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African-American – News October 29, 2011

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Useful Information for Black women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Useful Information for Black women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Milwaukee Courier Online)
October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Is there cause for celebration? For many reasons, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Since 1990, the rate of death from breast cancer has been dropping.
In the News: ‘Guinness’ Names Samuel L. Jackson… (Black Enterprise)
Guinness World Records has declared “The Avengers” star Samuel L. Jackson as the highest-grossing movie star of all time.A In fact, Jackson has held the title since 2007, according to the well-known world records franchise .

Judge Approves Historic Settlement For Black Farmers (KFOXTV)
Tens of thousands of American farmers who suffered racial discrimination by the U.S. Agriculture Department in the 1980s and ’90s may start getting compensation from a $1.25 billion settlement, a federal judge has ruled.

Black Kidney Donors More Likely to Be Related to Recipients (IVillage)
FRIDAY, Oct. 28 — A new study on living kidney donation finds that black donors are more likely to be related to their recipients than white donors are.

African-Americans Spreading Cancer Awareness (KJCT)
Unlike some diseases that are less common among certain races for biological reasons, no race has an inherent genetic safeguard against this debilitating cancer.

“GOP is the new black” claim East Austin billboards (KVUE)
“G.O.P. Is the new black” reads one. “Martin Luther King, Jr. Was a Republican” reads another.