And a disturbing trend also was found: More female babies were dying than male infants. Grady's study, which looked at more than 344,000 births in East and West Africa, did not identify the possible causes for that, but "we do know there is some bias, so we would want to better understand why female infants were less likely to survive." … [Read more...] about Study Examines Factors Associated With High African Newborn Mortality Rate
The college choral group traveled from Huntsville, Ala., to the Bay Area on Friday to sing at the church Sunday in their last performances of the school year. They had landed at San Francisco International Airport and were on the way to their hotel around midnight when their bus crashed on Highway 101 and erupted in flames. … [Read more...] about Show goes on for Alabama choir after horrific freeway crash and fire
I’m not alone in this. Research shows that black riders face longer wait times and more frequent cancellations than white riders. In 2016, the National Bureau of Economic Research released a study that found Uber drivers in Boston were about three times more likely to cancel trips from male riders with African American-sounding names. The study also showed that black passengers in Seattle were waiting 35% longer for a ride than white passengers. … [Read more...] about Does Uber care about its black passengers?
“As someone who has been very lucky in life, I often say my story would only have been possible in America, and that’s true," Bloomberg said in a statement. “But I also know that my story might have turned out very differently if I had been black, and that more black Americans of my generation would have ended up with far more wealth, had they been white." … [Read more...] about Bloomberg offers plan to tackle racial economic inequality
Russia and Turkey view Libya as central to their economic and geostrategic ambitions in the Middle East and North Africa. Regional powers such as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Saudi Arabia see Libya through the lens of ideology and counterterrorism. Over the years, all have meddled in Libya's affairs and consistently violated an international arms embargo, the enforcement of which is widely seen as essential for any peace to take root. … [Read more...] about E.U. leaders call for greater engagement and unity on Libya as talks get underway