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ASK ALMA: Answering My Critics

ASK ALMA: Answering My Critics Dear Alma,   I have worked for a large cleaning company for the past 17 years. Our supervisor recently retired and I was promoted to that job. Once I was promoted, we hired a new guy to join our team who has been doing an outstanding job. He is one of the best employees and cleaners I’ve worked with for a long time. He is a man of few words and shows up every day to get t ...

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A FEMALE SOLUTION: A Mother’s Foresight Paves The Way For Her Children’s

Planned parenthood. It’s a powerful concept for women who understand it. If you are a woman of childbearing age, you are one of the most powerful people on the planet right now. It doesn’t have anything to do with your race, nationality, or economic circumstances. You have the power to affect the world’s future by taking control of when and with whom you will have your children. So start planning now. As we ...

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Ask Alma – A Dangerous Sister Act

Ask Alma - A Dangerous Sister Act Dear Alma, My sister and I are very close. We’re only three years apart. Although not roommates, we do everything together. She’s a free spirit, college professor and lives well. I am a government employee that has a secret clearance and I too make a good living. My sister and I often take spa trips and luxurious vacations together. She was in a car accident and smokes mari ...

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PRISSI’S CORNER: The Curvy Traveler (Plan Ahead)

By: Priscilla Powell Columnist The Curvy Traveler Plan Ahead Fresh out of college I started a business dedicated to plus size women, as I myself was a plus size woman and saw many voids in the services and amenities offered to people of size. Over the years my course changed and I found myself in a business that I was able to serve everyone, irrespective of size. I want to introduce a series for my curvier, ...

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Outfit of the Day: Return to Simplicity

By: Jocelyn Morris Beauty Columnist   Outfit of the Day: Return to Simplicity Hello all you beautiful people out there! April has been a great month! Rainy yes? Cold yes? But April showers bring May flowers. And I’m preparing myself for my fun in the sun. I can be quite an emotional person at times. As I’ve grown a little older, I finally accepted that I like to actually use my appearance to express my ...

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In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race

In Health, Income has Greater Impact than Race Being poor can have a bigger impact on your health than your race, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. “Income is a driving force behind the striking health disparities that many minorities experience,” stated a recent report by the Urban Institute, a research group originally founded in 1968 to study the programs associated with the War on Pov ...

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Ask Alma: Mama Taking Over the Wedding

Ask Alma: Mama Taking Over  the Wedding                 Hey, Alma – My friend is getting married, I’m in the wedding and I couldn’t be happier for her. She’s not a “big wedding” type of person, so her mom is taking the reins to plan a giant ceremony. She went shopping for wedding dresses with her mom, and they picked out a Cinderella-style ball gown – so not her style ...

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For A Civilized Society, Let’s End Bullying By Children and Adults

BY:NAIMAH LATIF THE FEMALE SOLUTION: For A Civilized Society, Let’s End Bullying By Children and Adults “Stop it! Leave me alone!”   The distressed cry from the little boy on the park playground made me stop in my tracks. I had had my head buried in my cell phone, texting while walking, barely paying attention to the crowd of children on the outdoor basketball court. But my mother instincts kicked in w ...

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The Religion Corner: The Thrill is Gone

              By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA  from The Washington Informer The Religion Corner: The Thrill is Gone And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. — Galatians 6:9-10 (KJV) How many of us quit trying to reach our goal because we get tired? Time is most likely the worst enemy of enthusiasm. If someone continues to ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION: Polygyny: An Honorable Family Culture of Inclusion

Polygyny: An Honorable Family Culture of Inclusion By Naimah Latif Columnist   Culture, defined as the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another, constantly evolves based on a community’s collective need for survival. This month of April on The Female Solution radio show, we have been examining the culture of polygyny, the practice of one man marrying tw ...

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