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Black Fathers Are Doing Best Of All

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AFRICANGLOBE - While it is true that Black parents are less likely to marry before a child is born, it is not true that Black fathers suffer a pathology of neglect. In fact, a C.D.C. report issued in December 2013 found that Black fathers were the most involved with their children daily, on a number of measures, of any other group of fathers — and in many cases, that was among fathers who didn’t live with their children, as well as those who did.

Depo-Provera Linked To Increased HIV Risk In Africa

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AFRICANGLOBE- The injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with elevated risk for HIV infection among women in low-income or middle-income countries of Africa, according to a study published online January 8 in Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Dying Slowly: Black Teen Birth Rate At An All-Time Low

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AFRICANGLOBE - The government agency reports 277,749 babies were born in 2013 to mothers who were under the age of 20. That is the lowest number recorded since the CDC began collecting birthrate data in 1940. Between 1991 and 2012, the rate for Black teens saw the largest decline of 63%, and birthrates were down in all 50 states.

Take This Quiz On The State Of African-American Health & Fitness

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AFRICANGLOBE - Has having a Black man in the White House trickled down and improved economics, fitness and health for the 44.5 million African-Americans? Think you know the answer to these questions? Then challenge yourself with my African-American health and fitness quiz.

The Myth Of The Absent Black Fathers

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AFRICANGLOBE - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting their children. Most of the CDC’s previous research on family life — has focused exclusively on mothers. In fact, the results “defy stereotypes about Black fatherhood” because the CDC found that Black fathers are moreinvolved with their kids on a daily basis than dads from other racial groups:

Study Finds Most Pork Products Contaminated

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A sample of raw pork products from supermarkets around the United States found that yersinia enterocolitica, a lesser-known food-borne pathogen, was present in 69...
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