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Why The Suspcicion Around Brandy’s Weight Gain Is Symbolic of Our “Body Goals” Obsession

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Brandy’s interview with True Exclusives  By Brenda Alexander Brandy has always been thin. Like no curves, straight up and down, pencil thin. So when pictures of a relatively thicker Brandy started surfacing, people speculated she was pregnant. She denied she was with child but the rumors persisted, as if her added pounds couldn’t be voluntary, or something more serious like…

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Obesity and Black Women: These Activists Get To The Root Of The Epidemic

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Photo: Annabel Mehran By Ebony F. Obesity in America has reached epidemic levels, and according to a Special Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Obesity a few years back, African-American women are at the helm of this alarming trend. Statistics show that four out of every five black women are overweight, and one out of four middle-aged black women are living with diabetes. We are facing a…

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