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3/7/12 7:22 P

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I'm up to participating in an online discussion about this book. One of my goals for this year is to do more to affirm African American women. We got issues and we never get to talk about them 'cause we'd be considered either disloyal (to our men) or whiny bleeps (by everyone else). This group and discussing a book about how we can and should help ourselves (because our needs are valid AND we're not whiney bleeps) are good things that I'd like to pursue more often.

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3/5/12 8:23 A

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I've not heard of the book. Can you give a thumbnail of what the book is saying?

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3/2/12 7:28 P

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I discovered and now am reading BODY LANGUAGE: Sisters in Shape, Black Women's Fitness, and Feminist Identity Politics" (2011, Temple Univ. Press), by prof. Kimberly Lau of Univ. of California Santa Cruz.

The book is a regular paperback, available online, in stores, etc.

Any of us know already this fabulous group, SISTERS IN SHAPE, based in PHILLY? Started by a sister named MELANIE MARCHAND. This book is about them. AND it's about US; about a group of Black women organizing ourselves doing things TO DIRECTLY BENEFIT us.

This book definitely is worth starting some discussion groups!!!

"SUGAR IS THE DEVIL" - Just telling it like it is. When it comes to the hard truth about sugar, obesity, and disease, both the sugar industry and Harvard University have A LOT to answer for. Glad the facts now are pouring out. Get rid of added sugar, and simple carbs, like it's the plague.

Human body needs 1-ONE-teaspoon sugar PER DAY (and NOT the kind in a sugar bowl). How many spoons of sugar are YOU and yours eating?!? Down more than 20 (mostly painless) pounds - plus inches(!) - in


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