The Red Cross has started a program to encourage more Blacks to donate blood to help fight sickle cell disease WBAL TV reports. While other ethnic groups may contract the disease, it is more prevalent among Blacks.
The Associated Press reports that Calvin E. Lockner and two teenagers beat James Privott, a 77 year old Black fisherman and stole his car in August 2009 according to police and prosecutors. Lockner agreed to a plea deal.
21 nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education will receive Promise Neighborhoods planning grants. With the one-year grants, the recipients will create plans to provide cradle-to-career services that improve the educational achievement and healthy development of children. The grants were made available by the U.S. Department of Education.
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