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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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