Report Archives

Report: Wisconsin has the highest black male incarceration rate in the nation

May 3, 2013

By Raina J. Johnson Special to the Milwaukee Times In a 33-page report recently released by the UW-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, the numbers are startling but not surprising to many. The report focuses on two decades of data from “the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) files to assess employment… [Read More]

Report: Nearly 14 million cancer survivors in U.S.

April 6, 2013

Many are people who had breast or prostate tumors By Robert Preidt There are currently 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and the number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to a new report. “Cancer is often not the immediately fatal diagnosis it often was in… [Read More]

Too much TV may make kids antisocial, study suggests

April 6, 2013

Five-year-olds who watch television for three or more hours a day are a bit more likely to fight, steal and have other antisocial behaviors by the age of 7, a new study suggests. The researchers also found that time spent playing computer or electronic games had no effect on children’s behavior, according to the report… [Read More]

Cancer rates dropping among black Americans

March 18, 2013

But they’re still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds A new report finds that cancer rates among blacks in the United States are on the decline, especially among black men, and the improvement may have saved almost 200,000 people from dying of the disease since the early 1990s.  Still, blacks… [Read More]