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Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’

Black Woman Researching Racial Bias In Criminal Justice Wins Prestigious ‘Genius Grant’
CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”
 
The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Wednesday the 2014 recipients, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they like.

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  • Written by NewsOne Staff
  • Category: National

Triple negative breast cancer impacts women of color

Triple negative breast cancer impacts women of color
Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ones, and hope of a cure for this devastating disease that impacts more than 230,000 women and men every year. Even though many people are aware of breast cancer, there is one strain of this disease that few people know about. It’s triple negative breast cancer, which has higher rates among women of color.

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  • Written by Dr. Elaine Batchlor-NNPA News Service
  • Category: National

LAPD Confuses Black Actress for Prostitute

LAPD Confuses Black Actress for Prostitute

Actress Danièle Watts took to social media last week to condemn the Los Angeles Police Department after she was allegedly mistaken for a prostitute after kissing her white husband, Identites.mic reports.

According to Facebook posts by Watts and her husband Brian James Lucas, two police officers mistook the couple for a prostitute and client Thursday when they were seen showing affection in public, the report says.

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  • Written by Lynette Holloway-The Root
  • Category: National

Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK  — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack.

Family and friends of those who died re

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  • Written by NewsOne Staff
  • Category: National

Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to publicly announce his resignation on Thursday, folloowing his highly controversial five-and-a-half-year stint in the position, NPR reports.

Two sources confirmed that Holder, who is the first black U.S. attorney general, will step down from leading the Justice Department the minute his replacement is confirmed. However, that process could run through the remainder of this year and into the next, NPR notes.

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  • Written by Breanna Edwards-The Root
  • Category: National

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

President Barack Obama has a problem. Just when he thought he was getting out of the Middle East, he keeps getting pulled back in.

After declaring the successful conclusion of two wars initiated by his predecessor, the centerpiece of his foreign policy, external events have backed the president into a proverbial corner.

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  • Written by Peniel E. Joseph-TheRoot
  • Category: National