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Fighting The Sickle Cell Anemia Stigma

April 27, 2007 by  
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Tweet Cure every cell – a sickle cell support group ( There’s quite a lot of stigma toward the whole subject of sickle cell anemia. People can feel guilty because they carry a gene and they choose not to talk about it. So they need to talk about it to start breaking down the barriers […]

African Americans can discard harmful baggage

April 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet ( Combating negative images is just a part of the undeclared war within the black community, fought on multiple fronts. We are up against: “House Negro” fence-sitters. In the antebellum period in the South, such people always saw things through the eyes of their master or boss. No matter how bad things are, these […]

‘Queen of Soul’ Helps Cast her Autobiography,

April 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet SOUTHFIELD, Mich. ( — The Queen of Soul is looking for a few good subjects. Auditions for singing and non-singing parts in a musical production based on music legend Aretha Franklin’s autobiography have been scheduled for May 1-3 in suburban Detroit. The musical based on the 1999 best-seller “Aretha: From These Roots” is tentatively […]

University of Virginia shows its regret for slavery

April 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet Board’s resolution includes those who built school’s first buildings ( The University of Virginia’s governing board has adopted a resolution expressing regret for the school’s use of slaves, including those “anonymous laborers” who constructed its first buildings. The resolution, unanimously passed by U.Va.’s board of visitors on April 13 — the 264th birthday of […]

Survey finds New Orleans race bias

April 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet Housing advocates report finds discrimination in properties for rental ( NEW ORLEANS – Blacks already feeling the pinch from a housing shortage in the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina are facing racial discrimination in their search for rental property, a survey by housing advocates found. The survey sent black and white “testers” — […]

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