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ChildCryResearchers have made a connection between childhood abuse suffered by African-American women and asthma which develops later in their lives.

As part of the Black Women’s Health Study at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, conducted from 1995 to 2011, a total of 28,456 women gave information on physical and sexual abuse suffered before age 11, as well as between the ages of 12 and 18.

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Rand“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”

- H.L. Mencken

Wrong. The proposal to raise Medicare’s eligibility age from 65 to 67 in 2014 is wrong. Who stands to gain by this approach? Not the government. Not current and future seniors. And most definitely not older African Americans and other older minorities – these groups stand to lose the most.

Raising the Medicare eligibility age would actually cost much more than it would save, in dollars and in quality of life. A Kaiser Family Foundation study found the proposal would save the federal government $5.7 billion in 2014, but at the same time impose id="mce_marker"1.4 billion more in spending on individuals, employers and state governments.

 

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RadioDear Chairman Cleaver,

On May 29, 2012, Bob Law, Betty Dopson, Michael North, andNew York City Councilman Charles Barron in our individual listener capacities and as representatives of a putative class of New York City listeners, filed a petition with the FCC to prevent the transference of the broadcast license of New York’s Inner City Broadcasting, to YMF Media. The issue we have raised goes well beyond New York City, It has implications for Black communities nation wide.

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MandelaPeople around the world are praying for the health of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela as he remained hospitalized since last weekend for reasons that have not been publicly announced.

Widespread reports say the 94-year-old justice icon is doing well, but Associated Press described concerned Sunday morning worshipers at Soweto’s Regina Mundi Catholic Church as praying for the Nobel Laureate, a symbol of freedom and democracy around the world. The church “once served as a major rallying point for anti-apartheid activists,” the AP described.

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RadioDear Chairman Cleaver,

On May 29, 2012, Bob Law, Betty Dopson, Michael North, andNew York City Councilman Charles Barron in our individual listener capacities and as representatives of a putative class of New York City listeners, filed a petition with the FCC to prevent the transference of the broadcast license of New York’s Inner City Broadcasting, to YMF Media. The issue we have raised goes well beyond New York City, It has implications for Black communities nation wide.

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Fiscal_CliffWASHINGTON(NNPA) – If Republicans and Democrats don’t reach a 12th hour deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” many lower and middle-income families will feel deep pain, according to analysis by economists and respected think tanks.

The Budget Control Act, set to expire at the end of the year, will usher in draconian social spending and defense cuts along with tax hikes on all Americans if lawmakers can’t get a deal done. Much of the impact of such a decision –or non-decision – will come later in the year, some changes will be immediate.

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Wilmington_TenNow that the 2012 presidential elections are history, supporters for the Wilmington Ten pardons of innocence effort are increasing their efforts to build more overwhelming public support for the cause before NC Gov. Beverly Perdue leaves office on Dec. 31st.

Sources say there is opposition to the proposed pardons, primarily from former law enforcement and state officials who still believe - despite no evidence proving that the Wilmington Ten had anything to do with the 1971 firebombing of a white-owned grocery store, or sniper shots at responding firemen - that they are guilty.

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Susan_RiceWASHINGTON (NNPA)Representative Marcia Fudge, the newly-elected chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, says politically-inspired charges that United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice is “not very bright” and is “unqualified” to be named Secretary of State by President Barack Obama are racist and sexist in addition to being untrue.

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v47_denise_barnesDenise Rolark Barnes, Informer PublisherThe Office of the Chief Financial Officer in Washington, D.C. has agreed to recognize The Washington Informer as a newspaper of general circulation. The designation was spelled out in a settlement agreement that ends the Informer’s legal challenge against the OCFO which disqualified the newspaper from bidding on the Unclaimed Properties advertisement because it “serves a certain ethnic group.”

v46_obama_wins_articleThe votes have been cast and the results are in.

And, after one of the most grueling and contentious presidential elections in U.S. history, the winner and STILL, the 44th President of the United States....................

Four More for 44! President Barack Obama!!!

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