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How beliefs impact obesity, for African American women

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Stephanie Pickett saw many patients with end-stage renal failure while working as a nurse at Duke University Medical Center in vascular radiology. A large portion of those patients were African American.

“It was very striking,” says…

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Intersection – The Lasting Impact and Struggle of Missouri’s African-American Women

In her book “Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis,” MU Professor Keona Ervin delves into the stories and the frontline activism of working-class black women in her native city of St. Louis. 

The period Ervin documents largely takes place in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s in pre-war and post-war St. Louis. In addition to staging factory walkouts and strikes, these activist women conducted the “cleaning, cooking, sorting, selling, weighing, sewing and riveting” that held their families and communities together. In return, their families, churches, political parties, and communities provided the network that supported and lifted their struggle and its achievements.

In this episode of Intersection, Ervin explains why she was atracted to these stories…

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Black migration making great impact on Pittsburgh region

Jobs in the region’s steel mills were a draw for southern black Americans in the 20 years before World War I, but their skills and experience were greatly ignored, members of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society members were told at a Black History Month presentation Sunday.

Among those steel mills was one in Vandergrift, according to Samuel S.W. Black, director of African American programs at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

Much of his Black History Month address outlined economist Abraham Epstein’s 1918 sociological study for his University of Pittsburgh dissertation. Epstein noted the most blacks moved to the eastern part of Pittsburgh in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Black said.

Although Epstein’s study included some “curiously racist” words such…

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OnPoint on WACH Fox: The New Soul Study & the impact on SC

Right now, a two-year study at the University of South Carolina is recruiting only African-American subjects for research on the nutrition of soul food.
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Ohio's African immigrant community growing in size, diversity and impact

People from throughout Africa help make up Ohio's identity. They comprise almost five percent of the state's population and more than half live here in …
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African-American Alzheimer’s Alliance, Impact Lufkin co-host Alzheimer’s forum

“You know I think we don’t see signs and symptoms until it’s too late, so we are hoping that this will be a way to put a visual image because people ask what some of the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s are, we’ve heard about it, we’ve seen it with other people, but we have not experienced it. So, we want to make sure that we provide information before they experience it, so that they know what to do in the steps to heal that broken heart,” said Harrell.

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