The Higher Education Payoff for Young African Americans

In 2010, young Blacks with a master's degree had average earnings of $49,100. This is 90.6 percent of the average earnings of young Whites with a master's degree.

Boston University Study Links Low Level of Education With Obesity Among Black Women

The results showed that women whose parents had not completed high school were more likely to become obese than women who had at least one parent who completed college.

University Study Finds That Many Black Women Are Uninformed About Heart Disease

Black and Hispanic women were 66 percent less likely than White women to be aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women.

University of Cincinnati Scholar Examines If Clergy Can Help Fight Depression in the Black...

Research has shown that African Americans are less likely than Whites to acknowledge that they are depressed and are less likely to seek treatment.

Wayne State University Study Finds Heart Disease in 90 Percent of Black Hypertension Patients

For patients who visited an emergency room for non-heart-related reasons, 90 percent of those with hypertension also had heart disease.

Television Viewing Can Negatively Impact the Self-Esteem of Young African Americans

The results found that for Black and White girls and young Black males, their self esteem was lower the more they watched television. But for White males who watched a lot of television, their self-esteem increased.

Racial Bias Found in the Assignment of the Writing of Majority Opinions in State...

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

University Study Finds That Exercise Alone Does Little to Prevent Obesity Among Black Girls

Official U.S. government data finds that 39 percent of adult African American women are obese. But new research finds that exercise alone may not be adequate to reduce rates of obesity.

University Study Finds That Families Who Move Tend to Self-Segregate by Race

Study conducted by sociologists at the University of Washington finds that Black and Whites who move tend to end up in neighborhoods with predominantly Black or White residents.

Comparing the Educational Attainment of Foreign-Born and Native-Born Blacks in the U.S.

Some 73 percent of fathers and 53 percent of mothers in Nigerian immigrant families have completed college.

Study Finds Black Children Have High Levels of Flame Retardant Chemicals in Their Systems

Some of the flame retardant chemicals have been banned but they remain in older furniture that is more likely to be owned by low-income and minority families.

Study Finds Women and Minority Doctoral Candidates May Face Faculty Discrimination

Prospective doctoral students with Caucasian sounding male names were 26 percent more likely to be granted an interview than candidates with names that indicated they were minorities or women.

Stanford University Research Finds Racial Bias in Whites’ Views on Juvenile Sentencing

The study found that participants who had been told the offender in a violent crime was Black were more likely than other participants to support life in prison without parole for convicted juveniles.

Duke University Economist Finds Blacks Pay a Premium in Housing Market

When all other variables are the same, African Americans on average pay $6,000 more than Whites for a $200,000 house.

Penn Study Finds Racial Disparities in Assistance for Heart Attack Victims

African Americans who have heart attacks are less likely to receive CPR from bystanders than Whites who have heart attacks.

UMass Study Examines How Infants Perceive People Who Look Different

The study showed that infants are better at recognizing facial and emotional expressions of people within groups they interact with the most.

University of Michigan Study Finds Racial Disparity in Adherence to HIV Drug Therapy

The study of patients receiving antiretroviral drug therapy found that only 30 percent of African American patients maintained the optimal adherence to their prescribed schedule.

Study Finds a Narrowing of the Digital Divide

While broadband access to the Internet among Blacks has increased, much of the gain appears to be from an increased use of smartphones by African Americans.

Are Teachers Lavishing Black Students With Too Much Praise?

A Rutgers University study finds that White teachers provided more praise and less criticism if they thought that the student who wrote a poorly written essay was Black or Hispanic.

North Carolina State University Study Finds Racism in the Level of Restaurant Service

The results showed that 38.5 percent of all servers admitted to providing a lower level of service to African American customers at least some of the time.

Is the National African American Spelling Bee a Good Idea?

A new event offers many young African American students the opportunity to compete on a national level in spelling competitions.

Study Finds HBCU Faculty Are More Supportive of Students Than Faculty at Other Schools

Faculty members at historically Black colleges and universities are more likely than their peers at predominately White institutions to engage in "educationally purposeful" activities both in and outside the classroom.

Schott Foundation Report Finds Vast Racial Inequities in New York City Public Schools

Black students are four times as likely as Asian or White students to be enrolled in the poorest performing schools.

Study Finds Dropout Rates for Black Students Are Higher at Charter Schools

Black students at charter schools in Austin, Dallas, and Houston had a dropout rate of 13 percent compared to a drop out rate of 4 percent for Black students in urban public schools.

Duke University Study Finds Racial Disparity in Convictions by All-White Juries

When the jury pool was all White, Black defendants were convicted 81 percent of the time. When the defendant was White, the conviction rate was 66 percent.

University of Michigan Study Finds Racial Disparity in Prescriptions for Antidepressants

For patients with a major depressive disorder, Whites were 1.52 times as likely as Blacks to be prescribed antidepressant drugs.

A Check-Up of Blacks in U.S. Medical Schools

Over the first decade of the 21st century, the Black percentage of all U.S. medical school graduates has declined.

Princeton University Study Examines Link Between Socioeconomic Factors and Life Expectancy

Author Michael Geruso concludes that 80 percent of the life expectancy gap between Black men and White men is due to socioeconomic differences.

Study Finds Students’ Attitudes on Race Change for the Worse During Their College Years

A survey finds that students are less concerned about promoting racial understanding when they are seniors than when they were freshmen.

Black and Minority Students Are Being Squeezed Out of Community Colleges

A new report states, "Hundreds of thousands of prospective students are knocking on the doors of community colleges and are being denied access because the colleges have insufficient capacity to serve them."

How Race Impacts the Healthcare Debate

A new study shows that White Americans have different levels of support of healthcare reform depending on the race of the person they believed offered the proposal.

Study Finds Smoking Rates Are Impacted by the Perception of Racial Discrimination

Jason W. Purnell, of Washington University in St. Louis, was the lead author of a study on the impact of racial discrimination on cigarette smoking behavior.

Benefits of Preschool Are More Likely to Accrue to Children of Lower-Income Homes

A study conducted by a psychologist at the University of Texas finds that the preschool experience can greatly reduce academic achievement gaps between white and nonwhite children and children from rich and poor families.

University Study Finds That Bottling Up Emotions Can Lead to Depression Among Black Men

A new study by Wizdom Powell Hammond of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, finds that Black men who hold back their emotions when confronted with racial discrimination are more likely to become depressed.

UConn Scientist on the Cutting Edge of Research on Regenerating Human Tissues

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin's work on tissue regeneration is called one of the "100 scientific discoveries that changed the world."

Can Music Play a Role in Racial Prejudice?

Research conducted at Ohio State University shows that particular types of music can influence behavior even though the lyrics do not contain references to race or ethnicity.

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