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presstv-‘us police spied on muslims, african americans’

The American Civil Liont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>rties Union (ACLU) has accused US police of spying on thousands of social media posts of Muslims and African Americans in Bosont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>n.The ACLU of Massachusetts said on Wednesday that the Bosont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>n Police Department used an online surveillance system, called Geofeedia, from 2014 ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> 2016 ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> spy on online comments from Muslims and African Americans."The BPD treated ordinary citizens discussing ordinary affairs as justifiable targets of surveillance," the group said in a statement."What it did not do … was deter or help solve serious crimes,” it added.The Bosont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>n police moniont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>red on African Americans and Muslims by creating online alerts for the use of innocuous Arabic words and the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #MuslimLivesMatter, the civil rights group said.The ACLU report was

poll: majority think civil rights goals haven't been met

(WASHINGTON) — Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the civil rights movement he led, according ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.Three-quarters of African Americans said there has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en little or no progress on fair treatment by police, and more than half answered the same about fair coverage by the media, political representation or equal economic opportunities.Currently, things are steadily “going on a quick downward spiral,” said Stephanie Sutont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>n, 42, a Silver Spring, Maryland, housewife who is black. “Inequality ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>uches everything, from work, police, schools, education, income, houses.”Even when it comes ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> voting rights

african-americans live shorter lives due to heart disease and stroke

DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2017 --The average lifespan of African Americans is significantly shorter than white Americans, mostly ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>cause of heart disease and stroke, which contributed ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> more than two million years of life lost among African Americans ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>tween 1999 and 2010, according ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.Heart disease is the leading killer for all Americans, but in African Americans, heart disease develops earlier and deaths from heart disease are higher than in white Americans. In recent years, the life expectancy of African Americans was 3.4 years shorter than that of whites (75.5 vs. 78.9 years, respectively), largely attributable ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> having a higher rate of heart attacks, sudden cardiac arrest, heart failure and strokes t

studying an elusive south african primate

At a remote South African field site, CU Boulder Professor Michelle Sauther and CU alumnus Frank Cuozzo are leading research on two of the world's least studied non-human primates: the iconic, big-ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">eyedont> African bushbabies, also known as galagos.

new research discovers genetic defect linked to african americans with heart fai

TAMPA, Fla. (March 7, 2018) -- Heart failure is more common, develops earlier and results in higher rates of illness and death in African Americans than in whites. Now, the first genetic study of its kind ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> examine the genetic basis of heart failure in African Americans, led by the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Fla., has identified a genetic defect linked specifically ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> heart failure in this population. The discovery could lead ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> more precise and effective treatments for African Americans, who are more likely ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> suffer from a common form of heart failure of unknown cause called idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). IDC is a condition in which the heart weakens, cannot pump blood properly and ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>comes progressively enlarged.The study was published Feb. 26 in the Journal of

silent parade, east saint louis riots and civil rights

When many Americans think of the birth of the civil-rights movement, they may think of event in the mid-1960s or just ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>fore that decade. But in fact, one of the earliest headline-grabbing demonstrations for civil rights ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ok place a century ago this Friday.The sont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ry had ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>gun weeks earlier, when two plainclothes detectives in an unmarked Model T in East St. Louis, Ill., were shot by black citizens. In the aftermath, on July 2, 1917, a mob of white residents went after African Americans in the city, resulting in the deaths of at least 48 residents — 38 of them black men, women and children — and injury ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> hundreds more, as people were clubont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>d and pulled off streetcars. Buildings were set on fire, racking up $373,000 in damages (which would ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont> almost $7 million in 2016) by some counts.As it

civil rights activist septima clark is a monumental american

copied!Honoring the ‘Queen Mother’ of the Civil Rights Movement Septima Clark. She was active with the NAACP and fought for equal pay for African Americans.Mar.12.2018

10 african americans named rhodes scholars, most ever

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans—the most ever in a single Rhodes class—as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>fore.

lung cancers in some african-americans and european-americans may have biologica

Botont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>m Line: Differences in the genes expressed in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) from some African-Americans and European-Americans suggest that there are racial differences in the biology of NSCLC, which could have clinical relevance.Journal in Which the Study was Published:Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.Author: Bríd M. Ryan, PhD, MPH, an NIH Stadtman Investigaont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>r in the Laboraont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ry of Human Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research in Bethesda, Maryland.Background: "We are entering the age of 'precision medicine' in which diagnosis and therapy decisions for each cancer patient will ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont> based on detailed molecular and chemical fingerprints," said Ryan. "Much of the revolutionary work that underpin

presstv-most blacks say us civil rights goals unachieved: poll

A new poll shows that only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the civil rights movement 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, the leader in the US civil rights movement from 1954 through 1968.Three-quarters of blacks said there has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en little or no progress on fair treatment by police, and more than half answered the same about fair coverage by the media, equal economic opportunities and political representation, according ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> the survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.Just 34 percent of blacks said there has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en a lot of progress made ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ward equality in voting rights, the high point for perceived progress for all of Americans in the poll.Another 29 percent said there has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en at l

facebook makes diversity gains but still struggles in key area

Facebook made progress in improving the gender and racial balance of its workers, with women, African Americans and Hispanics all gaining more representation in the Silicon Valley company's ranks over the last year.
Women now make up 35% of Facebook's global workforce, up from 33%, and hold 19% of technical roles, up from 17%, the company said Wednesday.In the U.S., Facebook brought aboard more people of color. Three percent of Facebook workers are African American, up from 2%, and 5% of them are Hispanic, up from 4%. This marks the first time Facebook has increased the percentage of African Americans since it ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>gan publicly reporting its workforce demographics three years ago.But the giant social network fell short where the lack of diversity is most acute, in the proportion of African-

thyroid gene variation may increase risk for alzheimer's disease in african amer

African Americans with a common genetic variation are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, while European Americans with the same variation are not, according ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> a study led by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. They published the study results in the February 22 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.The genetic variation, known as Thr92AlaD2 polymorphism, affects a gene involved in the activation of thyroid hormone and occurs commonly; almost half the population are carriers of this polymorphism. The study found that African Americans with this polymorphism are 30 percent more likely ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> develop Alzheimer's disease dementia than the African American without the genetic polymorphism. Whereas in European Americans, this gene wasn't

presstv-most blacks say us civil rights goals unachieved: poll

A new poll shows that only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved racial equality 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the leader in the US civil rights movement from 1954 through 1968.Three-quarters of blacks said there has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en little or no progress on fair treatment by police, and more than half answered the same about fair coverage by the media, equal economic opportunities and political representation, according ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> the survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.Just 34 percent of blacks said there has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en a lot of progress made ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ward equality in voting rights, the high point for perceived progress for all of Americans in the poll.Another 29 percent said there has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en at least some progress.Currently, things

controlling blood pressure even when older can prevent dementia in african ameri

IMAGE: Regenstrief Institute investigaont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>r Michael D. Murray's research interests include developing pharmacy services ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> improve drug therapy in older adults with chronic disorders, medication safety, improving quality of health of low-income...
view more Credit: Regenstrief InstituteINDIANAPOLIS - Controlling blood pressure with any of the commonly prescriont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>d antihypertensive medications can prevent dementia in older African-Americans with hypertension according ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> a new study from Regenstrief Institute researchers. African Americans are especially at risk of both hypertension and dementia. The new study provides substantial evidence of significant reduction of risk of onset of dementia for African American men and women age 65 and older with hypertension when they take any of a variety

presstv-fbi warns of 'black identity extremism'

The FBI has warned of a looming violent threat against police in the US, calling it “black identity extremism,” according ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> a leaked report.The Foreign Policy magazine has obtained the document which is dated August 2017 and was written by the Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit within the bureau.“The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliaont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ry lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence,” the document reads.According ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> the document, “alleged police abuse” is ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>lieved ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont> feeding “the resurgence in ideologically motivated, violent criminal activity within the BIE movement.”This comes as the US has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en dealin

smithsonian african american history museum: noose found

A noose was found on the floor of an exhibition in the National Museum of African American Hisont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ry and Culture in Washingont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>n, D.C. Wednesday, leading museum officials ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> remove visiont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>rs from that section of the facility.The rope — which was left in an exhibition on segregation — was the second time this week a noose was found on the grounds of a Smithsonian institution, BuzzFeed News first reported.Park police investigated the incident and removed the rope, allowing the exhibit gallery ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> reopen within several hours, Smithsonian officials said, according ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> the Smithsonian magazine."The noose has long represented a deplorable act of cowardice and depravity — a symbol of extreme violence for African Americans. Today's incident is a painful reminder of the challenges that African Americans c

presstv-most americans think trump is racist: poll

Most American voters think President Donald Trump is a racist person and life conditions for minorities have taken a turn for the worse under his presidency, a new poll has found.The survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which was released on Thursday, found that 57 percent of Americans – including more than 8 in 10 blacks, three-quarters of Hispanics and nearly half of whites— thought Trump was racially-biased. Of all respondents, 57 percent thought Trump's policies have ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en bad for Muslims while 56 percent said the same for Hispanics.For African Americans the figure dropped ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> 47 percent, including three-quarter of blacks.The poll also found that over 9 in 10 African Americans disapproved of the way Trump has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en handling presidency and 9 in 10 thought

african americans with atrial fibrillation at significantly higher risk for stro

PHILADELPHIA--African Americans with atrial fibrillation (AF) - a quivering or irregular heartont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>at that can lead ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> a host of dangerous complications - have a significantly higher risk of stroke than Caucasians with the condition, according ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> new research published ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>day in Heart Rhythm by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The new findings build on previous studies examining the impact of race on the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), which is linked ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other complications. It's well reported that African Americans have a lower risk of developing AF as compared ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> Caucasians, but until now, there was little data on the additional risks that come with AF for each race."To date, large phase-3

us black rights group warns travelers off american airlines

New York: The leading US black civil rights group has urged black travelers not ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> fly with American Airlines after what it called a pattern of racially biased incidents reported by passengers.The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) accused the airline of subjecting black passengers ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> "disrespectful, discriminaont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ry or unsafe conditions" as part of a corporate culture of racial insensitivity.
Civil rights activist Tamika Mallory Phoont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>: AP"Hisont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>rically, the NAACP has issued travel advisories when conditions on the ground pose a substantial risk of harm ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> black Americans," the group said in a statement on Tuesday. It said some recent incidents "may represent only the 'tip of the iceont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>rg' when it comes ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> American Airlines' documented mistreatment of African

presstv-china denounces us over human rights

China has denounced the United States for hypocrisy and its own rights issues in its annual rebuttal ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> criticism from Washingont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>n about Beijing’s human rights record.In the annual Chinese response ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> a recent report by by the US State Department, China’s State Council, or Cabinet, said on Tuesday that the US posed once again as "the guardian of human rights" and a self-styled "human rights judge" while its own human rights record remained tarnished."It seems that in this world only the United States' human rights situation is perfect," it said, adding, "Looking back on 2017, those with even the slightest sense of justice can see that the United States' own human rights record is, as usual, noont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>rious for its misdeeds, and continues ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> worsen."  The Chinese report, titled "Human Rights Recor

the effects of obesity on cognitive decline in middle-aged and older african ame

Oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>sity has the potential ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> raise an older adult's risk for having difficulty thinking and making decisions (also known as "cognitive decline" or dementia). It is a complex health concern. Body mass index (BMI) is a scale that measures a person's weight in relationship ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> their height. Research shows that older adults who have an elevated BMI are at lower risk for dementia than people with lower BMIs.However, BMI may not ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont> the ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>st measure for oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>sity's effect on dementia. For example, signs such as carrying excess weight in the abdomen (also known as "ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>lly fat"), and having a larger waist size, may ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>tter indicate whether a person is at higher risk for problems such as dementia.Despite the fact that more African Americans are affected by oont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>sity and dementia than other individuals, few

presstv-us meddling in africa

Ever since the World War II ended, the Unites States which was left almost unscathed, has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en bullying nations around the gloont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> strengthen its influence and further its agenda. One victim has ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>en Africa, the most vulnerable continent on earth in terms of stability yet in possession of a humongous amount of resources. Despite marketing itself as the leader of the free world and protecont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>r of the human rights, Washingont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>n has spared no efforts ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> take advantage of the continent, a policy still underway ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>day. A deeper look demonstrates that the US meddling in the internal affairs of African countries dates further back ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> the early 19th century, when Americans and Swedes joined forces ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> launch a bloody war against Northern African countries. 

california woman sues walmart over 'segregated' products

A Californian woman has sued supermarket chain Walmart, accusing the company of implementing extra security measures on products marketed ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ward black people.Essie Grundy, 43, says all ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>auty products marketed for black people are placed in a locked glass case, while cosmetics targeting other ethnicities are freely available at the Walmart near her Perris home, about an hour southeast of Los Angeles.MORE NEWSWhen she asked a shop employee ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">whyont> the products were under lock and key, Grundy was ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ld it "was a directive from corporate headquarters," longtime women's rights atont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>rney Gloria Allred ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ld reporters.The employee also ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>ld Grundy "she would ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">needont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont> escorted ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> the cash register with the product so she could purchase it," Allred added.When Grundy raised the issue with a sont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont>re manage

coffee health benefits: coffee drinkers live longer

By now, it's ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">clearont>: There’s a strong case for the health ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>nefits of coffee. Studies have recently shown that regular java drinkers have a lower risk of diaont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>tes, fewer strokes and heart problems and lower rates of certain cancers. All of that may help explain ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">whyont> coffee drinkers also tend ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> live longer than people who don't drink the brew.But much of this good news came from analyzing mostly white populations. Whether the ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">beont>nefits held for people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds remained uncertain. Now, scientists report that the longevity perks likely apply ont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> African Americans, Latinos and some Asian Americans as well.In two new studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers delved inont style="color:#666;background-color:#fff5a9;">toont> the coffee-drinking habits of more than 700,000 people in the U.S. and in 1

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