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Blacks more active on certain social media sites
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Blacks more active on certain social media sites

[caption id="attachment_22225" align="alignleft"]stockvault-office-complex101221stockvault.net[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black and White people have similar rates of Internet use, Black people are slightly more plugged in to certain social media sites, where sharing life’s minutiae is the norm.

Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy: Disaster inequality
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Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy: Disaster inequality

jazelle-pic-katrina-sandyWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Just before Labor Day 2005, the world was stunned as images of Gulf Coast citizens, trudged through chaos and stagnant floodwaters, strewn with the debris of wrecked buildings and storm-tossed earth. The sights seemed to replay just before Halloween 2012, as coastal New York and New Jersey waded in icy waters and picked through the rubble of their destroyed property.

Jawanza Kunjufu: Educating girls
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Jawanza Kunjufu: Educating girls

jazelle-girls-picWASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as an educational consultant and author of 33 books has centered on the plight and triumphs of African American boys and men – until now.

Blacks suffer because shortage of organ donors
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Blacks suffer because shortage of organ donors

[caption id="attachment_21368" align="alignleft"]jazelle-organ-picEverett Lee (right) with his wife and daughters in 2012. Lee’s leukemia has been in remission 12 years, thanks to a bone marrow transplant. Photo courtesy Everett Lee.[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong.

Business associations plan to boost spending among Blacks
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Business associations plan to boost spending among Blacks

[caption id="attachment_21091" align="alignleft"]ron-busbyRob Busby seeks to expand spending among Blacks[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in Black hands.

Concussions a greater problem for Black youth
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Concussions a greater problem for Black youth

[caption id="attachment_21034" align="alignleft"]jonesec garylharris howardresearch sensor dsc 8680Dr. Gary Harris hopes to improve the way the Howard University Bison football team combats concussion, using this “Lilypad” Arduino chip to measure impact during games. Photo courtesy Howard University.[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics.

U.S. political views not rigidly defined
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U.S. political views not rigidly defined

[caption id="attachment_21032" align="alignleft"]red-blue-pew-center-Democrats and Republicans are more polarized than ever before, but most Americans fall somewhere in the varied center between the two extremes. Infographic by Pew Research Center.[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of political ideologies, according to the Pew Center.

Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel: ‘I’m still standing’
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Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel: ‘I’m still standing’

[caption id="attachment_20774" align="alignleft"]rachel-jeantel-and-roderick-vereenRachel Jeantel and mentor Roderick Vereen.[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Rachel Jeantel inched toward a high school diploma, she tried to keep in mind that she had a promise to keep. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, would have wanted her to finish school, and she had promised his parents and other supporters that she would.

Maya Angelou opened her life to open our eyes
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Maya Angelou opened her life to open our eyes

[caption id="attachment_20647" align="alignleft"]maya-angelouMaya Angelou (Courtesy of NNPA)[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The day before she died, Maya Angelou telephoned Ebony magazine headquarters in Chicago to tell new editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller that she was proud of her. They barely knew each other. Miller knew Angelou mostly through her writings.

Changing attitudes about green living
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Changing attitudes about green living

[caption id="attachment_20569" align="alignleft"]photoxpress 5330119PhotoXpress[/caption]WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A record-high 356 temperatures were tied or broken across the contiguous United States in 2012, marking the warmest year ever in American history. Over that same period, widespread droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, snowstorms, and superstorms put a nearly $110 billion dent in the economy.

And according to environmental activists, that’s something Blacks should be concerned about.

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