|Posted by Global Legacy on May 7, 2015 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERGMAY 7, 2015
New York Times
Two of the nation’s biggest banks will finally put to rest the zombies of consumer debt — bills that are still alive on credit reports although legally eliminated in bankruptcy — potentially providing relief to more than a million Americans.
Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase have agreed to update borrowers’ credit reports within the next three months to reflect that the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Global Legacy on May 4, 2015 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
Karen Grigsby Bates - NPR
Over the weekend, The New Republic posted a 10,000-word essay by black academic and author Michael Eric Dyson that's created quite a buzz within a certain segment of black America.
It's a massive takedown of fellow black intellectual Cornel West, with whom Dyson shared a fine bromance for a couple decades before souring on his former mentor, partly over West's unrelenting criticisms of President Obama (and partly over a whole lot...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Global Legacy on May 3, 2015 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
Shereen Marisol Meraji - NPR
How would you like to be remembered, in a word or two? That question was posed by a black man and answered by other black men in a multimedia art project called "Question Bridge: Black Males."
Some of the answers to that query included "warrior," "sincere," "motivated," "dedicated," "family-oriented" and "father."
A group of black artists created "Question Bridge" and they're getting an Infinity Award this c...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Global Legacy on May 3, 2015 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
Michaeleen Doucleff - NPR
Looks like many of us don't have the right stomach for a paleodiet. Literally.
Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors' microbiome — you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human gut.
And the take-home message of the studies is clear: Western diets and modern-day hygiene have wiped a few dozen species right out of our digestive tracts. One missing microbe helps metabolize carbohydrates. Other b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Global Legacy on April 29, 2015 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
Ian Sample, science editor
Tests on subjects who swapped a fatty, meat-heavy diet for foods rich in beans and vegetables found a drop in biological markers for cancer in just two weeks
Swapping a western diet for traditional African meals may reduce the risk of colon cancer, scientists have found.
Tests on African Americans who replaced their fatty, meat-heavy diets with rural African foods rich in beans and veget...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Global Legacy on April 19, 2015 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
By Chris Isidore
Updated 18:33 PM PHT Sat, April 18, 2015
New York (CNNMoney) — CEO Dan Price took a 90% pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so he could give his employees a raise.
Price, who heads up the Seattle payment processing firm Gravity Payments that he founded, has pledged to make sure all of his staffers make at least $70,000 annually in the next three years.
To do that he's cutting his $1 million sa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Global Legacy on April 12, 2015 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
How America’s harshest immigration law failed
12/16/13 03:30 PM—Updated 05/09/14 03:51 PM
By Benjy Sarlin
“Illegal is illegal.” With that rallying cry, Alabama passed HB 56 in 2011, the harshest state immigration law in the country.
The lead sponsor of the bill boasted to state representatives that the law “attacks every aspect of an illegal alien’s life.” Among its key provisions: landlords wer...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Global Legacy on April 9, 2015 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
There's no statute of limitations on the violation of human rights in medical research, the U.S. government acknowledged Friday.
Treponema pallidum, the bacteria that cause syphilis.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized for a U.S.-funded study that led to the deliberate infection of hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis from 1946-1948.
"Although these events occurr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Global Legacy on March 27, 2015 at 7:20 AM||comments (0)|
by Dominic Gover
September 18, 2013 14:17 BST
The discovery of an African skeleton predating William the Conquerer in a sleepy Gloucestershire town has unlocked a major mystery.
Forensic results on human remains dug up by schoolboys Robbie Cribley and Christian Thompson in Fairford have dated them to between 896 and 1025 AD - the time of the dark ages in Europe.
They belong to a woman and - in a major twist, she came from sub-S...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Global Legacy on March 27, 2015 at 7:15 AM||comments (0)|
Jennifer Teege is a German-born black woman who — during her quest to learn more about her birth family — uncovered a surprising connection to the Holocaust and Amon Goeth, the Nazi commander famously portrayed in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List. The following article appeared on the website of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, which has made the story available to NPR readers as a courtesy.
In the mid-1990s, near the end of the period during which she lived in...Read Full Post »