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IT’S HER! — Harris County Medical Examiner Determines Human Remains Found in Arkansas Belong to Missing 4-Year-Old Maleah Davis
June 6, 2019
Earlier Monday morning, the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office positively made the identification of the remains as belonging to little Maleah, although no cause or manner of death has been determined as of yet. ... read more »
Prostate screening is a must
May 30, 2019
African-American men are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer and twice as likely to die from it. ... read more »
Byron Allen Expands Empire with Purchase of Fox Regional Sports Networks
May 23, 2019
As a result of the $10.6 billion acquisition deal, Allen’s company, Entertainment Studios, announced that it will buy four local stations from Bayou City Broadcasting for $165 million, according to Variety. ... read more »
Black Women’s Health Imperative Announces Strategic Partnership
May 9, 2019
The multi-year partnership was established to raise awareness of health disparities and solutions, and to provide access to vital healthcare and wellness information ... read more »
Black Teens Receive 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt
May 9, 2019
A 2012 Human Rights Watch report noted that the state of California had de facto sentenced 301 people to die in its prisons for crimes they committed when they were under the age of 18. ... read more »
Trump Calls Mexicans “Animals” Again and White House Advisors Attempt to Justify It
April 11, 2019
President Trump said ... "You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals." ... read more »
The Fight for Equal Pay, Gender Parity Heats Up
April 11, 2019
Gender activists and other advocates battle to close the gap ... read more »
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo provides rare glimpse at African American cowboys, cowgirls
April 11, 2019
The main event – playfully named “The Greatest Show on Dirt” — is the rodeo itself. ... read more »
Pfizer, Sickle Cell Advocates Address Disease During Black Press Week
April 4, 2019
The event features advocacy training and meetings with legislative champions and a collaboration of federal partners, as advocates attempt to raise awareness ... read more »
Major Prostate Cancer Research Targeting African Americans Set to Begin
March 21, 2019
a national network of prostate cancer researchers and experts who have joined forces to study prostate cancer in African American men has received a $26 million grant as part of former Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative to conduct the largest study ever to look at the underlying factors and reasons that put African American men at higher risk for developing and dying from prostate cancer. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral
March 7, 2019
[Editors note: Warning. Spoilers ahead!] “Perry’s script relies on infidelity, rivalries, bawdy language, lust and the usual dollop of betrayal. In other circumstances, the turmoil would be funny and engaging. Not so much here…” ... read more »
At 88, Toni Morrison Personifies the Strength of Black Womanhood
February 28, 2019
With each masterful stroke of her pen, typewriter or (later) her computer keyboard, Legendary author, Toni Morrison keeps readers of her works and listeners of her words spellbound. “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives,” she once said. ... read more »
CVS Officials Talk Project Health, Black Press at Rainbow Push Wall Street Conference
February 28, 2019
CVS Health representatives attended the Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit in New York with care providers to demonstrate pop-up health screenings – known as Project Health. ... read more »
Black Women in America and Cervical Cancer Prevention
February 28, 2019
African American women are twice as likely as Caucasian women to be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer and 2-3 times more likely to die from this diagnosis. ... read more »
Success in the Cards for Magician Derek Lee
February 21, 2019
A former government employee who decided he wanted to work for himself, the Philadelphia-born DerekLee has turned into a remarkable showman who’s perfected his craft, making him a modern master of his trade. ... read more »
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