Category Archives: Health

Church Apologizes For Banning Fat People


*My late father never cared much for people’s feelings when it came to speaking his truth.

He once told me that, in his opinion, “church folk” only knew how to do two things: eat fried chicken and wait for Jesus to come back.


Dad would have had a field day with this story!

A non-denominational Christian church in suburban Portland, Oregon is apologizing for banning overweight and obese people from its worship team.

“Weight is something that many people have to deal with,” the guidelines read.  “Make sure that you are taking care of your temple, exercising and eating properly.”


The church later apologized, writing on its website “Forgive us if we offended anyone. That certainly was not our intention.  These guidelines have never been used to discriminate against anyone and have never been enforced.”

Why have guidelines if they’re not enforced?  Questions that make you go “hmmmmm.”

And there’s no such thing as a fat man or woman of the cloth, right?


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Playboy Model’s Death Shows Why You Can’t Trust ‘Just Any’ Chiropractor

Katie May, Snapchat photo
Katie May, Snapchat photo

*This pains me deeply. Until I found a chiropractor who proved himself to me, I was against all of them. I had visited a chiropractor in Studio City, California once. The office he worked out of had a huge display on Cahuenga Blvd. I went in one day, and I swear, I left out in more pain than when I entered. Because of this, it took years before I had the courage to visit another; and only after I saw the excellent results of someone I knew, following her visit to the new guy.

So when I hear that someone, in this case a woman who happened to be a Playboy model, losing her life, following a visit to a chiropractor, it breaks my heart.

I want to let you know that not every chiropractor is worthy of the license. It’s best if you get a referral from someone you trust. Continue reading

Cancer Cure? If You or Anyone You Know Has Cancer, You Should Watch This! (Video)


*The work of this groundbreaking physicist bears repeating. Since TNT’s previous article on her, she was interviewed by Roland Martin on News One and provides further proof of the progress her exceptional work is continuing to make in the area of formulating a cure for cancer.

Many of us believe a cure or cures for the #1 killer is already upon us; but because cancer is such a money-making business, it’s cure remains a secret. But that’s why the work of Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is so important. And our support of her work is too! It takes a real personal commitment to inspire someone to do this work, unstintingly. And her motivation to do so stems from personal experience, where two of her beloved family members had cancer and went the traditional route to try and maintain their lives.

They endured chemotherapy, which makes an attempt to kill the cancer at the expense of killing every other area of what makes a body function.

Cancer has become so overwhelmingly widespread, just about everyone knows SOMEONE who is or has suffered with it or died as a result. But with that said, many of those people were probably getting chemo.

I, too, have someone close to me who lives as a survivor. She has battled three forms of cancer since 1997. She had a 10 year remission and then was told in 2014 that her cancer had returned.

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‘Good Deed’ By Stranger at Gas Station Will Blow Your Mind…But Does ‘Positive News’ Even Matter to ‘Us?’


*We’ll get to the “good deed” in a minute.

But first, there is something I have been meaning to get off my chest for quite some time. I notice when this publication acknowledges positive actions and shares good news, we don’t get as many views or comments as the negative news we tend to share. And that’s just sad. It’s like negativity is the only thing that gets our attention.

I bring this up also because social media sometimes asks why media doesn’t cover positive things? Most recently this question was attached to a photo of a group of high school children praying outside in the school yard. Whoever posted the photo this time wondered why news such as that doesn’t go viral.

Positive news doesn’t sell.

Hell, I get that as Black folk, we’ve got a lot going on.  We’ve got every right to be mad as a muh-f*cker — what with being disrespected; victimized by modern day lynchings from those who were hired to protect and serve all people; and continually profiled by society as a whole — we’re not presented with much to smile about. As a result, look around, many of us seem to have forgotten how to smile.

…Unless we are motivated by some external action. Someone gives us a gift. We get good news on a personal level. We win that court case. Our life-partner finally proposes, etc.

But that’s so fleeting. Once we’ve spent the money, or gotten somewhat comfortable with the new situation, we’re right back to where we were before.

Thing is, if we continue down this road, we’re doomed — individually and collectively. Continue reading

L’Oréal Faces Class Action Lawsuit by Black Women, Perm Product ‘Made Us Bald!’


*Uh oh. It’s stories like this that makes me celebrate the fact that I went au natural nearly a decade ago. For the life of me though, with several proven Black hair care companies and products by them out there, I don’t even know why folks would trust a company like L’Oréal when trying to perm Black hair.

But oh well. I guess it’s a personal thing, and so is the lesson learned.

Softsheen-Carson Optimum Amla Legend No-Mix, No-Lye Relaxer is what the highly recognized French cosmetics company touted — and apparently used a wealth of celebrities (even insinuating Michelle Obama was one of ’em) to encourage folks to use the product. At least according to what TMZ claims was the motivation behind a new, class action lawsuit by some angry consumers.

Those same consumers are say they are now BALD after using the product!

And guess who they got to represent them? Famed attorney Mark Geragos, who made a name for himself representing celebrities like Michael Jackson. Continue reading

Study Says People Who Commit Crimes Have At Least One Thing ‘In Common’


*It’s an undeniable fact that Black and poor people  vs. white and rich make up a disproportionate population in the prison system. But you don’t have to take my word for it, I believe they give prison tours, don’t they? But seriously, have you ever wondered why some people take the criminal route, while others don’t? You can certainly throw in bad circumstances such as poverty, lack of opportunity, racism, and other very justifiable reasons. But if you are being completely realistic you see that two people living in the same circumstances are not necessarily taking the same route.

In other words, person #1 lives right next door to person #2, in a shitty neighborhood, horrible family situation, no money, no positive role models, no hope. Person #1 decides to go into a career of criminal behavior; while person #2, his or her neighbor, makes a decision to attend community college.

Why is that exactly?

Religious connotations aside, let's call this one Good vs. Evil
Religious connotations aside, let’s call this one Good vs. Evil

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Kentucky Juvenile Employee ‘Just Watched’ as Teen Took Last Breath

Gynnya McMillen
Gynnya McMillen

*It’s hard to believe the stupidity of some people. Especially those given such important positions; where their responsibilities can literally make a difference between life or death. Because a youth worker in a juvenile center in Kentucky just stood and watched a new inmate as she gagged and gasped to breathe while in her cell, a death has occurred.

Now a lawsuit has been filed by the estate of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen. The teen had only been admitted to the center hours earlier, and according to the lawsuit, employee Reginald Windham’s comments to investigators are very different from what was observed on the surveillance cameras.

According to Windham’s statement: he walked over to McMillen’s door at 11:39 p.m. on Jan. 11, after he heard coughing. Investigators wrote that he wanted “to check on her to make sure she had not thrown up or was choking or something like that.”

Surveillance video, according to the lawsuit, shows the guard staring through a window for 18 seconds, witnessing “her last gasps and dying breaths and final uncontrollable movements and seizure.” Attorneys for the family say he then turned around and walked away. Continue reading

Chicago Nurse Hopes 3D Printed Kidneys Will Save Her

Darvece Monson

*I know what you’re thinking and I agree: She doesn’t even look sick. 

But she is.

Darvece Monson admits she has tried everything to secure a new kidney with no luck. And with the traditional options looking so bleak, she is willing to look at alternatives.

For the past year, three days a week, six-hours per day, Monson has been on hemodialysis; a treatment endured by 35 percent of Black Americans in the U. S. But the mother of an 8-year-old says that it was actually the treatments that made her hopeful about potentially getting a 3D printed kidney, which would reduce the waiting time on lists that currently hold approximately 25,000 out of 70,000 people (of all races) to weeks rather than years. This, in addition to the possibility that her body may actually reject the organ, which is a major concern in organ transplants.

“It is a blessing that I am in Chicago, African-American and female; that also is my curse,” Monson chuckles. Continue reading