New study shows increasing mortality rates in minority groups
A recent VCU study found that mortality rates have increased among all races in the US, in contrast with previous reports that showed falling mortality rates among minorities.
African-Americans and Native-Americans have historically had higher mortality rates than whites, but the previous perception was that the groups were on a trajectory toward parity.
The new findings, published in the BMJ, a medical journal, suggest the prospects for minority groups may not be as positive as they once were.
College is still worth it, Virginians say
A new poll from VCU’s Center for Public Policy indicates the majority of Virginians still see college as worth the cost,
80 percent of about 800 adults surveyed said community college was worth the cost, while only 66 percent said the same about public four-year schools
Kaepernick’s new gig
Nike’s just do it campaign has a new look
In a controversial move, the brand chose its new face: Colin Kaepernick, the former football player who pioneered the movement to kneel during the US national anthem as a protest to racial injustice
According to yahoo sports the contract is a quote, “wide endorsement” in which Kaepernick will have his own branded line including shoes, shirts, jerseys and more
But the move could attract criticism from some who have condemned kaepernick for his actions, including president trump, who said the player should have been suspended