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  1. Health is Wealth: 5 Deadly Health Issues for African AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Weekend

    "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane," Martin Luther King, Jr. once said. Did you know African Americans face-alarming differences in health compared to all other racial and ethnic groups? Among African Americans, factors contributing to poor health outcomes, as reported by the CDC, include lack of access to health care, discrimination, cultural, linguistic and literacy barriers. 19 comments

  2. Ohio settles civil rights groups' lawsuit over early votingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Civil-rights groups settled their legal dispute with Ohio's elections chief on Friday over actions that trimmed early voting opportunities in the political battleground state. The agreement between Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and the Ohio Chapter of the NAACP and other plaintiffs maintains elimination of the so-called "golden week" in which individuals could both register and vote, but adds voting opportunities on multiple Sundays and during evenings.


  3. Wnet Reintroduces Its Massive Film & Video Archives at the Acsil Footage Expo 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | PR Log

    PRLog - April 17, 2015 - WASHINGTON -- WNET, the flagship public television producer and broadcaster in New York City, is using the ACSIL FOOTAGE EXPO 2015 to reintroduce its vast archives to the creative community. The archives span nearly 60 years, from the pioneering days of National Educational Television , the production and distribution company that funded and commissioned the great majority of national public media content prior to the establishment of PBS, to the present.


  4. Why Kids Are Hitting Puberty Earlier Than EverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | US News & World Report

    ... six months to two years earlier than what research in previous decades had documented, particularly among African-American children. There are two types of of precocious puberty, explains Dr. A. Pinar Cemeroglu, a pediatric endocrinologist at Helen ...


  5. Requiem for a Demolished Harlem ShrineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | City Limits

    Stripped of dignity, the unidentifiable remains of the Renaissance Casino & Ballroom, a historically important black cultural mecca once known as "The Aristocrat of Harlem," are removed by wrecking machinery with the property's former owner, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, framed in the background. If one walks along Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in Harlem today, they will see, for the first time in over 90 years, a vacant lot on the east side of the thoroughfare between West 137th and West 138th Streets.


  6. alyssa_rosenbergRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Washington Post

    Nostalgia's in the air lately, whether it's inspired by the revitalization of the "Star Wars" franchise or a spike in remakes of classic and semi-classic sitcoms. So I'm curious: What pop culture takes you most powerfully back to your childhood? a " Why Is TV's '90s Reboot Boom Ignoring All the Great Black Comedies of That Era? " by Dee Lockett : As someone who asked NBC executives whether they'd consider making a show like "Living Single" again the first time she went to the Television Critics Association press tour, I am firmly in agreement with everything Lockett writes here.


  7. Early voting hours to be expanded with lawsuit settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Columbus Dispatch

    Secretary of State Jon Husted and groups including the Ohio NAACP reached a settlement on a federal election law lawsuit that maintains the shorter early voting period approved by Republicans last year, but also expands weekend voting. "Ohioans are the winners here," said Freda Levenson, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, which represented the groups suing the state.


  8. Israel's new Arab political party ponders its pathRead the original story

    Friday | Journal Gazette

    Many people in Israel don't know the village of Iqrit exists. In fact, not much of it does exist anymore: If you follow a small, unmarked dirt path up a steep hill near the Israeli border with Lebanon, you'll only find a modest church, a cemetery and impressive views.


  9. On the Move: Deesha Dyer Named White House Social SecretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Black Enterprise

    On April 16th, the White House announced that 37-year-old Deesha Dyer would become the Obama administration's third social secretary, and second African American woman in history to hold the esteemed position. Dyer, who's a native of Philadelphia, first came to the White House in 2009 as a 31-year-old intern in the Office of Scheduling and Advance.


  10. Multnomah County leaders begin reviewing 2015-16 budget prioritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Oregonian

    Multnomah County Chairwoman Deborah Kafoury and Commissioners Loretta Smith and Judy Shiprack listen to county staff before voting to approve the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge as the site for a $250 million courthouse. Funding for the new courthouse will be discussed as county leaders head into budget season.


  11. Wayne State developing new approaches for early diagnosis of Alzheimer'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | EurekAlert!

    Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer's earliest signs. The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment and a subjective sense that mental function is getting worse.


  12. Writing the wrongsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Real Change

    "Writing Contemporary Issues," the title of a new course at Richard Hugo House, is arguably an understatement. Try "Writing society's most divisive topics while getting people to listen," or "Talking about social justice when you're white and straight," or "Broaching humanities most pressing problems," for a start.


  13. Blacks Only: Indiana School District Bans White Grade School Kids from Field Trips to CollegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Right Wing News

    ... ird graders to have the opportunity to think of themselves as college students," G. David Moss, director of African-American student and parent services, told WBND.


  14. CNN: Clippers sold for $2 billion from Sterling family trustRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2014 | WGN-TV Chicago

    ... the charges of racism. He thinks of himself as an exemplary owner with a 33-year history of supporting the African-American community, Blecher said. "He wants to be vindicated. He doesn't want his tombstone to say, 'Here lies Donald Sterling, ...


  15. Homophobia within the LGBT communityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2009 |

    It may sound odd, but there is homophobia within the LGBT community. It happens when persons are in the closet, or because of their religious beliefs.


  16. Health disparities persist for African-AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2009 |

    Despite the fact that the first African-American has been elected president of the United States, equality in health care for all races has not been achieved in America. While the current recession has led to the loss of employer-sponsored health care for many Americans, blacks and Hispanics are more likely to be uninsured than whites nationally and in Michigan.


  17. Expanding the pattern for black actresses in all-female a oeBlood QuiltaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Washington Post

    Meeya Davis plays Amber in "The Blood Quilt" by Katori Hall at Arena Stage. The play includes an all-female team of actors and directors.


  18. 'Flyin' West' worth the trip for touching tale of historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Maryland Gazette

    From left, Lolita Marie as Fannie, Kecia Campbell as Sophie and Darius McCall in "Flyin' West," on stage through April 25 at Bowie Playhouse. At Bowie Playhouse, a largely unknown history is being told in Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West" - the establishment and growth of the all-black Kansas town of Nicodemus, where in 1898 many of its homesteaders were women working their own land.


  19. Gwyneth Paltrow fails $29 Food Stamp ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | I4U Future Technology News

    Gwyneth Paltrow failed to complete the $29 food stamp dare in a miserable manner. One can only guess that the culinary habits of the rich and famous are hard to break.


  20. Obesity Is a Risk Factor for Prostate CancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that obesity can be a risk factor for prostate cancer. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that obesity can be a risk factor for prostate cancer, particularly in African American men, although the exact reason for the link is unknown.