| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:14 PM
After three years of intense scrutiny, a Baltimore judge has decided that the state had done enough to get poor Marylanders signed up quickly for food stamps, medical help and cash assistance — a decision that has advocates for the poor worried that...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:07 AM
It was a picture-perfect day for 18-year old Lesly. She was picked up by a limo, followed by a little shopping, then some pampering at the Beauty Indulgence Day Spa, before her big photo shoot with LoveBud PhotographY. It sounds like any girls dream-day....
| Sep 9, 2012
| 6:56 PM
“Regardless of what the doctors said, what anybody had said, I just did not believe it,” said Cherryl Ann Clark.
Not once, but twice, doctors gave up. She refused to. Now, a Wichita grandmother is sharing her story with others in the...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:26 PM
States including Maryland can move with more certainty to insure their poor, and the federal government can require others to buy health coverage after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care law Thursday.
| Jun 30, 2012
| 7:44 PM
He will climb atop of one of the team haulers Saturday night as he always does, finding solitude in the roar of 43 engines churning along Daytona's super-speedway.
The moonlit skies will cast an iconic silhouette of a tall, slim man wearing sunglasses, a...
| Apr 14, 2010
A group of scientists think they've figured out why the autoimmune disease lupus afflicts people of Asian and African descent at higher rates than Caucasians.
Their theory: A form of a gene that raises risk of lupus has a plus side - rendering the...
| Mar 24, 2010
African American children with sickle cell disease are at high risk of intellectual disabilities, hearing and vision deficits and frequent severe headaches, federal researchers said Tuesday.
Children with the inherited disease are at least four times...
| Aug 26, 2010
To donate the stem cell-rich umbilical cord blood produced during the birth of her daughter, Jaime Feaster of Lake Charles, La., would have had to drive more than two hours to the nearest hospital equipped to collect it.
That's a long way to go when you'...
| May 11, 2010
Bone marrow transplants are undergoing a quiet revolution: No longer just for cancer, research is under way to ease the risks so they can target more people with diseases from sickle cell to deadly metabolic disorders.
The old way: High doses of...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Eatonville actor Norm Lewis, who will be honored Saturday night at the Onyx awards for his national contributions to the arts, is hard at work on a new staging of “Porgy and Bess,” set for Broadway later this year. So he won't be able to be at...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 9:48 PM
A very hearty congratulations go out to Central Floridian Norm Lewis, who will receive an Onyx Award next month. The awards, which recognize outstanding achievements of African-Americans and those of the African Diaspora, will pay special tribute to...