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Triple negative breast cancer impacts women of color

Triple negative breast cancer impacts women of color
Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ones, and hope of a cure for this devastating disease that impacts more than 230,000 women and men every year. Even though many people are aware of breast cancer, there is one strain of this disease that few people know about. It’s triple negative breast cancer, which has higher rates among women of color.

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  • Written by Dr. Elaine Batchlor-NNPA News Service
  • Category: National

Record number of African-American candidates seeking office

Record number of African-American candidates seeking office

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 African-American candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency.

At least 83 African-American Republicans and Democrats are running for the U.S. House, an all-time high for the modern era, according to political scientist David Bositis, who has tracked African-American politicians for years. They include Mia Love in Utah, who is trying to become the first African-American Republican woman to be elected to Congress.

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  • Written by Jesse J. Holland-Associated Press
  • Category: National

Juan Mcfarland, pastor who confessed he had AIDS and slept with members sued by deacon board

Juan Mcfarland, pastor who confessed he had AIDS and slept with members sued by deacon board

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Juan McFarland is described as a man of “passion, prayer and purpose” in a three-paragraph summary on the website of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The site concludes by saying such an overview “does not begin to tell his story.”

Parishioners realized just how true that was in recent weeks, when McFarland dropped the bombshells: He had had affairs with several women in the parish — inside the church — but neglected to tell them he had AIDS.

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  • Written by Phillip Rawls, theGrio-Jay Reeves Associated Press
  • Category: National

Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to publicly announce his resignation on Thursday, folloowing his highly controversial five-and-a-half-year stint in the position, NPR reports.

Two sources confirmed that Holder, who is the first black U.S. attorney general, will step down from leading the Justice Department the minute his replacement is confirmed. However, that process could run through the remainder of this year and into the next, NPR notes.

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  • Written by Breanna Edwards-The Root
  • Category: National

Cornel West arrested while protesting in Ferguson

Cornel West arrested while protesting in Ferguson

People protesting against police misconduct in Ferguson, Mo., continued to capture headlines Monday, especially with one of the nation's most famous public intellectuals, Cornel West, being among those arrested in front of a local police station.

According to a New York Times report, West told the police officers who were keeping demonstrators from entering the police station that he was there to support the youth.  

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  • Written by Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele-The Root
  • Category: National

Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’

Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’
CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”
 
The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Wednesday the 2014 recipients, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they like.

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  • Written by NewsOne Staff
  • Category: National