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Michele Lawrence, Caring By Mentoring African-American Boys - KYW Newsradio

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Michele Lawrence, Caring By Mentoring African-American Boys KYW Newsradio But three years ago, while attending a meeting at the School District of Philadelphia, she says her heart ached after hearing dire statistics about the future of young...
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Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music - PopMatters

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Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music
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Excerpted from “Black Hillbillies: African American Musicians on Old-Time Records, 1924-1932” (footnotes omitted) by Patrick Huber.
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Gantt Center hosts Kinsey Collection of African-American artifacts - Charlotte Observer

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Gantt Center hosts Kinsey Collection of African-American artifacts Charlotte Observer Beginning Saturday, Charlotte will host the largest-ever exhibition of objects from the Kinsey Collection, which represents 400 years of the African-American...
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New painting honors key Civil War moment for African Americans - Philly.com

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The Union League will soon unveil a painting of U.S. Colored Troops – trained in Philadelphia at Camp William Penn and shown in combat during the war.
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Can the GOP Win Over African-American Voters? - BET

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How Fast Food Companies Steal Workers’ Pay - COLORLINES

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Corporations like Burger King and Domino’s pay close attention to every detail of their franchisees business—except how they keep labor costs down.
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George Zimmerman's Father Says The 'True Racists' Are African-American - ThinkProgress

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George Zimmerman's Father Says The 'True Racists' Are African-American
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‘Tidal wave of women business leaders is coming’: Prediction of first female African American boss of a Fortune 500 company

‘Tidal wave of women business leaders is coming’: Prediction of first female African American boss of a Fortune 500 company | African American News Headlines | Scoop.it
Ursula Burns, the woman tipped to be the first boss of a Fortune 500 company, has said the business world would be foolish to ignore the large pool of talented women in America's colleges.

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Baseball striking out on attracting African-American youth - Utica Observer Dispatch

Baseball striking out on attracting African-American youth Utica Observer Dispatch The problem is, attracting other African-American, inner-city youths like Yearby to a sport that – from its highest level on down – seems to be suffering from a lack...
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National PTA installing first African American male president - Washington Post

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The National PTA is installing its first African American male and a veteran of the Iraq war as its president this weekend.
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'Will to Adorn' examines African American styles of dress, identity at ... - Washington Post

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OWN Dark Girls: Film About Dark-Skinned Black Women | Black ...

Will African American women ever tire of discussing the inherent problems of being born with dark skin instead of light skin?
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'Question Bridge' Project Inspires Dialogue Among African-American Men - Mashable

'Question Bridge' Project Inspires Dialogue Among African-American Men Mashable The Question Bridge project, a multimedia art initiative meant to "represent and redefine Black male identity in America," has taken to Kickstarter with Question Bridge...
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African-American Families More Affected by Food Insecurity - BET

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BET African-American Families More Affected by Food Insecurity BET While on one hand this country suffers from an obesity epidemic, it's also important to point out that 50 million Americans are food insecure — lacking the means to buy groceries...

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With so many families accepting a "job" to have some income, this is not suprising

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Christine Szalay-Kudra's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:22 AM

Almost a third of black children face hunger (and an eighth of white children) according to new research, which is a very sobering number. There is something very wrong when a country suffers from an obesity epidemic and starvation at the same time. These issues vary from city to city and from state to state, and it is nothing that can be solved overnight unfortunately.

 

The saddest thing is it is not just the adults worrying about how to feed the family. It is heartbreaking when you realize one in three black kids in the US has the burden of hunger on their own shoulders. How sad that small kids have to worry about whether or not the family will be able to afford dinner or not.

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More than 20% of African American Women Carry Inherited Mutations in at Least One Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene

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"A genomic profiling study of African American women with breast cancer found that about one in five carries an inherited abnormality in at least 1 of 18 genes associated with breast cancer susceptibility. Such mutations were more prevalent among women with aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, early onset disease, and a family history of breast and ovarian cancer. The findings, presented at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting (Abstract CRA1501), suggest that broader genetic screening with next-generation sequencing may be beneficial for these women and their family members."


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will this lead to more black women wrestling with the decision Angella recently faced?

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Susan Zager's curator insight, June 10, 2013 7:37 PM

To see the abstract go to: http://meetinglibrary.asco.org/content/116465-132


"Key Points in this article:

  • A genomic profiling study of African American women with breast cancer found that about one in five carries an inherited abnormality in at least 1 of 18 genes associated with breast cancer susceptibility.
  • Compared to other ethnic groups, African American women have increased rates of early onset and aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, as well as poorer survival once diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Next-generation sequencing assays, like BROCA, which allow assessment of multiple genes, would be useful in assessing African American women, who have a great diversity of inherited mutations."