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Lamar Hurd Should Be The First African-American Bachelor!!

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Okay. Let's get serious for a second…

For years, everyone's been asking, "How come there's never a non-white Bachelor??

To answer the question, show creator Mike Fleiss told Entertainment Weekly:

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Nationwide Survey Reveals Heavier Black Women Have Higher Self-Esteem Than Thinner White Women

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Baby got back AND higher self-esteem!

A nationwide study has found that heavier set African American women are actually happier with their bodies than most average-sized or thin Caucasian women.

The survey by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation interviewed 800 women across the country to discover 66% of overweight or obese black women had high self-esteem, while only 41% of skinny white women could say the same!

Although they love their curves, 90% African American women revealed in the survey that they thought living a healthy lifestyle is more important that religion, career and marriage. 28% were also more likely to insist that being physically attractive is "very important", while only 11% of white women could say the same.

The average Caucasian participant was more likely to agree that being physically attractive is only "somewhat important."

Do U think these findings are actually representative of all black and white women across the United States?

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Magic Johnson Takes New Approach To Fight Homophobia Using Hip Hop

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Score one for Magic!

The Laker legend wants to enlist hip hop and R&B artists to help raise HIV awareness in the African American community.

He hopes that with the help of rappers and singers, homophobia will decrease within Black culture.

Magic writes:

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CDC Reveals African And Hispanic Americans Are Ethnic Groups Most Affected By HIV

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A new National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report states that African Americans and Hispanics are the ethnic groups most affected by HIV.

African Americans account for 44% of the 48,100 new HIV cases diagnosed in 2009, while Hispanics account for 20% of the new HIV cases, but respectively, each ethnic group only accounts for 14% and 16% of the U.S. population.

Regardless of race, the study points out that gay men remain the population most heavily affected by HIV in the United States.

Although

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Obese Mothers And Children More Likely To Underestimate Weight

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A new study presented at the American Heart Association conference in Atlanta on Wednesday shows that obese mothers and their children are more likely to underestimate their own and each other's weight.

Columbia University researchers found 82% percent of the obese women in their study underestimated their weight, compared with 43% of overweight and 13% of normal-weight women.

Similarly, 86% of overweight or obese children failed to correctly estimate their weight, compared with just 15% of normal-weight children.

This suggests that with roughly two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the U.S. now overweight or obese, those in that category are more likely to perceive their weight as "normal".

The study's lead author Nicole E Dumas, M.D., said, "A lot of their misperception has to do with the fact that overweight and obesity is becoming the norm."

That's a little unsettling.

Dumas continued to explain:

"There was a trend that showed that as women became more and more overweight, and then obese, the larger the misperception of true body weight was. Unfortunately, we found this was the case with the children as well."

Since most of the participants were Latino mothers and children in urban settings, other medical experts believe the study was too small and too ethnically homogenous to support any firm conclusions.

However, the study author points out that other studies have found similar trends among African Americans and Caucasians.

Either way, it's a little scary to think that obesity is becoming the perception of what is "normal".

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Star Jones Speaks On Feud With NeNe and Lisa Rinna

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Star Jones seems to ALWAYS be involved in some sort of drama!

During a recent interview, Star spoke up about some of her issues with her peers.

Here's what Star had to say about NeNe Leakes' comments to the press saying that Jones is jealous that they're on the "same level" despite drastic differences in education:

"No no no. We're not on the same level. Lets make that clear. We're on the same show. This is the thing that everyone needs to understand. I didn't cast the show, Mr Trump and Mark Burnett and NBC cast the show. They cast the show based on what they thought would generate good ratings. This was not a show about friendship. It was a show about whether or not people from different backgrounds, experiences and level of stardom could co-exist for a team and then turn it in for an individual competition. I was very clear on my role in this show. In all honesty, I would never compare myself to another African-American woman. I would never tear down another African-American woman in order to elevate myself. Cream rises to the top and water seeks its own level."

And here's Star on how she made amends with her former View frenemy Rosie O'Donnell:

I would do anything in the world with Rosie! Rosie is one of the most magnificent talents that daytime television has ever seen, and I hated when we were having controversy and how much do I love that we decided to fix that. That's what grown women do when there's a controversy. You get together alone without a camera and you say, 'I had this problem with you,' and we fix it. And that's my girl and when you really want to have a long standing relationship. She's an amazingly-talented person, and I'd be honored to work with her doing anything, God knows.

We're glad to hear that, and we're sure Rosie would be too!

Now, all Star needs to do is work things out with NeNe and Lisa Rinna, and she'll be ALL set…

Do U think Star Jones will also make amends with NeNe and Lisa? Or will those feuds continue?

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Sad! People Of Color Shut Out Of All Major Oscar Nominations!

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This is very unfortunate and disappointing.

Despite some very talented individuals receiving well-deserved nominations this year for Academy Awards, ZERO people of color were recognized in any of the major categories - including acting, writing, and directing!

Such a shame!

We sincerely hope that filmmakers keep this in mind during upcoming projects this year, because this should have never happened, and there will be no excuse if it happens again next year.

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