Michael D. Cox, 70 (Source: BPSO)
SPECIAL TO THE SUN, via USHealthCorps.org
"Black women also breast-feed less often. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, substantially fewer African American babies than white babies are breast-fed.
Breast-feeding a baby has been found to be protective against both short-term and longer-term health issues for mother and child. Black women are more likely than others to face lack of support for breast-feeding at work, may lack community support and may have cultural attitudes that influence them not to nurse..."
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. TRUMP SEEKS BIPARTISAN IMMIGRATION DEAL
The president, reaching across the aisle, suggests a two-phased immigration approach — first by addressing young immigrants and border security, then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.
2. HOW TRUMP DOSSIER WOUND UP AT FBI
The founder of a firm that commissioned the dossier says its author took it to the agency because of a concern about “whether a political candidate was being blackmailed.”
3. EIGHT DEAD AS RAIN TRIGGERS MUDSLIDES
Mudslides kill at least eight people and sweep homes off their foundations in areas stripped of vegetation by Southern California’s recent wildfires.
4. KOREAS TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE TENSION
During rare talks, North Korea agrees to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, and the rivals seek other ways to lower animosity along their border.
5. WHERE EXILED IRANIAN ROYAL HOPES PROTESTS LEAD
Reza Pahlavi tells the AP that the demonstrations unsettling his homeland could be a chance to topple the Islamic Republic.
6. JOE ARPAIO RUNNING FOR SENATE
The former Arizona sheriff — one of Trump’s biggest supporters — announces he’ll seek the seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake — one of the president’s fiercest critics.
By Marcinho Savant
Arts/Culture Critic - Staff Writer
SOOOO THRILLED to make it home in time to catch the debut of the Van Jones programme on CNN.
First guest: A massively impressive, Mr. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter! SO DIFFERENT to what I had expected
It's a FANTASTIC show, with awesome content, guests, and viewer diversity. It is erudite, elegant, expressive, sane, sensible, inclusive, and highly informative. It spans comedic moments, ethnic touchstones, deep concerns---and a worldview shared by billions of people of color on the planet.
Long may it wave! For a maiden voyage, so far, it appears that Mr. Jones has opined his way into what will, ARGUABLY, be called the best production for American people of color, and their allies (Read: Loving, normal, decent, caring, equalist people) in the public affairs/news/chat format space, than has ever been produced in decades, ever. Dare i call it "The 21st century "Like it Is"?
Shreveport HIV/AIDS Call to Action:
Half of black, quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. Heterosexuals not immune.
The Beatings Paradigm: A carryover from our slavery past? Is there a correlation between planta-tion coding, and black parenting and discipline?
FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:
Used by Permission of The Associated Press
• "Why There is a Black History Month at All"
• "A Trophy: Well-Earned" #OscarsSoWhite "
• MLK’s Dream Fulfilled, Deferred, or Done?
• COSBY: "Who Could Blame Camille?"
• 300,000 Low-Income Louisianians Gained
Healthcare As Bobby Jindal Is Replaced By
• MYKEL JENKINS: Actor, "The Masked Saint" Movie
• BLACK MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA
• SPD promotes first African-American
female to Assistant Chief of Police
• SHV YOUNG PEOPLE: Marnitta Demming:
• SHV YOUNG PEOPLE: Amber Smith,
• In 1927, African- American Man Used As
Human Guinea Pig In Radiation Treatment
At 5-Years Old Tells His Story [Video]
• Baton Rouge: Teen Kills Friend with
• CHILDREN'S COUGH MEDICINE RECALL
• Health Benefits Of Eating Fruits
• Lose Weight Fast: How to Do It
• Foods/Drinks That Can Cause Blood Sugar
NOBEL PRIZE AWARDED TO ARTHUR LEWIS