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African-American – News September 21, 2011

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Say, What?: Exec candidates struggle to address community concerns in BPEP debate
Say, What?: Exec candidates struggle to address community concerns in BPEP debate (Pittsburgh City Paper)
In the race for Allegheny County executive, Republican D. Raja and Democrat Rich Fitzgerald have become experts at both citing their own proposed policies and at taking political jabs at one another.
How health professionals have helped lower infant mortality rates in Grand Rapids (Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance)
But here is a statistical trend that should make West Michigan proud: Infant mortality is on the decline in the city of Grand Rapids .

As I See It | Black women, and the angst over successful marriages (The Kansas City Star)
Recently I congratulated my parents on Facebook for their 23 years of marriage.Afterward, I checked out my status updates and saw an interesting article one of my sorority sisters had posted from Healthland.Time.com. The headline read, Is Marriage for White People?In light of my parents wedding anniversary and my minor in black … (more)

Greater risk of second breast cancer in black women (ABC7 Chicago)
A study from Georgetown University finds black women who develop breast cancer are more likely than white women to suffer a second cancer in the other breast.

Historian Nell Painter to speak at Presidential Lecture Series
Historian Nell Painter to speak at Presidential Lecture Series (WMKY-FM Morehead)
Dr. Nell Irvin Painter, a leading historian of the United States, will open up the 2011-12 Morehead State University’s Presidential Lecture Series on Monday, Oct.
NAACP: No black teachers at Duval’s newest school (The Florida Times-Union)
Waterleaf Elementary, which opened this school year, serves the Kernan Boulevard area of Duval County.

Angie Stone Bringing Attention to Type 2 Diabetes (KIPR-FM Little Rock)
Angie Stone will help raise awareness about type 2 diabetes later this week during her stop at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. The soul singer was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 10 years ago, and has been the spokesperson for Eli Lilly and Company’s patient education program Fearless African-Americans … (more)

Lawsuit accuses Mobile County system of assigning principals to schools by race
Lawsuit accuses Mobile County system of assigning principals to schools by race (Alabama Live)
A lawsuit by 7 former principals accuses the Mobile County school system of engaging in a decade-long practice of assigning black principals to majority-black schools and white principals to majority-white schools.
Dayton NAACP: Redistricting dilutes minority vote (WHIOTV)
The civil right group said the lines drawn right now, don’t give minorities a fair representation in Congress and that if the new districts pass the State House this week, they’ll try to repeal it through court action or a voter referendum.

Higher Incidence Of Secondary Breast Cancer Seen Among Black Women Regardless Of Age (Medical News Today)
The overall incidence of breast cancer is generally higher among white women than black women; however, the incidence of a second breast cancer in the opposite breast is higher among black women, according to a study presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held here Sept.

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