Study Finds Nearly 2 in 3 Hate Crimes Unreported

WASHINGTON – Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help. Nearly 2 of 3 hate crimes go unreported to police, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Thursday. For […]

Study: Voter ID Laws Disproportionately Impacted Black & Latino Youth Voters

WASHINGTON – At polling places in November, Latinos and African Americans under age 30 were disproportionately asked for identification, even in states that do not have voter ID laws. Overall, 17.3 percent of Black youth and 8.1 percent of Latino youth reported that the lack of required identification prevented them from voting, compared to just […]

Study Shows Declining Life Span for Some US Women

NEW YORK – A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can’t explain. The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation’s counties – many of […]

Prescription for Ending AIDS in Black America

WASHINGTON – A new study by the Black AIDS Institute says that the end of the AIDS epidemic is within reach, but to get there it will cost the federal government roughly $300 million, a tough sell at a time when a fractured Congress stumbles toward the next fiscal deal. The report, titled “The Light […]

Study: Looking Old May Be A Sign of Heart Risks

LOS ANGELES – Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. New research suggests that people with certain signs of aging have a greater chance of developing heart disease than younger-looking people the same age do. The study involved 11,000 people in Denmark whose appearance was mapped at the start. […]

CPR Less Likely For Minorities on Street or Home

CHICAGO – People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race. The findings suggest a big need for more knowledge […]

Study: Privatized Medicare Would Increase Premiums

WASHINGTON – Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has proposed, according to a study released Monday. The report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found striking regional differences that could lead to big premium hikes […]

Study: Race-Neutral College Admissions Can Work

WASHINGTON – As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions next week, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice. A new report out Wednesday offers a big reason for their optimism: evidence from at least some of the nine states that don’t use affirmative action […]

Few Blacks Dial 9-1-1 for Strokes

PITTSBURGH -Most African-Americans say they’d call 9-1-1 if stroke symptoms occurred —but few do, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. In a survey of 253 African-Americans in Washington, D.C., 89 percent said they’d call 9-1-1 at the first sign of a stroke. Yet, only 12 percent of 100 stroke […]

20-Somethings Stressed by $45,000 in Average Debt

PITTSBURGH – Twenty-somethings’ mounting debt is taking its toll, as 60 percent of the generation who grew up amid economic growth and graduated into a hard-hitting recession say they feel stressed about their outstanding debt, according to a survey by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). The unique study compares responses among Generation Y […]