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Friday, November 24th, 2017

 

Baltimore Confronts Enduring Racial Health Disparities

By STEVE DUBB | November 22, 2017 Share18 Share23 Tweet22 Email SHARES63 Samuel Augustus Mitchell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons November 20, 2017; American Prospect Life expectancy in 14 of Baltimore’s predominantly Black neighborhoods is now lower than North Korea’s, notes Jim Grossfield in the American Prospect. This is true even though, as Grossfield points out, Baltimore is home to Johns Hopkins, which, Grossfield observes, “Together with the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic…is part of the trinity of top-ranked US hospitals—a latter-day Lourdes to which sick people from aroundRead More


How the opioid epidemic is impacting the African American community

by JERRY REVISH UPDATED: 11/21/17 11:45 PM EST On average, the heroin epidemic claims a life in Columbus every day. No neighborhood is immune. No community untouched. But as I found out, the scourge is having a somewhat different effect on communities of color. According to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, the opiate epidemic claimed 353 lives in Columbus in 2016. But interestingly, in 2016, 82 percent of overdose deaths were among whites, only 18 percent among blacks. In the first six months of this year, the number of blackRead More


Professor proposes solutions to reduce recidivism and impact of incarceration

A Penn State Abington professor is proposing public policy solutions to help reduce the mental health impact of incarceration among African-American men. Frances Veale, assistant professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services, presented “The Impact of Post-Incarceration Syndrome Among African-American Male Offenders: An Emergent Need for Operational Intervention” at the college’s Faculty Research Series. “You’ve been stripped of all of your autonomy and suddenly released and told to get a job, and a place to live,” said Veale, who served as a corrections officer in a maximum security prison. “Rehabilitation needsRead More


Brotherhood Crusade to Honor Jim Hill at 49th Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner

By Sentinel News Service Published November 23, 2017 Jim Hill (file photo) Brotherhood Crusade officials said they are proud to announce their 2017 Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner honoree, the iconic sports and broadcasting great, CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Director, Jim Hill.  The award ceremony will be held Friday, December 8,  at the Beverly Hilton. For nearly half a century, the prestigious Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner has honored individuals that have made significant contributions in their respective industry and made an impact in the community through improving the quality of life for youthRead More


Today is the Last Day to Register for FEMA Assistance After Hurricane Irma in Florida  

ORLANDO, Fla. – You have until 11:59 tonight, Friday, Nov. 24 to register with FEMA if you have damage caused by Hurricane Irma—in Florida—between Sept. 4 and Oct. 18, 2017. How to register: ·       Online at DisasterAssistance.gov. ·       Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Help is available in many languages. Helpline numbers are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST, seven days a week. ·       Information is available in ASL at: fema.gov/medialibrary/assets/videos/111546. ·       Download the FEMA Mobile App and apply.Read More