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Diversity among Doctors Drives Trust in Health Care

Patricia Maryland says that it’s clear that more needs to be done to encourage African-Americans to pursue medical professions – and ensure the proper supports are in place to nurture diversity in the field. By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist Black History Month gives us the opportunity to reflect on the countless examples of the contributions that African-Americans have made to build our c ...

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OP-ED Democrats and Republicans Continue to Ignore Black Vote – See more at:

     Raynard Jackson says that he is amazed at how much of the interactions Republicans have with the Black community is out of                                               fear of being labeled racists, as opposed to engaging with the Black community based on a set of shared values and interests.                                                                                                               ...

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Black female physicist awarded $1.1M grant for cancer research

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green's research uses lasers to treat cancer without the side effects of chemo and radiation BY ELISA LALA PhillyVoice Staff labama scientist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green – one of fewer than 100 black female physicists in the U.S. – has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to further develop a new patent-pending cancer treatment technology, The Alabama Media Group reports. Green's research uses ...

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Historic Alfred Street Baptist Church Donates $1M to Smithsonian’s African-American History Museum

 From Left: Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture; the Rev. Howard-John Wesley, pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church; Patricia Johnson, chair of the ASBC Deacon Board; and James McNeil, chair of the ASBC Board of Trustees                                                                                                               ...

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Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Sunday in the deadliest attack inside the capital this year, as militants launched an assault on its western outskirts. Police sources said the suicide bombers were riding motorcycles and blew themselves up in a crowded mobile phone market in Sadr City, wounding more than 100 people in ad ...

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First African-American to Own Rolls Royce Dealership

  n - Thomas A. Moorehead has made automotive history. He’s the first African-American to own an ultra luxury Rolls-Royce dealership in America. He’s starting his second month as the owner of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars of Sterling, a community in Loudoun County in Northern Virginia. He is one of only 35 Rolls-Royce dealers nationwide. “This is a very good market,” Moorehead said. “This is the richest marke ...

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Mike Tomlin is the AFC North coach of the year

NFL Nation reporters from the AFC North -- Jeremy Fowler, Coley Harvey, Jamison Hensley and Pat McManamon -- have reviewed the film and sorted through the analytics to determine the 2015 annual awards for the division. On Thursday, we're handing out the AFC North coach of the year. Winner: Mike Tomlin Runner-up: Marvin Lewis The Pittsburgh Steelers' Tomlin was not among the seven who received votes for NFL ...

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Duke Johnson named AFC North Rookie of the Year

With the conclusion of the NFL season following the Super Bowl on Sunday, the four NFL Nation reporters from the AFC North — Jeremy Fowler, Coley Harvey, Jamison Hensley, and Pat McManamon — named Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson the AFC North Rookie of the Year on Wednesday. Considered a running back, Johnson’s playmaking ability allowed him to play as a slot receiver as well during his rookie ca ...

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Six Year Old Killed In Drive-By Shooting In Florida

February 21, 2016 A 6-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing with his friends in Pinewood, just north of Miami, and police and the boy's family are taking on the area's entrenched anti-snitch culture in hopes of persuading witnesses to come forward. was playing Saturday afternoon in Blue Lake Village when "two unknown black males exited a dark four-door sedan and began shooting, striking Carter. The gu ...

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