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March 30, 2014
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For Men of Color, High Academic Motivation Does Not Bring Academic Success

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite higher levels of engagement in the community college experience — from rarely skipping classes to accessing tutoring services more frequently — male students of color have lower academic outcomes than White male students who are significantly … Continue reading

December 30, 2013
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Many older Americans rely on people, devices, other strategies to get by

ANN ARBOR — Only about a third of Americans ages 65 and older are fully able to take care of themselves and go about their daily lives completely independently, according to a new study published online in the American Journal … Continue reading

July 25, 2013
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Link between low vitamin D blood levels and heart disease varies by race

Low vitamin D blood levels are linked to greater risk of heart disease in whites and Chinese, but not in blacks and Hispanics, according to a study appearing this week in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Growing … Continue reading

June 4, 2013
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Racial and economic gap in awareness of lifesaving HPV vaccine

There are worrisome racial, economic, educational, and gender gaps in awareness about the lifesaving vaccine for human papilloma virus (HPV), a Yale Cancer Center study has found. The study is being presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American … Continue reading

June 1, 2013
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African Americans in Texas See Decreased Economic Mobility, Policy Report Shows

AUSTIN, Texas — The economic status of African Americans in Texas has significantly declined during the first decade of the 21st century, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA) at The … Continue reading

October 25, 2012
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Racial ‘Hierarchy of Bias’ Drives Decision to Shoot Armed, Unarmed Suspects, CU-Boulder Study Finds

Police officers and students exhibit an apparent “hierarchy of bias” in making a split-second decision whether to shoot suspects who appear to be wielding a gun or, alternatively, a benign object like a cell phone, research conducted by the University … Continue reading

September 13, 2012
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U.S. Poverty Rate Levels Off in New Report: UMD Expert

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Newly released U.S. Census figures show the poverty rate essentially leveled in 2011 – beating the expectations of many experts who had predicted a fifth straight increase, says Professor Douglas Besharov, an expert on poverty and … Continue reading

June 7, 2012
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Yahoo! Launches Shine Latina for Today’s Bicultural, Bilingual Woman

The Leading Website for Women’s Lifestyle Content Adds Latina Spice SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo! Inc., the premier digital media company, today unveiled Shine Latina – a home for bicultural Latina lifestyle content, within Yahoo! Shine, a top site for women’s … Continue reading