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Jacob Lawrence Collection Gifted to Stanford University

[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]   Large collection of works by African-American artist Jacob Lawrence is now housed at Stanford University Lawrence was dedicated to telling the story of African Americans in the United States By Rosemary Eng Stanford, California— Our country’s history[Read More…]

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7 Hours of Sleep can save you From Getting Sick

[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 Shilo Rea Carnegie Mellon University Getting an extra hour of sleep can be the difference between staying healthy and catching a cold, new research confirms. People who sleep six hours a night or less are more than[Read More…]

Many Black Households Go Hungry

[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 More than 25% of surveyed African-American-headed households suffered from food insecurity last year, meaning they worried that the food would run out before they got more money or could not eat all day[Read More…]

Fitness Programs for Minorities Lack Input

[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 Christian Basi University of Missouri  A lack of cultural relevance may mean some fitness programs are falling short in improving the overall health of minorities, a new study finds. Researchers found that minority adults who received exercise[Read More…]

George Shirley’s Encore

[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]   George Shirley, the first African-American tenor and the second black man to sing a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, will be awarded the 2014 National Medal of the Arts and the National Humanities[Read More…]

Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix

[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]   Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix, widening his lead for driver-of-the-year honors with seven races to go. Hamilton, a black British driver, now has 252 points to teammate and rival Nico Rosberg’s 199 points[Read More…]

Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households

[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 Viji Sundaram New America Media SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs, but often ineligible for government[Read More…]

Black Jobless Rate Climbs

[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]   The August unemployment rate was 5.1 % for a seven-year low, but the jobless rate for African-Americans went in the opposite direction, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The unemployment rate for blacks was 9.5%[Read More…]

Bank Agrees to Pay Fine

[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]   M&T Bank Corp., recipient of the highest Community Reinvestment Act compliance rating, has resolved a lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center by paying $485,000 and changing certain of its banking practices, according a news release issued[Read More…]

Wanted: Serious Black Middle-class Leadership

[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]   Reality Check By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Black folks in the United States are in dire need of committed, talented, visionary members of the black middle class/middle income who are ready to assume serious leadership in[Read More…]