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Since 1619, when the first slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia, African Americans have played a role in shaping our nation. [Read More]
Boston University has found that the life expectancy of African Americans has lowered by more than 4-years due to gun violence. [Read More]
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Following a failed Senate bid in Texas, Beto O'Rourke has gained momentum for a possible presidential bid. The Democrat appears to be getting support from... [Read More]
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An unapologetic activist, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., left his mark on Congress during his 12 terms in the House of Representatives. Viewed by his Harlem... [Read More]
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Hello, Sewickley! If you like your history with a little local flavor, come to the Western Pennsylvania Civil War Roundtable meeting tomorrow from 7:30 to... [Read More]
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Microsoft wants to ensure the technology which has higher error rates for African Americans, does not invade personal privacy or become a tool for discrimination... [Read More]
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Former Chief Frank Nucera is accused of grabbing the handcuffed teen from behind and slamming his head into a metal doorjamb at a Bordentown hotel... [Read More]
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When she first registered to vote, in 1942, Rosanell Eaton rode a mule-drawn wagon to the county courthouse in North Carolina where she was greeted... [Read More]
The MSU College of Human Medicine has joined a long-standing partnership with the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University and the Institute of Social... [Read More]
Rosanell Eaton led a lawsuit that repealed voting restrictions on African-Americans in North Carolina. She died Saturday at 97. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rev.... [Read More]
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The Virginia paramedic uses a racist slur for African-Americans, calling them "dindus." In his world - the world of open white supremacists - that's supposed... [Read More]
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Gun violence has shortened the life expectancy of Americans by 2.5 years, but the black Americans have seen a greater decline of 4.14 years, according... [Read More]
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African-Americans have a lower life expectancy of more than 4 years because of gun-related deaths, says a new study. [Read More]
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There are, as Cornel West has pointed out, only two African-Americans who rose from dirt-poor poverty to the highest levels of American intellectual life—the writer Richard Wright... [Read More]
Diversity in the law remains an ongoing challenge. For example, despite being the largest minority group in the United States, Hispanics are seriously underrepresented at... [Read More]
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Nearly 1 in 5 school-age children are considered obese. By adulthood, African-Americans outweigh Caucasians and have higher levels of stress. We look at the specific... [Read More]
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It was nearly a century ago that Rep. Leonidas C. Dyer, a Republican from Missouri, introduced a bill to make lynching a federal crime. With... [Read More]
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Wilfred Defour, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen — an all-black squadron of World War II pilots that inspired African Americans across the country --... [Read More]
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Family Science doctoral student Naheed Ahmed published an article entitled "Social Media Use and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Among White and African American Adults" in the... [Read More]
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