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BLACKS EYE OBAMA'S JOBS SPEECH
September 08, 2011
Ahead of President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress tonight, Black California Congresswoman Maxine Water's is putting the pressure on the president to make clear just what it is he plans to do to help the communities suffering the most in this bad economy. In a statement issued today, Waters challenged the president to, "spend as much energy working to create jobs in the black community as he is campaigning for votes in one of the whitest states in the nation." ...
Few Blacks Wear Seatbelts
September 06, 2011
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the No. 1 leading cause of unintentional injury death for all Blacks is motor vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Blacks ages 1 to 14. Of those killed while passengers in a vehicle, 52 percent of Black children were not restrained at the time of the crash. Though wearing a seat belt is the best way to avoid injury, ...
Study To Investigate Causes Of Breast Cancer In Blacks
August 31, 2011
UNC scientist Robert Millikan will partner with Christine Ambrosone, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Julie R. Palmer, of Boston University, in the most ambitious study to date of breast cancer among younger Black women. Data from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Carolina Breast Cancer Study demonstrated that Black women under the age of 45 are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive types ...
Study Gives Clues To High Rate Of Hypertension In Blacks
August 30, 2011
A study published this month in Vascular Health and Risk Management examined a key difference in the way that cells from Blacks respond to inflammation. Tis discovery could provide an answer to why this group is disproportionately affected by hypertension, something that has eluded scientists for many years. Lead author Michael Brown ...
Study: Blacks At Higher Risk For Death From Stroke
September 01, 2011
Blacks and country folk outside the so-called “stroke belt” are at higher risk for stroke death than other populations, a large new study finds. A stroke occurs every 40 seconds somewhere in the United States, but little has been known about whether stroke mortality disparities exist outside an 11-state region in southeast United States known as the stroke belt. ...
Team To Conduct Largest Ever Study Of Breast Cancer In Blacks
August 25, 2011
A multidisciplinary team is coming together in the largest study to date on breast cancer in Black women. The team will investigate why Black women are more likely than those of European descent to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age, and with poor prognoses. Supported by a five-year, $19.3 million award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), scientists from the Slone Epidemiology Center ...
Study Reveals Pathway Of Kidney Failure In Blacks
August 26, 2011
An Emory University study released today found that Blacks are four times more likely to develop kidney failure than whites. The study found that a condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and spill protein into the urine contributes to this increased risk. Investigators analyzed information from 27,911 ...
Women's Conference Tackles Reproductive Health Of Blacks
August 25, 2011
Next month, Black Women for Wellness will host its 12th Annual Conference entitled POWER SHIFT: Gathering our Forces, Kicking up Sand, Lifting our Fists, Protecting our Wombs. The conference will begin on Wednesday, September 28, in Culver City, California. The focus of the conference is to provide an open forum ...
Giving Birth Increases Cancer Risks For Blacks
August 26, 2011
Results from the Black Women's Health Study show two or more full-term births are linked to a higher incidence of certain breast cancers in Black women, but only in those who did not breast-feed The study is being reported online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. "African-American women are more likely to have had a greater number of full-term births and less likely to have breastfed their babies," said lead author Julie R. Palmer, ScD, professor of epidemiology at the Slone Epidemiology ...
Study To Look At Hereditary Prostate Cancer In Blacks
August 23, 2011
Creighton University’s Hereditary Cancer Center, has received a three-year, $731,278 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the role heredity plays in prostate cancer among Blacks. “Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States,. African American men have two times the occurrence of prostate cancer as do Caucasian men and suffer a significantly higher ...
Soft Infant Bedding Still Used By Blacks
August 22, 2011
Researchers at Children’s National Medical Center have found that many Black parents use soft bedding for their infants, despite evidence showing that it should be avoided to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The study was led by Rachel Moon, MD, a pediatrician and SIDS researcher at Children’s National ...
PHILLY CURFEW ANGERS BLACKS
August 22, 2011
Black Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a Friday and Saturday night curfew for those under 18 will be extended until school begins in two weeks. On Aug. 8, Nutter announced a 9 p.m. curfew in the downtown and university areas after flash mobs of mostly black youth engaged in random attacks on people as well as property damage. Despite a weekend of protests from members of the community who claim the curfew targets Blacks, the mayor credited support from parents and business owners for the success of the curfew. Protestors called ...
Study: Blacks Win Fewer Research Grants
August 18, 2011
A study commissioned by the government found medical researchers who are black are about one-third less likely than their white colleagues to win grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health The findings will be published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science. “It is striking and very disconcerting,” said Donna K. Ginther ...
Giving Birth Linked To Cancer In Blacks
August 16, 2011
Black women are at higher risk for hormone receptor-negative breast cancer, one of the most difficult subtypes to treat, but this risk could be ameliorated somewhat by breast-feeding their children. “African-American women are more likely to have had a greater number of full-term births and less likely to have breast-fed their babies,” said Julie Palmer, Sc.D., professor of epidemiology at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. “This study shows a clear link between that and hormone ...
Menthol Cigarettes Harder For Blacks To Quit
August 15, 2011
A new study from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and UMDNJ-School of Public Health concludes that menthol cigarettes are harder to quit than regular smokes. One of the key points of the research findings was that menthol was found to be generally more common among younger smokers and females. ...
BLACKS-BP PROBLEMS CONTINUE
August 15, 2011
A coalition that advocates for those who were harmed by the April 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Members of Operation People for Peace, are at the world headquarters of BP in the UK demanding compensation. The campaigners say blacks, the most vulnerable and disenfranchised claimants, are being overlooked in favor of those with political connections who have been compensated handsomely. The group submitted more than 10,000 claims and says ...
Young Blacks Twice As Likely To Die On Dialysis
August 12, 2011
A new study may change the way doctors treat their dialysis patients. Past research suggested that black patients on dialysis survive longer than whites, but a new study finds that this does not hold true for young black patients. In fact, young blacks are twice as likely to die while on dialysis. ...
Report: Blacks And Latinos Earn Less Than White Counterparts
August 11, 2011
African-Americans and Latinos earn less than their white counterparts, even if they are highly educated workers. Members of these groups who hold master’s degrees do not earn more during their lifetimes than whites with bachelor’s ...
Blacks Continue To Bear HIV Burden
August 03, 2011
The Center for Disease Control's first multi-year estimates released today from its national HIV incidence surveillance find that overall, the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States was relatively stable. Data show approximately 50,000 new infections each year between 2006 and 2009. However, HIV infections ...
Blacks Watch Most TV
August 02, 2011
New Nielsen data shows blacks watch considerably more TV than other demographic groups, while Asian-Americans watch notably less, although the group consumes the most online video on average. African-Americans watch an average of nearly 213 hours a month, topping the approximately ...
BLACKS QUESTION DEBT DEAL
August 01, 2011
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver is making headlines today for remarks he made about the Debt Ceiling Deal reached to avert a US government default. Cleaver said early reports of the new deal appeared to be “a sugar-coated Satan sandwich.” The Missouri Democrat said the CBC hadn’t yet made a formal declaration that the group would oppose it, “but this is a shady bill.” Cleaver took to the airwaves on Sunday ...
Scientists Discover Gene Behind Asthma Risks In Blacks
August 01, 2011
A new national collaboration of asthma genetics researchers has revealed a novel gene associated with the disease in African-Americans, according to a new scientific report. By pooling data from nine independent research groups looking for genes associated with asthma, the newly-created EVE Consortium identified a novel gene association specific to populations of African descent. In addition, the new study confirmed the significance of four gene associations recently reported by a European asthma genetics study. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, ...
Largest Ever Genetic Map Of Blacks Created
July 22, 2011
A consortium led by scientists at the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School has constructed the world's most detailed genetic map. A genetic map specifies the precise areas in the genetic material of a sperm or egg where the DNA from the mother and father has been reshuffled in order to produce this single reproductive cell. The biological process whereby this reshuffling occurs is known as "recombination." While almost every genetic map built so far has been developed from people of European ancestry ...
Study: Tomatoes May Prevent Prostate Cancer In Blacks
July 14, 2011
According to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, lycopene, a red pigment that gives tomatoes and certain other fruits and vegetables their color, could help prevent prostate cancer, especially in black men. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant, and some studies have shown that diets rich in tomatoes ...
Blacks Top NY Hate Crimes Victims
July 14, 2011
New York State experienced a slight increase in the number of reported hate crimes last year, according to a report released today by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The Hate Crime in New York State 2010 Annual Reportoffers a comprehensive, statewide look at reported hate crime ...
Blacks Laud New Pollution Rules
July 12, 2011
Ahead of the August release its Climate Justice Department's national report which will rank the nation’s 431 coal-fired power plants on how they affect low-income communities and communities of color, the NAACP is applauding The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) finalized rules that will cap toxic ...
Doctors Make Discovery In Blacks With Glaucoma
July 12, 2011
Measuring oxygen during eye surgery, investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a reason that may explain why African-Americans have a higher risk of glaucoma than Caucasians. They found that oxygen levels are significantly higher in the eyes of African-Americans ...
Blacks Eye CA Redistricting Plan
July 11, 2011
The California Redistricting Commission (CRC) has been considering a move that would cripple African American political power. "The CRC's process as they develop the next round of maps would divide South Los Angeles ...
BLACKS WIN KATRINA SUIT
July 07, 2011
Black homeowners and two civil rights organizations today announced a settlement in a post-Hurricane Katrina housing discrimination lawsuit brought against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Louisiana regarding the "Road Home" program. ...
Are Blacks Afraid Of Science?
July 05, 2011
Over the years, Neil deGrasse Tyson has become perhaps the most recognized scientist in the country. As the host of PBS’ NOVA scienceNOW, and a regular guest on such popular shows as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Colbert Report and Jeopardy! the astrophysicist continues to bring his own brand ...
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