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Black hands hold a breast cancer awareness ribbon (Adobe Stock)

Hormonal Breast Cancer Therapy May Work Differently, Depending on Patient’s Race

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay For women with breast cancer, their race may help predict the success of hormone therapy given before surgery. In a new study, researchers found that Black women treated with hormone therapy before cancer surgery (so-called “neoadjuvant endocrine therapy”) may be more likely to benefit from that treatment than white women…

Rose Brown was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill (Peak City Headshots)

Former UNC-Chapel Hill student alleges racial discrimination in lawsuit

In a lawsuit against UNC-Chapel Hill, former studaent Rose Brown claims she experienced multiple types of racial discrimination.

Sarah Collins Rudolph and her husband in their Birmingham home in 2016.  (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Alabama sidesteps compensation for survivor of ’63 KKK blast

After the KKK bombed a Baptist church in Birmingham in 1963, Sarah Collins Rudolph lost her eye and sister. Yet her trauma remains ignored.

Edwardsville Police Department via AP

Former Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department Detective Indicted for Sexual Assaults

In the latest example of police violence, a Kansas City PD detective has been indicted for targeting and sexually assaulting Black women.

Giannis Antetokounmpo looks on during a FIBA EuroBasket game in Milan on Sept. 8, 2022. (Mattia Ozbot / Getty Images file)

WhatsApp commissions first entertainment project, a film featuring Nigerian NBA star

The Milwaukee Buck’s own Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the star of WhatsApp’s first foray into film, a 12-minute documentary.

Cardi B performs at the 92.3 Real Street Festival at Honda Center 2019. (Scott Dudelson / Getty Images file)

Cardi B surprises her former Bronx middle school with $100,000 donation for the arts

Cardi B has made her name with controversial music. Now, the rapper will be known for a generous donation to her high school in the Bronx.

Malcolm X speaks to reporters in Washington, D.C., on May 16, 1963. (AP file)

Civil rights leader Malcolm X becomes 1st Black honoree in Nebraska Hall of Fame

Although Malcolm X was nominated for the Nebraska Hall of Fame several times over more than a decade, the figure has just now been accepted.

Burned remains of the Greenwood District after the Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Okla., in June 1921. (GHI/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images file)

More DNA sought from remains of possible massacre victims

DNA testing will help identify remains of people killed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, which destroyed what was known as “Black Wall Street.”

Renowned jazz pianist Lewis entertained fans over a more than 60-year career that began with the Ramsey Lewis Trio and made him one of the country’s most successful jazz musicians. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Renowned jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis has died, age 87

Legendary jazz musician Ramsey Lewis will be remembered for playing the piano, something he did for 83 years of his life.

US writer Quinta Brunson accepts the award for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series for "Abbott Elementary" during the 74th Emmy Awards. (Patrick T. Fallon / AFP - Getty Images)

Black women winning at the 2022 Emmys is more than just a monumental moment in Hollywood

The Emmys show that Black women are finally getting the recognition they deserve, which will hopefully encourage more support in the future.

Aretha Franklin with the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Operation PUSH Soul Picnic in 1972. (Jim Wells/AP)

The FBI monitored Aretha Franklin’s role in the civil rights movement for years

Aretha Franklin’s activism was as important to the singer as her music career. Apparently, the FBI agreed because they watched her for years.

Ken Johnston and Judith Bryant, a descendant of Harriet Tubman. (Courtesy Ken Johnston)

Philadelphia man completes over 400-mile walk along the Underground Railroad in honor of Harriet Tubman

Kenneth Johnston recently finished a his Walk of Freedom of more than 400 miles in honor of abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is a proponent of "patriotic education". (Brandon Bell / Getty Images)

Texas leaders outraged by New York Times project on slavery answered with ‘Texas 1836 project’

The Texas 1836 project frames the history of the state in patriotic terms, ultimately whitewashing history and glossing over oppression.

Voters in temporary voting booths (Anna Watts for The New York Times)

Democrats’ Black Male Voter Problem

Candidates like Stacey Abrams make big claims about their electability–if only Black men will head to the polls this November.

The Black Geeks of Dragon Con, gathering over Labor Day weekend. Since its inception in 2015, the group has grown from dozens to hundreds of participants. (Ari Skin for The New York Times)

Redefining What Nerd Culture Looks Like

Nerd culture hasn’t traditionally been invited for people of color, but one Black cosplay group has proved they belong there, too.

Michael Jennings was watering a neighbor's flowers when the cops showed up and placed him under arrest. (Childersburg Police Department via AP)

A Black pastor sues the police who arrested him while watering his neighbors’ flowers

The Black community has faced suspicion while walking, working, shopping, driving, or watering a neighbor’s flowers as in this recent story.

An archival image of Sidney Poitier in "Sidney." (COURTESY OF APPLE TV PLUS)

‘Sidney’ Tackles The Not-So-Comfortable Conversations About A Black Cinema Icon

The upcoming documentary about Sidney Poitier delves into sometimes uncomfortable questions as it examines the actor’s real life.

A nurse administers the monkeypox vaccine at a walk-in clinic at the North Jersey Community Research Initiative last month. (Seth Wenig / AP file)

Black gay community concerned monkeypox response is inadequate

Some Black gay men have criticized doctors for ignoring their monkey pox symptoms, while others have yet to receive critical information.

Rasi Harper of The Real Players Inside the Backstretch interviews backstretch worker Tyler Sousa for a YouTube segment. (Cindy Schultz for The New York Times)

Two Barbers, a YouTube Channel and the Truth About Race at the Racetrack

Rasi Harper and Maurice Davis reveal the inner workings of horse racing, including complex race dynamics, to their YouTube viewers,

A marker commemorates a site where slaves were bought and sold on the Camden, N.J. (Phaedra Trethan / Courier-Post via USA TODAY Network file)

Governor Murphy Signs Bipartisan Bill Establishing Black Heritage Trail in New Jersey

New Jersey has passed a bill that will create a Black History Heritage Trail dedicated to the state’s historic Black figures.

Donovan Lewis' girlfriend holds his picture during a rally at the Columbus Division of Police headquarters on Sept. 2. (Gaelen Morse / Getty Images)

After a Black man is fatally shot in bed by officers, Ohio police change policy on late-night warrants

Police have killed yet another Black person while serving a nighttime warrant. This time, policies have changed immediately.