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George Zimmerman, shut up

NorthStar/Black Man’s Street Editorial George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. An all-women’s jury, most of them white, including one who wanted to take a photograph with him after the verdict, acquitted Zimmerman of the charges. Now after killing their son, George is insulting Trayon’s parents. He accused them of not raising Trayvon right, implying that was the[Read More…]

Black men’s summit scheduled for Chicago

BlackBoard Chicago will hold its 3rd annual Black Men’s Summit Saturday, April 23, at North Park University. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The title of this year’s summit is “Know Thy Brother, Know Thy Self:  A Gathering of Leaders.” BlackBoard’s website is www. Blackboardchicago.org. Go to the website and follow the[Read More…]

Briefs

  Doctor speculates:  O. J.  Simpson maybe suffering from CTE Forensic neurologist Bennett Omalu, MD, the first person to identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, said he strongly believes that O. J. Simpson suffers from CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head and repeated concussions, that makes sufferers volatile[Read More…]

Will this hair loss drug kill your sex drive?

  Posted by Marla Paul Northwestern University Men taking the hair loss drug finasteride have access to very little information about the drug’s sexual side effects, experts say. None of the 34 published reports from clinical trials offer information about erectile dysfunction and low sex drive. The drug blocks 5α-reductase in the scalp and male reproductive organs, inhibiting the conversion[Read More…]

Four charged with shooting members of Black Lives Matter group

  by Frederick H. Lowe MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin County (Minnesota) district attorney on Monday charged four men with assault or riot for shooting five members of Black Lives Matter outside Minneapolis’ 4th police precinct. Police arrested the men, who were wearing ski masks at the time of the shooting, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, two days after the shooting occurred[Read More…]

Low vitamin D linked to aggressive prostate cancer

  by Erin White A vitamin D deficiency may increase the chance of developing aggressive forms of prostate cancer for some men who are at high risk for the disease. Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer cases among black men and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among African American men, according to the American Cancer Society. “Vitamin[Read More…]

Senior volunteers ward off brain ‘shrinkage’

  by Stephanie Desmon Johns Hopkins University The memory center in the brains of seniors who volunteered in public schools for two years maintained their size, rather than shrinking as part of the normal aging process, report researchers. The findings suggest that retirees who take part in meaningful social activity can prevent shrinkage in their brains’ memory centers and avert age-related cognitive[Read More…]

Black Men May Get Worse Prostate Cancer Care, Study Contends

  Problems include longer waits, greater need for more care after surgery, and higher costs                                                                 HealthDay News — Older black men with prostate cancer seem more likely to receive poorer quality of care that costs more compared to white men, a new study found. Although[Read More…]

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