Herman Blake grew up with his mother and six siblings just outside New York City. It was the early 1940s and the family was poor. This shaped their outlook on life.
“My mom was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, and I was hoping to get her voice and her thoughts on tape before she couldn’t express them anymore,” http://www.npr.org/2013/05/10/182636770/preserving-the-motherhood-advice-and-memories-of-a-mom
Today, Rick Bounds is a 58-year-old triathlete, with four competitions and a 100-mile bike ride to his credit.
But six years ago, he was diagnosed with a nonhepatitis liver disease. Rick’s doctors told him that if he didn’t have an immediate kidney and liver transplant, he would die.
He was given eight months to live and told that his chances of getting organs were slim.
The Boy Scouts of America will convene a two-day meeting of 1,400 local leaders to consider changing its long-standing ban on openly gay boys in the scouting movement. Do you think the ban should be changed?
“I had always wanted to be a parent,” Curtis tells his now 11-year-old son during a visit to StoryCorps in Rochester, N.Y. “So it was a dream I had, but I never dreamed would come true because Papa and I are gay. But we had some friends who started thinking about adoption and that got us thinking. Read on…
Fewer Black males were enrolled in their first year of medical school than were enrolled 32 years ago. If this bleak trend continues, there’s cause for concern about the quality of medical care for Blacks in the United States and the profession’s ability to address health disparities.