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President Obama Signs Deal in Afghanistan and Visits Troops

President Obama Signs Deal in Afghanistan and Visits Troops By Frederick H. Lowe

President Barack Obama on Tuesday made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he signed a partnership agreement with the government that will end America's role in the Afghan War.

The president also visited an Air Base to give a brief speech before shaking

119,000 Jobs Added In April; Gallup Reports Job Creation is at the Highest-Level Since 2008

Employment in the nation's private, non-farm business sector, increased by 119,000 in April, the ADP National Employment Report announced on Wednesday. And Gallup's Job Creation Index said new hiring is at its best level since July 2008.

ADP, also known as Automatic Data Processing, reported that the service

Merck Reports Higher Sales on Diabetes Drug’s Double-Digit Growth

Merck Reports Higher Sales on Diabetes Drug’s Double-Digit Growth Merck & Co. Inc., the Whitehouse Station, N.J., pharmaceutical manufacturer of the diabetes drug Januvia, has reported a higher net income on higher revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Merck's first-quarter sales were $11.7 billion

Mississippi Anti-Obesity Project Receives a Grant From the Soft-Drink Industry

Mississippi Anti-Obesity Project Receives a Grant From the Soft-Drink Industry By Frederick H. Lowe
The Mississippi Beverage Association, which represents an industry that has come under strong criticism for fostering the nation's obesity epidemic, has granted

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100 Black Men of London Uses Website to Tackle Diabetes

100 Black Men of London is using May, Diabetes Month, to publish a detailed explanation about the disease that affects a large number of individuals from Africa and the Caribbean who live in the United Kingdom.

100 Black Men's website is headlined, "Diabetes---May 2012."  It reports that diabetes in ethnic and minority communities is four to six

FDA Approves Fast-Acting Drug to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

FDA Approves Fast-Acting Drug to Treat Erectile Dysfunction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new, fast-acting drug to treat erectile dysfunction. An estimated 30 million men in the United States have difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection.

Lionel Richie's Country Album Stays Hot

Lionel Richie's Country Album Stays Hot Lionel Richie's country album, Tuskegee, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts before moving up to No 1. The album remained in that position for four weeks before being pushed aside by Madonna's “MDNA.”

Black Star Project to Host Black Male Education Conference

Black Star Project to Host Black Male Education Conference The Black Star Project will host its second-annual Midwest Black Male Education Conference, on Saturday, May 19, in Chicago.

Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson of Philadelphia, Dr. Ivory Toldson of Washington, D.C., and Dr. Gerrard McClendon of Chicago

Open Society Launches Website for Black Male Achievement

The Open Society Foundations' Campaign for Black Male Achievement and Root Cause have launched a website for the Leadership and Sustainability Institute, which is a national initiative designed to bolster the efforts of advocates and organizations, working to improve the outcomes of black men and boys in the United States.

Database Targets Community Health and Environmental Issues

A database designed to assist lawmakers and community activists with information regarding health and environmental issues has been launched by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank for black elected officials, and the National Minority Quality Forum.

Mr. T. Celebrates 60th Birthday This Month; Meadowlark Lemon is 80

Mr. T. Celebrates 60th Birthday This Month; Meadowlark Lemon is 80 Born Laurence Tureaud on May 21, 1952, in Chicago, Mr. T. played the character “B.A. Baracus” in the hit 1980-television series,  The A-Team. He also was “Clubber Lang” in the 1982 film Rocky III.

Meadow Lemon
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Meadow "Meadowlark" Lemon,the one-time Harlem Globetrotter, celebrated his 80th birthday in April. Lemon was born April 25, 1932, in Wilmington, N.C.

Boston Bruins Apologize for Racist Comments Fans Made to Black Hockey Player

The Boston Bruins apologized to an African-American player for the Washington Capitals after he received racist tweets and a death threat for scoring the winning goal in a playoff match on April 25.

Joel Ward, who plays the position of the right wing for the Capitals, scored in overtime, defeating the favored Bruins
2 -1. The Bruins are the defending National Hockey League Champions.

Jordan Axes Bobcats Head Coach

Jordan Axes Bobcats Head Coach Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association, has fired Paul Silas, the team's head coach, after the Bobcats finished the season with the league's worst winning percentage.

“Paul Silas will not return as head coach, and a search for a successor will begin immediately,” Rod Higgins, Bobcats president of basketball operations

NorthStar News & Analysis Briefs

NorthStar News & Analysis Briefs Felony Charges Announced in Florida A&M Hazing Death
A Florida prosecutor announced on Wednesday that he will charge 13 Florida A&M University band members with the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, Jr. Champion, 26, died on November 19, 2011, from internal bleeding while aboard a chartered bus in Orlando

NorthStar's Week in Black History

NorthStar's Week in Black History May 3 through May 9

May 3

1866 ----- The three-day Memphis Riot of 1866, which left the city’s black community in ruins, ended on this date. The shocking incident increased the political power of the Radical Reconstructionists, discredited President Andrew Johnson's ability to lead the country and led to greater support for the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

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