Tuesday, May 31, 2011

African-American - News

African-American - News May 31, 2011

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Minority hiring examined in Balto. County (North County News)
Dunbar Brooks remembers well a conversation with a former Baltimore County official more than 20 years ago about the scarcity of minorities in local government.

Patriotism runs high at African-American Memorial Day celebration
Patriotism runs high at African-American Memorial Day celebration (PennLive)
The William Howard Day Cemetery in Swatara Twp. Hosts its 26th annual Memorial Day program.

Study Finds Smiling Men are Less Attractive to Women (Psychology Today)
Are there implications for inter-racial attraction? Are people more attractive when they smile? New study suggests it depends on their gender.

Lesbian Pastor Breaks New Ground in Rochester (13WHAM)
Rochester, N.Y. - There is a new face among the African-American clergy in Rochester.

Link Between Low Vitamin D Levels And Multiple Sclerosis Risk For African Americans (MediLexicon)
In the first major study exploring the connection between vitamin D and multiple sclerosis in African Americans, a team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco has discovered that vitamin D levels in the blood are lower in African Americans who have the disease, compared to African Americans who do not.

Buddy Check: Stepping Stone Trial
Buddy Check: Stepping Stone Trial (WUSA9 Washington, DC)
Being obese or overweight can increase a woman's chances of a recurrence, especially for African-American women, but why? Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi's Comprehensive Cancer Center are hoping to find some answers and are recruiting participants for a clinical trial.

Contestant of 'Mr. Prime Choice' Claims Racism at Leather Pageant;... (Houston Press)
Tim Angelle is not Mr. Prime Choice. Every year, Montrose leather bar The Ripcord crowns the king of all things leather: Mr.

Forest Hills student Ashli Bynum turns painful encounter into award-winning essay (MLive)
Never judge a book by its cover. As an African American albino, 18-year-old Ashli Bynum knows too many never learned that lesson, especially the elderly woman at the Knapp's Corners Meijer last summer who asked if she was "retarded" because of her light skin and blond hair.

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