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Labor Union files complaint against Dallas Cowboys owner

  By Frederick H. Lowe Local 100 of the United Labor Union that represents workers in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones because he threatened to bench any players who took a knee during the national anthem to protest police murders of unarmed black men. Local […]

October 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Lewis Hamilton closes in on the World Drivers’ Championship

Lewis Hamilton closes in on the World Drivers’ Championship

By Frederick H. Lowe Driver Lewis Hamilton has won five of the last seven Formula 1 races as he closes in on the 2017 World Drivers’ Championship with four races to go. Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday, giving him 306 points to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has 247 points. Valtteri Bottas, who, like Hamilton, drives for Mercedes AMG, is […]

October 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Harvey Weinstein, an alleged sexual predator and backer of fine films, is about to get an audition

Harvey Weinstein, an alleged sexual predator and backer of fine films, is about to get an audition

By Frederick H. Lowe Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood movie producer who was fired Sunday from The Weinstein Co., a movie-making business he co-founded with his brother, Bob, amid growing allegations of sexual harassment and rape, made some good, possibly great movies I’m not sure other companies would have touched. At Miramax, a company Harvey and his brother founded before starting Weinstein […]

October 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Racial microaggressions may reveal deeper beliefs

Racial microaggressions may reveal deeper beliefs

Posted by Kim Eckart of the University of Washington Whites who are more likely to make microaggressions against black people are also more likely to hold some degree of negative feelings towards black people as a whole, whether they know it or not, a new study suggests. “Our study results offer validation to people of color when they experience microaggressions.” […]

October 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
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Newton apologizes and so does Carolina Panthers beat reporter Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton apologized to Jourdan Rodrigue, the beat reporter who covers the Panthers for the Charlotte Observer, for making a sexist comment. As it turns out, Rodrigue also had to apologize for racist tweets made several years ago. They included having used the word “nigga,” in one, according […]

October 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Unemployment rate for black men declined in September

  1.5 million could not work due to hurricanes in Florida and Texas September’s jobless rate for the black men 20 years old and older dropped, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The unemployment rate for black men in this age group was 6.7 percent compared to 7.8 percent in August, BLS said. Despite the dramatic improvement, black […]

October 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Preschool teachers keep closer eye on black boys

Preschool teachers keep closer eye on black boys

Posted by Bill Hathaway- Yale University Sophisticated eye-tracking technology shows that preschool teachers “show a tendency to more closely observe black students, and especially boys, when challenging behaviors are expected.” At the same time, black teachers hold black students to a higher standard of behavior than do their white counterparts, report researchers. While the research doesn’t explore why this difference in […]

October 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Teachers report weaker bonds with students of color

Teachers report weaker bonds with students of color

Posted by Rachel Harrison- New York University Teachers say that they have weaker relationships with children of immigrants and teens of color, a new study has found. “Teachers’ relationships are hugely important for all students, but particularly so for groups that are marginalized. Yet, the students who could most benefit from relationships with their teachers are the ones that have […]

October 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Breast cancer death rates are higher among black women

Breast cancer death rates are higher among black women

  From 1989 to 2015, deaths from breast cancer, the most common form cancer among U.S. women except for skin cancers, decreased 39 percent but non-Hispanic black women die from breast cancer at a 39 percent higher rate than non-Hispanic white women, the American Cancer Society reported Tuesday. In 2017, the American Cancer Society said there would be approximately 252,710 […]

October 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Historians tell the stories of black doctors who served in World War 1

Historians tell the stories of black doctors who served in World War 1

Historians W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley recently held a discussion about their book “African American Doctors of World War 1: The Lives of 104 Volunteers,” at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland. Some 104 black physicians served 40,000 black combat troops assigned to segregated U.S. Army units during World War 1.  Despite a […]

October 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·