Black entrepreneurship is on a steady rise, with more African Americans deciding to go into business for themselves.
Today, minority businesses make up almost 15 percent of this country's 28 million small businesses and employ 5.9 million workers in the United States. From 2002 to 2007, the number of black-owned businesses increased by 61 percent to 1.9 million, more than triple the national rate of 18.0 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners.
But embracing your entrepreneurial spirit does not always require you to start from scratch.
Joining a franchise, which is the agreement or license between two legally independent parties, which gives a person or group of people (franchisee) the right to market a product or service using the trademark or trade name of another business (franchisor), is an alternative. Franchising allows one to mitigate risk, capitalize on national advertising, tap into a proven system and leverage the collective power of other franchise owners in an ever changing and challenging market place.
It's important to note that African Americans remain underrepresented in this arena, meaning their economic potential is not being fully realized. Between 2002 and 2007, African American ownership accounted for just 5 percent of all franchised businesses and only saw a 2% increase.
However, franchising remains one of the most powerful economic tools for African-Americans and other underrepresented groups to realize the American dream of business ownership and bring economic sustainability their communities.
Through this partnership, Dunkin' Brands and the NAACP will collaborate to offer people of color in-depth franchising education and training as well as assistance in overcoming the financial challenges related to becoming a franchise owner. This initiative is a part of Dunkin' Brands' ongoing efforts to provide resources to help qualified franchisee candidates overcome barriers associated with financing, including providing guidance on business plan development, facilitating access to capital, and forging relationships with local community lenders.
International Franchise Association (IFA) is also an invaluable resource for those considering franchising. IFA will be offering webinars throughout the month of November on the following dates. And you can find more of their resources and online tools at franchise.org.
Franchise businesses are expected to grow more than 12% this year, the strongest surge in five years. And today, the number of jobs created and new franchise establishments is outpacing private sector growth in other industries.
So, why not research and learn about the details of franchising? It may be the right choice for you!
Dedrick Muhammad is the Sr. Director of the NAACP Economic Department and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center
Last Wednesday, I found myself on the phone with the second largest purchaser of food in the United States, the New York City public school system. The conversation was kale. To celebrate National Kale Day (today, Oct. 1), they will be offering kale to the 1.1 million students, which makes terrific sense. What better place for a valuable brain food than our schools?
There is so much to love about kale that it's hard to know where to start. Kale is loaded with calcium and vitamins A, C and K -- all of which are beneficial to both your mental and physical health. It's also rich in iron, folate and vitamin B6, vital components of the brain molecules responsible for your happiness, serotonin and dopamine. Add to these nutritional benefits the twin virtues of hardiness and versatility: Kale can be grown virtually anywhere, and unlike its fair-weather friends, kale grows right through winter's frost. I've grown kale plants on a roof deck in Greenwich Village and harvested it for salads in January. Its leaves can be sautéed, juiced, whirred into a smoothie, shredded for salads, baked or added to soups.
In recent years, kale's popularity has grown in U.S. supermarkets and restaurant menus, but it has a long history as an important food staple in cultures all around the world. My most memorable experience with the vegetable was during a visit to rural Kenya in 2000. I was an honored guest at a traditional wedding, and a goat had been slaughtered for the celebratory meal. The problem was that I was a committed vegetarian at the time, so instead of eating goat meat, I gorged myself with delicious heaps of kale and collard greens, mainstays of the local diet.
I didn't really rediscover kale until nearly a decade later, when I was living near Abingdon Square in Greenwich Village with my young family. The Saturday farmers' market at the square became kind of a hangout for me -- I'd grown up on a farm in Indiana and enjoyed talking tractors and crops with those who knew the topics well. It was Farmer Dave of Muddy River Farm who introduced me to all the varieties of kale that he was growing, including green curly and Rebor (my choice for chips), Red Russian and Lacinato (great for salads).
Before I knew it I was cooking up a storm with Farmer Dave's kale and other types I sought out at other farmers' markets. And it wasn't long before I started growing my own Dwarf Blue Vates kale. I couldn't get enough of the stuff, because there were so many different ways to prepare it, and with every bite, I knew that I was helping preserve my family's brain health. By the end of the year, I'd begun to collaborate on a kale-centric e-cookbook with Jennifer Iserloh, a friend known as the The Skinny Chef, whose specialty was preparing superfoods like kale. We spent months digging up recipes for kaleslaw, kung pao kale and even kale cocktails like a green Bloody Mary and kalejito. The result was Fifty Shades of Kale, illustrated with a "kalerotic" image of a young woman clad only in green curly kale.
It was while preparing for the launch of the hardcover version of Fifty Shades of Kale in 2013 that we hatched the idea of declaring Oct. 1 National Kale Day. We loved the idea of giving positive promotion to such an inexpensive and beneficial leafy green because so many messages we get about food revolve around what not to eat. We're told to cut calories, reduce fat and cut out cholesterol. None of this advice is helping, but it has had the unintended consequence of making whole foods less appealing since they don't have labels that announce their caloric, fat and cholesterol counts.
A cup of kale, which is loaded with essential nutrients, contains just 33 calories. You can't possibly gain weight from eating too much kale. A lot of brain-healthy foods have this low-calorie/high-nutrition profile, but most people aren't aware of it. I once polled a roomful of physicians -- yes, physicians -- about how many calories they would expect to find in six brain-healthy oysters. Estimates ranged from 200 to 750 calories. The actual answer? 43 calories. That's less than 10 per oyster. How many of those doctors have passed up servings of brain-beneficial oysters out of the misplaced fear they were fattening, I'm scared to think.
My work as a physician resolves around a simple principle: Help people feel better. That's why I've come to embrace kale as a cause. The word needs to spread that brain food is as delicious as it is nutritious. But we've got a long way to go. In my psychiatric practice, when I ask new patients to keep journals of their food intake, I am struck by the absence of the very foods most vital in supporting their mental health: whole foods like salmon, lentils, quinoa, almonds, the aforementioned oysters and of course, kale. Instead, most patients' food journals are collages of takeout containers, processed and packaged foods and nutritionally empty white carbs.
The first National Kale Day was mostly a local event held in downtown Manhattan. It was a great party, but it was a shoestring affair and not that many people knew about it. This year is different. We have the benefit of a produce public relations agency, Full Tilt Marketing, which has provided pro bono support, and they've connected us with great kale-loving sponsors.
Kale has long needed some champions, and now our ranks are growing. National Kale Day is important to this superfood's future because we need to make sure that kale is more than a flash in the sauté pan. It would be a shame for such a healthy, affordable, versatile and delicious vegetable to go the way of the sun-dried tomato or the other fad foods before it. A leafy green that can thrive on windy city rooftops through the harsh Northeastern winters should be tough enough to hang onto the spotlight, as long as its friend step up to support it.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested.
For years, high school teachers have complained that Advanced Placement history classes — electives which are meant to help high school students prepare for college— were more focused on helping students memorize facts and pass the test to earn college credit than actually preparing them to go to college. A group of teachers and professors rewrote the guidelines, and this is the first year they are being used in schools across the country. The questions are broad and are meant to get students to think critically. Critics say the new framework is so broad that it omits important historical figures like Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr. and events like the Boston Tea Party.
Here are examples from the College Board of questions on the old and new test:
The Northwest Ordinances did which of the following
—Provided for the annexation of the Oregon Territory
—Established reservations for Native Americans
—C. Granted settlers a free homestead of 160 acres
—Established the terms for settlement and admission of the new states
—Banned slavery north of the 36 30' line
"(H)istory and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations to have them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the cause of which are essentially foreign to our concerns." - George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
— The concerns expressed by Washington were a response to the:
—Debate over the proper treatment of American Indian tribes in the trans-Appalachian West
—Dispute over the possibility of annexing Canada from Great Britain
—Controversy regarding support for the revolutionary government of France
—Conflict with Great Britain over the treatment of American loyalists
— The ideas expressed in Washington's address most strongly influenced which United States foreign policy decision in the twentieth century?
—The establishment of the United Nations in 1945
—The formation of the NATO alliance between the United States and Western Europe in 1949
—The refusal to join the League of Nations in 1919
—The oil embargo against Japan in 1941
The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in 1966 in order to:
—Challenge sex discrimination in the workplace
—Oppose the proposed Equal Rights Amendment
—Advocate restrictions on access to abortion
—Advocate equal access for women to athletic facilities
Using your knowledge of United States history, answer parts a and b.
a) Briefly explain why ONE of the following periods best represents the beginning of a democracy in the United States. Provide at least ONE piece of evidence from the period to
support your explanation.
. Rise of political parties in the 1790s
. Development of voluntary organizations to promote social reforms between the 1820s
and the 1840s
. Emergence of the Democrats and the Whigs as political parties in the 1830s
b) Briefly explain why ONE of the other options is not as persuasive as the one you chose.
Source: College Board FAQ's with sample questions: http://bit.ly/1AkWNwc
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.
An estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Point Lay is an Inupiat Eskimo village 300 miles southwest of Barrow and 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.
The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA's annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey, spokeswoman Julie Speegle said by email. The survey is conducted with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the agency that oversees offshore lease sales.
Andrea Medeiros, spokeswoman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said walrus were first spotted Sept. 13 and have been moving on and off shore. Observers last week saw about 50 carcasses on the beach from animals that may have been killed in a stampede, and the agency was assembly a necropsy team to determine their cause of death.
"They're going to get them out there next week," she said.
The gathering of walrus on shore is a phenomenon that has accompanied the loss of summer sea ice as the climate has warmed.
Pacific walrus spend winters in the Bering Sea. Females give birth on sea ice and use ice as a diving platform to reach snails, clams and worms on the shallow continental shelf.
Unlike seals, walrus cannot swim indefinitely and must rest. They use their tusks to "haul out," or pull themselves onto ice or rocks.
As temperatures warm in summer, the edge of the sea ice recedes north. Females and their young ride the edge of the sea ice into the Chukchi Sea, the body of water north of the Bering Strait.
In recent years, sea ice has receded north beyond shallow continental shelf waters and into Arctic Ocean water, where depths exceed 2 miles and walrus cannot dive to the bottom.
Walrus in large numbers were first spotted on the U.S. side of the Chukchi Sea in 2007. They returned in 2009, and in 2011, scientists estimated 30,000 walruses along 1 kilometer of beach near Point Lay.
Young animals are vulnerable to stampedes when a group gathers nearly shoulder-to-shoulder on a beach. Stampedes can be triggered by a polar bear, human hunter or low-flying airplane. The carcasses of more than 130 mostly young walruses were counted after a stampede in September 2009 at Alaska's Icy Cape.
The World Wildlife Fund said walrus have also been gathering in large groups on the Russian side of the Chukchi Sea.
"It's another remarkable sign of the dramatic environmental conditions changing as the result of sea ice loss," said Margaret Williams, managing director of the group's Arctic program, by phone from Washington, D.C. "The walruses are telling us what the polar bears have told us and what many indigenous people have told us in the high Arctic, and that is that the Arctic environment is changing extremely rapidly and it is time for the rest of the world to take notice and also to take action to address the root causes of climate change."
This summer, the sea ice's annual low point was the sixth smallest since satellite monitoring began in 1979.
Gone Girl is a thriller that exposes the ugly side of a marriage gone wrong. It is a chilling account of a distraught husband looking for his missing wife, Rosamund Pike, who portrays Amy Dunne. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, a spineless, milquetoast of a celebrity husband who is a creative writing teacher with financial problems. When suspicion focuses on him and that he may be involved in the sinister kidnapping or murder of his wife, he gradually becomes undone as you wonder more and more about his guilt. His twin sister Margo Dunne (Carrie Coon) commiserates with him. Kim Dickens plays Detective Ronda Boney who manages to keep cohesiveness to this fragmented film. Dickens holds back her thoughts with cautious facial expressions which add mystery and keep your emotions on the edge. Director David Fincher, known for his direction of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Fight Club, in an interview about his film's male-female relationships said, "The men are not really present." Nick Dunne is not really present in this movie. To reveal any more about this plot is to ruin any suspense.
Much drama is attached to Amy Dunne's disappearance, and in the end this film is like a soufflé gone bad. The plot is made of sharp, manipulative turns. Assumptions are made, then you discover you were wrong as you witness a savage indictment of marriage.
Shades of Presumed Innocent hover over this best seller as does a portrait of mental illness.
Neil Patrick Harris is miscast as a love interest. He is supposed to be in love or in lust with Amy Dunne, but instead of sparks flying in the bedroom, they fizzle on the wall to wall. Rosamund Pike is the girl who has gone or is gone. Her face is perfection. It has a frozen, almost chiseled, look much like sculptured faces with too much surgery, but she has had none. Her looks possess a coldness that is essential for Amy Dunne. Ms. Pike ironically or not so ironically was cast while doing a film in Scotland over Skype. She communicated with director Fincher over cell. Problem was the only cell tower in her area of Scotland was on the top of a hill. Her casting was dependent on cold weather and rare, impersonal technology which director Fincher used to his advantage to cast a cold heartless Amy Dunne.
But it is Tyler Perry who plays lawyer, Tanner Bolt, hired by Nick Dunne who holds this film together. Mr. Perry has a smooth wit and sense of truth that make his scenes flow with humor.
I was disappointed with the conclusion of Gone Girl which makes it appear that writer, Gillian Flynn, ran out of ideas. I ran out of the theater in disbelief of the praise heaped on this humdinger of hot air.
The principle of fairness is often misapplied in our media. It's simply not true that "what's good for the goose is also good for the gander." The mere assumption that equal treatment, regardless of gender is "fairness," is to say that the details and history don't matter.
You would be hard-pressed to find a dedicated capitalist argue that the equal distribution of wages, regardless of education, training and personal initiative would be "fair." Similarly, you'd be unlikely to find someone to convincingly argue that "crime is crime" and that all sentencing should be equal, regardless of circumstances or mitigating factors. We don't sentence first-time offenders the same way we do repeat ones and that's not by coincidence.
True fairness is not found through the exclusion of factors but by the inclusion of all of them.
The evolution of the contemporary debate surrounding domestic violence in sports has been flooded with hypocrisy, situational ethics and outright dishonesty. If you were one of the 7,000-plus people turning in your Ray Rice jersey in September, despite the fact that Janay Palmer was knocked unconscious seven months prior; your conviction is questionable at best. Those angry with LeBron James for simply changing employers began burning his jersey mere hours after the announcement, not waiting seven months to hopefully exchange them. I seem to have missed the videos of fans burning the Rice jerseys. Maybe changing teams is a greater offense than delivering a hook to the jaw of a woman in an elevator.
Only 500 or so people showed up to turn in their New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez jerseys; the guy awaiting trial on multiple murder charges. There weren't 7,000 people lined up to return wide receiver Dontae Stallworth's jersey, although he was convicted of DUI manslaughter in 2009. If we are going to discuss fairness in the sense of how we publicly condemn or socially convict athletes, let's be intellectually honest enough to acknowledge the obvious.
There have been 500 arrests of active NFL players in the past 10 years, across all 32 teams. Twenty-nine of those teams were forced to deal with domestic violence arrests during that time. Violence against women by professional athletes wasn't invented in February of 2014; only our righteous indignation and fluctuating sponsorship ethics the following September. Just in case we're more interested in actual fairness and less with public grandstanding, let's be committed to the truth.
As common with situations like these, those in the media are quick to hold up the reverse/alternative scenario as proof of some "double-standard."
Enter Hope Solo.
Yes, U.S. soccer national team goalie Hope Solo has been arrested on charges of domestic abuse. Yes, she is a professional athlete. No, she did not have her Nike endorsement stripped away in the way that both Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson did.
Most importantly, yes, I'm absolutely good with it.
The lack of a uniform response to any and all issues of domestic abuse in sports is not America's problem. The problem is the historical willingness to deny the pervasive problem of misogyny in America. There is no long, sordid history of female athletes being arrested for domestic abuse against men in the past 10 years, much less in one sport. There is no history of men being denied the right to vote or any Equal Pay Act for men being voted down in Congress. Stop offering up Hope Solo as the response to Ray Rice and any other male athlete in the news in the interest of "fairness." Stop making the false equivocation that Hope Solo must be shunned exactly as Ray Rice has as if all domestic violence is equal in nature and one size fits all.
I'm sure Hope Solo does not bench press 300lbs more than her alleged victim and was even less likely to kill a person with a single blow. I'm positive that U.S. soccer didn't go to great lengths to deny the seriousness, severity or become complicit with the alleged crime. I'm clear that U.S. soccer doesn't have a domestic violence problem and that the NFL in fact does. That's saying nothing of the fact that U.S. soccer is not governed by the NFL's collective bargaining agreement which affords its commissioner broad punitive powers.
Stop trying to change the subject, demanding that women take equal responsibility for abuse that is categorically unequal in every way.
As a fourth degree black belt in the martial art of Hapkido, I'm clear that putting my hands on a woman leads to different consequences than the average woman putting her hands on me... and I'm absolutely fine with it. We must stop trying to deny the realities of male on female domestic violence. Hope Solo is the exception which proves the rule.
There is no long, abominable history of women beating men into submission under the cover of marriage in America. There is no example of a female U.S. federal judge beating her husband while he was on a 9-1-1 call and later refusing to resign. There is no great scourge of sexual assault on college campuses or in the military by women against men. There has yet to be a major university scandal of abuse against children perpetrated by women on the collegiate level as there was at Penn State. There has never been any need to define what "no" means to sexually protect men. How we arrived at this point is just as important as how we've chosen to handle it. The moment we begin to approach true fairness is the moment we start telling the truth and stop grading press releases and press conferences.
Fairness is not connected to treating women exactly as men without exception. Fairness is instead no longer letting men off the hook historically or presently for the abuse of women.
Pass the Equal Pay Act and then we can talk about fairness along gender lines. Bring an end to sexual assault of women in the military and on college campuses and then we can broach the gender "double-standard" discussion. Most importantly, stop trying to compare the dozens of domestic violence arrests of men against women in professional sports annually with the outliers to the contrary. It is then and only then will we be getting serious about fairness in the punishment of domestic violence in America.
Morris W. O'Kelly (Mo'Kelly) is host of "The Mo'Kelly Show" on KFI AM640. The Mo'Kelly Reportis a syndicated politics and entertainment journal. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and all commentary is welcome.
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It's that hit of I don't know what that elevates a dish to out-of-this-world, can't-stop-eating bliss.
And it means "pleasant savory taste" in Japanese.
Of course, we're talking about umami--the fifth taste that eludes and enchants us.
So much so that a few weeks ago here at TT HQ, we slipped into our lab coats (lie) and conducted a totally nonscientific tasting of 10 umami-rich ingredients (truth), then ranked them on a scale of one to infinity on our Umami Spectrum, above.
8. Shio koji: This super-funky Japanese seasoning, made from fermented rice, is just catching on with chefs in the States, like Nick Balla at San Francisco's Bar Tartine. Use it in grits or savory porridges.
9. Soy salt: Shoyu dried into crunchy flakes. Sprinkle it over crudo or a grilled steak for pure bliss.
10. Smoked shoyu: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the umamiest of them all? This cherry-wood-smoked soy sauce. Use it as a marinade or glaze for supremely smoky flavor.
Troubled team denies rumours that Leafield site shut downbr / Caterham have never scored a point in Formula Onebr /a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jul/02/tony-fernandes-sells-caterham-formula-one-team" title="" July 2014: Tony Fernandes sells team to consortium/apThe Caterham Formula One team said they are going ahead with preparations to race in Japan this weekend despite bailiffs seizing items from their factory on Wednesday./ppThe troubled team issued a statement before the race at Suzuka that condemned unfounded and unsubstantiated rumours concerning actions against 1MRT, the entrant and owner of Caterham F1./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/oct/01/caterham-formula-one-japan-grand-prix-bailiffs"Continue reading.../a
Troubled team denies rumours that Leafield site shut downbr / Caterham have never scored a point in Formula Onebr /a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/jul/02/tony-fernandes-sells-caterham-formula-one-team" title="" July 2014: Tony Fernandes sells team to consortium/apThe Caterham Formula One team said they are going ahead with preparations to race in Japan this weekend despite bailiffs seizing items from their factory on Wednesday./ppThe troubled team issued a statement before the race at Suzuka that condemned unfounded and unsubstantiated rumours concerning actions against 1MRT, the entrant and owner of Caterham F1./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/oct/01/caterham-formula-one-japan-grand-prix-bailiffs"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474817/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474817/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474817/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474817/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474817/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474817/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474817/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474817/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/208965474817/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747d0/sc/13/a2t.img" border="0"/
p Manuel Pellegrinis side need full points from CSKA gamesbr Coach faces uphill task to achieve clubs quarter-final target/ppManuel Pellegrini is in danger of falling short of Manchester Citys target of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals this season after a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/30/manchester-city-roma-champions-league-match-report" title=""the 1-1 home draw against Roma/a left them with only one point from two matches./ppa href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/17/bayern-munich-manchester-city-champions-league-match-report" title=""City lost 1-0 at Bayern Munich/a in their Group E opener before Tuesday evenings disappointing display at the Etihad Stadium. Now Pellegrinis side are playing catch-up, starting with the trip to play CSKA Moscow on 21 October./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/oct/01/manchester-city-manuel-pellegrini-cska-moscow-target"Continue reading.../a
p Manuel Pellegrinis side need full points from CSKA gamesbr Coach faces uphill task to achieve clubs quarter-final target/ppManuel Pellegrini is in danger of falling short of Manchester Citys target of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals this season after a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/30/manchester-city-roma-champions-league-match-report" title=""the 1-1 home draw against Roma/a left them with only one point from two matches./ppa href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/sep/17/bayern-munich-manchester-city-champions-league-match-report" title=""City lost 1-0 at Bayern Munich/a in their Group E opener before Tuesday evenings disappointing display at the Etihad Stadium. Now Pellegrinis side are playing catch-up, starting with the trip to play CSKA Moscow on 21 October./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/oct/01/manchester-city-manuel-pellegrini-cska-moscow-target"Continue reading.../aimg width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474816/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474816/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474816/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474816/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474816/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474816/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474816/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/208965474816/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/208965474816/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/3f0747cb/sc/13/a2t.img" border="0"/
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The problem is even worse for Latinos. In 2010 38.2 percent of Hispanic children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese, compared with 31.7 percent of all children those ages, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which focuses on a range of public health issues including childhood obesity.
FLOTUS is aware of the growing problem among the Latino community, and she addressed the issue in an interview with Huffpost Voces this week.
“Since childhood obesity among Hispanic children is higher than all other youth population segments, we know how important it is to help families in these communities lead healthier lifestyles,“ she told Huffpost Voces via e-mail.
To address the problem “Let’s Move” unveiled “MiPlato” in 2011. The Spanish version on “MyPlate” helps inform families about healthier options of the foods they consume.
“Companies like Goya have stepped up to support MiPlato and incorporate the MiPlato logo on their products to help make the healthy choice the easier choice for families,” said Obama.
This is just one of the many steps the First Lady has taken within the Latino community to help raise awareness to fight childhood obesity. As the keynote speaker at the 2013 National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) conference in New Orleans she spoke candidly about the danger obesity poses to Hispanics.