Job Cuts

  Employment More than 105,000 job cuts announced in July The day before the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs’ report on Friday, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a Chicago-based outplacement firm, published its figures for layoffs and it wasn’t a pretty picture. U.S. employers cut 105,696 workers from their payrolls in July, Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported.[Read More…]

Black Infant Death Rates

  Infant death rates between blacks and whites is very wide By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. infant death rate among blacks was twice as high as that for white infants in 2013, even though the overall infant death rate dropped to a historic low, National Vital Statistics Reports announced last week. The highest infant death rate was 11.11% per[Read More…]

Trump As In Rump

  His comments about black men, including President Obama, are well known Donald Trump, who was banned from last weekend’s RedState gathering in Atlanta because of sexist comments he made to Fox News’s Megyn Kelly during Thursday’s Republican debate in Cleveland, has made even nastier comments about black men with very little national blow back. In 1989, after a woman[Read More…]

He Lives

  #Black Lives Matter Michael Brown and #Black Lives Matter Movement. He was shot to death nearly a year ago.   By Frederick H. Lowe Nearly a year ago, an unarmed Michael Brown was shot to death by Darren Wilson, a white cop, but Brown’s death hasn’t been forgotten even though Wilson has been cleared by state and federal officials[Read More…]

How Does Working Nights Raise Diabetes Risk?

  Diabetes By Lisa Chedekel Boston University African-American women who work night shifts are significantly more likely to develop diabetes than those who have never worked nights. The cause may be sleep cycle disruptions, say the authors of a new study in the journal Diabetologia. The researchers found that the risk of diabetes increased as women spent more years working[Read More…]

Whitney Houston’s Daughter Is Dead

  Bobbi Kristina Brown dies after being removed from life support ( — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of the late superstar singer Whitney Houston, died after being removed from life support. Brown, the only daughter of singers Houston and Bobby Brown, died Sunday, July 26, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her[Read More…]

New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients

  (HealthDay News) –A new drug decreases dangerously high levels of potassium in people with diabetes-related kidney disease, a new study finds. Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys and other organs to work normally, but damage to the kidneys can cause potassium levels to increase to dangerous levels. This condition is called hyperkalemia. Elevated potassium levels are associated with[Read More…]

Stigma keeps Transgender Women of Color Away from Physicians

  A third are HIV-positive By Marcene Robinson-Buffalo University at Buffalo Discussing sexual history with a doctor can be an uncomfortable experience. But for many transgender people, the conversation never takes place. Social stigma and a lack of affordable health care keep many from pursuing needed health care. “There is evidence that health care providers do tend to be judgmental, and[Read More…]

Segregated Neighborhoods raise Heart Risks if you’re Black

  Health By Nora Dunne Northwestern University African Americans who live in segregated neighborhoods are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease that people who live in integrated ones, new research shows. The opposite is true for white people who reside in predominantly white neighborhoods. There is no association in either direction for people of Hispanic descent. Neighborhood characteristics, social environment, and[Read More…]

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