A celebrity-studded national weight loss campaign targeting African Americans has gotten off to a healthy start. Headed up by Dr. Ian Smith, physician, diet expert and best-selling author, the “50 Million Pound Challenge” attracted participation from 25,000 people in the campaign's first week and a half. The effort kicked off Easter weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the first stop on a 14-city tour. Recording stars Patti LaBelle, Doug E. Fresh, Omarion and Yolanda Adams, as well ...

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