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Well-Known Historically Black Institutions Work With Cancer Researchers As Part Of Effort To Address Cancer Disparities
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BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In the African-American community, the vast network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located around the country are treasured institutions. They are time-honored pathways to education for many African American high school graduates and even today continue to serve as beacons of higher education hope for many young African Americans. Although these institutions […]

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Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital raises $5 million
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Check out this jam: Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital has closed $5 million in Series A financing. Launched last year by the Def Jam co-founder, the multi-platform digital media company curates comedy, music, news, poetry and “innovative artistry” on its YouTube channel and other platforms like the Samsung-sponsored ADD52 website highlighting emerging musicians. The round was led by Greycroft Partners, […]

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs reelected Academy president
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In a move that surprised no one, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of directors has reelected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as president for a second one-year term. She can serve up to four terms. In addition, the board elected Jeffrey Kurland, from the Academy’s costume designers branch, as first vice president, replacing John Lasseter, who termed out […]

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Ford Announces $1 Million Donation to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

For Immediate Release Contact Information Ford Motor Company Fund Todd Nissen 313.322.4898 tnissen@ford.com or National Museum of African American History and Culture La Fleur Paysour 202.633.4761 paysourf@si.edu (BPRW) Ford Announces $1 Million Donation to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture – • Ford will donate $1 million to Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture […]

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African-American women more likely to be diagnosed with higher risk breast cancer

African-American women more likely to be diagnosed with higher risk breast cancer A research study led by cancer specialists at MedStar Washington Hospital Center found that African-American women frequently present with biologically less favorable subtypes of breast cancer. Researchers at the Hospital Center’s Washington Cancer Institute analyzed the biology of breast cancer in 100 African-American women, using a method of […]

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