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African-Americans graduating at lower rates regionally, nationally

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Chenay Arberry addresses the crowd of protesters gathered on the steps of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. African-American graduation rates are significantly lower than any other race nationally and at UNR.

In light of Black History Month, the disproportional African-American populations and graduation rates at universities across the nation are brought to attention.

Currently, throughout national higher education institutions, African-Americans graduate at a lower rate than any other race — including at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Center reported approximately 3.2 percent of undergraduates at the university identified as African-American in fall 2017. During the same year, around 2.76 percent of black…

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Fact check: Under Trump, African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans have seen lowest unemployment rates

This is true — though those troops won’t all deploy at the same time. 

The Department of Homeland Security Request for Assistance was approved in January by acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who agreed to send 3,750 more troops to string concertina wire, man surveillance cameras, and provide some airlift support. However, they won’t all deploy to the border at once. There will be an influx of about 2,000 to string 160 miles of concertina wire but then the number will go back down as the mission turns to manning surveillance cameras and supporting Customs and Border Protection in other ways.

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African states slacking on immunisation rates

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Over the past five years, immunisation coverage in sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated at 72 percent, exposing populations to vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks, according to the World Health Organisation.

The Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) now wants African countries to strengthen routine immunisation programmes.

“We have mapped out what can and must be done to secure the future of millions of children on this continent,” said RITAG chair Helen Rees.

In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 31 million children below five years suffer from vaccine-preventable diseases every year. More than a half million of them die due to lack of access to the vaccines they needed.

In 2017, heads of state from across Africa endorsed the Addis…

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School district struggles to stem rising absenteeism rates – by l_waxmann – January 20, 2019

Chronic absenteeism is on the rise in San Francisco’s public schools, particularly among African American students, despite focused efforts in recent years to tackle long standing disparities.

SFUSD considers a student who misses 10 percent or more of the school year as chronically absent.

At 11 percent, the number of chronically absent students across the district was on a three year high in the fall of 2018, but the percentage of black students regularly missing school was almost three times higher.

According to a report presented to the school board on Tuesday, 29 percent of the district’s black students — who make up less than 10 percent of the district’s student body— were chronically absent in the fall of 2018, up from 26 percent in the prior year.

Among black…

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Increased Risk of Myeloma in African Americans Driven By Higher Rates of 3 Disease Subtypes

Multiple myeloma (MM) and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), a precursor to MM, are 2 to 3 times more common in African Americans than European Americans, representing one of the largest racial disparities of all cancer types. According to the results of a study published in Blood Cancer Journal, the increased incidence of MM among people of African descent is driven specifically by the higher frequency of 3 cytogenetic subtypes: t(11;14), t(14;16), and t(14;20).1

The study included 881 samples from patients with monoclonal gammopathy, the majority of whom had been diagnosed with MM. About half the patients were treated at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Florida, or Arizona, and half were seen at other hospitals in the United States.

Although there has been previous research…

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Key African Central Banks to Hold Rates on CPI, Oil Prices

While the drop in oil prices could give South African and Kenyan policy makers room to hold off on further rate increases, currency pressures could …
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