Black women don't respond as well to early chemotherapy as breast cancer patients of other races. (Depositphotos) Experts say reasons why outcomes differ aren’t clear Early chemotherapy is less likely to benefit black women with breast cancer than women of other racial and ethnic make-up, according to a new study from...
Image via 2K Sports screengrab. Michael Jordan has scored big time for 23 Chicago charities and the kids they help. The Bulls legend has donated the money from his multimillion-dollar civil settlements with two supermarkets to 23 local charities that work with kids, according to the Tribune. After winning $8.9 million...
Photo blackdoctor.org African American obesity rates are staggering, but when you look at children and young adults, its even worse. According to the CDC, 11% of African American children are obese by age five. Wow. And growing up, Tevante Clark was no different. During his teen years, Tevante was always overweight....
Jurors in William Porter trial are deadlocked (Photo CNN) Jurors considering the trial of a Baltimore police officer in Freddie Gray's death told the judge once that they were deadlocked. Time will tell if a third day of deliberations will bring a change. The jury resumed its talks Wednesday morning in...
Photo by military.com When a controversy erupted over Black female Marine’s hairstyles last year, some observers thought Black women in the military were asking for special treatment. But the argument was this – that Black women in the military were prohibited from wearing many of the natural styles including locs...
Glenn Evans, a Chicago police commander, center, left Cook County Criminal Court after being found not guilty. Credit Nathan Weber for The New York Times A Chicago police commander accused of sticking a gun in a suspect’s mouth, holding a Taser to his groin and threatening to kill him was...
The Chicago Teacher's Union voted to authorize a strike if necessary. (Photo by abc7chicago) The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike. CTU says 88 percent of its members voted in favor of the action if necessary. State law requires 75 percent approval to authorize a strike. But a...
The public television station WHUT now reaches roughly two million households in the Washington area and remains the only black-owned public station in the country. Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times When Howard University Television crackled onto the airwaves here in November 1980, hundreds of people representing the city, university...
Baltimore police officer William Porter stands in the courtroom after a mistrial was declared in his trial on manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct charges in the death of Freddie Gray, December 16, 2015, in Baltimore. BILL HENNESSY JR. Freddie Gray's family called for calm after the mistrial was declared...