| Jan 11, 2011
| 10:20 AM
Stephanie Cox-Batson was out for a jog last month when a photograph in an art gallery window stopped her in her tracks.
The shot, taken July 6, 1966, showed Martin Luther King Jr. surrounded by tense police bodyguards as he entered Soldier Field to...
| May 10, 2010
Lena Horne, the silky-voiced singing legend who shattered Hollywood stereotypes of African Americans on screen in the 1940s as a symbol of glamour whose signature song was "Stormy Weather," died Sunday in New York City. She was 92
Horne died at New York-...
| Feb 2, 2011
Stylishly dressed couples stare back from a sepia-toned photograph on the cover of "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America" (Bloomsbury, $26), by Jessica Harris. In this picture, from the 1920s, facial expressions foreshadow the same...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 8:58 AM
Two years ago, Kerry Washington found herself in the deep South with nothing to do. She had swung down to South Carolina to check out the presidential debates, only to learn her next film was in writers'-strike limbo. So the Bronx native decided to go...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 5:13 PM
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African American women have higher rates of a type of breast cancer that isn't dependent for growth on the hormones estrogen or progesterone. They also have a higher rate of childbearing...
| May 3, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Civilians who don the uniform and march into war carrying the psychological burden of previous trauma -- or of afflictions such as depression or anxiety disorder -- are far more likely than their mentally healthy comrades to suffer battle-related...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:27 PM
The first-ever survey of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse to recognize youths of mixed race or ethnicity has found that such kids hover closest to white adolescents in the rate at which they suffer substance abuse disorders. That is not reassuring,...
| Nov 22, 2010
Did you know that for the price of a venti caramel macchiato at Starbucks, you can get high on heroin? And if you have a teenager who likes to party, this is most likely their drug of choice, according to a recent study by Roosevelt University.
| Aug 10, 2010
Doctors often ask patients to list their race—white, Latino, African American, Asian, Native American—to help them provide better healthcare. They do this because loads of medical research shows that the incidence of certain diseases and...
| Aug 5, 2010
Mysterious deaths of babies during sleep have been recorded since antiquity. But the term sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, wasn't coined until the 1960s when it was declared a medical disorder.
What is SIDS?
Often called "crib death," SIDS is...
| Aug 26, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had a PSA of 1.2 for many years. Now a year later my PSA is 2.1. Should I be concerned and check further? I am 67 years old.
ANSWER: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein made by prostate tissue. Prostate cancer cells make...