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    White Barber in Vermont Dodges Cutting Black Customer’s Hair

    A White barber in Vermont is receiving criticism after balking at giving a haircut to a Black would-be patron, according to the Associated Press. Dr. Darryl Fisher, an African American from Taos, N.M. said...

    U.K. Developing Cell Phone App That Tests For STDs

    In an effort to fight the growing occurrence–especially among children and teens--of sexually transmitted disease, U.K. developers are currently designing a cell phone application that could diagnose these illnesses remotely, according to Blackvoices.com. The...

    Private Sector Saw High Job Growth in October

    In October, 159,000 jobs were created in the private sector, according to a recent jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The numbers marked the third straight month of increases in private sector...

    John Legend Campaigns for More Urban Teacher Diversity

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, R&B star John Legend and Washington, D.C. Public Schools interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson traveled to Howard University on Nov. 10 to press for more diversity in teaching in...

    American Cancer Society, Actor Tim Reid Target Male Health Awareness

    The American Cancer Society restated its call Oct. 30 for Black men to become more proactive about preventive health care. At the group’s fourth annual African American Male Health Forum gathering in Richmond, Va.,...

    Comments by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Trigger Talk of Boycott

    A backlash against Trinidad and Tobago that has triggered talk of a boycott of its goods has generated a diplomatic storm after its prime minister told reporters the twin-islands would have to get something...

    Report: African American Youth Most Impacted by Fast foods

    At a time when young Americans need to consume less high-calorie food at fast food restaurants, a comprehensive study said that fast food restaurants are doing little to offer a better slate of nutritional...

    Cholera; Haitian Challenge Becomes a Florida Threat

    Concern about Haiti’s cholera outbreak is spreading to the United States as Florida health officials late last week told doctors in South Florida to watch for signs that the disease is creeping north. State...

    Acclaimed Soprano Shirley Verrett Dies

    Shirley Verrett, a noted mezzo-soprano and soprano praised for her soaring voice and elegant onstage persona, died Nov. 6 in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 79. Verrett’s professional debut took place in 1957 with her...

    ESSENCE Magazine Editor Quits Job

    According to the New York Post, Angela Burt-Murray, ESSENCE magazine’s editor-in-chief, is leaving her post after five years at the helm. Neither Burt-Murray nor the celebrated women’s magazine issued a statement giving details for...

    Brazil Elects First Female President

    Dilma Rousseff, a one-time Marxist turned capitalist, was recently elected Brazil’s first female president, according to the country’s Supreme Electoral Court. Rousseff, who was chief of staff for Brazil’s former president, the well-liked Luiz Inacio...

    Five African Nations Top List of Most Corrupt Countries

    The east African nation of Somalia tops Transparency International’s list of most corrupt countries in the world, and Sudan, Chad, Burundi and Equatorial Guinea are among the top ten. Forbes’ senior editor Daniel Fisher said...

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