Friday, May 27, 2011

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African-American - News May 27, 2011

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George Clinton Hospitalized With Staph Infection (eurweb)
*Funk legend George Clinton is in the hospital with a staph infection in his leg, TMZ is reporting. Clinton's rep tells the website that Clinton, 69, went to see his doctor for a routine check-up when the decision was made to keep him in the facility so he could receive proper treatment for a staph infection in one of his legs.

New Drugs Encouraging For African Americans With Hepatitis C (MediLexicon)
Main Category: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Also Included In: Regulatory Affairs / Drug Approvals Article Date: 26 May 2011 Two new drugs just approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat hepatitis C genotype 1 significantly improved the cure rates of patients.

HIV/AIDS Now Leading Cause Of Death For Black Women (TheBostonChannel)
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, women now account for more than 1 in 4 of all new HIV/AIDS cases in the state.

Pulpits enlisted in fight to end stroke in black communities
Pulpits enlisted in fight to end stroke in black communities (Cross Roads News)
Stroke is the No. 3 killer in Georgia and is a major cause of disability. Nearly 2.8 million Georgia adults do not know the signs of a stroke.

Parents protest NAACP's involvement in school closure lawsuit (New York Daily News)
"Charter schools are public schools, too - we need space to grow," Harlem Children's Zone founder Geoffrey Canada told the crowd.

Black Journalists Qutting Mainstream, Return To Black Press (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
An article in the Columbia Journalism Review discusses the increasing number of African-American journalists leaving mainstream media for Black-oriented outlets.

San Francisco School Swaps Out Name of Racist California Governor
San Francisco School Swaps Out Name of Racist California Governor (The Skanner)
For decades, a San Francisco preschool in an underserved, predominantly black neighborhood bore the name of Peter Burnett, California's first elected civilian governor.

Jewish gospel music to come to Elmira (Star-Gazette)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today that placing an expiration date on the proposed property-tax cap is a good idea would allow the state to reevaluate its NYSUT suspends collaboration with state over evaluation system Jewish gospel music to come to Elmira Comments Yavilah McCoy will perform Jewish music in gospel style 7 p.m. June 5 at Congregation B'nai ...

Black Women 3x More Confident (KMJM - Majic 104.9)
Allure magazine polled 2,000 men and women from across the country to find out "what's beautiful now." Read some of their findings below regarding confidence, fitness, age and weight! African-American Women Have Killer Confidence African-American women were three times as likely as Caucasian women to rate themselves at the hot end of the spectrum.

Rochelle Riley: Talking, listening, trying to heal racism's wounds (Detroit Free Press)
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Lorena Gonzalez sat in a circle of strangers and shared a memory.

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