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Unemployment May Be Dropping, But It's Still Twice As High For Blacks

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Diana Venegas, a nursing student at Samuel Merritt University, in Oakland, Calif., takes a patient's blood pressure at a recent health fair at Allen Temple Baptist Church. Adizah Eghan/KQED hide caption

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For decades, black women faced lower risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer than did white women. ColorBlind Images/Blend Image/Corbis hide caption

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"Because he wasn't raised where health was an issue in the household. There was nobody talkin' about health, probably nobody talking about not smoking or drinking or unhealthy practices, what it could lead to. There was nobody talkin' about that." National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion hide caption

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Is Obama Finally Becoming The President African-Americans Wanted?

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Val James of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes warmup prior to a preseason game against the Boston Bruins at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1986. Graig Abel Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Against Racism

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Wendell Scott, pictured here in 1969, is the first — and only — black man to win a race in NASCAR's top series. AP hide caption

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NASCAR Hall-Of-Famer Helped Open The Track For Black Drivers

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Great Dismal Swamp, in Virginia and North Carolina, was once thought to be haunted. For generations of escaped slaves, says archaeologist Dan Sayers, the swamp was a haven. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hide caption

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Fleeing To Dismal Swamp, Slaves And Outcasts Found Freedom

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Robert Lee Watt was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than three decades. Courtesy of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers hide caption

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'The Black Horn': Blowing Past Classical Music's Color Barriers

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Neonta Williams (left) shares family letters dating back to 1901 with preservationist Kimberly Peach during the Smithsonian's Save our African American Treasures program at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Peach advises her to use archive-quality polyester sleeves to protect the fragile papers, rather than store them in a zip-lock bag. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Preserving Black History, Americans Care For National Treasures At Home

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Shape-Up And Checkup: LA Barbers To Start Testing Blood Pressure

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Starting a bone marrow registry in Nigeria "became an obsession" for Seun Adebiyi. "I thought that even if I couldn't find a match, I wanted to make it easier for other black patients to find a match." Seun Adebiyi hide caption

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Olympic Hopeful Works To Improve Bone Marrow Registries

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