National HIV Testing Day

Although we are a day late, knowing your status is important year-round. Dr. Rachel Ross, of the daytime television show, The Doctors, talks about the importance of getting tested annually, whether you are in a relationship or not. Many do not know that 2% of African Americans have HIV, and 20% are unaware that they are even infected.

Lupita N’yongo Does it Again

Twelve Years a Slave Oscar winner, Lupita N’yongo, stuns fans in her first beauty ad. She was endorsed by Lancome in April 2014, and now represents its Teite Idole Ultra 24H Foundation, a smooth-blemish free product which is “available in 28 shades for all skintones.”

Missing Detroit Boy Found in Father’s Basement

Twelve-year-old Charlie Bothuell is discovered in his father’s basement after having been missing since June 14, 2014. Detroit police say he was found barricaded behind boxes, and it would have been unlikely for Charlie to build the barricade himself, according to James Craig, Detroit Police Chief.

Young Black Jamaican Man Dodges Statistics

St. Thomas, Jamaica native, Peter Nelson, is a candidate for a post-doctoral fellowship from the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel. After growing up in the midst of poverty, in a single-parent home, Nelson continues to beat all of the odds that were stacked against him. Although many of his fellow Jamaicans use education to better their lives, very few have completed masters and doctoral degrees so early in life.

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