March 12, 2000 |
Homemakers, blue-collar workers and members of minority groups share a similar approach to leisure-time exercise, a study finds--they're less likely to do it. In part, this may be because the typical recommendations for physical activity may be too male, too white and too wealthy to reach these groups, a researcher suspects. "We must talk to people in a language they can understand," said researcher Carlos J. Crespo of American University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1999
African Americans are less likely than whites to receive surgery for early-stage lung cancer, a disparity that leads to a lower survival rate, researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center report in today's New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Peter B. Bach and his colleagues analyzed data for nearly 11,000 Medicare patients over the age of 65 who were diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. They found that 76.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1999 |
Minorities are losing jobs in movies and television, in part, because studios hire whites and dress them in makeup and wigs to pose as black, Latino or Asian characters, a group of African American stunt workers said Monday. In protest, Marvin Walters, co-founder of the Alliance for Stunt Performers of Color and a retired stuntman, called for a boycott of Viacom Inc. productions, as well as the company's Blockbuster video stores, for the second weekend in October.
September 15, 1999 |
A white city councilman won the Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating two black candidates in this predominantly black city by promising to clean the streets of open-air drug markets and to have zero tolerance for crime. Martin O'Malley won the primary with 61,219 votes, or 53%. In a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans, 9 to 1, he is expected to easily defeat his GOP opponent in the general election in November.
September 15, 1999 |
For the first time since the deep recession of the early 1990s, more whites are again migrating to California than leaving, mirroring a well-established trend among other ethnic groups, according to estimates to be released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Five years of net "white flight" from the state stopped in 1997 and had reversed by mid-1998, when an estimated 32,000 more whites lived in California than the year before, the new data show.
June 29, 1999 |
Whenever cousins Joe Gardener and Fred Dickey visit their family cemetery, a remote and wooded panorama on top of Hogback Mountain in north Georgia, they send up prayers to their Irish American ancestors who settled the area in the early 1840s. These days, they also honor more than two dozen black slaves buried alongside their white owners.
April 19, 1999 |
A lawsuit filed for a white first-grader threatens school desegregation policies in Charlotte, N.C., where a landmark ruling 30 years ago cleared the way for busing to integrate public schools nationwide. The federal trial, set to open here today, is the latest attack on racial quotas and busing plans drawn up since the late 1960s by local school boards to end segregation.
September 16, 1998 |
Streets age like people, Ernest Withers always figured, and Beale Street was no different. Once it was gone, it was gone. When he closed his shop after two decades working there as a photographer, there was no imagining the storied old boulevard would have an afterlife. There was no imagining he might find a home there again.
April 22, 1998 |
A white Louisiana man can try to have his murder conviction thrown out by claiming racial discrimination against black people in the makeup of the grand jury that indicted him, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. Even though murder defendant Terry Campbell is white, he still can raise his claim that blacks were unlawfully prevented from serving as grand jury foremen, the court said. The unanimous ruling lets Campbell challenge the charges filed by the grand jury.