Study highlights need for culturally relevant programs to educate Black communities on hepatitis B

Hepatitis B disproportionately impacts U.S. Blacks, including African American and Haitian Blacks. Both communities suffer from widespread misinformation and access to care issues that might avert disease detection and prevention, according to a study published in Cancer Causes & Control by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The study’s findings point to a great need for culturally relevant, community-based interventions that involve and educate Black communities so that they better understand their risks for hepatitis B, get screened, and seek healthcare.

Hepatitis B, or HBV, is a leading cause of liver cancer, which is predicted to surpass breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer as the third leading cause of cancer-related death by 2030, according to the study’s lead author Patricia Jones, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at the Miller School.

In research published last

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Its Power of Resolving Crisis is What Makes Gandhism Relevant in Today’s Times

a man standing in front of a window: Its Power of Resolving Crisis is What Makes Gandhism Relevant in Today’s Times

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Its Power of Resolving Crisis is What Makes Gandhism Relevant in Today’s Times

The essence of ‘Gandhi-ism’ is peace and nonviolence, extending but not limiting itself to goodness, creative thinking, and efficient admin. Certain quarters may subscribe to the idea that ‘Gandhism’ is not practicable in today’s world. In reality, the virtues preached and practiced by Mahatma Gandhi espouse the very eternal whose relevance transcend the barriers of time and geography.

This omnipresence in both temporal and spatial dimensions can be substantiated by the fact that it can serve as an ideal for movements in lands where human right were and are routinely abused. He rules in the inner consciousness of all conscientious people though most of us are either oblivious of this existence or simply choose to ignore. Gandhi as a personality is immense but far more gigantic is the philosophy that bears his name.

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Holocaust education more relevant than ever before

With the arrival of another Jewish new year, we are reminded that time continues to move further away from the Holocaust era that ended 75 years ago.

As the number of survivors continues to dwindle as they age, it’s encouraging to know that the majority of students of all grade levels are being taught about the darkest period in human history.

Over the years, legislation has made this curriculum a priority.

In 1994, the Florida Legislature passed the Holocaust Education Bill requiring all school districts to incorporate lessons on the Holocaust as part of public school instruction.

More recently, in May of this year, the Never Again Education Act was signed into law, allocating $10 million in federal funding over the next five years to further Holocaust education.

A recent study confirms this progress in Shoah studies.

Sponsored by Echoes & Reflections, a joint program of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL),

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