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Lily Myers – “Shrinking Women” (CUPSI 2013)

Published on Apr 18, 2013
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Lily Myers, performing for Wesleyan University at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. This poem was awarded Best Love Poem at the tournament.

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Is He Right? Smith Says Slavery Makes Black People See Their Kids as Property | Healthy Black Woman

Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are known for their unique parenting techniques.  Their kids earn more money than most adults, so it appears to be working.  But if one of the kids ever goes off the ranch and makes really bad decisions, critics are going to be standing there waiting to say something about it.

This week, the couple who famously stated that they have an open marriage shared more of their parenting perspectives with the world.   Will is on tour with his son to promote his new film, “After Earth,” and talked a bit about his parenting philosophy. In an interview withHaute Living magazine, Smith discusses some of the things that you might have been curious about.

via Is He Right? Smith Says Slavery Makes Black People See Their Kids as Property | Healthy Black Woman.

 

Having A Baby Boy Shortens Mother’s Life, Says Study | Healthy Black Woman

When mothers have children that particularly challenge them, you will often hear some mothers say “this child will be the death of me!”  While we can assume that the mothers who say this only say it in a moment of frustration and don’t actually mean it nor believe it, it turns out that they are on to something, especially if the child they are talking about is a boy.

For fathers, it turns out this is not true. A new study claims that having a baby boy can shorten the life of a parent; but only the mother and not the father.

via Having A Baby Boy Shortens Mother’s Life, Says Study | Healthy Black Woman.

 

Chicken Wing Alternative Recipes | BlackDoctor

The National Chicken Council released a report that said the demand for wings this year is at “an all-time high” due to decreased wing production caused by the high cost of corn and feed prices.

via Chicken Wing Alternative Recipes | BlackDoctor.

 

Detroiter: This Is Detroit We’ll Squat In Your Crib If You’re Not Home | Breaking News for Black America

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The woman, who did not want to be identified, said her uninvited guests were “high as a kite” when she walked in on them.

via Detroiter: This Is Detroit We’ll Squat In Your Crib If You’re Not Home | Breaking News for Black America.

 

Soul Food: How It is Killing Black People More Than Other Races | Healthy Black Woman

There is nothing quite like a giant plate of fried chicken that has been fried in bacon grease, mashed potatoes, and some collard greens. It is comfort food at its finest. Unfortunately, it is also a health risk on a plate.

fried chickenvia Soul Food: How It is Killing Black People More Than Other Races | Healthy Black Woman.

 

Help! I Don’t Have Time To Cook Healthy! | BlackDoctor

The result? You end up seeing less of your kitchen and more of that fast food drive-through.

So, when you’re super short on time, try these quick and easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options — that don’t involve cooking!

via Help! I Don’t Have Time To Cook Healthy! | BlackDoctor.

 

The Secret Miracle Vegetable: Red Beet | Healthy Black Woman

Unlike a lot of vegetables, beet is one of the few vegetables that will retain its many benefits even when exposed to heat, through cooking. Even though they can retain their nutrients well, when cooked, they are still great raw. A great way to get them in raw form is to include them when juicing.

via The Secret Miracle Vegetable: Red Beet | Healthy Black Woman.

 

Can Healthy Food Eaters Stomach the Uncomfortable Truth About Quinoa? | Alternet

Not long ago, quinoa was just an obscure Peruvian grain you could only buy in wholefood shops. We struggled to pronounce it (it’s keen-wa, not qui-no-a), yet it was feted by food lovers as a novel addition to the familiar ranks of couscous and rice. Dieticians clucked over quinoa approvingly because it ticked the low-fat box and fit in with government healthy eating advice to “base your meals on starchy foods”

via Can Healthy Food Eaters Stomach the Uncomfortable Truth About Quinoa? | Alternet.