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Rangel Explains Health Care Reform In Harlem
November 04, 2010
Latinos For Reform Explains "Don't Vote' Ad
October 22, 2010
Report Explains Effects Of Immigration On WIC
September 30, 2010
Attitudes About Breastfeeding Explains Disparities Among Black Women
March 25, 2010
New Report Explains Charter Schools' Political Success Is Civil Rights Failure
February 04, 2010
LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS EXPLAINS MOST END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE RISK IN AFRICAN AMERICANS
October 30, 2009
Attorney Sharon L. Browne explains the details and importance of a widely watched Voting Rights Act case via podcast
June 17, 2009
Financial literacy and estate planning workshops offered in Great Plains and Oklahoma
April 02, 2009
High Blood Pressure in Part Explains Black, White Breast Cancer Mortality Disparity, Study Finds
March 13, 2009
BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT SOARS
September 02, 2011
The Labor Department released the August jobs report today showing that while unemployment figures remained unchanged from July's 9.1 percent. Black unemployment climbed to 16.7 percent. This is the highest its been since 1984. The unemployment rate for Black males rose a whole percentage point to 18.0 percent and the rate for Black youths aged 16–19 jumped from 39.2 to 46.5 percent. ...
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 ...
How Race Played Role In Post-Emancipation Era Hangings
August 19, 2011
An examination of post-emancipation executions in the South is revealing how race played a significant and under-examined role in executions. Annulla Linders, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of sociology, will present the research on Aug. 21, at the 106th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Las Vegas. Linders combed through newspaper archives in the Library of Congress ...
August Is Black Business Month
August 09, 2011
August, which is National Black Business Month, is a good time for American businesses to confront the reality that supplier diversity should be a top strategic priority, not simply a corporate citizenship obligation, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Senior Advisor James H. Lowry, coauthor of Minority Business Success: Refocusing on the American Dream (Stanford Business Books, 2011). "Black Business Month is the right time to remember that minorities will become the majority ...
New Orleans PD Under Fire In Corruption Case
July 18, 2011
In New Orleans’ federal courthouse, five police officers are currently facing charges of killing unarmed black civilians who were escaping floods from the failed levees that buckled during Hurricane Katrina. The police are also charged with conspiring to cover up their crimes. Local sources say, ...
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 ...
Do Dark Skinned Black Women Get Harsher Sentences?
July 11, 2011
Colin Powell said it, Sen. Harry Reid hinted at it about President Barack Obama, and black folks have known it for hundreds of years. There are advantages to being a light-skinned black person in the United States. Online news magazine The Root reports, research on those advantages isn't new ...
First Black To Head March Of Dimes
June 21, 2011
LaVerne Council, a longtime March of Dimes volunteer leader and Board member, was elected as the first black chair of the organization's national Board of Trustees. Council is only the second woman to head the 73-year-old national organization. ...
SBA Honors National Small Business Champions
May 20, 2011
These small business owners and leaders of small business support organizations were recognized today for their outstanding support of entrepreneurs. ...
Cornel West Blasts Obama
May 19, 2011
The well-known Princeton professor and author calls the president a “black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.” ...
Study Links Anti-Flame Chemicals To Mental Harm In Latino Farm Children
May 11, 2011
We wanted to focus on environmental exposure in children’s development, and the best approach to do that is to look at early exposures, starting with pregnancy. ...
Study Outlines Housing Affordability By Race
May 11, 2011
Half of all homes sold last year were not affordable to the almost half of all Hispanics and African Americans based on median incomes. ...
MINORITY COLLEGE DILEMMA
May 11, 2011
Blacks With Bulimia
May 09, 2011
"Our community doesn't talk about this stuff," says Armstrong, who chronicled her battle in the 2009 memoir. ...
Rights Orgs File Amicus Brief In CA Prop 8 Challenge
May 05, 2011
"California law does not permit the unelected proponents of a constitutional initiative to step into the state's shoes." ...
Sickle Cell News Round-Up
April 28, 2011
Sickle Cell disease is a genetic blood disorder that affects over 80,000 people in the US and millions worldwide. ...
Calls To Oust EPA Civil Rights Head
April 27, 2011
The person hired to "fix" the office, Mr. DeLeon, has had numerous complaints filed against him by women. epa civil rights head under fire ...
Morehouse College To Defend Minority College Golf Title
April 27, 2011
The 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Brown Capital Management will once again feature nearly 200 athletes from minority-serving institutions. ...
Harvard Divinity School Names New Asst Prof Of Black Religions
April 13, 2011
Walton's scholarly work is grounded in the progressive strand of the African American religious tradition. ...
USDA Announces Nat'l Tribal Nutrition Program
April 11, 2011
“We are committed to working with Tribal nations to improve the nutrition and health on Indian Reservations and tribal lands,” Vilsack said. ...
Scarlett Johansson Releases PSA For Planned Parenthood
April 08, 2011
Johansson joins more than 800,000 women, men, and teens in standing with Planned Parenthood by signing an open letter to Congress. ...
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