Study: Alcohol Consumption Increases Breast Cancer Risk For Black Women

By Victor Trammell

The findings of a recently completed study by an investigative research team at the University of North Carolina has concluded that excess alcohol use by black women increases their risk for breast cancer.

The study findings were published in a medical journal called Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The title of the article published in this journal isAlcohol Intake and Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women from the AMBER Consortium.”

The authors of this study wrote in the report’s abstract that black women had not been the focal point of previous studies, which involved finding a direct link between excessive alcohol consumption and breast cancer in women.

However, black women were a sizable portion of the female participant population in the University of North Carolina’s study. The black female study participants were from the African American Breast Cancer Epidemiology and Risk (AMBER) Consortium.

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Black Kid From Baltimore Is National Chess Champion

By Carolyn Tisdale

Last week, a middle school student in Baltimore, Maryland became the new champion after competing in the U.S. Chess Federation’s National Tournament.

According to WJZ-TV, a CBS News-affiliated local media source in Baltimore, Cahree Myrick (pictured) proved himself to be king of the chessboard after taking home his gigantic trophy. Myrick (a seventh-grader at Roland Park Middle School) competed against hundreds of other students on his road to becoming a national chess champion.

Myrick is also a student athlete who makes straight A’s. He told a WJZ reporter about what he’s learned from his chess coaches prior to becoming the best student chess player in the country.

“I remember the first thing we learned was how to move the pawns,” Myrick told WJZ reporter Devin Bartolotta. In her report about Myrick, Bartolotta said she sat down with the seventh-grader to challenge him to a game of chess and did not win. Chess is clearly more than just a game to Myrick.

“I think [my favorite part is] practice and studying the board,” Myrick also told WJZ. “Because in order to be successful, you need to know tactics, you need to know all of the rules,” he continued.

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Black Contractor To Fix Flint, Michigan’s Contaminated Water

By Carolyn Tisdale

Help is finally on the way for the predominantly black American city of Flint, Michigan. Also, the help is coming from a black-owned construction company that has existed in Flint’s black community for around two decades.

The Network Journal of Black Professionals and Small Business (TNJ) recently reported that W.T. Stevens Construction has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to replace contaminated water lines in the city of Flint.

This Michigan community has been suffering from the affects of a water crisis, which has poisoned residents and made people’s lives increasingly difficult.

Jeff Grayer, a former NBA player and native of Flint, Michigan is the project manager of W.T. Stevens Construction’s new venture to fix the city’s major water supply problems.

“This is home for me and my family and I wasn’t going to sit back and do nothing as a person or a businessman,” Grayer told

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Marriage: Why Fatherless Girls Grow Up & Struggle In Love & Marriage

couple-arguingA lot of men and women often find themsleves struggling to make their relationships and marriages work and do not know why. For many, it is often because they did not have a role model in the home who they could refer to when they were unsure of the best course of action.

Ro Elori Cutno, an expert in culture and languages and how they relate to marriage, shares why a woman who has grown up wthout a father and has not healed that imbalance will stuggle to maintain a relationship with a man. Below is a recent post she shared on socila media:

When a woman grows up without a father at home, everything she learns about men is a complete misunderstanding! I need y’all to know. Women from single parent homes don’t know:
1. That all humans don’t think or feel like women, and that men are actually human.
2. That living among other women teaches you to be the opposite of what men can live with.
3. What masculine respect is.
4. That if you disrespect a man, the relationship is permanently ruined.
5. That most men are good.
6. That men need extreme peace.
7. That men are extremely different from women.
8. That respecting a man will bring women joy.
9. That masculine communication is everything else, then verbal last.
10. That charming a man is usually safe.
11. That some men will never look at you sexually.
12. That sweetness isn’t optional.
13. That parents should be before children.
14. That men are territorial & covet their wives.
15. That protection is often wrongly seen as control.
16. That men are naturally self preserving (selfish).
17. That boys are supposed to become men.
18. That men are needed.
19. That children need fathers as much as they need a mother, and more sometimes.
20. That men will tell you do to do something, not ask and that is okay and normal.
21. That you don’t get to tell men how to be men.
22. That men mark their territory like dogs with sounds and by taking up lots of physical space.
23. That men are all playful.
24. That men will keep clothing that is falling apart unless the wife replaces it.
25. That men actually do not love “independent women”.
26. That serving a healthy man is not degrading.
27. That men actually do have feelings.
28. That men try to diffuse a situation before overreacting.
29. That men care about how you feel, but their first response will always be logical.
30. That men don’t have to earn your respect.
31. That men need appreciation but won’t usually ask for it.
32. That just talking doesn’t make men feel better usually.
33. That men communicate and teach directly.
34. That normal men do gross things.

You can find out more about Ro, her Wife School and purchase her book, “Man Leads…” at RootsOfRoyals. Com.

Sharazad Ali Says Black Women Raise “Bitchy” Effeminate Men

sharazad-aliIn this video Sharazad Ali breaks down the effects of the break down in the Black family and how it affects the men and women that are raised in that environment.

Why Mary J. Blige’s Husband Wants $130,000 Monthly Support

mary-kenduWe often hear about pay inequality where women earn about 70c for every dollar their male counterpart earns. This has been one of the strongest reasons why women have been talking about gender inequality. This is what most people focus on.

There are also laws in place to make sue that when a man and woman divorce, typically since the wife is likely to have been the one making less money, she is protected, financially.

Recently Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu Isaacs filed for divorce. Isaacs is reported to be seeking almost $130,000 per month in spousal support.

The big question is this: When women started fighting for equality, is this what they had in mind?

Below is a breakdown of what Isaacs allegedly asked for:




What do you think, is this fair?

Michel’le Movie Dr. Dre Tried To Stop With Lawsuit Debuts

lifetime-biopic-702x336This past week, numerous media sources made reports about music mogul Dr. Dre’s threats to sue singer and reality TV star Michel’le.

Lawyers for Dr. Dre have issued cease and desist letters over the release of “Surviving Compton: Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, and Michel’le,” a biopic based on Michel’le’s life as an artist at Ruthless Records and Deathrow Records. However, Sony Pictures (the film’s production company) and Lifetime (the TV network that released the film) didn’t bend to any legal threats.

On Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8/7 p.m. EST and CST, “Surviving Compton” made its world premier debut on time and on schedule. The riveting biopic chronicles Michel’le’s life from the late 1980s until the early 2000s. This film tells Michel’le’s side of the story, which was infamously left out of 2015’s wildly successful “Straight Outta Compton,” a straight-to-theater biopic about the legendary rap group NWA.

Michel’le’s biopic about the days when Ruthless Records (and later Deathrow Records) reigned supreme over the entertainment industry showcases the musical genius of the “Something In My Heart” songtress. However, “Surviving Compton” is appropriately named.

It takes a special kind of strength to live through what Michel’le experienced during such volatile days in the music industry. She did all that on top of bearing children by two of hip hop’s most notorious rivals and California-bred music moguls. Domestic abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, and a depiction of the $ex-fueled lifestyles of a host of entertainers is definitely on full display in “Surviving Compton.”

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“Courting” – Raising The Standard In Black Love


What happened to Black love? Who decided that Black women were not worthy of a lifetime of love, companionship, a beautiful house and home and a healthy and comfortable home life?

In the video below, Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses and Shaquita Graham discuss a very compelling topic – courting.

It seems that the way that marriage and family are viewed is often negative or as the two ladies put it, “marriage and family are being devalued”.

In this segment of Married Women’s Business, the ladies stalk about the significance of the process of courting a mate and how it affects Black women, men and children and ask some very thought provoking questions.

For more Married Women’s Business TV segments, go to this LINK.

Mom Creates Black Kids’ School Supplies & They Sell Out

Nneka1Implementing an idea that requires you to use your creativity and eventually give you the ability to deliver an essential product or service to supporters of your brand is a wonderful thing.

This is the most fundamental process that a successful entrepreneur must go through in order to achieve his or her goals. The most unassuming, everyday person can turn a spur of the moment idea into a successful enterprise that serves a legion of satisfied customers.

Take Nneka, 27 (pictured), is a prime example of who a person can become and what they can do being creative and using ingenuity. Nneka approached a crossroad period in her life when she was recently discharged from the military honorably.

The single mother just started a business called Innovative Supplies, which features a product line of school supplies that are designed with themes of black pride. Madame Noire covered Nneka’s journey in an article that was published on Tuesday.

“[Nneka’s] notebooks [are] so dope you want to buy 20 for yourself and everyone you know. She took action and her products sold out,” wrote Erickka Sy Savane, a Madame Noire contributor.

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Is The Man In Your Life Ready To Marry YOU?

While marriage can be the hardest thing to maintain and be successful at, there are no formal tests or prerequisites, other than being above a certain age. Unfortunately, some people find out too late (after getting married) that there are some important questions that should have been raised before making that big leap.

In the video below, Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses and Andre Hatchett discuss a story about a man who says he is ready to marry a woman but says he is unable to give her “the wedding of her dreams”.

Some of the questions that come up are why he is marrying her if he feels ill equipped to give her what he says she deserves.

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