Laurie McGinley, The Washington Post Published 7:12 am PST, Thursday, February 14, 2019 Longtime cancer disparities between African-Americans and whites - with blacks having a sharply higher mortality rate - have narrowed significantly over the past several years and disappeared entirely for a few age groups, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society. African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the report noted that the overall cancer death rate has been dropping faster in blacks than in whites because of bigger declines for three of the four most common cancers - lung, prostate and colorectal. The result: The "excess risk" of cancer death in blacks, compared with whites, fell from 47 percent in 1990 to 19 percent in 2016 for men and from 19 percent to 13 percent for women, according to the study. For men under 50 and women over 70, the gap has nearly been closed, the … [Read more...] about Black-white cancer disparities narrow sharply amid progress against common malignancies
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByErica L. Green and Annie Waldman Oct. 16, 2018 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — This article was reported and written in a collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization. Zyahna Bryant and Trinity Hughes, high school seniors, have been friends since they were 6, raised by blue-collar families in this affluent college town. They played on the same T-ball and softball teams, and were in the same church group. But like many African-American children in Charlottesville, Trinity lived on the south side of town and went to a predominantly black neighborhood elementary school. Zyahna lived across the train tracks, on the north side, and was zoned to a mostly white school, near the University of Virginia campus, that boasts the city’s highest reading scores. In elementary … [Read more...] about ‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students
POLITICS 04/23/2018 12:48 pm ET Americans' personal experiences in stores and restaurants also show signs of a racial divide. By Ariel Edwards-Levy White Americans who’ve been following the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks are most likely to think the story represents an isolated occurrence, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey. Black Americans see it as part of a pattern. Among those who’d heard at least a little about the arrests ― the vast majority of those surveyed ― 48 percent of white Americans said it was an isolated incident, a third that it was emblematic of a broader pattern in how society as a whole treats black people, and 6 percent that it was a reflection of a broader pattern in the way Starbucks treats black people. A 57 percent majority of black Americans, by contrast, saw the controversy as rooted in broader societal problems, with 19 percent considering it primarily an indictment of Starbucks, and just … [Read more...] about White Americans Say The Starbucks Arrests Were An Isolated Incident. Black Americans Say They Were Part Of A Pattern.
Sep 14, 9:03 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Susan Njanji and Beatrice Debut 09/14/19 AT 8:51 AM Zimbabwe gave former leader Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man they lauded as a liberation hero but whose 37-year rule was defined by repression and economic turmoil.Mugabe, who died in Singapore last week aged 95, left Zimbabwe deeply divided over his legacy with his country still struggling with high inflation and shortages of goods after decades of crisis.He died on an overseas medical trip almost two years after former army loyalists forced him out in 2017, following a power struggle over what was widely perceived as a bid to position his wife Grace as his successor.Former and current African leaders, including South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa and Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta, arrived to crowds chanting and drumming liberation songs at the less than half-filled … [Read more...] about African Leaders Laud Mugabe At State Funeral In Divided Zimbabwe
For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people. Her falling out with Trump and her decision to call him a racist as she sells her new book — and in turn, his in turn calling her a "dog" — have not been enough for many African-Americans to invite her back to the family picnic. Too little, too late, many said. "Her tell-all mea culpa won't win her any brownie points with most blacks," said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author of the book "Why Black Lives Do Matter." ''Their loathing of Omarosa is virtually frozen in stone. She's still roundly lambasted as a two-bit opportunist, a racial sellout and an ego driven hustler." Few in the black community immediately rushed to defend Manigault Newman after she wrote a book entitled "Unhinged" about her time in the White House. It paints a damning picture … [Read more...] about Black Americans Aren’t Buying Omarosa’s Turn Against Trump