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January 2016

Celebs Give Back!

Tackles4Cancer president, William Dominic Austin, will be one of the celebs participating in Are you smarter than a celebrity ? to see who knows more about black trivia ! The event will take place on February 20, 2016 at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Houston, Texas. To purchase a ticket please use the contact information listed on the event flyer.

Rapper Lil Boosie gets candid with Revolt TV about his kidney cancer diagnosis in a recent interview.

Lil Boosie got candid with Revolt TV about his kidney cancer diagnosis in a recent interview, released on Wednesday (Jan. 6). The rapper had half of his kidney removed after an extensive operation in December, and has been undergoing treatment for the disease ever since. “Man, I got an MRI, that motherf***er came back like, ‘We found something on your kidney’” the “Set It Off” rapper recollects in the clip. “‘You know you got cancer’ and that’s when they told me. That was the first time I found that out.” Despite the diagnosis, Boosie’s positive spirits in the face of...
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Experts say withholding information about the type of cancer in obituaries reinforces the disease’s persistent stigma.

"Kurt Godwin’s obituaries in The Washington Post and on Legacy.com contained all the basics: He was the son of a CIA officer. He lived in Alexandria, Va., and was married. He taught art at Virginia Commonwealth and Catholic universities. He died Sept. 19, 2014, at the age of 58.The cause of death was another matter. “The cause was cancer, said his wife, Karin Godwin,” The Post obituary noted. “Kurt Douglas Godwin passed away at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, due to stage 4 Cancer complications,” read a slightly more detailed death notice on Legacy. Godwin purposely withheld a salient fact: what kind...
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