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Haiti hopes gold find means boom times ahead

Haiti hopes gold find means boom times ahead

by Monique Clesca

A significant discovery of gold and other precious metals in Haiti's Northeastern mountain range has given residents hope that once mining gets under way in about five years, the revenues will offer the resources needed to transform a country beset by poverty and ravaged by earthquakes and disease into an emerging island economy.

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New evidence in FAMU drum major’s death

New evidence in FAMU drum major’s death

Robert Championby Latoya Burgess

In recent weeks, Florida medical examiners have deemed the official cause of death for Florida A&M University (FAMU) drum major, Robert Champion, as "hemorrhagic shock due to force blunt trauma."

This comes after the 26-year-old was brutally beaten during a hazing incident last fall when fellow bandmates sought to "initiate" Champion into the band.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: News

Debate surfaces on heals of task force finding

by Dianne Anderson

Since only African-American men are dying from prostate cancer earlier and at twice the rate over every other racial group, medical professionals might as well now throw out what many health officials believe is the best test for detecting prostate cancer in African-American men.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: News

AFRICA BRIEFS: African immigrants edgy after violence in Israel

AFRICA BRIEFS: African immigrants edgy after violence in Israel

An early morning arson attack Tuesday (June 5) on the home of African asylum seekers from Eritrea has marked an upsurge in hostilities towards Africans by Israeli citizens.

Dozens of foreigners, including families with children, lived in the building where the fire broke out on Jaffa Road, one of the city's central arteries. Four residents suffered burns and smoke inhalation. Graffiti in Hebrew sprayed on the building read: "Get out of the neighborhood."

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Alzheimer’s & African Americans: ‘Two to three times more likely than whites’

Alzheimer’s & African Americans: ‘Two to three times more likely than whites’

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – "He was saying that some fellow across the street was taking gas out of his truck," said Ann Small about her husband James. "I know that he (the neighbor) would never do such a thing – and then he accused someone of taking tires off of his truck. I didn't pay much attention to it. Then after he was diagnosed, a lot of these little things come to mind."

James Small, who is African American, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011. African Americans living in the United States are two to three times more likely than whites to be diagnosed with the disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Oprah delivers ‘crowning’ touch to Spelman grads

by Kenya King
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Only Oprah Winfrey, the "Queen of Talk," can breathe life into time-worn clichés and make them as authentic and delectable as grandma's home-cooked meal. Oprah served up a dose of confidence-boosting oratory, telling the more than 500 Spelman graduates to "put your crown on your head and wear it" at the college's 125th commencement Ceremony.

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