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African-American Parenting With a Purpose: Turn Off the TV, Open Up a Book

Posted by ABS Staff By Brother Victorious As a middle school educator in a predominantly African-American community, I come into contact with many parents who are working to raise children who

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The Trouble With Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder

BHM Edit Staff Why finding out what’s wrong can take so long   You’d think getting a bipolar diagnosis would be easy. After all, the disease, characterized by dramatic mood

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Bringing Equality in Mental Health to New York City

BHM Edit Staff FLONYC Chirlane McCray is helping shatter stigma about mental health For decades, mental health issues in New York state have gone unrecognized and untreated. Studies show 1

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U.S. Obesity Rates Remain High

By Afua Owusu, New report affirms the obesity epidemic is one of the biggest threats to the nation’s health While United States obesity rates have mostly held steady, nearly half


Three Men Charged in Connection With 2 Separate Home Burglaries in Sodus

By TWC News Staff SODUS, N.Y. — Three men were charged in connection with two separate home burglaries in the town of Sodus. Sheriff’s deputies say Caesarae Williams, 30, of

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Disparities in Health Risks: Clinical Trials Don’t Accurately Reflect Diversity in the U.S.

Posted by Tamiya King   Around 40 percent of Americans are minorities, ethnically or racially. However, the people who are studied for clinical trials aren’t generally minorities. Clinical trials are

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Instruments of Torture: Since Slavery, White Supremacy Has Been a War of Power Against Black Men in America

Posted by David Love   A recent report by The Guardian found that Black men are the most common targets of police use of deadly force, and are nine times

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Country singer Craig Strickland found dead

By Ana Cabrera and Jason Hanna Country music singer Craig Strickland has been found dead more than a week after he went missing in a powerful winter storm, the Oklahoma

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Barack Obama’s emotional evolution on gun control

By Stephen Collinson, CNN   Washington (CNN)The Mr. Cool in the Oval Office rarely shows emotion. But on one issue — guns — President Barack Obama lets the public mask


Rochester School Board President Sworn In By Man He Helped Free

By Breanna Fuss   ROCHESTER, N.Y. — One-by-one, commissioners on the Rochester Board of Education took their oath to serve on Monday from family and friends. Then, it was re-elected


Alleged Ringleader of Marijuana Ring Pleads Guilty to Role in Chili Avenue Triple Homicide

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A last minute plea offer was accepted Monday, on the eve of jury selection in the trial of Andre McFarlane, one of three men accused in a Feb.

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Sworn In

Lastnight we was sworn in for a four years term. Last night made history in so many ways for the African American community first LaShay Harris was sworn in as

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Armed protesters refuse to leave federal building in Oregon

(CNN)Two days after taking over a federal building, armed protesters in Oregon are refusing to budge until they get what they want. The problem is, they haven’t specified what it

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Governor Cuomo Takes Steps to Address Homelessness

NEW YORK STATE — Governor Cuomo is taking a bold step to address homelessness. Governor Cuomo signed an executive order Sunday requiring homeless shelters in New York to extend their hours and


Rochester Man Arrested in NYC on Weapon Charges

By TWC News Staff Monday, January 4, 2016   NEW YORK CITY — A Rochester man faces several weapons charges in New York City after police there pulled him over for