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Hey Republicans, great new strategy — but before you bet on blacks…

May 13, 2013

By Theodore Johnson Op-Ed Columnist, 2012 White House Fellow One would think that a pro-defense family man raised in a red-state, Southern Baptist household would be easy pickings for the Republican Party. Last October while out checking the mailbox, however, canvassers clad in Romney paraphernalia walked right past me without so much as a hello…. [Read More]

Vision 101: Local MDs answer questions about sight-threatening macular degeneration

March 26, 2013

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in Americans age 50+. Although it affects white people more than blacks, a study in East Baltimore showed that AMD was the third leading cause of bilateral (both eyes) blindness in blacks after cataracts and glaucoma. Whatever the risk rate, it is important… [Read More]