Paul Manafort Indicted, Racism Can Make You Sick


Major Movement In Russian Probe

Three men with ties to President Donald Trump are facing a barrage of charges as the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election entered a crucial stage.  Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman and Rick Gates, a former deputy campaign official, have been indicted on 12 charges in an alleged money laundering and influence peddling scheme involving the government of Ukraine.  Additionally, a third member of the Trump campaign was charged with lying to FBI agents in the probe.  George Papadopolous has pleaded guilty.  Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty.

New Report Says Racism Can Make You Sick

Here’s a story many people of color will not find surprising.  Racism is literally bad for your health.  A recent study found that persons who are discriminated against are more likely to develop coronary heart disease.  The study was conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard’s School of Public Health.  The report also concluded that pregnant women who are victims of racism give birth to babies who are lower in birth weight.

DC Police Search for Gunman In Shooting Near School

DC police are looking for a gunman who opened fire Monday morning near Savoy Elementary School in SE.  Police say two men were shot around 11am in the 24-hundred block of Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue.  The men were apparently standing outside a convenience store.  Authorities say the gunman may have fled in a dark-colored four door sedan with rims on the tires.  No word on the condition of the victims.

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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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