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Study Shows Poor Skin Cancer Survival in Patients with Skin of Color

Because Caucasians have a higher skin cancer risk than the general population, people with skin of color may believe that they don’t need to be concerned about this disease — but new research reveals this to be a dangerous misconception.

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Homicides in Chicago Climbed Nearly 10 Percent Since 2005; Increases Were Highest Among African Americans and Youth 20 to 24 Years Old

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UT Austin Website Promotes Transparency on Deaths in Texas State Custody

A new interactive, online database provides the public full access to records on 6,913 deaths that have occurred in Texas state custody since 2005. The database, launched by The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA), is designed to provide transparency of the state’s justice system and inform public policy.

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UTEP Professor Available to Talk About His Personal Experience with Racism and Can Talk About a Teacher’s and an Administrator’s Role in Classroom When Discussing Recent National Shootings

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Space Scientist, TV and Equality Scholar Say Star Trek’s Impact Goes Far Beyond Screen

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Expert Available to Comment on Texas Voter ID Decision

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Rhetoric, Elections, African-American Vote, and Politics in Film and TV Experts Available to Comment on GOP Convention

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Race, Not Gender, Is Key Factor in NIH Awards

Race not gender appears to be the most significant factor influencing the award of a National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas economist.

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Will Recent Police-Related Shootings Trigger “Ferguson Effect”?

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Will the scrutiny surrounding recent shootings in Texas, Louisiana and Minnesota cause local law enforcement to scale back their policing efforts? Nationally recognized criminal justice expert Justin Nix has studied the "Ferguson Effect" and is available for comment.

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Study: Perceived Threats From Police Officers, Black Men Predicts Support for Policing Reforms

New research from the University of Washington finds that racially based fear plays a role in public support for policing reforms. Participants who saw police as threatening were more likely to support policing reforms, while those who perceived black men as threatening were less likely to.

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Reducing Racial Bias Possible in Older Children, Finds UBC Study

Research has shown children have racial biases from an early age, but a new University of British Columbia study has found that it is possible to combat prejudice in older kids.

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New Study Shows Differences in Blood Pressure Variation Across Ethnicity

Differences in circadian blood pressure variation due to a combination of genetic and cultural factors may contribute to ethnic differences in cardiovascular morbidity, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Baylor Expert Can Discuss Positives — and Perils — of Sharing Tragedies, Hot-button Issues on Social Media

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GW Announces Institute for African Studies

The George Washington University announced the launch of an institute focused on the major issues confronting the global community in Africa, one of the fastest economic growth regions in the world. The Institute for African Studies is led by inaugural director Roy R. Grinker.

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In Wake of Recent Shootings, WVU Expert Says Police and Communities Are ‘Strangers and Adversaries’

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Police Shootings May Lead to Unifying Change, According to Social Media Analysis

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How Do Communication, Race, and Class Affect Police-Citizen Relations in 2016?

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Historian Shares Thoughts in Aftermath of Recent Shootings of Dallas Police, Sterling & Castile

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WVU Professor, Former Police Officer Researching Procedures and Hate Crimes; Available to Speak in Wake of Recent Shootings

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#BlackLivesMatter - How Do We Dismantle Racism?

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