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Cognitive Impairment Link Found in Older Adults Taking Popular Stomach Acid Medications E-mail
Black Health News
Wednesday, 08 August 2007
Long-term use of histamine2 receptor antagonists (H2A), one class of drugs that blocks stomach acid, may be associated with cognitive impairment in older African-American adults. These acid blockers, including ranitidine and famotidine, are among the most popular medications prescribed in the United States.† Read more at Indiana.edu
 
Sharpton urges divestment to clean up rap lyrics E-mail
Black Entertainment & Sports News
Wednesday, 08 August 2007
 Activist Rev. Al Sharpton organized rallies across the United States on Tuesday urging public divestment from the music industry until rap lyricists stop employing the "n-word" and terms degrading to women.† Read more at Reuters.com
 
Venture Forum Connects Entrepreneurs and Capital E-mail
Press Releases
Tuesday, 07 August 2007
Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, and Commercial Lenders Gather in Hampton, Virginia to Consider Investment Opportunities with Top Minority and Women-Owned Ventures. Call for Business Plans ends August 10, 2007.
 
Police Hint at Conspiracy to Kill Bailey E-mail
U.S. Black News
Tuesday, 07 August 2007
 A 19-year-old handyman who has confessed to killing Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey with a shotgun is not believed to have worked alone, police said on Monday, raising the possibility that a splinter Black Muslim group conducted the first assassination in memory of a American-born black journalist on American soil.† Read more at Journal-isms
 
None So Blind as the 'Color Blind' E-mail
Black Commentary and Views
Tuesday, 07 August 2007
 No matter how many times a disturbed white male shoots up a school, church or workplace, bombs an abortion clinic or is arrested for being a serial killer, nobody raises questions like: is something wrong with white suburban culture?† Read more at AlterNet.org
 
The Democratic Congress: Helping African-American Students and Families Pay for College E-mail
Black Education News
Tuesday, 07 August 2007

The New Direction Congress under the Democratic Leadership is passing legislation that reflects the priorities of the African-American community. Everyday, we in Congress are restoring accountability to government in Washington, DC. We are helping improve the lives of all Americans, not just the privileged few.† Read more at The Louisiana Weekly

 
Global Beat Fusion: The Evolution of Africa and Hip-Hop E-mail
Black Entertainment & Sports News
Tuesday, 07 August 2007
Pharoahe Monch African culture is the foundation of numerous genres today, and, quite literally, nearly every American music form....a clear line can be traced from African griots to American emcees, those that speak of community healing, rebel against unjust prosecution, and use tongues as swords to cut corporate vultures and racist snakes. Few hip-hop records accurately display this evolutionary mythology, so finding those that do makes them that much more rewarding. Read more at PopMatters.com
 
Research on breast cancer and sisters needs more women of color E-mail
Black Health News
Tuesday, 07 August 2007

The Sister Study -- a long-term breast cancer study conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is focused on women whose sisters have or have had breast cancer. This is the final year for recruiting participants; the study still needs about 11,000 more women. Women of color and those ages 65-74 are especially needed.† Read more at freep.com

 
Saving For Retirement - Just How Much Is Enough? E-mail
Black Business News
Tuesday, 07 August 2007
 Just how much do I need to save for retirement? People keep asking this question because the answers to date have hardly been satisfying. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, a new study offers guidelines that may apply to everyone.† Read more at The Network Journal
 
King's civil rights group 'here to stay' E-mail
U.S. Black News
Tuesday, 07 August 2007
 Three years ago, when Charles Steele Jr. became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he worked out of a cramped headquarters without power or light. The embattled civil rights group's funds were scant, and so, too, was it's sense of mission.† Read more at latimes.com
 
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