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Helped British take Washington before defeat that led to The Star Spangled Banner by Burney SimpsonStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis Escaped slaves were central to the British burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, the conflict that produced “The Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem that celebrated its 200th anniversary last Saturday. During the war the British promised freedom to the enslaved that worked along the Chesapeake Bay if they joined their forces, according to The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor, the Thomas Jefferson professor of history at the University of Virginia (see today's video).
by Hazel Trice Edney(TriceEdneyWire.com) – If the Rev. Dr. Jerry Young, the new president of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., has his way, things will change in the black community from the leadership down to the grassroots.
by Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis Robert A. Winn, M.D., a Chicago-based physician, said that since 1990, 25 to 33 percent of his male patients who suffered from high blood pressure or high cholesterol, refused to take prescribed medications to treat these ailments because they affected their sexual performance.
by Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis Cancer runs in Tyrone Ware's family."My grandfather died of colon cancer and my mother died of kidney cancer," Ware said. "I am of a certain age, and I was thinking that I should get checked for prostate cancer."
by Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis Black men should make regularly scheduled visits to urologists the same way women regularly visit gynecologists, Charles S. Modlin, Jr., M.D., told doctors at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago on Friday during a mini-symposium on cancer.