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African Boy With No Ears Denied Entry To Uk For Operation That Would Allow Him To Hear

By Carma Henry African Boy With No Ears Denied Entry To Uk For Operation That Would Allow Him To Hear By Ny Mageejune *The trigger topic “immigration “is center stage on both sides of the Atlantic; far right Americans hate the so-called “illegals” while the UK’s immigration policy is reportedly becoming more and more racist. As reported by USA Today, America’s first ladies, current and former, have weighed in on the “zero tolerance” policy that is leading to migrant families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Donald Trump’s immigration policy, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on April 8, calls for anyone entering the country illegally to be met with “the full prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice.” So, how do UK immigration practices compare to US practices? Well, eight-year-old Mohammed Cham, for example, is among the most vulnerable (the children) who are affected by these disastrous immigration policies. Cham is an African boy born without ears who has been refused entry into Britain for a life-changing operation that would allow him to hear properly for the first time. The government won’t allow him into the country after his application for a temporary visa was denied. Cham was due to fly from his native Gambia to Scotland next week …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Researchers Show Human Microbiome Could Help in Solving Crime

By jdonzelli FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Look out would-be thieves and criminals, there’s another tool that could soon be in the law enforcement investigator’s toolbox. Researchers have discovered that every individual’s microbial community (or “microbiome”) found on their body is as unique as human fingerprints or DNA, and this bacterial signature can be left behind even if the aforementioned forensic markers are not. Jose Lopez, Ph.D., a research scientist at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography worked with colleagues from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago as part of The Burglary Microbiome Project. The project was funded by the National Institute of Justice. “We all have bacteria living on us, no matter how much we wash our skin,” Lopez said. “And most of the microbes are harmless and even can stop bad bacteria from colonizing. Everyone’s microbiome is different; we slough off millions of microbial cells every hour into our surroundings (surfaces and air), so we’re leaving our microbial signature wherever we go.” Joining Lopez on this project were Jack Gilbert, Ph.D., the faculty director of The Microbiome Center at the University of Chicago (lead primary investigator), Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Chicago Reader now Black-owned thanks to Dorothy Leavell

By Carma Henry NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell said that she wants to expand the Chicago Reader’s long-form, investigative reporting. (Worsom Robinson/NNPA) Chicago Reader now Black-owned thanks to Dorothy Leavell By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Dorothy Leavell, the fiery and fearless chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and publisher of the Chicago and Gary Crusader newspapers, announced that she has led a group in purchasing the “Chicago Reader.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it’s a historic purchase that brings the alter-native newspaper with an audited weekly circulation of about 85,000 into the NNPA family of 220 African American newspapers and media companies. The paper had most recently been owned by the Chicago Sun-Times, which reportedly will maintain a 15 percent stake in the Reader after the sale closes later this month. “I see this as an opportunity to enhance the value of the Black Press through the ,” Leavell told NNPA Newswire. “It is definitely Black-owned.” Sun-Times CEO Edwin Eisendrath joined Leavell at the Rainbow PUSH Convention in Chicago to first reveal the sale. “We love the Reader and have worked hard to be sure it has a foundation for the future. All of us at the …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Appeals court backs Scott effort to close Hollywood nursing home

By Jim Saunders A state appeals court Wednesday upheld moves by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration to shut down a Hollywood nursing home that drew nationwide attention last year after the deaths of residents following Hurricane Irma. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal, in a 15-page ruling, rejected… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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NAACP now accepting applications for 2019 NEXTGEN Leadership Program

By Carma Henry NAACP now accepting applications for 2019 NEXTGEN Leadership Program BALTIMORE, MD. — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is now accepting applications for the NAACP Next Generation program (NEXTGEN), the nation’s premier young adult leadership training program. Applications will be accepted online for the 12-month leadership development training program for young adults between the ages of 21 and 35. The program is designed to prepare members who are young adults for leadership positions in the NAACP. NEXTGEN features a series of trainings, including leadership development, legislative action, unit administration, advocacy, and program planning consistent with the six NAACP Game Changer areas. Members can apply for the NAACP NEXTGEN program by completing the online Application. The application process closes on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified by February of 2019. The 2019 NEXTGEN Training will commence in March of 2019. The NAACP encourages young adult members of Adult Branches, At-Large members and former youth council, college chapter and Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics of the Mind (ACT-SO) members interested in being leaders in the NAACP, to apply for the NEXTGEN Program. Graduates of the training will go on to participate and contribute to the NAACP’s Leadership …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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NNPA, Chevrolet Launch 2018 ‘Discover the Unexpected’ Journalism Fellowship in Detroit

By Carma Henry The 2018 NNPA Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellows are (from left-right): Tyvan Burns of Norfolk State University; Denver Lark of North Carolina A&T University; Ila Wilborn of Florida A&M University; Daja E. Henry of Howard University; Diamond Durant of Morgan State University; and Natrawn Maxwell of Claflin University.(Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA) NNPA, Chevrolet Launch 2018 ‘Discover the Unexpected’ Journalism Fellowship in Detroit By Daja E. Henry, Ila Wilborn and Natrawn Maxwell (#TeamAuthentic, NNPA DTU Journalism Fellowship) Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have teamed up once again for the “Discover the Un-expected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. The fellowship, in its third year, gives students attending Historically, Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity of a lifetime: an eight-week, immersive training experience with the Black Press. The NNPA, also known as the “Black Press of America,” is a trade group that represents more than 200 African American-owned media companies and newspapers in the United States. This year, the program also features a travel journalism component when the DTU fellows (#TeamAuthentic and #TeamOptimistic) embark on a road trip in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, filing stories along the way as they travel to their second posts and then to Detroit, Mich., for …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council selects Dominique Milton as new President

By Carma Henry Dominique Simpson Milton, the new President of the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council selects Dominique Milton as new President CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council announced Dominique Simpson Milton as the organization’s new president and CEO, effective June 1, 2018. Previously, Milton served as director of corporate services for CVMSDC in the South Carolina market. The Council manages the certification process for Minority Business Enterprises and supports its corporate members with supplier development, purchasing and supply chain management services throughout the region covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Milton said, “I am honored to serve in this new capacity with CVMSDC. The work we do to support economic growth for minority businesses and partnership with our corporate members is essential, and I welcome the opportunities that lie ahead.” Milton’s past leadership experience includes corporate management roles with Verizon Wireless, including manager, director and general manager responsibilities. She also served as vice president of business development and emerging markets for A10 Clinical Solutions, a certified MBE and clinical research firm. Milton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Spelman College, an MBA from Pennsylvania State University, and she is currently completing coursework to obtain …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Private-Public Business Partnership Key to Strengthening DC Workforce and Economy

By Carma Henry Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Agency Director Private-Public Business Partnership Key to Strengthening DC Workforce and Economy By Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes Cranes in the air, vital communities, and a progressive push toward changing the image of a diverse federal district are signals that the District of Columbia is evolving. As robust construction of affordable housing and development of retail projects continue, DC’s economic boom is a shared benefit for residents and businesses. Under the leadership of Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District has taken proactive steps to create relationships with the business community to ensure that not only District residents who are job seekers have a fair shot at economic prosperity through the First Source program, but also allow for continued investment in and support of communities in which the businesses are developing. Investing in the growth of our local workforce and infrastructure is a city-wide collaborative effort. The District is the first in the nation to create a local government agency devoted to public-private partnerships. Launched in 2015, the Office of Public-Partnership has a specific focus on expanding economic opportunities for the District by delivering on infrastructure needs and government services. For a private business to partner with the District, this gives them access to human capital of …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Citizens Insurance board delays rate increase hearing until December

By Ron Hurtibise A vote on steep rate increases proposed for customers of state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has been postponed until December. The decision by Citizens’ Board of Governors on Wednesday followed a letter on Tuesday by the state’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis urging the board… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Citizens Insurance board delays rate increase hearing until December

By Ron Hurtibise A vote on steep rate increases proposed for customers of state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has been postponed until December. The decision by Citizens’ Board of Governors on Wednesday followed a letter on Tuesday by the state’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis urging the board… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Readers want more action on short-term rentals in their neighborhoods

By Dan Sweeney There are two kinds of people in the world of short-term vacation rentals. When we asked readers their thoughts on places that rent out on sites like Airbnb and VRBO, we received two Facebook comments that more or less sum up the two views: Many more readers took the time to email their thoughts…. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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South Florida’s sea-level threat is worse than you think | Opinion

By Harold R. Wanless Look what we have done. Let’s put this global warming and climate change thing in perspective. For the past million years, atmospheric carbon dioxide fluctuated between 180 parts per million (ppm) and 280 ppm about every 100,000 years, and, in concert, temperature cooled and warmed and sea level… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Boynton Beach to get its first Wawa

By Marci Shatzman Boynton Beach is getting its first Wawa gas station and convenience store. The store will be located at the northeast corner of Congress Avenue and Woolbright Road and will be the latest of 10 stores the Philadelphia-based chain announced last year it would open in South Florida. Locations are… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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After being barred from shelter, Nelson demands Trump end 'shameful' immigration policy splitting up families

By Skyler Swisher President Donald Trump should immediately end the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in at least 268 children separated from their parents being held in Florida, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said in a floor speech Wednesday. “The power to end this shameful chapter in American history… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Summer Breakspot. Free Nutritious Lunch for Kids and Teens, ages 18 and under. Monday through Thursday from June 11th through August 9th. 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

– Miramar Branch Library & Education Center Multi Purpose Free nutritious lunch for kids and teens, 18 and under from June 11th through August 9th. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Check Em Lads: Why young men should care about testicular cancer

By Carma Henry Check Em Lads: Why young men should care about testicular cancer By Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD Men’s Health Network In general, guys do not think about their testicles on a day-to-day basis. Unless we have some pain or feel an abnormality, we let them go on with their day. The testicles are very important to the male body. The testicles serve as a factory for sperm production, which is important for fertility. The testicles also are a main driving force for testosterone that circulates throughout your body. Both functions are crucial to us as guys. One thing is clear: The testicles are not immune from cancer. In fact, one in 250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer (www.MensHealthResourceCenter.com), and it is the most common cancer in the age group of 15-35. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month (www.TesticularCancerAwarenessMonth.com), and this year alone more than 9,000 men will be diagnosed, according to the American Cancer Society. When caught early and treated, life expectancy rates are high, and most guys live their lives without much worry, which is why awareness is so important. Screening for testicular cancer does not require any sophisticated labs or imaging studies. Most screening for testicular cancer can be done by …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Civil Rights activists and Organizations Demand Justice for Brutalized Black Patrons of Waffle House

By Carma Henry Civil Rights activists and Organizations Demand Justice for Brutalized Black Patrons of Waffle House Groups issue a national advisory cautioning Black patrons after high profile incidents of discrimination at Waffle House restaurants NEW YORK. N.Y. — Several organizations, including Women’s March, National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), 100 Black Men, and civil rights leaders are advising Black people and LGBTQIA+/same gender loving (SGL) people to avoid Waffle House restaurants following a string of incidents of racial and homophobic bias and discrimination. While the incidents occurred in different states, the corporation has responded by validating the use of excessive police force against Black patrons of its restaurants. Chikesia Clemons and Anthony Wall, both of whom had nonviolent disputes with staff, were brutalized by officers arriving at the scene and now face charges for the assaults against their own bodies. Just this week, new reports of another incident in Florida have surfaced where a Black couple was arrested after a nonviolent dispute over their final bill. Gathering with supporters at Waffle House headquarters in Atlanta, Chikesia Clemons, Anthony Wall, their families, attorneys and activists who support them came together to drop off thousands of signatures demanding the Saraland Police Department and the …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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