Category archives for: Community News

Councilmember Dwumfour Goes Home

KOFI AYIM The 30-year-old councilmember of Sayreville, New Jersey, who was cold-bloodedly murdered on Wednesday February 1, 2023, goes home on March 4, 2023. Ms. Eunice Dwumfour was one of two Borough Republicans elected to the Borough Council in 2021. Published reports say the affable enterprising lady was shot multiple times while attempting to park […]

Gas station ordered to pay $1M to woman refused service because she’s Black

FRANCIS AKHALBEY A Portland jury has awarded $1 million to a woman who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a gas station after a former employee refused to attend to her because he doesn’t “serve Black people.” According to The Oregonian, the March 2020 encounter occurred at Jacksons Food Store in Beaverton. The plaintiff, Rose […]

How ‘everywhere chemicals’ help uterine fibroids grow

Scientists are just beginning to learn how these common tumors in women are linked to phthalates—chemicals found in hundreds of everyday household items and cosmetics. PRIYANKA RUNWAL Common chemicals called phthalates found in hundreds of household products have been linked to uterine fibroids—non-cancerous tumors ranging from the size of a seed to a soccer ball […]

DEA seized enough fentanyl to kill every American in 2022

QUINN OWEN The Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday December 20, 2022 said it has seized more than 379 million deadly doses of fentanyl, as the country continues to struggle with an epidemic of drug overdose deaths. The seizures include 50.6 million pills laced with the ultra-deadly synthetic opioid and 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder, the […]

Why doesn’t the U.S. have more Black doctors?

BRITTANY TRANG When LaShyra “Lash” Nolen was learning about how to recognize signs of Lyme disease in a class at Harvard Medical School, a fellow Black classmate pointed out that all the examples featured people with white skin. ”How would I recognize these on someone’s skin who looked like mine?” her classmate asked. “The professor […]

One-third of U.S. labs have stopped using race-based equations to diagnose kidney disease

BRITTANY TRANG Even as a child, La’Tonzia Adams was interested in diagnosing disease. One day, when she noticed a bump on her chest, she decided to look up “chicken pox” in the Webster’s dictionary at her grandmother’s house to figure out if her symptoms matched the illness. “I remember I scratched it, and it was […]

Police and sheriff’s deputies try to curb spike in catalytic converter thefts

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in San Diego County and nationwide DAVID HERNANDEZ The job usually gets done in less than five minutes: Thieves jack up the vehicle, slide underneath and shear off the catalytic converter — an emissions control device in the exhaust system. It’s easy — and prevalent, police say. In […]

Muslim and Arab voters may have secured Biden’s Michigan win

ROWAIDA ABDELAZIZ Arab and Muslim communities likely substantially contributed to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s victory in Michigan, according to local activists and organizers. Emgage Action, a Muslim civic advocacy organization that endorsed Biden, said that approximately 81,000 Muslim Americans cast early and absentee votes in the state. (The exact number of votes cast by […]

Breast Cancer Is Killing Black Women at Alarming Rates

The Tigerlily Foundation, an advocacy organization supporting young women diagnosed with breast cancer, wants to help close the racial disparities in diagnosis and treatment. PAMELA APPEA Maimah Karmo was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer when she was 32. Before that she thought she’d achieved the picture-perfect American dream: An African immigrant who fled war-torn […]

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

CLAUDIA LAUER   Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their concerns over entering the 2020 political fray were ignored. Trump has touted his support […]