Friday, July 8, 2011

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African-American - News July 8, 2011

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New Hope For Triple Negative Breast Cancer
New Hope For Triple Negative Breast Cancer (WUSA-TV Washington)
It strikes younger women and African-American women in greater numbers, and none of the cancer drugs currently on the market have any effect on it.

Obesity rate bulges in Mass. (Business Journal)
If it seems like more of your neighbors are overweight, and you live in Massachusetts, you're probably onto something.

Black seaman's 1861 heroics recalled in new film (The Miami Herald)
The Union's first black hero of the Civil War wasn't one of the African-American soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, famously depicted in the 1989 film 'Glory,' but rather a merchant ship's cook who took up arms to prevent being sold into slavery after a Confederate raider captured his vessel.

NAACP blasts CNN: No African-American anchors in prime time (Sunherald)
CNN's newly announced prime-time news lineup has come under fire by the NAACP, which claims the slate continues a multi-network trend that excludes African Americans from prime-time slots as anchors and hosts.

Wake's Tata, NAACP's Barber meeting
Wake's Tata, NAACP's Barber meeting (NBC 17)
Wake County school superintendent Tony Tata is meeting today with the Rev. William Barber of the NAACP.

Feds: Only 7 Oregon high schools had any African Americans in calculus class (OregonLive)
Former Jefferson High Principal Cynthia Harris visited a math class in 2008. Jefferson High, with the second-highest African American enrollment in Oregon, didn't offer calculus during 2009-10, according to new federal civil rights data.

40% of Michigan babies born to single women, study finds (Lansing State Journal)
The percentage of babies born in Michigan to unmarried mothers rose significantly during the last decade, but fewer teens are giving birth, a new study shows.

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