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Hip-hop Study Paints a Complex Portrait

Hip-hop Study Paints a Complex Portrait

In hip-hop music and videos, young black women are consistently portrayed as sexually insatiable vixens willing to debase themselves for the privilege of even the shortest ride on the music industry party train. Despite the lack of respect, young black women play an enthusiastic part in hiphop culture, as doRead More

Couch-Potato Tots Need Interaction

Couch-Potato Tots Need Interaction

The toddler entertainment market has exploded in recent years: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the United States watch an average of one to three hours of video media and television programming per day. But new research suggests parents should choose videos with high interactive content if they want their childrenRead More

Illegal Immigration Hurts African Americans

Illegal Immigration Hurts African Americans

Illegal immigration is hurting African Americans, according to research by a Vanderbilt professor of law and political science. In Debating Immigration, a book of essays that Carol Swain edited and contributed to, she says African Americans are losing more jobs to illegal immigrants than other racial or ethnic groups; yet,Read More

Breast Implants Linked to Higher Suicide

Women who undergo breast augmentation surgery are nearly three times as likely to commit suicide, according to a study published in the August issue of Annals of Plastic Surgery. This research confirms previously seen links between breast implants and a high risk of suicide, as well as deaths from alcoholRead More

Tumors May Have Fueled Hatfield-McCoy Feud

Tumors May Have Fueled Hatfield-McCoy Feud

Winnter Reynolds may have within her body a clue to the legendary Hatfield- McCoy feud. The 11-year-old is a descendant of McCoys who harken from West Virginia and are, according to her grandmother, Goldie, kin to the family known for its long-running clash with the Hatfield family. Winnter came toRead More