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Higher lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death among African Americans may be associated with income and education di…


DALLAS, Feb. 4, 2019 — African Americans – especially African American women – have a significantly higher risk of sudden cardiac death during their lifetime than whites, and much of the disparity can be attributed to income and education levels, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“We wanted to explain the risk of sudden cardiac death and identify factors that could explain the differences,” said Eliseo Guallar, M.D., Ph.D., the lead author of the study from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. “We found that overall, African Americans had approximately double the lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death compared to whites. African-American women had about triple the risk compared to white women.”

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Higher risk of sudden cardiac death among African Americans may be associated with income, education disparities


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African Americans—especially African American women—have a significantly higher risk of sudden cardiac death during their lifetime than whites, and much of the disparity can be attributed to income and education levels, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“We wanted to explain the risk of sudden cardiac death and identify factors that could explain the differences,” said Eliseo Guallar, M.D., Ph.D., the lead author of the study from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. “We found that overall, African…

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If income gap is a chasm, wealth gap is Grand Canyon – People’s World


If one describes the income gap as a chasm the wealth gap can be defined as a Grand Canyon. | Julie Jacobson/AP

WASHINGTON —If the “income gap” between the rich and the rest of us is a chasm, then the less-discussed “wealth gap” – especially between whites and African-Americans – is the Grand Canyon.

At least that’s what the figures show in a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies, the third in its series comparing income and wealth between whites and the rest of us.

IPS released How Enriching The 1% Widens The Racial Wealth Divide, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his actual birthday, Jan. 15. Had King lived – white nationalist/racist James…

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income inequality lowest on Saba


The disparities in standardised disposable income – income adjusted for differences in household size and composition – have remained virtually unchanged on Bonaire since 2011.

Between 2014 and 2016, the Gini coefficient stood at 0.40, versus 0.39 in previous years. Saba has had the lowest income inequality of the three islands since 2012 (0.37 in 2016). The largest inequalities in standardised disposable income between households were recorded on St Eustatius, where the Gini coefficient rose from 0.41 in 2014 to 0.44 in 2016. The Gini coefficient for the European Netherlands decreased from 0.3 to 0.29 in this period.

Internationally, the Gini coefficient is the most frequently used instrument to measure income inequality. The value ranges between 0 (total equality; all households have the…

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West African cocoa farmers yet to earn a living income, says Fairtrade


According to the Fairtrade labeling organization’s latest annual report​​, Fairtrade-certified cocoa saw a 57% increase in sales during the period, with most of these sales coming from Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

The volume of certified cocoa reached 214,662 metric tons, with 85% coming from conventional beans and the rest from the organic variety.

‘The large jump in sales reflects the commitment of confectionery companies, chocolate brands and retailers to source more of their cocoa volumes on Fairtrade terms,’​ said Fairtrade International.

‘Fairtrade is the only sustainable certification scheme that provides cocoa cooperatives with a guaranteed minimum price as well as Fairtrade premium of €200 ($230) per metric ton of cocoa sold.’

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Black income is half that of white households—just like it was in the 1950s — Quartz


In 1953, Don Barksdale became the first African-American named to the National Basketball Association All-Star team. That same year, Leontyne Price’s performance of “Summertime” at a Metropolitan Opera gala made her the first African-American to sing with the famed New York company. It was also the year that James Baldwin published Go Tell It on the Mountain.

But while progress was underway, African-Americans’ opportunities for economic and professional mobility were extremely limited. That reality was reflected in the vast wealth disparity between black and white households. In 1953, the net worth of the typical black household was just 20% of that of the typical white household, according to a recent working paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis that offers an unusually…

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