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September 30th, 2013
Blacks die at a higher rate from heart disease, diabetes and cancer than any other race or ethnic group.
While health care is in need of radical reform for millions of Americans, Blacks have historically suffered disproportionately from poor or non-existent access to even the most primitive of medical care, and it’s not getting better. Grave numbers show that although African-Americans make up only 13.5 % of the population, when compared to white men, black men are 2.4 times more likely to die from...
September 30th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Latest News, National Collegiate Dialogue with 13 Comments
Dunkin Donut uses black face as model in Thailand ad campaign.
Apparently the fashion and advertising world didn’t learn anything from the bad press Vogue Magazine received when they ran a photo layout with black face models in April. Now, Dunkin’ Donuts has apologized and pulled advertising for its campaign in Thailand that shows a black face model offering a chocolate doughnut with the caption: “Break every rule of deliciousness.” The Thailand Dunkin’...
June 4th, 2013
Written by Chris Kardish –... in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - More than 100 people were arrested Monday at the largest demonstration yet of the North Carolina NAACP's weeks-long protest of the conservative policies of the Republican-led General Assembly. Police estimated that roughly 1,000 people attended a rally late Monday afternoon behind the Legislative Building on Halifax Mall. Hundreds then entered the building. Upwards of 150...
May 9th, 2013
Written by Hope Yen in Race & Politics, Latest News with 2 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) - Making history, America's blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, particularly among young people, new census data shows. Despite increasing population, the number of white voters declined for the first time since 1996. Blacks were the only race or ethnic group to show an increase in voter turnout last...
May 8th, 2013
Written by Erica Werner in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — A landmark immigration bill in the Senate is facing a critical trial — whether it can survive hundreds of amendments from the left and right and still emerge relatively intact. The test will begin Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As of Tuesday evening's deadline for filing amendments, some 300 were offered by Democrats and Republicans. A number of them,...


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