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August 15th, 2009
12:56 PM ET

More than one language

Soap star Victoria Rowell is well-known on stage and screen, but her real love may be writing. Her first book, "The Women Who Raised Me" details life as a foster child. Recently, the actress once again picked up her pen and wrote a narrative in, "Family Affair: What It Means to Be African-American."

She candidly details the "two languages" she says African-Americans speak. Our T.J. Holmes asked about that and more:

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  1. michael armstrong sr.

    Its just not a family affair with Buffy Jody and Mr. French trying to teach Mrs. Beasely how to talk jive but using the proper American vocabulary without trying to start a new alien language comunication is a very important tool in helping people in destress or making life or death desicions its OK for fun but not for profesional conversation our teachers go thru exstream mesures to abilitate us to proper launguage for the benifit of uniting our national security but there are those that reject our rules and safty to justify there race.

    August 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  2. Maurice Goulet

    One of the least reported issues in the health care industry is a solution to crossing language barriers which prevents proper care. Efficient patient-provider communication provides better care To patients. If we do not address the issue of language barriers, we can expect a serious gap in our ability to provide proper care. Why is it so difficult to provide translation services required by federal law? Private companies like are providing a solution, yet it is an unaddressed issue with the media.

    August 22, 2009 at 5:43 pm |