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Meet the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer

By Carol Kuruvilla A 19-year-old Chicago teen may one day hold the key to curing colon cancer. If his previous successes are any indication, Keven Stonewall is well on his way to becoming the kind of scientist who leaves a … Continue reading

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He Cries Alone: Black Men and PTSD

By Ericka Blount Danois They’re crying out for help. But will anyone listen? They are African-American men, struggling with mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder—many are veterans, but many more are civilians struggling in secret, ashamed. These are men like 26-year-old … Continue reading

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Heart Risk Factors May Affect Black Women More Than White Women

By Nancy Shute African-American women can be at risk of heart disease even if they don’t have metabolic syndrome, a study finds. That’s a problem, because the current thinking is that metabolic syndrome — defined as high triglycerides, bad cholesterol, … Continue reading

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Young Black Boys Committing Suicide at Rates Higher Than Ever

By Kali Holloway Researchers have found that between 1993 and 2012, the suicide rate for very young black children, between the ages of 5 and 11, nearly doubled. The increase was driven almost entirely by the suicides of young black … Continue reading

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Fewer Americans Think They’re Middle Class

By Gillian B. White If you had to place yourself in a socioeconomic class, where would you land? That’s a tricky and personal question for most Americans. Education, income, and even parental wealth can all factor into class status, but … Continue reading

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On Being Useful: Bearing Witness in a Time of Protest

By Candace Lloh For the past few days, I have been studying lead poisoning. Like many others out there in the interweb world, my knowledge on a lot of things only stretches as far as my social media feeds, the … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s secret history of death: Racism, corporate greed & the most infamous mass-poisoning in American history

By Adam Gaffney View image | gettyimages.com Few now doubt the lethality of inequality. Unequal treatment under the law has resulted in case after case of Black lives lost, whether by gunshot, suffocation, or severed spine. And yet, as tragic … Continue reading

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One Disease Hits Mostly People of Color. One Mostly Whites. Which One Gets Billions In Funding?

By Kiera Butler February 12, 2009, was supposed to be a big day for Carlton Haywood Jr.: The newly minted Johns Hopkins professor was set to travel from Baltimore to New York City to make a presentation at an important … Continue reading

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The “Shocking” Statistics of Racial Disparity in Baltimore

By Bill Quigley Were you shocked at the disruption in Baltimore? What is more shocking is daily life in Baltimore, a city of 622,000 which is 63 percent African American. Here are ten numbers that tell some of the story. … Continue reading

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Author Benilde Little Encourages Black Women to ‘Break Down’

By Danielle C. Belton Author Benilde Little wants black women to know it’s OK. It’s OK to let go. It’s OK to cry. It’s OK to break down. In fact, in her new memoir, Welcome to My Breakdown, she welcomes … Continue reading

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