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Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk E-mail
Black Health News
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
Studying people in their homes and neighborhoods, investigators have found that poor housing conditions contribute to the risk for diabetes in urban, middle-aged African-Americans. Read more at wustl.edu
 
African-American Journalist Pens “New News Out of Africa” E-mail
Black Entertainment & Sports News
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
Book reviewers are greeting warmly a new book on Africa by African-American journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault. The book is called "New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance."  Read more at VOANews.com
 
Murder charges spark protest, racism claims E-mail
Black Community Issues
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
 Police and prosecutors investigating a confusing murder of a single mother fired at by at least two guns are defending themselves against racism claims for the arrest of two college-bound black teens.  Read more at detnews.com
 
New legal troubles for Your Black Muslim Bakery chief E-mail
Black Business News
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
 The head of Your Black Muslim Bakery, already accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman, is facing new charges in an alleged real-estate scam, court records show.  Read more at SFGate.com
 
Woman who fought racial bus regulations dies E-mail
Black Community Issues
Monday, 13 August 2007
 Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, a black woman whose refusal to give up her bus seat to white passengers led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision more than a decade before Rosa Parks gained recognition for doing the same, has died at 90.  Read more at MSNBC.com
 
Obama's international melodrama - Senator, though right, takes flak from all sides E-mail
Black Political News
Saturday, 11 August 2007
 Leave it to Sen. Barack Obama to stir up an international incident by acknowledging something everyone already knew. Obama's bombshell: If the Obama administration knows Osama bin Laden is in Pakistan and President Pervez Musharraf doesn't act to take him out, President Obama will.  Read more at chicagotribune.com
 
Borrowing Bill's 'soul' E-mail
Black Commentary and Views
Saturday, 11 August 2007

 Husband Bill Clinton's popularity among African-Americans was somewhere between unassailable and delusional. Now Democratic Senator Clinton of New York is slipping into Bill's cloak of blackness in her bid for the White House.  Read more at boston.com

 
Tuskegee: The Experiment That Haunts Black Health (Book Review) E-mail
Black Health News
Saturday, 11 August 2007

Thirty-five years ago, the covers were pulled off the Tuskegee syphilis experiment conducted by the Macon County Public Health Service (PHS). The 40-year experiment allegedly was set up to study the impact of untreated syphilis on some 600 black men, about 200 in a control group, beginning in 1932. In her book, Medical Apartheid, Harriet Washington explores the “dark history of medical experimentation on black Americans, from colonial times to the present.”  Read more at The Black Commentator

 
Leadership academy nurtures African-American youth E-mail
Black Community Issues
Saturday, 11 August 2007
For 35 years, four different mentoring and networking programs for primarily African-American young people laid the foundation that helped to develop many of today's clergy and lay leaders in The United Methodist Church. Until 2004, however, the leaders of those four groups had never come together to share their knowledge and resources. When they finally did meet, they joined together to launch a new network to more intentionally recruit youth for development into future leaders for local churches, educational institutions and outreach ministries.
 
Black Americans Were Victims In 15 Percent Of All Nonfatal Violent Crimes And 49 Percent Of All Homi E-mail
Black Community Issues
Saturday, 11 August 2007
Black Americans accounted for 13 percent of the U.S. population in 2005 but were the victims of about 15 percent of all of the nonfatal violent crime and about 49 percent of all homicides, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.
 
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