*The human body is a mysterious, resilient shell that is in a constant state of time-delayed metamorphosis throughout our lives.
So, as researchers and scientists race to figure out what they will never know completely about the body, we are subject to a constant barrage of studies and/or reports on our health….our ever-changing health.
Now a study on obesity and hypertension that was performed by the Duke University Medical Center and printed in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has concluded that African Americans are incapable of sticking to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet program.
*After the release of the controversial ESPN documentary, “Fab Five,” a lot of drama and tension was generated between Jalen Rose and Grant Hill.
In the movie, Rose, a former Michigan basketball player, said his teammates had resentment toward Hill and his school, saying that Duke only recruited Black guys who were “Uncle Toms.”
A media frenzy ensued and created an unnecessary buzz about college age comments.
So that just fueled Grant to write a column in the New York Times about Rose’s comments.
But all was really quite juvenile since the former NBA player and now sports commentator does not necessarily feel the same way in his old age. And now he may be feeling the pinch for his comments about the past. Folks have criticized Rose for his teenage feelings. However, the two athletes had time to sit down and hash some things out.
The two are actually lending each other support in different ways.
“Any time, for example, you have a critically acclaimed piece like the Fab Five documentary has been, you’re going to have 99 percent of the people that love it, but when you have the brutal honesty, you’re going to have that 1 percent on the other side of the coin, so to speak,” Rose said Saturday to the Detroit media. “I definitely talked to Grant and reached out to Coach K, and again clarified that that was how I felt as a high school recruit.”
*Jalen Rose grew up poor in Detroit, the son of single mom and an NBA player he never met. He helped transform basketball culture as a member of Michigan’s iconic Fab Five team, then earned more than $100 million as a pro baller.
Grant Hill came up wealthy in the D.C. suburbs, the child of an NFL running back married to a corporate consultant. He helped establish Duke University as a paragon of success and virtue in college basketball, then overcame terrible injuries to enjoy a long NBA career.
So which one is the “authentic” black man?
The question may seem irrelevant. But when Rose said that he considered black Duke players like Hill “Uncle Toms” when he was a teenager, he exposed a sensitive and longstanding issue for many African-Americans: If blacks succeed in a white man’s world, and do not conform to certain assumptions of how blacks should act, are they less black?
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*Have you noticed that people are becoming more and more cynical, stoic and just … just… grimy all of a sudden? There used to be a time when people had better social skills and manners.
They didn’t cut you off in traffic, swerve into your lane while yapping on their cell phone, then flip you the middle finger during a text.
Well, yet another study has surfaced that gives perspective to what is really going on out there. Time magazine reported a study by Duke University that showed that between 1985 and 2004, ”Americans had one-third fewer friends and confidants than they did two decades ago.” (more…)