News

Why Black Women Are Less Likely To Survive Breast Cancer

October 30, 2014 - Breast cancer is one of the more survivable cancers, thanks in part to large strides in education, treatment and post-cancer care. An American woman diagnosed with breast cancer in 1975 had about a 75 percent chance of surviving for five years post-diagnosis. Today, that rate hovers around 90 percent, according to the latest statistics.

But not all women have benefited from these advances. Black women currently have a national survival rate of 79 percent. In other words, the average contemporary black woman has a survival rate on parity with a white woman from the 1970s.  Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Category: General

It's About Time Someone Other Than Straight White Males Got To Be Superheroes

October 30, 2014 - On Tuesday, you likely saw Twitter freak out when Marvel announced its upcoming development schedule. “What are all of these nerds so excited about?” you maybe asked. “Who is this Carol everyone is tweeting about?" Well, here's the answer: the next five years of our lives will include not one but two non-white-male superheroes, Black Panther and Captain Marvel (aka Carol Danvers). The solidified plans are an impressive contrast to DC's speculative releases, and because it’s about time a genre about otherness started representing superheroes who aren't straight white males.  Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Category: General

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Angela Bassett Responds To Criticism Of The Whitney Houston Biopic She's Directing

October 27, 2014 - Angela Bassett defended her Whitney Houston biopic against criticism from Houston's family during a Monday interview on HuffPost Live.

Bassett is set to direct the Lifetime movie, which stars Yaya DaCosta as the late music icon. Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, has expressed her displeasure with the project, criticizing the team behind it to Entertainment Tonight over the summer.  Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Category: General

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Events

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2014 Family Fun Day

Friday, October 31, 2014

Location: Buccaneer Field, 905 N. MLK Ave. in Clearwater

Dundu Dole' Urban African Ballet will be performing.

Category: Entertainment Events

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Willie Clark Show Halloween Party at Chef Eddie's

Friday, October 31, 2014

Location: Chef Eddie's, 3214 Orange Center Blvd. in St. Pete

Door prizes & costume contests.  Costumes optional.

Category: Entertainment Events

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African American Health Forum

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Location: Johnnie Ruth Clarke Center in St. Pete

Contact: phone: 727-459-3478

Participate in the Midtown Wellness Walk, get free heath screenings, and participate in workshops/talks.

Category: Health Events

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