A New Study To Probe Disparities In Cancer Outcomes for Black Women

NATIONWIDE - The American Cancer Society is embarking on an unprecedented initiative spanning 20 states, including the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, to investigate the troubling disparities in cancer survival rates among Black women. Despite overall declines in cancer deaths, Black women continue to face disproportionately high mortality rates, a phenomenon the organization aims to address through its newly unveiled VOICES of Black Women study. "While cancer deaths have

Illinois Teen Earns Doctoral Degree At 17

Dorothy Jean Tillman II, a teenager from Chicago, has recently made headlines for achieving an extraordinary academic milestone by earning her doctoral degree at the age of 17. Her remarkable journey was shared on "Good Morning America," where she revealed that she was homeschooled in her early years before embarking on her college education at the tender age of 10. In 2020, she completed her Master of Science degree, and

NASCAR Races Are A Boost To North Carolina’s Economy

[caption id="attachment_7155" align="alignnone" width="1760"] Mitchell Northam / WUNC[/caption] RALEIGH - In advance of the 2024 NASCAR All Star Race, North Carolinians got a glimpse of the economic impact provided by last year's event. Governor Roy Cooper announced a new report from the NC Department of Commerce showing the impact of hosting the 2023 NASCAR All Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway. The event: •Created 625 jobs for North Carolinians •Increased

Tariffs To Be Sharply Hiked On Chinese-Made Products 

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced that he would be doubling and in some cases tripling tariffs on Chinese-made products, like steel and electric vehicles, in a move aimed at easing economic pain in battleground states, though senior administration officials say it isn't political. Biden, speaking during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House, said the tariffs are intended to protect and bolster several industries

Who Is Kamala Harris? Part 1 Of Series

  By: Jordan Meadows, Staff Writer Over half of Americans currently disapprove of the Vice President, according to the FiveThirtyEight. Americans know the name, the role, and the criticisms: do they know the person? Who is Kamala Harris? The White House did not respond to requests for comment. Fortunately, Harris wrote a book titled, "The Truths We Hold: An American Journey", which was released in January 2019 - weeks before

Pres. Biden Awards Clyburn, No. 3 U.S. House Dem, Highest Civilian Honor

WASHINGTON - Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. James Clyburn received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Friday from President Joe Biden, the leader whose presidential campaign Clyburn, a South Carolina native, re-energized in 2020. Clyburn, the former House majority whip who has represented South Carolina's 6th Congressional District since 1993, was awarded the highest civilian honor in a White House ceremony alongside 18 fellow recipients, including former Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,

Research Uncovers Genetic Variant’s Alarming Impact On Heart Health And Longevity In Black Americans

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA A groundbreaking study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Duke University sheds light on the significant health risks posed by the V142I transthyretin variant within the US Black population. Published in the JAMA Network, the study underscores the concerning impact of this genetic variant on heart health and longevity. "The V142I transthyretin variant, prevalent in three to four percent of self-identified Black

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

(AP News) Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of national survey data over four decades. Alcohol is still more widely used, but 2022 was the first time this intensive level of marijuana use overtook high-frequency drinking, said the study's author, Jonathan Caulkins, a cannabis policy researcher at Carnegie Mellon University. "A good 40% of current cannabis

North Carolina Senate Panel Approves A Controversial Bill That Targets Protests And Bans Masks In Public

By Ahmed Jallow NC Newsline The North Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amended version of House Bill 237 on Tuesday morning that would prohibit the wearing of masks in public.  The controversial bill, which would also increase criminal penalties for those who commit crimes while wearing a mask in public, comes in the wake of protests that have erupted on college campuses across the country in response to the

Senate Approves Private School Voucher Bill

By: Jordan Meadows Staff Writer The North Carolina Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a bill that will provide hundreds of millions of dollars to the state's private school voucher program. The move sparked heated debates between Democrats and Republicans, highlighting the sharp contrast in their perspectives on education spending priorities. North Carolina's cost-adjusted per-pupil funding level is $10,791, which is $4,695 lower than the national average. In terms of funding