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(x-posted from 2128 Leahy Street, Muskegon, MI. This is what I remember: a white house. Three levels, two bedrooms on the third floor where I was too afraid to sleep alone, your room on the first, where you let me sleep on a living room loveseat, twenty feet away from your door. Wallpaper. Yours Read More

Black people don’t go to therapy. We go to church. Right? That’s one of the lines of thought that National Minority Mental Health Awareness is fighting against. Every July, mental health orgs ramp up efforts to overcome the stigma of asking for help with mental and emotional issues in the black community. For two years Read More

I had a mostly unremarkable, short career in football—yet that was still more than enough time for the game to leave its mark, all over my body. I had been dealing with arthritis, joint stiffness, and backaches for years when a weight-room mishap drove me to an emergency clinic in the summer of 2010, when I was 32. Several follow-up appointments ended with me in an MRI machine and an appointment with a neurosurgeon.

Yesterday was another good day in the polls for Mitt Romney — Real Clear Politics has Romney up about 0.7 viagra online points nationally — and Nate Silver thinks the post-debate surge doesn’t show any signs of waning. “So far, the evidence that Mr. Romney’s debate bounce is receding is a bit anecdotal,” he writes. Read More

It’s a little bananas over here in the completely conceptual PB offices,  but there will be some proper posting going on tomorrow. Pinky promise. Until then, some links for your perusal: Obama announces a drawdown to the war in Afghanistan, beginning with bringing 33,000 troops home this summer. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Read More

Michelle Obama and Beyonce have teamed up for a campaign to promote wellness among young people. Much of the campaign has consisted of choreographed routines to gymified versions of Bey’s songs, and its existence is justified if for no other reason than the First Lady’s hitting her dougie the other day to root on some Read More

A few weeks ago, Nicole, G.D., Joel and I sat down to chat about football, how much I hate it, and whether it’s rendering too many young men disabled, depressed and handicapped at young ages. (The convo was sparked by the news that Dave Duerson, a former NFL player and players’ union official, committed suicide, Read More

Via  Resist Racism, we find this  study linking strongly identify with blackness toward personal satisfaction: The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, appears in the current issue of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, a research journal published by the American Psychological Association. “This is the first empirical study we know of Read More

In a thoughtful, very candid post, TNC talks about how Kenyatta, his partner, came very close to dying after giving birth to their son. Peripartum cardiomyopathy, the disease that led to congestive heart failure, is rare and lethal. It kills women. And no one knows why. Kenyatta was lucky. She didn’t need a new heart. Read More