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Minority Women Get Worse Breast Cancer Care, Regardless of Tumor Type: Study

  Black or Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed later, go without recommended treatments By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay News — No matter the type or stage of breast cancer, minority women are more likely to be diagnosed later in the disease than white women, and they are also less likely to receive recommended treatments, a new study[Read More…]

Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen, Jr.

  Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen, Jr., the first African-American Marine Corps general and the first black Marine pilot, was honored by the Congressional Black Caucus, following his death in late August. “While we mourn the loss of the United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen, Jr., we also celebrate his over three decades of honorable, inspired and[Read More…]

Emmett Till archives being created at Florida State University

  by Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) —  It was a death that shocked the world and ignited a movement, and Florida State University is building what it hopes to be the premiere repository of historical material surrounding the life and death of Emmett Till. The 14-year-old Chicago teenager was[Read More…]

Notorious ‘blood diamond’ trafficker nabbed en route to U. S.

  (TriceEdneyWire.com) — U.S. businessman Michel Desaedeleer, whose dealings in ‘blood diamonds’ which were shown in the 2006 movie of the same name, starring Djimond Hounsou and Leonardo DiCaprio, was pulled him off a plane and arrested by police in Malaga, Spain, for alleged war crimes and enslavement in the African country of Sierra Leone. Desaedeleer, 64, was flying to[Read More…]

Where Cotton was King, Racism is still King

  By Susan Hagen University of Rochester White Southerners who live today in former slavery strongholds, a region known as the Cotton Belt, are more likely to express negative attitudes toward blacks than their fellow Southerners. The findings are based on county-by-county analysis of census data and opinion polls of more than 39,000 southern whites. Residents of these areas where[Read More…]

Will the Force Be With Wilberforce

  Historically black college faces tough financial challenges following the Great Recession. School hires a turnaround specialist as president By Frederick H. Lowe Wilberforce University, a Historically Black University owned by the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, will know in November if it will remain an accredited institution, nearly 150 years after it was founded to educate the black children[Read More…]

A Woman Will Appear on the $10 Bill

  It is less popular than the $20, which is more widely distributed than other banknotes through ATMs By Frederick H. Lowe A woman will appear on the redesigned $10 bill, but not on the more widely distributed $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson, as many had hoped. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced yesterday that a woman will appear[Read More…]

United States Military Academy honors Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

  Classmates didn’t speak to Davis when he was a West Point cadet By Frederick H. Lowe The United States Military Academy is erecting cadet barracks that will be named in honor of Four-Star General Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the fourth African-American and the first in the 20th century to graduate from West Point. The barracks, which will house 650[Read More…]

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