon.
Critchley is a fan of the intense aromatics in cinnamon, especially in Saigon — a cousin of the cassia varieties of cinnamon most commonly used in the U.S. and Europe. And he says adding cinnamon to spice blends is a great way to layer flavors when you’re cooking.
And when you start to look at the potential health-promoting effects of the spice, there’s even more incentive to experiment with it in the kitchen.
Cinnamon comes from the bark of trees. It has long been considered a medicinal plant. There are several varieties, harvested from southern China to Southeast Asia.
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*Last Friday proved to be D-Day for the Atlanta minister who was accused of sleeping with at least two women (and infecting one!) without disclosing his HIV-positive status.
The jury deliberated for less than one hour before coming back with a “guilty” verdict, and Craig Davis has now been sentenced to ten years in prison by a Clayton County judge .
Read more at EURThisNThat.