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Black History Month: 8 Books To Share With Your Kids

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By June Gilead

It’s an exciting time for me! I am honored to read and learn about all of the great leaders and authors of African decent, people like Dr. Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, Nelson Mandela, Kadir Nelson, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and President Barack Obama! Here are my book selections for Black History Month! Enjoy these with your children at dinner or make it a full family night activity.

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Host Tyomi Morgan will educate your mind and stimulate your ears as she enlightens the masses with sex and health knowledge. For more on Tyomi and her co-host Ryan “Big Homey” Curry, check out the bio page here. For a sample of what to expect on the show check out the videos below.

Brett Farve Faces New, Off-Field Opposition


Throughout the career of Brett Farve, he was known as an iron man, playing in 297 (312 when counting the playoffs) consecutive starts in the National Football League. In fact even retirement didn’t stop him as his first attempt to leave the game lasted only an off season. That’s why, even at the age of 44, it was surprising to hear that Farve turned down the chance to come back this year with the St, Louis Rams. Today we no know why he said no, he admitted Thursday that he suffers from memory loss in an interview with SportsTalk 570 in Washington D.C., via CBS Chicago.

“This was a little shocking to me that I couldn’t remember my daughter playing youth soccer,” Favre said. “It was just one summer, I think. I could remember her playing basketball, I could remember her playing volleyball, so I kind of think maybe (I thought) she only played a (soccer) game or two. Well, I think she played like eight. So that’s a little bit scary to me. So for the first time in 44 years, that kind of put a little fear in me.”

As well it should. And it has become an all-too-familiar chorus for retired NFL players.

With this admission by Farve, it brings more attention to the NFL and how they handle concussions and other head related injuries. There is no evidence whatsoever yet that Favre, or several players with similar symptoms, suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the hot-button disease that was chronicled in the piercing “Frontline” report on concussions by PBS earlier this month. But we start to wonder every time we hear about a former player’s post-career difficulties and memory lapses.

In the end, saying no to the game he loves could very well be what makes his later days more pleasurable and comfortable.


Baby Born With HIV May Be Cured

About 2880 candles are seen lit during a World AIDS Day event in Jakarta

A young girl from Mississippi who was born with HIV three years ago may now be cured. Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

The case was reported earlier this year but some doctors were skeptical that the baby was really infected rather than testing positive because of exposure to virus in the mom’s blood. The new report, published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine, makes clear that the girl, now 3, was infected in the womb. She was treated unusually aggressively and shows no active infection despite stopping AIDS medicines 18 months ago. Doctors won’t call it a cure because they don’t know what proof or how much time is needed to declare someone free of HIV infection, long feared to be permanent.

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Source: Yahoo News