Author Archives: Jazelle Hunt

  • Moving the Race Conversation Forward

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – George Zimmerman. Paula Deen. And, more recently, Seattle Seahawks star defensive back Richard Sherman. Just the mention of their name ignites a passionate discussion about race. The good news is that we’re talking about race. The bad news is that the discussions ...

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  • U.S. Retirement Crisis has “Racial Component”

    More than three-fifths of Black working-age households—62 percent—have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security. Working-age households contain residents 25 to 64 years old. Even those Black households with assets ...

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  • Parental Involvement at D.C. School in a Class by Itself

    WASHINGTON– Stepping into the cozy parent center at Orr Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C. is like grabbing a cup of coffee with an old friend. On one ordinary morning long after the 8:45 a.m. late bell, three mothers chatted and laughed over a light breakfast. Another mom ...

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  • Credit Card Debt Threatens Black Middle Class

    Middle-class Blacks are using credit to help cover their basic living expenses, according to a report from the NAACP and public policy research organization, Demos. In the recession’s aftermath, 79 percent of middle-class African-American households carry credit card debt. ...

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  • HPV Vaccines Less Effective for Black Women

    Although Black women are twice as likely as White women to die from cervical cancer, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may not prevent cervical cancer in African American women, according to a new study from the Duke University School of Medicine. The available vaccines only protect ...

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