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13.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children received today its largest private donation to date for its Ebola response. The $6.6 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation will support efforts to provide healthcare, comfort, protection and education to Liberia's children and families, as well as community awareness programs aimed at protecting health and preventing the spread of the virus. The grant is part of Mr. Allen's commitment to funding at least $100 million in programs to tackle the Ebola crisis.

10.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

BOSTON, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases reported that the current age-based screening recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is five times more effective in identifying people currently or previously infected with hepatitis C virus when compared to the previous screening strategy.

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will come to Washington, DC to participate in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund's (TMCF's) award-winning Leadership Institute – at the Washington Hilton, November 9-13, 2014.

10.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year has been punctuated by enraging acts that have devalued, debased and destroyed young Black and Brown lives – particularly the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old from Ferguson, Missouri. Leading national health, equity and civil rights groups, joining together as grantees of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, issued the following joint statement in response to the courageous actions of young activists who have reinvigorated the Civil Rights Movement.

06.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Hoboken comedian Artie Lange blasted ESPN reporter Cari Champion with a series of pornographic and racist tweets Tuesday, and while Champion and ESPN have not responded, it has quickly spawned the Twitter crusade #iSupportCari.

06.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) is doubling down on his belief that southern Republicans still believe in slavery and think the Confederates won the Civil War, implying that the Democrats’ major senatorial losses came as a result of racism.

01.Nov.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Not long ago, the airwaves were filled with predictions health-care reform would be a disaster for taxpayers and consumers. That hasn't happened. 

23.Oct.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Public health advocate Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead —a nonprofit organization that spearheads safe community activism initiatives to proactively address infectious life-threatening conditions like Ebola, Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV/AIDS (with offices in America and Africa), has detailed reasons why faith communities and niche populations may be at a higher risk for these deadly health concerns—and why faith institutions specifically have a unique, yet vastly unmet, obligation to play a more direct, responsible and mobilized role to proactively address and educate their respective constituencies about Ebola, HCV, HIV/AIDS and other pressing public health issues. 

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks fell from 11.4 percent to 11 percent and the labor force participation increased from 61 percent in August to 61.7 percent in September, largely because of short-term gains made by Black men, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

14.Sep.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS Written by

Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned.

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