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Leesburg Council Looks for Alternative Options to Maintain African-American Cemetery – Loudoun Now

It’s back to the drawing board for the Leesburg Town Council, and it will begin 2019 looking anew for the best way to manage town-owned land containing African-American burial sites.

Following a week of harsh criticism levied by Leesburg’s black community leaders, the council in a special meeting Wednesday night rescinded its November action issuing a Request for Proposals for an outside group to maintain cemetery land. The Sycolin Cemetery, on land in the Leesburg Executive Airport’s Runway Protection Zone, contains 55 burial sites between two cemeteries affiliated with the Lower Sycolin African American community that existed in the area in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

November’s vote to authorize the RFP came after community leaders criticized the unkempt conditions of…

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Caribbean Seeking To Maintain Elimination Of Poliomyelitis | RJR News

The Pan American Health Organization PAHO says Caribbean countries are seeking to consolidate measures to maintain elimination and avoid reintroduction of poliomyelitis, or polio, as it is commonly called.


PAHO said the region of the Americas registered its last case of polio in 1991, and, in 1994, was the first in the world to receive certification from the World Health Organization (WHO) as free of the disease.


PAHO said poliomyelitis is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that invades the nervous system and can cause paralysis in a matter of hours.


While it has no cure, it can be prevented through vaccination.

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African-American leaders call for PPS to maintain program for black students

The Portland Public Schools district wants to kick out a program targeting black student academic excellence called Kairos, to be replaced by a talent …
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Creighton Program Helps Omaha’s African-American Community Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association says African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure than any other racial group in the United States. 

And the National Kidney Foundation identifies high blood pressure as the second leading cause of kidney failure, which it says is more than three times as prevalent in African Americans as in Caucasian Americans.

Creighton University has been involved with a program aimed at lowering the rates of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in the Omaha African-American community. 

Dr. Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, Creighton Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences, says the program is funded by a CDC grant which required they select one racial group and one chronic disease.

“And so we targeted the African Americans and looked at…

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Security Council Reauthorizes African Union Member States to Maintain Deployment in Somalia Until End of July, Adop…


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The Security Council today decided to reauthorize member States of the African Union to maintain their deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 July 2018, recalling also its decision to authorize the regional bloc to reduce the Mission’s troop and police personnel levels by the end of October.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2415 (2018) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council also authorized AMISOM to take all necessary measures — in full compliance with the obligations of participating States under international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and in full respect for Somalia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and unity — to carry out its…

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Audit finds Portland police maintain list of gang members

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police still maintain an informal list of active gang members despite discontinuing a formal gang designation practice following criticism from community advocates last year, according to a city audit.

Portland auditors were examining the operations of the police bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team when they discovered that it has kept the list since 2015, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday.

The first report released by the city auditor deals with traffic stops.

“We found that [the Gang Enforcement Team] disproportionately stop African-American drivers,” said Mary Hull Caballero, who is Portland’s City Auditor.

She said of all gang enforcement traffic stops, 59 percent involved an African-American person. African-Americans make up…

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