Bold and Bodacious Blogs

African American Childhood Obesity: the skinny on fat

This blog is featured in HBCU Lifestyles: http://hbculifestyle.com/contributor-how-you-can-help-african-american-youth-fight-obesity/ Being the fat kid will never be cool. America is a skinny nation and an ad hoc committee on “acceptable appearance” has deemed that fat ain’t where it’s at and skinny is in. Media influences applaud the weight loss efforts of the rich and famous as their guant faces […]

Thyroid Cancer and Mammograms (Challenging Dr. OZ)

Link to Dr. Oz article http://www.doctoroz.com/question?query=thyroid+cancer+and+mammograms&qa=1 Link to clarification and challenge by the Elizabeth Wende Breast Center http://www.ewbc.com/news/articles/mammography-amp-thyroid-cancer We all love Dr. Oz.  Despite his authoritative demeanor and hypnotic spiels regarding all things health, I encourage everyone who reads new information about health care trends to read new information about health care trends.

MAYO CLINIC: Money woes eliminate Medicare & Medicaid patients

Residents in need of specialized health care have been  blessed to have one of  the countries prestigious Mayo Clinics located in Jacksonville; however, recent state cuts to eliminate both Medicare and Medicaid will literally “cut-off” many who have lost insurance and can’t afford to pay “cash” due to the recessive state of our nation’s economy.  […]

Fishy report saves a woman’s heart.

Frying food in the south is practically law. On Fridays we fry fish. On Sundays we fry chicken. During the week, we indulge in fried wings and fried french fries in plastic baskets lined with cheap paper; oysters are apt prey, green tomatoes and okra are edible companions, corn is a bacon-seasoned target & shrimp? […]

One Woman: One Heart

I am a post-menopausal woman.        There, I said it. Unlike my senior sisters who reach the pastoral pause naturally, I endured a radical hysterectomy at age 30 and always believed my reproductive health (pap smears, pregnancy, birth control, etc.) were the sum total of my worse medical concerns. Black women are raised to think this. Thanks to […]

HOOKAH – The Hype and Harm

Curious is the hype surrounding the wave of Hookah bars sprouting up in eclectic communities. It’s a trend that’s taking a new generation of collegiate students and mid-level professionals of all nationalities by a storm, but has anyone paused to ask themselves, “Hey, is this just as bad as smoking cigarettes? Sure, it looks mad-cool […]

The whimsy and woes of a writer’s life.

This blog is featured in HBCU Lifestyles http://hbculifestyle.com/category/culture/ The decision to write full-time is an aggressive endeavor despite talent or drive. Writing is a multi-billion dollar industry that is news-necessary, the cutting-edge of entertainment, and the pivotal intersect of social survival: Tweet or die. African Americans have infiltrated the literary scene with riveting stories nestled […]