Jazzy Davenport is a GMO staff writer and a student at Columbia College Chicago in pursuit of a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Journalism with concentration in Reporting and Writing Sports.
She can be reached at Editor@glossmagazineonline.com
After over 20 months of campaigning, primary season elections, national conventions, choosing running mates, participating in tough debates, and negative attacks, the presidential election season has finally come to an end. Crossing the finish line we have Democratic Senator, now President-Elect, Barack Obama from Illinois. Republican Senator John McCain from Arizona did come close on the popular vote, but in the end Obama won 364 Electoral College votes compared with McCain’s 162 votes (11 votes from Missouri are still withstanding according to reports.)
After 16 months of campaigning, the Democratic Party finally has a presumptive nominee, but it was not without a fight.
Diabetes has been running rapid through the African American community for some time now and there is still has no cure. According to the American Diabetes Association, African Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes than whites, affecting 13.3 percent of African Americans over the age of 20 and 25 percent over the age of 55.