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Great Plains Black History Museum Receives Grant to develop community education programs


The Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha is rolling out over 20 free educational programs with the help of a $17,000 grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

With the help of local history professors from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metro Community College, along with archived records, the museum will develop 24 programs discussing a number of topics ranging from the history of African American music in the Omaha community to the involvement of African Americans in the settlement of the Great Plains.

Great Plains executive director Eric Ewing said the museum applied for the grant last year and plans to hold two sessions per month. One session will focus on local history and the other will focus on large-scale, national issues.

The free, 90-minute workshops…

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Many Black Entrepreneurs Have These 10 Myths and Misconceptions About Business Credit



#3 – Most African Americans don't believe that getting business credit is even possible for them…. but it is! Many African American entrepreneurs have …
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$26.5 million grant to study black men with prostate cancer


An ambitious project, led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC, will explore why African-American men are at higher risk for developing more aggressive forms of the disease and why they are more likely to die from it.

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is leading the first large-scale, multi-institutional RESPOND study, funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. It will look at the role of social stressors and genetics in the development of prostate cancer in African-American men. Researchers hope to recruit 10,000 African-American men nationwide to participate.

“Not only are African-American men twice as likely to develop prostate cancer, but they are more likely to have…

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First large-scale study on black men with aggressive prostate cancer


The Keck School of Medicine of USC will lead a $26.5 million effort to conduct the first large-scale, multi-institutional study on African-American men with prostate cancer. The study aims to better understand why the men are at higher risk for developing more aggressive forms of the disease and why they are more likely to die from it.

Funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the study will look at the role of social stressors and genetics in the development of prostate cancer in African-American men. Researchers hope to recruit 10,000 African-American men to participate in the nationwide study.

“Not only are African-American men twice as likely to develop prostate cancer,…

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Panamanian founder of Black Solidarity Day transitions • Caribbean Life


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Another Black giant fell on July 10 when Dr. Carlos Russell succumbed at Maimonides Hospital.

The visionary author, playwright, educator, ambassador, and historian, acclaimed for establishing a Black Solidarity Day in 1969, died in his sleep at age 84. He was born in the Republic of Panama on Aug. 6, 1934.

“It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Dr. Carlos Enrique Codington Russell. He was a beloved son, father, brother, uncle, cousin, teacher, and best friend to us and many in our community,” a family statement said.

“He is now at peace with our ancestors. His fervent desire was for us, the community, to continue the fight for social justice and equality for all. His intelligence, passion, wit and love…

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Forming an Ethnically Black South African Rugby Team : South Florida Caribbean News


The South African Rugby Team is one of the finest teams in the Rugby sport. But then how tragic would it be to let issues of ethnicity get in the way of the team’s national and international interests. It is the 21st century and to still witness episodes of racial discrimination is certainly not a great thing. The South African rugby teams over the years since the anti-apartheid era had begun, were always scrutinised during the selections…

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