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Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest HealthDay News—Higher-earning black Americans seem to die sooner after a heart attack than whites, according to researchers who say they’ve uncovered a new twist on the “survival[Read More…]

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Big, private universities may attract hookah lounges

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs University of Florida Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to new research. That may bode well for the long-term[Read More…]

Rwanda eases the way for a ‘President for Life’

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   (TriceEdneyWire.com) — While most African leaders want you to believe they’re for ending the colonial-era practice of rule by a President-for-Life, Rwanda is one among several moving quietly to embrace it. A petition drive allegedly from Rwandese[Read More…]

Black midwives conference will deliver

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Frederick H. Lowe Four-time Grammy winner Erykah Badu will participate in the 9th annual International Black Midwives and Healers Conference next month in Portland, Ore. The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) will host the three-day[Read More…]

Barry G. Williams, judge in Freddie Gray case, known for even-handedness

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By  Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The Freddie Gray saga has moved from the streets to the courtroom, turning a world-sized spotlight on Associate Judge Barry[Read More…]

Does neighborhood sway African-American vernacular?

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Clifton B. Parker Stanford University The neighborhoods where children grow up can influence their use of African American Vernacular English, a new study shows. In the first experiment of its kind on the subject, researchers sought[Read More…]

September 13th in Black History

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   James Perkins, Jr. James Perkins, Jr., an African-American businessman, was elected the first black mayor of Selma, Ala., on this day in 2000, defeating long-term incumbent Joe Smitherman in the Democratic primary. In 1965, Selma had been[Read More…]

Deaths

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Max Beauvoir Max Beauvoir, supreme chief of Voodoo, an amalgam of West African traditions and Catholicism, died Saturday of unknown causes in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He was 79. Mr. Beauvoir, a biochemist, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris[Read More…]