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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…
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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,
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.