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Safeguards needed for biosimilar development

A provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will allow a streamline for licensing of medications known as “biosimilars,” which are similar – but not identical – to cutting-edge biologic medicines.

The legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ASPiRE, the television network that celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African Americans

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Specialty pets inspire learning

All pets bring us closer to the natural world, but specialty pets, such as fish, small pets and reptiles, provide a unique way to inspire children to learn about the world around them.

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PBS to present America After Ferguson

America After Ferguson, a PBS filming of a town hall meeting that will explore the issues following the death of Michael Brown

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Pardons of Innocence film to debut at CBC conference

The much acclaimed feature-length film, Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten, will have its national debut during the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference this Friday at the Renaissance Hotel across from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

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HistoryMakers to show students how to make history

As the nation’s youth settle into the routine of a new school year, the best and brightest of Black America are gearing up to join them.

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The long road to justice – 28 years later

“The first thing to note is obviously Fred and Mildred Finch were unbelievable people,”

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Video visitation for inmates remains in limbo

The specifics for a plan that would allow Securus Technologies to bring video visitation to the county jail continued to be worked out by the Dallas County Commissioners Court at its Sept. 16 meeting.

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CrackDown: Demolition project helps revitalize South Dallas community

“Knock it down, knock it down ...” chanted a group of elementary school children as the metal claw of a backhoe ripped into a crumbling, abandoned house at 3218 Trezevant St. near Fair Park.

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Library of Congress hosts civil rights exhibit

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” an exhibition of rarely seen documents and oral histories on the push for civil rights.

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Blacks and jury duty

Thursday night Friendship-West Community Baptist Church hosted a town hall meeting with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, Police Chief David Brown and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.

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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players,

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Racism is not a card game or a mind game

Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe.

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The lessons of Ferguson: Economic inequality

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wealth, income inequalities hurt US economic recovery

Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances. Some may even have wondered: “Will we ever make financial headway?”

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Let’s talk about who is selling out the Black community

I recently saw a video where an unseen person was heard telling Jackson that he wasn’t needed in St. Louis, and where had Jackson been before all this took place.

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Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers

Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported,

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Anderson, champion for the poor, underserved

Ron J. Anderson, MD, was a national spokesperson for public health issues and a champion for the poor and medically underserved.

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Kimball’s hospitality program earns ‘distinguished’ status

The National Academy Foundation’s network announces 22 academies to reach distinguished status based on NAF’s annual assessment.

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More students aspire to attend college, ACT study finds

American College Testing Inc

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