- Faith & Family
It may not be the Tuskegee Experiment, but the CDC is investigating an outbreak of tuberculosis that has been exposed by journalists with the Palm Beach Post. Reports from the CDC say it’s the worst outbreak that they’ve seen in 20 years. As of April 2012, 13 deaths and 99 illnesses had been linked to the strain. The outbreak reaches as far north as Jacksonville and as far south as Miami. According to the Post, most of the victims were “poor Black men.” It’s believed that because they were either in homeless shelters, Jacksonville area jails or a mental health clinic, that some 3,000 others may have been exposed. Meanwhile, Governor Rick Scott recently closed a state hospital that specializes in TB. Was the public informed of this health crisis? NO!
Did he say that? We don’t want to call any names, but rumor has it that one of the candidates for county mayor said that he will put his “efforts” into the Hispanic community because “Blacks won’t vote in the primary.” He seems to believe that we’ll only turn out in November when Obama’s position is on the line. Let’s not fall victim to self-fulfilling prophecy. And let’s not be ignored. We urge all registered Blacks voters to get to the polls on August 14th.