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2 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Lactation linked to reduced estrogen receptor-negative, triple-negative breast cancer risk

Women who have had children appear to have an increased risk of developing estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer, the subtype that carries a higher mortality rate and is more common in women of African ancestry. A similar relationship was found for triple-negative breast cancer.


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6 hrs ago |

Byko: "Privilege" to be white? Not quite

MY "white privilege" was sharing a bedroom with my sister in a South Bronx tenement until I was 15 and she was 11. My parents slept on a bed in the living room. Then we moved out of a neighborhood of close scrapes and fire escapes to a Brooklyn public-housing project where we had our own bedrooms.


10 hrs ago | SFBG Politics Blog

Tenants face absurd lawsuits as "low-fault" evictions increase

An annual report issued by the Eviction Defense Collaborative highlights some of the outrageous reasons landlords use to evict tenants. Since 2009, EDC reported, there's been a 62 percent increase in the number of breach-of-lease cases citywide.


Related Topix: Bernal Heights (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Science Daily

Everyday discrimination impacts mental health

Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse.


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The Roosevelts: Get Action

Watch television's most-viewed history series on air and online. Each episode brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America's past and present.


Windsor Beacon

NYC auctioneer thrilled Rosa Parks items have new home

In this March 14, 2014, file photo, Rosa Parks' Presidential Medal of Freedom, left, and her Congressional Gold Medal are displayed at Guernsey's auction house, in New York. Hundreds of items from the civil rights figure Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.


Related Topix: New York, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, Warren Buffett

The HistoryMakers go back to school with a focus on future commitment

Learn 10 amazing facts about the Library of Congress in in Washington, D.C. The Library started in 1800 with a grant of $5,000 from the Congress. It was originally located in the Capitol, but was burned by the British soldiers in 1814.


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Cybercast News Service

Obama lends voice to DNC's first ads of 2014

President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, started running Monday and are part of a coast-to-coast buy worth more than $1 million.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Personal Finance, Retirement

Daily Kos

Georgia's top elections official targets group for encouraging African-Americans to register to vote

The New Georgia Project was created earlier this year with one goal: encouraging unregistered Georgians to vote, particularly in the state's African-American communities. Thus far, it has submitted 85,000 voter registration forms, worked with other groups that are trying to enroll new voters, and-you guessed it-become a target of Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who last week accused the project of voter fraud and issued a subpoena ordering them to hand over copies of virtual all of their records to his office.


Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, US News

Broward-Palm Beach

Rick Scott Has Appointed Less African-Americans to Judgeships Than Previous Governors

In the first four years of his governorship of Florida, Rick Scott has apparently appointed fewer African-Americans to judgeships in the state than the last two governors in that same time span.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Tampa, FL

The Washington Post

Loudoun honors African American Civil War veterans

More than 300 Loudoun County officials, civic leaders, veterans and residents gathered Sept. 6 to honor the service and sacrifice of the county's African American Civil War veterans at a historic ceremony in Leesburg.


Related Topix: History in the News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Loudoun County, VA, Leesburg, VA

The Wichita Eagle

Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art announced Monday that the entire Cosby collection will go on view in November in a unique exhibit juxtaposing African-American art with African art.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Cosby, The Cosby Show, Drama, Celebrities, Bill Cosby

Jacksonville Daily News

Vet, women's rights advocate, to be honored

Earlier this year, Francis opened her own veterinarian practice, Bayshore Animal Hospital on College Street, after acquiring her veterinarian degree from Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine.


Related Topix: Bayshore, NC, Onslow County, NC, US Military, US Marine Corps

CBC News

Facebook user page accused of racism removed after CBC inquiry

Andrea Morden and Ken Wang contacted CBC Montreal Investigates after receiving Facebook's initial responses to their complaints about the page, called Sheeeit. A Facebook user page full of cartoon strips mocking black people and other minorities has been removed after repeated complaints from two Montrealers, and inquiries by CBC Montreal Investigates .


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The Lantern

Opinion: New - Weekend Update' host shows holes in a SNLa casting

Michael Che attends the screening of Top Five at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 6, 2014. Credit: Courtesy of MCT.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014


The character Carlton from

The Takeaway is a national morning news program that invites listeners to be part of the American conversation. Hosts John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, along with partners The New York Times, BBC World Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston, deliver news and analysis and help you prepare for the day ahead.

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Michelle Obama's push to fire up the base

Another big challenge facing President Barack Obama and some new twists on key 2014 dynamics and players surfaced during our weekly trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Michelle -- not Barack -- is the Obama who will be racking up some miles in the seven-week sprint to Election Day.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Iowa

BBC News

The photographer who rejected racism

At the turn of the 20th Century, life was incredibly difficult for the African-American community in the southern states of the US. But one self-taught photographer used his camera to challenge racial barriers and capture the diversity of the American South.


Related Topix: Cameras, Duke University, Photography, Arts


Richard Silverstein Back To Making Racist Slurs

I have not blogged about DouchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein in a while. Not because he has not blogged untruthful, hateful and asinine things, but I have lost much interest.


Art Daily

David Kordansky Gallery opens new gallery space with exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson

David Kordansky Gallery announces Islands, an exhibition of new work by Rashid Johnson. This is the artist's third solo show at the gallery, and the gallery's inaugural exhibition at its new location at 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles.


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