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Food Race Matters Tyra Banks

New Study Reveals All African American Women Could Be Overweight By 2034

By 2034, all African American women are expected to be overweight or obese, according to a health study published in the research journal, Obesity.

Currently, 78 percent of black women are presently overweight or obese. Mexican American men come in a close second, with 90 percent expected to be overweight in 2034.

By 2030, about 86 percent of all Americans are expected to be overweight. Dr. Lan Liang, one of the researchers on the study, points out that “genetically and physiologically, it should be impossible” for all U.S. adults to become overweight, but adds “that is the direction we’re going.”

The findings are based on government survey data collected between 1970 and 2004 and the current trends in diet.

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Art Race Matters

Black History Museum Opening This Fall in Little Rock

Arkansas’s Mosaic Templars Cultural Center opens this September on the site of the Mosaic Templars of America, a fraternal organization founded by two former slaves, according to the AP.

“It’s everyone’s history. It’s everyone’s center,” director Constance Sarto said of the museum which is honoring African-American heritage.

The four-story building, which is located at what used to be the black business district of Little Rock, is another in a line of recent museums dedicated to African American history. (The Smithsonian Institution is also opening the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2015).

Admission to the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will be free year-round.


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