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New Study Shows Black Homeowner Recovery Significantly Lags Whites; Wealth Disparity Widens

By Inga Sarda-Sorensen NEW YORK — America’s racial wealth gap increased dramatically following the recent housing market collapse, placing black homeowners at severe economic disadvantage, perhaps for generations to come. That’s the conclusion from new research released today by the American Civil Liberties Union.

” Not only were black homeowners devastated by the housing market collapse, [...]

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CDC: breastfeeding reduces risk of aggressive breast cancers in African-American women

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and new studies have shown that African-American women who breast-feed may be able to decrease their risk of developing aggressive forms of breast cancer. The study was led by researchers at Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer [...]

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New Survey: Only 17 Percent of Parents Believe Reading is Top Priority

 Macy’s and Reading Is Fundamental Launch Be Book Smart Campaign June 18 to Support Children’s Literacy   During the Summer; Kids Spend Nearly Triple the Time Playing Video Games or Watching TV. Despite research that indicates the importance of summer reading in preventing children from losing literacy skills, only 17 percent of parents say reading [...]

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“Real-World” Advice for Generation Text: 13 Workplace Communication Tips Today’s Young People Need to Know

Texting- and social media-obsessed Millennials aren’t always prepared to navigate the business world, which primarily “runs” on email and face-to-face communication. Here, author Ben Carpenter shares 13 dos and don’ts to help them communicate productively in the big leagues.           Hoboken, NJ (April 2014)—If you’re a recent college graduate or young professional, the first thing you [...]

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African American Teen Births Drop 24%, Hispanics 34%, Says New CDC Report

According to a new CDC report released this week, the rates of teen births fell 24% among non-Hispanic black teenagers, 34% for Hispanics and 20% for non-Hispanic white teenagers. The decline among Hispanic teen births is most noteworthy since they previously had the highest teen birth rates. Eight states had declines of 30% or more [...]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD URGES WOMEN UNDER 40 TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR BREAST HEALTH

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading women’s health care provider and advocate, is encouraging women under 40 to take control of their breast health during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Early detection saves lives,” said Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Women under 40 too often aren’t aware of [...]

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Prevention is Power: Protecting yourself and your community from Breast Cancer

As we all know October is the dedicated month for breast cancer awareness, but obviously it’s more than just pink ribbons and annual walks. More women (and men) are taking the initiative to obtain more education about the increasingly dangerous disease that openly effects our families, friends and communities on a daily basis. People are [...]

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IS ELECTRONIC MEDIA MAKING SMARTER BABIES?

    We live in an increasingly technological world, in which seemingly every person of every age is constantly using an iPad or smartphone, not to mention television or a personal computer.   Even grade school kids are connected to every form of device available and there is a huge variety of media at their disposal [...]

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Autism On Rise in Black Community: 10 Tips for Parents Dealing with Autism

The Center for Disease Control released staggering statistics on autism last week that has parents around the country concerned: One in 88 children now have autism, up 23 percent in just the last two years. Learn 10 tips from autism experts on what you can do to help your child.

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Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Examines Black Women and Breastfeeding

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Health Policy Institute looks at the relationship between high infant mortality rates in the African American community and breastfeeding.

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