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  Delaware governor pardons black abolitionist African Americans who sought to escape slavery were called mentally ill by Frederick H. Lowe Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Monday pardoned black abolitionist Samuel D. Burris, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, 168 years to the day he was convicted and sentenced to prison and to servitude for helping black men and women[Read More…]

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  Alex Poinsett, former Ebony senior editor and author, dies Alex Poinsett, one of the co-founders of the National Association of Black Journalists, an award-winning author and a retired senior editor at Ebony magazine, has died. Mr. Poinsett was 89, but it is not known where or when he died. His last known address was in Chicago. Mr. Poinsett’s daughter,[Read More…]

Mississippi is the host state for the 9th annual Southern Obesity Summit, November 15-17 in Jackson

  By Rosemary Eng More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese, and African Americans are right at the top of the leader board in obesity rates. The Southern Obesity Summit tackles the problem head-on. Their ninth annual conference takes place November 15-17 in Jackson, Mississippi. http://www.southernobesitysummit.org/ The Summit is the largest regional obesity-prevention event in[Read More…]

Black Men May Get Worse Prostate Cancer Care, Study Contends

  Problems include longer waits, greater need for more care after surgery, and higher costs                                                                 HealthDay News — Older black men with prostate cancer seem more likely to receive poorer quality of care that costs more compared to white men, a new study found. Although[Read More…]

There’s no place like home for taking your blood pressure

  Individuals are being urged to take their blood pressure at home or other places outside of a hospital setting because being in a physician’s presence may raise a patient’s blood pressure. The jump in blood pressure is called “white coat hypertension,” reported the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a Washington, D.C.-based, volunteer panel of national experts concerned with preventive[Read More…]

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…]

Nation of Islam will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from JusticeorElse.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Editor’s Note: With a backdrop of intense protests against repeated police shootings of unarmed black people, poverty, economic inequality and other injustices, this Saturday’s 20th Anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March is expected to draw thousands of men and women to the National Mall in Washington D.C.[Read More…]

Chicago’s black aldermen want police superintendent fired

  Some of the Chicago’s black aldermen on Monday demanded Mayor Rahm Emanuel fire Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, arguing that he has not been effective in lowering the crime rate in the city’s African-American neighborhoods. The aldermen also complained there are not enough African Americans in the upper ranks of the police department, the nation’s second largest with 12,244 sworn[Read More…]

Racism linked to asthma risk for black women

  by Tom Testa of Boston University African-American women who have frequent experiences with racism are at greater risk of developing asthma as adults, according to a study published in 2013. A new study published online in the journal Chest, followed 38,142 African-American women, all of whom are participants in the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) between 1997 and 2011.[Read More…]

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