Yolandra Shipp

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The Transgender Funeral Struggle - A Report From the Frontier of Sexual Identity and Death - Digital Dying

A woman had died, and Reverend Ginny Wheeler faced a dilemma. Wheeler, of the Community United Methodist Church, in Huntington Beach, California was …

Prison Time Surges for Federal Inmates

Overview<p>The average length of time served by federal inmates more than doubled from 1988 to 2012, rising from 17.9 to 37.5 months.1 Across all six …

New Research Says Religious Children Are Meaner And Less Tolerant Than Secular Kids

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

12 Reasons Entrepreneurs With Type-A Personalities Are Unstoppable

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Personalities fit into one of two groups -- Type A and Type B -- it’s one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type B’s are typically …

Ole Miss home to medical marijuana lab

The University of Mississippi was selected in 1968 as the United States' first, and only, legal marijuana farm since the drug became illegal in 1937 under the Marijuana Tax Act.<p>OXFORD, Miss. -- The only reason 73-year-old Elvy Musikka still has her sight, she says, is she's been smoking pot for the …

Mississippi, home to federal government's official stash of marijuana

Walk along the narrow, brightly lit beige hallway, along the washed-out linoleum floor, around the corner to the imposing steel vault. As a scientist swings open the door, a familiar, overpowering scent wafts out.<p>Inside, marijuana buds are packed into thousands of baggies filed in bankers boxes. …

Marijuana Could Literally Replace These 5 Prescription Drugs

A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review found that people are increasingly substituting prescription medication, alcohol, and …

The Black Hat: Is Lesbianism A Natural Thing, Or An Escape From Dating 'Trifling' Men?

The Black Hat: Is Lesbianism A Natural Thing, Or An Escape From Dating ‘Trifling’ Men?<p>Cory Alexander HaywoodNovember 17, 2015 at 12:33 am<p>'Black …

Malcolm X's Favorite Slain Revolutionary

Malcolm X called him the most impressive black man ever to walk the African continent. Just six months after becoming the first prime minister of the …

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The Difference Between Empathy and Compassion Is Everything

We often conflate the words 'compassion' and 'empathy' but they have different meanings for a very important reason.<br>Read More

Seneca Nation to explore medical marijuana in referendum

The Mama That Yelled: Black Mothering Through Depression

November 02, 2015<p>read<p>add comment<p><b>by Iresha Picot</b> <br>She yelled all the time.<p>Yelled about the house not being cleaned.<p>Yelled about my school work.<p>Yelled …

New Face of Heroin Is Young, White and Suburban, Study Finds

When “Glee” TV star Cory Monteith died last year at age 31 after a heroin overdose, the tragedy was underscored by an element of disbelief.<p>He was young, affluent and white — the exact opposite of the stereotype of an inner-city user. Drug abuse experts had to expend considerable effort to explain …

China Understands What The West Doesn't: Africa Is Our Next Superpower

Not that “Africa” is a country, of course, but it helps to look at broad, continent-wide trends. People are reluctant to the idea of demographics as the great driver of history. In the general case, this might be true. But the 21st century will see an unprecedented situation: one where every …

The government is stifling medical marijuana research, major think tank declares

In a strongly worded new report out Tuesday, researchers at the Brookings Institution call on the federal government to eliminate roadblocks to medical marijuana research in the United States.<p>"The federal government is stifling medical research in a rapidly transforming area of public policy that …

Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism, Tolerance, and Changing Your Mind

At a recent event from the New York Public Library’s wonderful <i>LIVE from the NYPL</i> series, interviewer extraordinaire <b>Paul Holdengräber</b> sat down with <b>Malcolm Gladwell</b> — author of such bestselling books as <b>The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference</b> (<i>public library</i>), <b>Blink: The Power of</b> …

Why I Don’t F**k with Feminism, Even If It's Intersectional

October 30, 2015<p>read<p>add comment<p><b>by Jaimee Swift</b><p>You know, the f-word has never really appealed to me. And by the f-word, I mean <i>feminism</i>.<p>And whether it …

Study Finds Smart Women Scare Men

Men are attracted to intelligent women – but they’re too intimidated to ask them out on dates.<p>Researchers at the University of Buffalo, California …

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The language of distress: Black women’s mental health and invisibility

by Guilaine Kinouani Follow @KGuilaine<p>I felt privileged to read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful words on depression. The piece, reportedly …

Overcoming Addiction: A Bride Became a Victim of My Crack Cocaine Use

You see us crouched down on the sidewalks and functioning in corner offices. We are fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, bosses, and employees who walk around with a painful secret that permeates through our every waking moment. We thrive on drama and pull our family members and friends into a …

Reading, writing and mental health care: Column

When sending a child to college, add mental health services to your to-do list.<p>Just over a month ago, many parents across the country sent their sons and daughters off to college. After arriving on campus, these freshmen unpacked, settled into dorm rooms and met new classmates. No doubt, as they …

Cat Parasite Linked To Development Of Mental Illness In Owners

Cats: whether you think they are trusted, furry, independent companions capable of a little mischief or you consider them to be more akin to …

The U.S. Faces A Shortage Of Mental Health Providers. This Is One Way We Could Solve It.

One in three children seek outpatient mental health care services from a primary care provider instead of a specialist, a new study shows. The …

Why a Bible belt conservative spent a year pretending to be gay

<i>Timothy Kurek, a graduate of the evangelical Liberty University, decided to ‘walk in the shoes’ of a gay man and emerged with his faith …

History of the California Blacks Nation Califians (Khalifians) The First Americans

Diane BlackmonApril 3, 2017 at 12:34 am<p>"...They manipulate our history books; the history books are not true; it's a lie. The history books are …

The shocking practice pregnant women endure in American prisons

“It’s degrading, dehumanizing. They’re treating you like something that’s an abomination,” said Tina Tinen, a palpable and mounting anxiety in her …