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Singer Teddy Pendergrass Dies at Age 59

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Videos, R&B / Soul,


Teddy Pendergrass, the voice behind the hit “If You Don’t know Me By Now,” passed away yesterday in Philadelphia. He was 59.

The singer, who had been paralyzed from the waist since a 1982 car accident, had been battling colon cancer.

“To all his fans who loved his music, thank you. He will live on through his music,” his son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said.

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Networks Team Up for Cancer

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, ABC, CBS, NBC, News,

Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Charles Gibson

Although the nightly competition between and Brian Williams is quite tight, the two journalists - along with - combined forces today to promote a joint project. In a rare event, the trio hit all three morning shows to deliver the special news. This meant a return to old stomping grounds for both Couric (Today) and Gibson (Good Morning America).

Together they announced that ABC, NBC and CBS will be simultaneously devoting one hour to the same cause: the fight against cancer. Stand Up 2 Cancer, a commercial-free telethon airing September 5th, will aim to raise funds for research.

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Think Purple Foods For Better Health

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Science,

eggplantReseachers at Ohio State recently concluded a study that eating certain foods in specific colors may help you ward off colon cancer. Monica Giusti and her team found that anthocyanins, found in red, purple, and blue fruits and veggies can make a difference when added to your diet. Included in the list were grapes, radishes, purple corn, and elderberries.

The scientists fed rats, who had been induced with colon cancer cells, a diet of chokeberries and billberries which reduced signs of tumors by 60 and 70%. We remember reading not so long ago that you should look for brightly colored fruits such as strawberries and melon, but there is no way we are going to dine on eggplant.

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