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California Teen Birth Rate Continues Decline

 SACRAMENTO –California’s teen birth rate has continued to decline to 28.0 births per every 1,000 teens ages 15-19, announced Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the state public health officer today. The rate is the lowest since 1991, when it

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Medi-Cal/Affordable Healthcare Merge

By Eliz Dowdy

During a recent teleconference, members of ethnic media
were informed about what steps the State is taking for the
implementation of Affordable Healthcare, often derisively called

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Autism Often Undetected in Black Kids

By Freddie Allen

NNPA Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Areva Martin watched her youngest child play with growing concern. Marty was almost 18 months old and he didn’t play like other kids his age. Instead of racing toy cars on a track or across the floor, Marty would organize them in lines. He did the same thing with crayons. Instead of scribbling on paper or trying to color, he would just line them up.

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Professor Awarded Grant for HIV Study

Thomas-WashingtonThomas Alex Washington, a professor of social work at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), has been awarded a two-year, $397,375 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop and pilot test an intervention model to

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Love to Live

Salmon-Close-upBy Maura Owens Townsend

Candles that lit the driveway, African flowing textile table cloth, a harpist, good wine for under $10 and guests mingling and taking in the ambiance. This was the setting at the home of Los Angeles based Julie Ward. The event was entitled "Love to Live" and it was one of several food tasting events designed for people
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UCI Medal event honors recipients, helps students

Event proceeds will provide scholarships and fellowships An annual UC Irvine gala celebrating recipients of the UCI Medal raised more than $1 million, whi...
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Government Shutdown Harder on Black Workers

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although the shutdown of the federal government that began  Tuesday is affecting all A...
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Black Media Slighted as Spending Power Exceeds $1Trillion

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although annual Black spending is projected to rise from its current $1 trillion to $1.3 tr...
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OC, Sister Talk, Closing Black Gaps on Campus

by Dianne Anderson Sister Talk, one of the strongest African American groups on Orange County campuses, represents more than just an upcoming tea for mom...
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