July 2010

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Jackson Health System halts dialysis for poor patients

July 27th 2010

Dozens of patients are facing a life-or-death situation after Jackson Health System stopped paying for treatment for their failing kidney BY JOHN DORSCHNER AND JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ The financially strapped Jackson Health System has stopped paying for dialysis treatments for 175 poor patients with failing kidneys — a decision that experts say could be deadly. […]

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How to Eat to Live – Meat part 1 – Honorable Elijah Muhammad

July 3rd 2010

Meat – part 1 It is useless to keep repeating to you the same truth day and night, month after month, and year after year when you have it written in your book, the Bible. The main meat that our people like to eat is what they have been taught not to eat – the […]

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Are Credit Scores Being Used Against the Black Community?

July 2nd 2010

Tony Bryant once owned the largest black mortgage company in the Southeast until 2009 when he lost 80% of his mortgage closings in escrow, when credit scores were applied to those seeking FHA loans. “A distinction has to be made between ‘credit reports’ and ‘credit scores’. The use of ‘Credit scores’ was not started until […]

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Lynch Law

July 2nd 2010

In what’s being seen as an attempt at redemption by a state touched by recent political embarrassment, a panel of South Carolina lawmakers has voted to change the state’s lynching law. Why? Ostensibly because prosecutors had abused it to put bar-fight participants in prison for up to 20 years. But the real issue ran even […]

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Five Dollars a Day – by Arifah Madyun

July 1st 2010

I knew a sweet lady whose days started between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. She would start her day by whispering an early morning prayer to whom she believed was Jesus in heaven. Rising from her knees she would get dressed for work. I saw this sweet lady leave her house daily to go to […]

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Black America: Sinking to a New “Bottom”

July 1st 2010

Corporate economists have lately grown fond of saying the economy is “turning the corner,” but for African Americans, it’s shaping up as a long and very scary ride downhill. Official labor statistics show Black unemployment rose to 16.5 percent in March, up from 15.8 percent the month before, while white joblessness remawined steady at 8.8 […]

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The legacy of an inhuman trade by Michael Binyon

July 1st 2010

Halfway between the decaying slave forts of West Africa and the overgrown plantations of the New World, on the tiny island of St Helena, archaeologists have uncovered one of the largest slave graveyards anywhere in the world. The bones of some 10,000 young Africans lie buried in the rocky valleys of this isolated British territory […]