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  1. CEOs make double what NBA players doRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | WISW-AM Columbia

    ... and how to aim for the C-suite. It's the latest effort to try to close the wealth gap between Caucasian and African-American families. As a recent Urban Institute study pointed out, the average white family has 12 times the wealth of the average ...


  2. The embarrassing truth behind the conservative obsession with Obama's patriotismRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Switched

    Last week Rudy Giuliani caught some flak for suggesting President Obama doesn't love America. Rather than admit, like Giuliani himself did before making the comment that this was a horrible thing to say, the fine folks at Fox News have doubled down offering "proof" of how the president just doesn't love America as much as conservatives.


  3. Gene Correction Method to Treat Sickle Cell DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Health News Digest

    UCLA stem cell researchers have shown that a novel stem cell gene therapy method could one day provide a one-time, lasting treatment for the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States - sickle cell disease. Published today in the journal Blood, the study outlines a method that corrects the mutated gene that causes sickle cell disease and shows, for the first time, the gene correction method leads to the production of normal red blood cells.


  4. Mar 2, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Cross Roads News

    ... in Atlanta. Wells, 65, died Feb. 27 at Northside Hospital after a brief illness. She became the first African-American employee of the DeKalb Library System in 1974. She retired in 2007 after spending 17 years as the branch manager of the Wesley ...


  5. CEOs make double what NBA players doRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | WMDH-AM New Castle

    ... and how to aim for the C-suite. It's the latest effort to try to close the wealth gap between Caucasian and African-American families. As a recent Urban Institute study pointed out, the average white family has 12 times the wealth of the average ...


  6. Bad News, Democrats: Netanyahu's popularity rivals Obama'sRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Hot Air

    For weeks, those trapped within the Beltway echo chamber have reassured themselves that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to accept an invitation from congressional Republicans to address a joint session of the federal legislature was a significant strategic blunder of the first order . They insisted that Netanyahu's determination to take advantage of a GOP offer made without consulting the president would only further isolate the Israeli prime minister, politicize the Israeli-American relationship, and create a controversy in Israel that could result in a backlash against the prime minister and his party ahead of an upcoming general election.


  7. Williamson Countya s McLemore House celebrates Black History Month every monthRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WKRN

    Williamson County has its fair share of African-American history to celebrate this month at nowhere else other than Franklin's McLemore House. "When they did the research on Harvey McLemore and realized that he was one of the people that was successful during reconstruction after the Civil War and became a free man that is big.


  8. Here's What's Going on in the Harlem Dining SceneRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Village Voice

    It's not often that you hear neighborhood chefs or restaurateurs pondering "collective marketing strategies," but in New York's uber-competitive culinary scene, making sure your offerings are heard loudly and across as many markets as possible is the most sure-fire route to success. That doubles down when you're trying to get eaters to venture even further north than "Upper East" and "Upper West," like restaurateurs in Harlem.


  9. First Black NBA Player Dies During Black History MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Black Enterprise

    ... and Charles Oakley who took the New York Knicks to the 1994 NBA finals. But little is known about the first African-American to ever play for the NBA, Earl Lloyd. Both Mason and Lloyd passed away at the end of Black History Month. Mason died on ...


  10. Xavier ranks 3rd for number of African-American grads who get STEM PhDsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Xavier University ranks third in the United States for the number of African-American graduates who go on to obtain Ph.D.s in science, technology, engineering and math fields, according to a report by the National Science Foundation. The report, "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering," was released in January by the NSF's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.


  11. Kristi Capel makes business-as-usual return to Channel 8's morning newscastRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    A week after making national headlines by using a racially offensive term on the air, Kristi Capel returned to WJW Channel 8's morning newscast. And it was a business-as-usual 4:30-10 a.m. Monday run for the Cleveland anchor.


  12. Thumbnails 3/2/15Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    The Lazarus Effect is such a limp excuse for a horror movie that it cannot even get a rise out of a couple of kids "The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common.


  13. On the Market: Larry Gagosian Doesn't Want to Anyone to See His Harkness Mansion RenoRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The New York Observer

    The mayor would be remiss to sacrifice industrial zones for affordable housing, Crain's editorial board argues , because no housing is affordable without a job, and many of the better paying blue-collar jobs can be found in the industrial zones. And to squeeze out the industry there would do more to hurt than to help.


  14. Inequality, the Fight in Philadelphia, 1199 and Henry NicholasRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... (read Black) schools. To give you a glimpse of how dynamic racial questions have become, the city's largest African-American union and its most prominent political activist are endorsing a white man for mayor, because they believe he is best for a ...


  15. How can West Africa rebuild after Ebola?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Reuters

    How best to rebuild the three West African countries struggling with Ebola will be discussed in Brussels this week. As Hayley Platt reports Sierra Leone has the toughest job ahead - its once thriving economy has been ravaged by the disease.


  16. Lycopene May Ward Off Kidney Cancer in Older WomenRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Newswise

    A higher intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. A team led by Cathryn Bock, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of Oncology at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, made the conclusion after analyzing data from 96,196 women nationwide and in Detroit who enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative from 1993 to 1998 and were followed through July 2013 by participating initiative sites, including Wayne State University.


  17. Chicago's black voters key as Garcia battles to defeat Emanuel in mayoral raceRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    ... community that Hispanic supporters of Daley were favored in getting city jobs. But while in 2011 majority African-American wards gave overwhelming backing to Emanuel, who was previously President Barack Obama's chief of staff, some disillusionment ... 2 comments

  18. Black Ministers Welcome PM Netanyahu to CongressRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Canadian Content

    Washington, D.C . - Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu will address a joint session of congress on March 3rd, and in a political move, leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus are planning to skip the speech in protest of Speaker John Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu to do so.


  19. Whose history is women's history?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | OpEdNews

    As we segue from Black History Month into Women's History Month , the shift in images across the internet, on official sites, and in museums moves from black to white . Yet if we are to truly tell the her-stories of the women of this land, should we not start at the beginning with the women of the First Nations? As I searched through photographs in a variety of archives, there were many to choose from, but few even bothered to have a name for the portraits, which simply get titled "Indian woman" or "Native woman," or perhaps "Zuni woman."


  20. Black men less willing to be investigated for prostate cancerRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Science Daily

    The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. Until now it has been unclear why these disappointing outcomes exist.