Some cancer rates drop for Black men, but others are up
Between 1999 and 2019, cancer rates among Black men fell
2.6 % per year compared with Black women at 1.5% per year, according to a study conducted by the National Cancer Institute.
The most rapid decreases were for lung cancer for men at
3.8% per year and stomach cancer among women at 3.4 % per year.
Liver cancer rates rose among Black men, and Black women reported an increase in deaths from uterine cancer.
Black men reported five times the prostate cancer death rates when compared to Asian and Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino men.
The breast cancer rates among Black women were 2.5 times higher than among Asian and Pacific Islander women.
Dr. Wayne Lawrence, who led the study, said lower death rates among Black people could be due to several factors including improved screening, earlier detection, advances in treatment, and behavioral changes such as declines in smoking.
Dr. Lawrence is Director of Metabolic Epidemiology Branch in NCI’s Division on Genetics.
Black general is expected to earn his fourth star
Lt. General Michael E. Langley is expected to become the highest-ranking Black officer in the 246-year history of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Lt. General Langley was confirmed by the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. His nomination will be sent to the full Senate for a vote, which may occur before the August recess, said Cole Stevens, a committee spokesperson in Washington tells Blackmansstreet.Today.
He will become the first Black four star general in the history of the Marines.
He will lead the U.S. military in Africa as the chief of U.S. Africa Command.
Langley assumed command of the Marines Corps Forces in Europe and in Africa after his predecessor was removed for making racial slurs about African American soldiers, according to Stars and Stripes, a military newspaper.
He earned advanced degrees in National Security Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
He has served in Afghanistan, Europe and Asia.
Langley is the son of a noncommissioned officer from Shreveport, La.
Pentagon will open an office dedicated to studying UFOs
The Pentagon will officially open an office to expand the search for unidentified flying objects or (UFOs) as officials imply there will be a major announcement concerning unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).
The U.S. government has taken a renewed interest in UFOs over the past several years, following the 2017 leak of three now-infamous video clips showing mysterious, wingless aircraft soaring at hypersonic speeds past U.S. Navy pilots.
The U.S. Navy officially confirmed and declassified the videos in April 2020, but it has provided no explanation the mysterious objects.
The Pentagon will focus exclusively on investigating UFO sightings. The office will be named the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office which will serve as a central hub that collects, investigates, and manages UFO sighting across the Department of Defense, which includes the Army, Navy and Air Force. The newly created Space Force is not listed.
Most Americans believe that Roswell in New Mexico’s desert in 1947 is the first crash landing site of a UFOs.
In 1961, Barney and Betty Hill reported they were abducted by a UF0.
Most of Betty Hill’s notes, tapes, and other items have been placed in the permanent collection at the University of New Hampshire, her alma mater. In July 2011, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources marked the site of the alleged abduction with a historical marker.
Earlier this year a hearing chaired by Rep. Andre Carson (D., Ind.) discussed UFOs before the meeting was closed to the public.
The Pentagon has released more than 1,500 pages of UFO-related materials.
Lake Mead water levels continue to drop, revealing more bodies
The remains of another body floated to the surface in Lake Mead bringing to three who have been discovered as the water continues to recede.
The latest human remains were discovered at Swim Beach around 4:30 June 27. The National Park Service did not identify the person as man or woman. There is ongoing investigation by the Clark County Medical Office.
Other human remains have been found in an oil drum on May 1.
The man was likely a murder victim who died from a gunshot wound “sometime in the mid ’70s to early ’80s, based on clothing and footwear the victim was found with,” according to a news release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
Another set of remains was found on May 7 in the park’s Callville Bay area.
Water levels in Lake Mead’s which supplies water to
millions of people in seven states, tribal lands and Mexico continues to drop because of the long-term drought, according to the NASA Earth Observatory.
Shipwrecks and have been exposed by the by the receding water.
NASA confirmed that water levels in Lake Mead, located in Nevada and Arizona, are at their lowest since April 1937, when the reservoir was being filled for the first time.
As of Monday, Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, was filled to 27% capacity, according to NASA.