Why Are There So Many Single Black Women?

Mass Incarceration: What Caused The Dramatic Rise In Never Married African-Americans

Why are so many black women single?  Could this be due to structural racism? Mass Incarceration?  A system that disrupted black families, leaving Black women and children to fend for themselves in an increasingly hostile world.

In general, marriage is on the decline in America.  In 2016, 48% of all Americans married as opposed to 29% of African-Americans.
Approximately 1 in 2  of all African-Americans has never married as opposed to 1 in 3 of all Americans.

Black men marry white women at twice the rate that Black women marry White men.

  • In 2017, 15% of black men were married to non-black women while only 7% of black women were married to non-black men.
  • Of those with non-black spouses,  60%  of black men were married to White women while only 4% of black women were married to white men.

Curiously, in 2012 The U.S Census Bureau did a study on the history of marriage and discovered some surprising statistics.  From 1890 to 1960s,  African-Americans 35 and older were more likely to be married than White Americans.  Then in 1980 something changed.   The number of married African-Americans declined. The number of never-married African Americans began to climb, jumping from 10% in 1980 to 25% in 2010.

In the 1960-70’s mass incarceration began. The chart below shows how the rise in mass incarceration may be related to the dramatic rise in the number of never-married African-Americans.

Why are so many Black women single? Why was there a dramatic rise in never married African-Americans around the same time  mass incarceration started to take hold?   The data suggests a link.  Mass incarceration maybe playing a crucial role in breaking up African-American families,  sentencing many black women to single parenting or single life.  This observation needs further investigation to determine if an association exists.

Since a majority of black women will not consider dating a non-black man, what does that mean for the future of African-Americans as mass incarceration becomes the American way of life?  Was the war on drugs that led to mass incarceration intended to be a war on African American families?





Black Demographics

Marriage In Black America




Blacks Need To Step Up Their Responsibility


This is a video by @TJSotomayor where he lambasted  black people.  His despise for Black women  glaring.   Despite the biased rant, he made a valid point about blacks not adopting or willing to open their homes to state-owned or orphaned black children.  Something, he admired about the many whites who have.    Without actual stats, let’s presume this is true, why are whites adopting more black children than blacks?  Or is this true?

While I find his remarks offensive,  there was truth to his criticisms.   Do you agree with him?  Do you think Blacks should stop pointing fingers at whites and start helping each other?  Let’s hear your thoughts.

All thoughts accepted without comments.


Controversy over shocking people with autism, behavioral disorders




Controversy over shocking people with autism, behavioral disorders


Jennifer Msumba is on the autism spectrum. For seven years, she was treated at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts, where she received painful electric shocks aimed at modifying her behavior. She describes being strapped, spread-eagle to a restraint board and shocked multiple times before she left the center in 2009.


“It’s not humane, you don’t even feel like a person, you have wires all over your body,” said Msumba. “I would get five or ten shocks for just doing one thing.”

Asked what that was like, Msumba responded, “Being underground in Hell.”


His mother, Cheryl McCollins, says Andre was shocked for not taking off his coat, and then repeatedly shocked for tensing his muscles, and for screaming during the shocks, which JRC calls “applications.”


Controversy over shocking people with autism, behavioral disorders


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Comment: Call For More Information On Age-Related Memory Loss

Comment: Call For More Information On Age-Related Memory Loss



Reblog:  https://failuretolisten.com/2014/07/20/major-cause-of-age-related-memory-loss/

Comment From Mary:

Please keep me updated on all this information. This information can help so many people I know.

Please send me all the lab tests and other tests so I can make these recommendations. So many people are so stressed they they are in early stages if Alsheimers. I thing it is party

Just memory lost due to age

Let me know what tests need to be taken to find out. Please also what you would suggest to those to keep their memory as long as possible.
Thank you for your knowledge and time. This is a very important to so many people.


This is great news and reason for hope that age does not cause Alzheimer’s disease. The authors state, Alzheimer’s is distinct from age related memory loss, which is reversible.  This is preliminary, and already successful screening therapies that reverse age related memory loss in  rodents found.

Keep in mind the only finding was a suggestion. In addition, the study was post-mortem, performed on brains thought to have age-related dementia.

Study found one of unknown number of proteins involved in age-related dementia. Good news is multiple potential therapeutic interventions.

Hippocampus is an important area for memory, learning, and even depression. Age related dementia is a disorder associated with dysfunction in a sub-region of the hippocampus also affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s causes loss of neurons in the entorhinal cortex (EC), a region of the brain that provides major input neuron pathways to the hippocampus. This input affects the sub-region of the hippocampus affected by age-related dementia, dentate gyrus

The above is a nice explanation for the similarity of symptoms —early memory loss.    This study is compelling evidence that not all loss of memory is Alzheimer’s disease.  Age-related memory loss localized to dysfunctions in the sub-region of the hippocampus, dentate gyrus is reversible.  Evidently, researchers identified many effective SCREENING therapeutic interventions in RODENTS for age related dementia one of them is RbAp48.

Caution : Questions Remain on How to apply this information clinically?

1. How to distinguish clinically between age-related memory loss and early Alzheimer’s disease in humans remains unclear?
The article did not perform functional MRIs on humans [as this was a post-mortem test tube and animal study]

Will Early Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss have similar functional MRI patterns in the initial stages of Alzheimer’s?


Are protein abnormalities, such as  RbAp48, in age-related memory loss unique  to this type of memory loss?  Are these proteins produced in the dentate gyrus  associated with other  pathologies,  starting with  diseases noted post-mortem?

2. What are the toxicities of RbAp48? As this was a post-mortem study toxic effects on humans are unknown; however, what are the toxicities in rodents?  These proteins produce other effects, what are the toxic effects of these proteins?

Below is a copy of the Phases of Clinical Trials

Found at: ClinicalTrials.gov – Clinical Trial Phases (There are some variations)


ClinicalTrials.gov – Clinical Trial Phases

Question: What are clinical trial phases?

Clinical trials are conducted in a series of steps, called phases – each phase is designed to answer a separate research question.

  • Phase I: Researchers test a new drug or treatment in a small group of people for the first time to evaluate its safety, determine a safe dosage range, and identify side effects.
  • Phase II: The drug or treatment is given to a larger group of people to see if it is effective and to further evaluate its safety.
  • Phase III: The drug or treatment is given to large groups of people to confirm its effectiveness, monitor side effects, compare it to commonly used treatments, and collect information that will allow the drug or treatment to be used safely.
  • Phase IV: Studies are done after the drug or treatment has been marketed to gather information on the drug’s effect in various populations and any side effects associated with long-term use.

Additional Resource Information on clinical trials can be found at http://clinicaltrials.gov/info/resources


This study appears to be a pre-clinical study. Preclinical studies are animal studies or test tube studies intended to show efficacy, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics using a wide range of dosages.

In addition, the article’s  discussion of clinical efficacy of RbAp48 in age related dementia suggested the introduction of new drugs aimed at age-related memory loss.

Please remember the underlying thesis for these drugs.   Look for  Toxicity and Pharmacokinetics of RbAp48 and other similar drugs to be used for age-related memory loss.

Pharmacokinetics are the effects on a living human body of a drug from the moment of ingestion to elimination of the drug. Hopefully, other studies will follow that shed light on toxicity and pharmacokinetics before RbAp48 is used on healthy human subjects.

{The findings of many drug studies are not accessible to the public partly because subscription fees, unreasonably high, prevent access. }

In summary, pre-clinical studies form the basis of Phase 1 studies, performed on Healthy volunteers.

This study will guide future studies and give hope that not all memory loss is Alzheimer’s disease– in other words, progression to severe disabilities and death are not inevitable.

Also, this study informs radiologists, neurologists, internists and other physicians to look more closely at regions of the hippocampus, in particular the dentate gyrus sub-region  and the entorhinal cortex region of the brain, in diagnosing memory loss.

There is hope for those with age-related memory loss.


Sources Mentioned:



Reblog:  https://failuretolisten.com/2014/07/20/major-cause-of-age-related-memory-loss/

2.  Hippocampus


3. ClinicalTrials.gov – Clinical Trial Phases


4. FAQ: ClinicalTrials.gov – What is ClinicalTrials.gov?


ClinicalTrials.gov is an easy-to-use Web site that provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical trials. You can find specific clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
Each record provided in ClinicalTrials.gov lists the following:
• Disease or condition and experimental treatments studied
• Title, description, and design of study
• Requirements for participation
• Locations where the study is available
• Contact information
• Links to relevant information at other health Web sites, such MedlinePlus and PubMed
Additional Resource Information on clinical trials can be found at http://clinicaltrials.gov/info/resources
Related Questions:
ClinicalTrials.gov questions

FMS Global News


Study points to possible treatments and confirms distinction between memory loss due to aging and that of Alzheimer’s

From the News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton

Source Newsroom: Columbia University Medical Center

Newswise — NEW YORK, NY — A team of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers, led by Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel, MD, has found that deficiency of a protein called RbAp48 in the hippocampus is a significant contributor to age-related memory loss and that this form of memory loss is reversible.

The study, conducted in postmortem human brain cells and in mice, also offers the strongest causal evidence that age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease are distinct conditions.

The findings were published today in the online edition of Science Translational Medicine.

“Our study provides compelling evidence that age-related memory loss is a syndrome in its own right, apart from Alzheimer’s. In…

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911 The New Number to Call For Revenge


911 is the number we call for emergencies. 911 is now the number called to seek revenge….of course out of concern.  Next time you seek revenge– don’t–call 911 and let the cops do it.

Cops always believe the caller despite common sense. Common sense is reserved for white  folks not us black sloths. This was the most frightening experience in my own home.

Fortunately, my youngest was home to save me or else a bunch of white folks would have destroyed my reputation, credibility and in the end scarred me for LIFE if they did not kill me first.

Stay away from Doctors…many are DANGEROUS when concerned.


I  was cuffed  for Hypoglycemia  and almost  shot.  Shot  had I tried to leave my own home or tell those heavily armed cops to get the F*ck out of my house. There was no EMT  only cops with  rifles and other weapons….Fortunately I have a 31 minute video tape of this incident.

I texted   a former friend:  “I can’t think well..I am going to rest. ”  That is what started this horror show.

Those rifles were not for show.   And the  technology does not exists for guns to check blood sugars.

Furthermore, I was awake, alert, could drink and eat.

Rifles  and semi-automatic weapons were overkill for the the above quote.   I guess weapons are necessary for   OBEDIENCE and to KILL. They came prepared to kill me that is for sure.  I saw it in that female cops’ eyes.  Those cops ATTACKED my son as he attempted to stop them from putting their hands on me–All because  a white person was concerned.   Concerned I wasn’t behind bars?

A near-miss–I could have ended up  like Wayne Arnold Jones– unarmed BLACK man murdered, shot 23 times by 5 WHITE police officers.  The kitchen knives in my kitchen would be considered weapons but not the cops unwelcome presence and their  unwelcome assault rifles in my home. Yes, it would not have taken much to have those   4 cops fire away at my dead body using their new rifles for target practice then turn to my son.

This was a close call  and a scary one. Next time I will remember 911 is for revenge not emergencies.

Partner with your local police department for revenge by calling 911…

It works!

Remember Next  time you seek revenge:  Don’t!   Call 911 and let the cops do it for you.

(31 minute video to upload private)

– part 2-

Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

Farewell to Exclusivity and Tokenism


It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.


Yesterday, I was un-invited to an ACA event that day–apparently, Issued too many invitations and my presence irrelevant–Invitation one month ago and a second confirmation of attendance over 1 week ago….

I am disappointed!   This event attended and presented by the same people (and their protégés) is the biggest problem in medicine affecting medical care for everyone– perpetuating  vicious cycles of failed programs and ideas– The problem of  Exclusivity.  Exclusivity and diversity do not complement or work well with each other.   This mutually unique opportunity for  networking and leadership was  denied.    The problem with exclusivity is ACCESS.  Yesterday, I was denied access….unfortunately, this occurs often to people of color.  #POC

Harvard School of Public Health  did not practice what it preached.  I was prepared to teach  them:  Impart wisdom to the decision makers with formal authority.  Did they  not know physicians are important stakeholders?

Did they forgot my contributions to HSPH   during my first 4 months?

Did they  understand  how physically and emotionally ill I felt on returning to HSPH   following a 17 hour nightmare of cruelty and denigration  at Tufts Medical Center Emergency Department?

This culture says, who cares?  Diversity is paramount to appreciation and comprehension of   health.  Diversity begins with acceptance and comprehension of language.  Language is the means we use to communicate  thoughts, experiences and ideas –our cultures.  It is no measure of health when everyone has to adjust to a society that is profundly sick.


The mindset of  medicine and public health is not diverse but rather stifling and very biased.  The  same voices in different roles. Essentially, the same actors and a few selected actresses wear different hats and hold all key positions of FORMAL authority.    This is called change and leadership.

Medicine does not value diversity and that is reflected in its culture and Continued Failure to Listen….resulting in lack of diversity along with increased morbidity and mortality of excluded groups.


Below is a letter that marks the end of my affiliation with medical care.

I will not attend this conference or any other claiming to care for patients when real patients are not represented and ….

Will there be People of Color presenting? The images do not show anyone like me. Last year I attended and enjoyed the conference but felt frustrated and disappointed by the lack of depth and diversity.

As I suspect the same, I will pass my ticket onto a colleague who is more your target. It is shameful medicine ( I will not say healthcare because there is nothing healthy or caring about our current system) remains exclusive even to the point of patient advocates.

I can’t be part of this atmosphere of exclusivity and tokenism.

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.




When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely – the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti