Komen Reverses Decison To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

December 18, 2011

By Eryn Brown and Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog This post has been updated, as indicated below.February 3, 2012, 9:16 a.m.   In a reversal of policy after a nationwide uproar over its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen for the Curesaid Friday... Read more »

The “Voices of Victory – In Her Own Words” Project

December 18, 2011

Please support the “Voices of Victory – In Her Own Words” Project launching in Spring 2012 and sponsored by WomanScope NewsMagazine!  Women facing (or have faced) life challenges such as cancers, homelessness, drug-adddiction, HIV-AIDS, prostititution, will, through the use of video,... Read more »

The “Voices of Victory – In Her Own Words” Project

December 18, 2011

Please support the “Voices of Victory – In Her Own Words” Project launching  in Spring 2012 and sponsored by The WomanScope Media Project!  Women who have experienced (or currently experiencing) life challenges such as dealing with cancer, rape, drug addiction, homelessness, prostitution... Read more »

The Divine Round at the AVAM

Tabitha Surface
December 12, 2011

On my first visit to Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum the second thing I did—after paying my $15.95 admission—was realize I did not have a notebook. Considering I usually carry three, I’ll call it fate. If I had not forgotten a notebook, I might not have detoured into the gift shop which... Read more »

Holiday Depression Can Be Worse For Vets

Orie Frazer, Staff Writer
December 8, 2011

HOLIDAY DEPRESSION CAN BE WORSE FOR VETS By: Orie Frazer   Are you one of many who get depressed at the nearing of the holidays?  The stress and pressure experienced during the so-called “most wonderful time of the year” can be difficult, and for many of our veterans it is not a time of cheer. ... Read more »

All Lit Up in Hamden on 34th Street – Baltimore, MD

December 7, 2011

Christmas on 34th Street, Hamden, Baltimore.

Community Comment – December

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Nakia Brown
December 7, 2011

Q: In these tight economic times how will you celebrate Christmas/Hannukah? What 3 things are you most grateful for?   A: Octavia Elizabeth Taylor: Very lightly. Not a lot of gift-giving this year. I’m going to buy local instead of items such as TV’s that are made in China or Japan or wherever—it... Read more »

Is Your Family Member Toxic?

Vicki Lee
December 7, 2011

Close your eyes for a moment and listen carefully. There’s a voice cussing you out in the distance. Can you hear it? Its pitch dips low then soars higher. It vehemently stabs you with words at a staccato pace. With each angry syllable, the voice rips you to shreds.  You want to run from its intensity... Read more »

Avoid the Dreaded Holiday Weight Gain

Tonya Wigfall
December 7, 2011

It’s December and hopefully you made it through the Thanksgiving holiday without gaining a pound but you’re not in the clear yet.  There’s still Christmas and with that comes long shopping lines, traffic, family gatherings, and plenty of holiday parties that may lead to overindulgence and lower... Read more »

December “Move-of-the-Month”

Tonya Wigfall
December 7, 2011

The Bicycle Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the mat.  (Your hands should be behind your head and neck, lightly supporting them with your fingers.) Bring knees up toward the chest to about 45-degree angle and lift the shoulder blades off the floor without pulling on the neck. Rotate... Read more »

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