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Wednesday, January 10th, 2018


Fact check: Trump touts low unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanics

                    Danielle Kurtzleben · NPR · Jan 8, 2018 Now-President Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a campaign rally Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. David Goldman | AP 2016 The job market is strong right now, with a 4.1 percent unemployment rate, and President Trump knows it. On Monday, he twice bragged about the latest jobs report, but he focused in on minorities in particular. In the morning, he did it on Twitter, citing that black unemployment is “theRead More

First Black Woman On U.S. Olympic Long-Track Skating Team Started Sport Only 4 Months Ago

Erin Jackson is black girl magic! ✨ By Taryn Finley, Black Voices Stacy Revere via Getty Images A 25-year-old long-track speed skater is gearing up for the 2018 Winter Olympics just four months after she first took to the ice. Erin Jackson qualified for the U.S. team last Friday when she came in third place in trials for the 500-meter race behind two former Olympians, Brittany Bowe and Heather Bergsma. The Florida resident finished her first run 39.22 seconds and clocked in at 39.04 in her second run. Jackson told NBCRead More

Well-known corporations, Hollywood elites and unions helped fund the deceptive campaign ad that targeted black voters in Alabama’s Senate race, and the PACs plan to do it again

  written by J. Pepper Bryars, Yellow Hammer News on January 5, 2018 at 8:30 am CST     That deceptive campaign ad that targeted Alabama’s black voters, warning them that their “community” would know if they didn’t support then-candidate Doug Jones because their vote was “public record,” was partially funded by some of the most well-known corporations, film makers and unions in the nation, according to data from the Federal Elections Commission. A complicated process of transfers between political action committees and donors paid for the ad, but the money trail isRead More

Letter: Let’s make an investment in our children’s health

Letter to the Editor, The Chicago Tribune As New Year’s resolutions kick in and “diet season” takes hold, I’d like to ask the Tribune editorial staff to send a message about health care to some apparently ill-informed couch potatoes in Springfield. Case in point: Marshall Allen’s Jan. 2 op-ed headlined “Want to cut health care costs? Start with the obscene amount of waste.” While there’s no arguing Allen’s premise, he misses the real starting point. The correct headline should be, “Want to cut health care costs? Start with the obsceneRead More

Fewer American high-school-aged teens are having sex as their decline in risky behaviors continues

Lenny Bernstein The Washington Post The number of high-school-aged teens who are having sex dropped markedly over a decade, a trend that includes substantial declines among younger students, African-Americans and Hispanics, according to a government report released Thursday. The survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed especially steep declines in the past two years. It adds to evidence about ongoing progress in reducing risky behavior by teenagers, who are becoming pregnant, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using marijuana at lower rates than younger people before them, accordingRead More

Record-low joblessness for African-Americans and recent vets

By the associated press WASHINGTON — Jan 5, 2018, 11:12 AM ET The unemployment rates for African-Americans and recent veterans dropped to record lows in December, underscoring the health of the U.S. economy heading into 2018. The jobless rate for black workers fell to 6.8 percent from 7.2 percent in November as more of them found employment in an increasingly tight labor market. The unemployment rate for African-Americans, though now at its lowest level in records dating to 1972. remains stubbornly higher than the rates for other racial and ethnicRead More

Waters Slams HUD’s Delay of Fair Housing Rule

    WASHINGTON —  Today, in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to delay the implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, made the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s move to delay the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is a flagrant attack on efforts to ensure fair housing opportunities for all people, including minorities, women, families with children, and persons with disabilities. The Fair Housing Act requires that federal agencies and recipients of federal housing fundsRead More

Florida Magician of the Year Competition

The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse in Partnership with Magic Dove Magic Shop brings Statewide Contest to Cocoa Cocoa, Florida January 6, 2018:  The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse along with Magic Dove Magic Shop have partnered to bring to Cocoa the Florida Magician of the Year Competition.  This state-wide contest will be held on January 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse. Magicians from around the state of Florida will be competing for the title of Florida Magician of the Year.  “This is a very exciting timeRead More

Martial Arts Training BOXING TRAINING

by Jenny Anderson < A boxing training program must focus on reactive power, power endurance, muscular endurance, anaerobic endurance and aerobic endurance. Boxing is unique in that, unlike most team and individual sports, competition events are limited during the year. The majority of the annual plan is spent on preparatory training phases planned so that the boxer is at a physical peak for the fight. Amateur boxing consists of a greater number of competitive bouts in the year, so periodization of the training program may look quite different. Boxers useRead More