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Sybil’s Birthday Shout-Outs

Birthdays

Brandon T. Jackson, 40

Wanda Sykes, 60

Bryan Cranston, 68 (Breaking Bad)

Kiyan Anthony, 17 (Lala and Carmelo son)

Amanda Gorman, 26 (Poet)

Jenna Fischer, 50 (Pam on The Office)

 

REMEMBERING

Franco Harris (NFL Hall Of Famer 1950-2022)

Tammy Fay Baker (Evangelist 1942-2007)

Sybil Wilkes Top 5 Stories for ‘What You Need To Know:’ March 7, 2024

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1. To the Right….To the Right…Nikki Haley Exits the Presidential Race

To the Right….To the Right…Nikki Haley Exits the Presidential Race Source:Getty

To the Right….To the Right…Nikki Haley Exits the Presidential Race

 

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The day after experiencing her most cumulative losses in the Super Tuesday primary races, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley announced the suspension of her campaign for nomination. Standing alone on the flag-festooned stage, near Charleston, South Carolina, that state’s former governor confirmed what many thought was the inevitable.

“The time has now come to suspend my campaign,” she said just moments into a speech near Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday. “I said I wanted Americans to have their voices heard. I have done that. I have no regrets. And although I will no longer be a candidate, I will not stop using my voice for the things I believe in.”

2. Target 360: The Latest Subscription You Don’t Need

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Target 360: The Latest Subscription You Don’t Need

 

WRITTEN & CONTRIBUTED BY KHAMERON RILEY

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Target, seeking to invigorate its sales amidst a downward trend, has ventured into the Amazon-dominated realm by launching a paid membership program. On Tuesday, the retail giant announced the introduction of “Target Circle 360,” a new subscription service offering unlimited free same-day delivery for orders over $35, with deliveries as quick as an hour and free two-day shipping.

The program will debut with a promotional offer of $49 per year for new members from April 7 to May 18, after which it will cost $99 annually. However, holders of Target Circle credit cards can avail of the lower price at any time.

The announcement comes on the heels of Target’s first annual sales decline in seven years, attributed to cautious consumer spending amidst inflationary pressures and high borrowing costs. However, the retail giant reported a 58% surge in fourth-quarter profits, surpassing Wall Street expectations, thanks to cost-cutting measures and efficient inventory management during the crucial holiday season.

3. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) in the Black Community

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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) in the Black Community

 

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Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a chronic skin disease resulting in very itchy, dry rashes or patches. The signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis can first appear either in childhood or adulthood. They often persist with a coming and-going pattern for years, with a large toll on the quality of life for patients and other members of their household.

Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Research has shown that the risk for atopic dermatitis may be higher among individuals with skin of color. The reasons for this are still unknown but are believed to involve genetics, ancestry, social and environmental factors. This will likely be the subject of further study for a long time. For now, it is important to understand that atopic dermatitis may look and feel different in diverse individuals. This can sometimes make it difficult for doctors to diagnose, and people may not fully appreciate the impact of this disease on people with skin of color. (READ MORE)

4. Black Woman Make’s History as the Eldest Living Person in America

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Black Woman Make’s History as the Eldest Living Person in America
 

WRITTEN & CONTRIBUTED BY COY MALONE

 

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Elizabeth Francis, born in 1909, is now the oldest living person in America and the fifth oldest person in the world. Francis, who is Black, survived two world wars, two pandemics, the Jim Crow era desegregation, saw women gain the right to vote, and lived to see the first Black president, Barack Obama. Francis became the record holder when California resident Edie Ceccarelli died February 22 at 116 years old.

Francis was born in Louisiana on July 25, 1909, shortly after William Taft’s presidential inauguration. LongeviQuest CEO Ben Meyers released a press statement after Francis’s birthday, saying, “Ms. Elizabeth Francis is admired around the world, both for her longevity and her approach to life…Reaching this milestone was never an aspiration for her, merely a byproduct of how she lived her life every day, doing right by her loved ones and by God. We can all learn from her example.” 

5. Study Finds Menopause May Not Impact Mental Health

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Study Finds Menopause May Not Impact Mental Health

WRITTEN & CONTRIBUTED BY APRYLETE RUSSELL

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Menopause is believed to spark mood changes in women, as fluctuations in female hormone levels can contribute to anxiety, depression and stress. 

However, a new study in The Lancet Journal concluded that there is no evidence suggesting that menopause universally increases the risk of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or psychosis.

Instead, some women are at a higher risk than others for menopause-linked mental health issues, while many manage to avoid them altogether. 

Experts say individuals with a history of depression, those whose sleep is disrupted by hot flashes, and those who experienced a stressful life event around the time of menopause are more prone to experiencing mental health problems during menopause.