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Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase Agree to Erase Debts From Credit Reports After Bankruptcies

Posted by Global Legacy on May 7, 2015 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)


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 ...

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A History Of Beef Between Black Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals

Posted by Global Legacy on May 4, 2015 at 12:05 AM Comments 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...

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Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

Posted by Global Legacy on May 3, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments 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...

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How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Posted by Global Legacy on May 3, 2015 at 11:50 AM Comments 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...

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Bowel cancer risk may be reduced by rural African diet, study finds

Posted by Global Legacy on April 29, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Guardian

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...

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CEO takes 90% pay cut to give workers huge raise

Posted by Global Legacy on April 19, 2015 at 7:05 PM Comments 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...

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How America's harshest immigration law failed

Posted by Global Legacy on April 12, 2015 at 9:55 AM Comments 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...

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U.S. Apologizes For Syphilis Experiments In Guatemala

Posted by Global Legacy on April 9, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments 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...

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The First Black Briton? 1,000 Year Old Skeleton of African Woman Discovered by Schoolboys in Gloucestershire River

Posted by Global Legacy on March 27, 2015 at 7:20 AM Comments 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...

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What's It Like To Be Black And Have A Famous Nazi Grandfather?

Posted by Global Legacy on March 27, 2015 at 7:15 AM Comments 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...

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