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HEALTH: Detroit Gets $9 Million Grant for Historic Study of Black Cancer Survivors to Develop Preventative and Treatment Strategies

Volunteer Bester King, a cancer survivor, at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Photo: Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press) article by Rochelle Riley , Detroit Free Press Columnist via freep.com Bester King remembers the moment his doctor told him he had prostate cancer. The Detroit native, who grew …

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‘Star Trek’ Icon Nichelle Nichols to Take Part in NASA Mission

“Star Trek” actressNichelle Nichols (photo via eurweb.com) article by Ny Magee via eurweb.com Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols revealed Monday during a Reddit AMA that she will be involved in an upcoming NASA mission. She will be “among the first non-essential personnel to experience NASA’s newest telescope: SOFIA,” MSN reports. …

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Today in Trumpcare (so far): CBO disaster edition

Monday Mar 13, 2017 · 3:14 PM PDT 2017/03/13 · 15:14 The Republican effort to try to pre-empt the Congressional Budget Office’s score of Trumpcare was not at all equal to just how bad the score is for them. At all. With the score in hand, Ryan’s line that Trumpcare …

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MIT’s Admissions Video Features Black Superhero Riri Williams aka “Ironheart”

Marvel Comics superhero RiRi Williams aka “Ironheart” (photo via blackamericaweb.com) article via blackamericaweb.com The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is known for creating innovative videos to inform applicants about when admissions decisions will be revealed. This year’s video featured Marvel Comics character Riri Williams—a African-American teenage superhero, highlighting the importance …

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