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Blacks suffer from shortage of organ donors

At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong.

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Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions

In a major move last week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, and apply the guidelines retroactively.

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Concussions worse for Black youth

Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics.

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U.S. political views not rigidly defined

Politically, the nation is less a sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of political ideologies, according to the Pew Center.

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‘Promising’ cancer treatments on the horizon

Cancer is the nation’s second-leading cause of death for both Blacks and Whites. While there is no known cure for cancer, a flurry of FDA approval requests to treat the most threatening cancer cases has researchers optimistic that progress is being made toward an eventual cure.

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Reparations for North Carolina sterilization victims

Victims who were sterilized in North Carolina between 1929 and 1974 – approximately 7,600 people – have until the end of June to file a claim with the state, according to government officials.

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‘I’m still standing’: Rachel Jeantel, a year after Trayvon Martin trial

As Rachel Jeantel inched toward a high school diploma, she tried to keep in mind that she had a promise to keep. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, would have wanted her to finish school, and she had promised his parents and other supporters that she would.

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Remembering Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou opened her life to open our eyes

The day before she died, Maya Angelou telephoned Ebony magazine headquarters in Chicago to tell new Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller that she was proud of her.

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Students, educators present post-Brown Challenge

In 1954, Lucinda Todd was one of 13 plaintiffs in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case that declared “separate but equal” unconstitutional. Last week, her granddaughter Lucinda Noches Talbert stood on the steps of the Supreme Court and continued making the argument for equal public education under the law.

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Obama administration to grade teacher training

Teachers have always graded students. The Obama administration feels the time has come for someone to grade teachers.



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