"Black women also breast-feed less often. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, substantially fewer African American babies than white babies are breast-fed.
Breast-feeding a baby has been found to be protective against both short-term and longer-term health issues for mother and child. Black women are more likely than others to face lack of support for breast-feeding at work, may lack community support and may have cultural attitudes that influence them not to nurse..."
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. HE ‘KNEW WHAT HE SIGNED UP FOR’
That’s what Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson says she overheard Trump say to the widow of a U.S. soldier slain in Niger while the woman had the president on speakerphone.
2. WHERE ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS MAY BE HEADED
The escape to al-Qaida-held Idlib province presents the opportunity to continue fighting alongside an extremist group that shares much of the decimated group’s ideology.
3. ANOTHER 11TH-HOUR SNAFU FOR TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN
A federal judge in Hawaii blocks the revised order, saying the policy has the same problems as a previous version.
4. WHY WINNING AMAZON HEADQUARTERS BID IS A BIG DEAL
Winning the tech giants’ second headquarters would likely launch a city into a “tech hub,” where high-skilled, high-paid workers spend freely and help fuel job growth beyond Amazon itself.
5. WHAT IS XI’S VISION FOR CHINA
The president urges his Communist Party to serve as the vanguard on everything from defending national security to providing moral guidance to ordinary Chinese.
6. TRUMP’S LAWYERS TO ASK FOR DISMISSAL OF LAWSUIT
The civil suit alleges that the president is violating the Constitution by letting his businesses accept money from foreign governments.
7. ‘ETHNIC CLEANSING’ IN SOUTH SUDAN FELL ON DEAF EARS
An AP investigation shows that despite numerous warnings and pleas from both local officials and residents in Yei, the U.N. and the U.S. failed to prevent the bloodshed... MORE
Shreveport HIV/AIDS Call to Action:
Half of black, quarter of Latino gay men projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime. Heterosexuals not immune.
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FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:
Used by Permission of The Associated Press
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• BLACK MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA
• SPD promotes first African-American
female to Assistant Chief of Police
• SHV YOUNG PEOPLE: Marnitta Demming:
• SHV YOUNG PEOPLE: Amber Smith,
• In 1927, African- American Man Used As
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• CHILDREN'S COUGH MEDICINE RECALL
• Health Benefits Of Eating Fruits
• Lose Weight Fast: How to Do It
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