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Period of public comment on prostate screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has opened a period of public comment for prostate cancer screening, a leading cause of cancer cases and cancer deaths among black men. The comment box is here.

The comment period will end Nov. 26

A complex relationship

In the 2009 Mobilization and Change Survey, 54.4 % of black millennials said they knew someone who experienced harassment or violence by the police.

In the same survey, however, 71% of black millennials said they believe police in their neighborhoods are there to protect them.

The relationship between police and black millennials is complex, according to a new report titled “Black Millennial in America.”

The Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago reported yesterday the shooting deaths of unarmed black teenagers at the hands of police and those who act like the police have sparked #Black Lives Matter movement.

“We know that young blacks are more likely to be harassed by the police. We know that they are more likely to mistrust encounters with the police,” said Cathy Cohen, chair of the political science department at the University of Chicago and leader of the Black Youth Project. “But we also know from actually collecting data that a majority of them believe that police in their neighborhood are actually there to protect them, so I think it provides us more complexity.”

AARP executive promoted

Washington, D.C.-based-AARP recently announced the Edna Kane-Williams has been promoted to senior vice president for multicultural leadership. Prior to her new role, Kane-Williams was AARP’s vice president of multicultural markets and engagement where she was responsible for African-American outreach.

 

Florida classic equals touchdowns, excitement and big bucks

Florida A&M University Rattlers and Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats will clash in the annual Blue Florida Classic on Saturday,  Nov. 21 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The teams have met 70 times overall and 36 times in the classic, which contributes about $30 million to Central Florida’s economy.

 

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