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How Negative Stereotypes Affect Learning, Not Just Performance

Negative stereotypes not only jeopardize how members of stigmatized groups might perform on tests and in other skill-based acts, such as driving and golf putting, but they also can inhibit actual learning, according to a new study by Indiana University

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It’s a Double-Witching Hour for Homebuyers

Recently, title companies, attorneys, realtors and lenders were all frantically trying to complete closings on pending real estate transactions. June 30, 2010, marked the last day on which homebuyers had to complete settlement on their purchase of a principal residence

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The NAACPs Appalling Attack and Retraction on Shirley Sherrod

After hearing Minister Louis Farrakhan roundly denounced by black and Jewish leaders in 1984, purportedly for describing Judaism as a gutter religion, I called Farrakhan before writing a story for the Chicago Tribune. Farrakhan denied he had ever described Judaism

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The Importance of Healthy Communities for Boys of Color

(NNPA) – A new report was released in June that sheds a sobering light on how many Black and Latino boys grow up in communities that are, in a number of ways, dangerous to their health.

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Celebrating Victory Over Tea-Party Racism, NAACP Prepares for ‘One Nation’ March

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On the heels of a major win after the NAACP’s call for an end to the racist wing of the political Tea Party movement, the organization pushed forward this week with plans for a national march and

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Six New Orleans Police Officers Arrested, Indicted in Post-Katrina Shootings

(NNPA) – The Justice Department has announced indictments for six New Orleans police officers in connection with a fatal shooting and subsequent cover-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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LeGone – to Miami

If there were any doubts about whether LeBron James should have migrated from the cold winters of Cleveland to sunny Miami, they were removed when Dan Gilbert, the Cavaliers’ majority owner, issued a scathing criticism of Cleveland’s “former hero” who

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Journey to Success: Mentors Coach Young Black Men

“In life, it’s not where you start, but where you end,” said Dr. Steve Perry, one of the nation’s leading motivational speakers. Perry’s journey began in a housing project in Middletown, Conn., when he was born to a teenage mother. He

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United States vs Arizona: Federal government’s preeminent authority over immigration

(NNPA) – In the works since May, the White House plans to challenge the immigration policy that has sparked debate and controversy. The U.S. Justice Department has officially filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona seeking an injunction on the

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Think Big: A business idea is a prerequisite for a successful business venture

(NNPA) – You can’t drive a car by looking down at the road. If you want to do more than just take direction, then think bigger, look out ahead, figure out what you need to build a sustainable process, and

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Wall Street Bill Passes House, Heads for Senate With Significant Black Inclusion

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last week, the House of Representatives passed a Wall Street reform bill that advocates are calling the most comprehensive financial reform since the New Deal was signed into law by Franklin Roosevelt 70 years ago.

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Historically Black Medical Schools Outperforming Predominately White Counterparts

(NNPA) – As the nation’s healthcare system braces for an influx of newly insured patients, a new study published in the June 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine examines the record of the nation’s medical schools in graduating physicians

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