In an address to Members of Congress and participants attending a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, called for a national discussion about the growing wealth gap which he referred to as a “wealth gap Tsunami threatening African American families.” Continue reading
A new study finds that African ancestry is linked to a more aggressive type of cancer that is more deadly.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor found that, among women with breast cancer, 82 percent of African women had the breast cancer called “triple negative,” 26 percent of African-Americans had the variety, and 16 percent of white Americans had it. Continue reading
Four white football players are suing Savannah State University, saying the historically-black school discriminated against them by withdrawing scholarship offers made by a former coach.
School officials fired the coach, who is also white, this year. The players say, once that happened, their scholarships were taken away. Although, it is not unusual for schools to reverse offers when coaches leave, but this one, the players contend, was race-based. Continue reading