June 22, 2014 A Los Angeles doctor recently received an $8.5 million grant to train city barbers to measure hypertension, a condition that's common — and deadly — among African-American men.
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Being born prematurely increases the risk of lifelong health problems.
June 5, 2014 Getting pregnant again within a year of giving birth boosts the chance that the second baby will be born prematurely, a study finds. The risk was especially high for black women.
May 2, 2013 When the veteran NBA player Jason Collins came out, an old narrative about black antigay sentiment was resurrected. But is it true?
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."
July 23, 2012 Lawyer and Winter Olympic hopeful Seun Adebiyi made his battle with leukemia a quest for more donors and better registries in African countries.
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January 18, 2012 Digging to the bottom: An NPR team reported that Rick Santorum singled out blacks for receiving welfare, but the tape is in dispute. How far must NPR go to be fair and responsible in a matter that is racially explosive and continues to dog the candidate? Is NPR hiding behind objectivity?
January 6, 2012 A Morning Edition report about high obesity rates among African-American girls prompted a tough question—why did NPR point the finger at one group when obesity transcends race and gender lines? The piece is, in fact, accurate and well-crafted race-related reporting.
December 29, 2010 In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, TOTN Politician of the Year. in our second hour, why we need celebrities, and what changed for African-Americans in 2010.
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