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Black Ladies And Infants Are Dying In Larger Numbers

The analysis group consisted of two nurse researchers, a palliative care physician, and a graduate analysis assistant. All knowledge coded as “parenting,” “parenting throughout being pregnant,” or “parenting after birth” had been queried and compiled in one doc. Within this doc main themes have been identified and discussed among the research team. Memos had been written during coding classes each Baby & Parenting time patterns within the knowledge were identified. … Read More

Government Layoffs Pummeled Black Workers. The American Rescue Plan Could Bring Those Jobs Back.

Tiffany Arnold had been a paratransit driver for Atlanta’s mass transit system, MARTA, for nine years when COVID-19 sent the city into lockdown. Just like that, her job and all her co-workers’ jobs vanished.

“How are we going to eat, how are we going to live, how are we going to pay the utilities?” she said in a recent interview, recalling the first few thoughts to race through her head.

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Staley helps sister battle leukemia, seeks more Black donors

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South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley puts streamers on a trophy after an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Sunday, March 7, 2021, during the Southeastern Conference tournament final in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

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Dawn Staley’s passion is evident when she’s on a basketball court.

When she was a player it was there and now her fiery demeanor can be seen on the sidelines

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Who was York? Bust of Black explorer mysteriously appears in Oregon.

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Take them down, move them to a museum? There are a lot of ideas but few answers on what the United States should do with Confederate monuments.

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When the early-1800s expedition to the Pacific Ocean led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned after two years and 8,000 miles, members who traveled with the now-famous pair of explorers received titles, accolades, land and fame. 

Except for the

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This Weekend: Celebrate Global Black Excellence – OZY

Saturday, February 06, 2021

1. Classic Cicely

Following Cicely Tyson’s death last week, fans are paying homage by revisiting her most timeless performances. From 1974’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman to Roots, Tyson’s roles provided the kind of representation Black women are still fighting for — and the actress displayed a range that most actors can’t approach. Who else can go from playing a teacher who keeps an

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Democratic Black Caucus endorses Team Fulop, but Black community leaders have their doubts

The news that the Hudson County Democratic Black Caucus has endorsed Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and his city council slate in the 2021 election comes as no surprise, two community activists say.

After all, three members of the mayor’s ticket seeking re-election — Joyce Watterman, Denise Ridley and Jermaine Robinson — are members of the caucus, a group of city, county and state elected officials.

But Frank Gilmore and

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Microsoft Goes Full ‘Black Mirror’ with New Patent to Turn Deceased People into AI Chatbots

A recent patent granted to Microsoft has many “Black Mirror” fans thinking of “Be Right Back,” the first episode of the show’s second season. In that “Black Mirror” installment, Hayley Atwell plays a young woman whose boyfriend, Ash Starmer (Domhnall Gleeson), is killed in a car accident. The woman decides to use technology to resurrect her dead boyfriend as artificial intelligence so she can continue communicating with him.

As reported

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Black Friday shoppers look to stay safe both in stores and online this year

A lot of the shopping this year is expected to shift online. A place it can be easy to fall victim to scams.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Woodland Mall is prepared for a Black Friday like its never seen before. In an effort to keep visitors safe during the pandemic, don’t expect to see the massive crowds of the past.

“We’ve got a smaller capacity limit than what we’ve had

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Black Friday shopping guide: How to snag the best deals

Holiday shopping is radically different this year. Black Friday sales began in October and “doorbuster” deals are all but obsolete as more Americans shop online during the pandemic.

Many of the nation’s largest retailers began rolling out discounts well before Halloween in hopes of securing early sales in a year of unpredictable twists and challenges. They have moved most of their discounts online and are staggering in-store offers to allow

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N.J. Black leaders: Levy a cannabis tax to repair the harm done by the drug war | Opinion

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The same week the ballot question passed on Election Day, lawmakers introduced a bill that will launch the marijuana industry to provide guidance for regulations on licensing businesses and products. It did not earmark sales tax revenue from recreational cannabis sales for programs

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Black engineers revolutionize take out amidst COVID-19

Lavii, Inc is simplifying everyday experiences through functional and solution based technology amid COVID-19

The second wave of COVID-19 cases is compounding the already dire financial forecast for the hospitality industry.

While some bars and restaurants were benefiting from warmer summer weather by serving patrons outdoors or takeout orders from passersby, the cooler temperatures are impacting owners who can no longer stay afloat amidst this novel coronavirus outbreak. Forced to

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9 horror movies to look out for, from Aubrey Plaza in ‘Black Bear’ to the acting debut of Spielberg’s son

Many film festivals have gone virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but so far only one new festival has emerged during quarantine: Nightstream. The inaugural edition of the online horror festival came together over Oct. 8-11 thanks to a collaboration between a group of prolific regional genre festivals that included the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and the Overlook Film Festival.

The beauty of attending a film festival, whether

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Sport is an antidote in a world where black women are told to get back in our boxes and to tone ourselves down

You would be forgiven for thinking the sheer volume of black female athletes who have reached the top levels of their sport is proof that this industry is unaffected by the racism and misogynoir that pervades other areas of society. But sadly, this is not the case. Sport does not exist in a vacuum; it is subject to the same hierarchies and inequalities that affect every other kind of structural

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American Airlines attendant gives Black Lives Matter note to travel influencer

This flight attendant made sure that one of his passengers felt truly supported.

On Tuesday, travel influencer Kellee Edwards was flying in first class when she received a “meaningful” note from her American Airlines flight attendant.

Edwards, who hosts the Travel Channel’s television series “Mysterious Islands,” posted a picture of the note on social media.

FIGHT ON CANADIAN PLANE OVER CHILD REFUSING TO WEAR MASK CANCELS FLIGHT

The message was

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At Freedom Schools, empowering Black and Latino students is part of the lesson plan

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Nyairee Jenkins, right, reads a book in an outdoor class under a canopy at Freedom Schools, a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program designed for youth in grades K-12 in communities where quality academic enrichment is limited. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The lesson that July day told of a slave who taught himself how to read, then became

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Black and Latino students learn about empowerment at Freedom Schools

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Nyairee Jenkins, right, reads a book in an outdoor class under a canopy at Freedom Schools, a six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment program designed for youth in grades K-12 in communities where quality academic enrichment is limited. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The lesson that July day told of a slave who taught himself how to read, then became

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2 people were caught on camera vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural in California, calling it ‘a leftist lie’

Police in Martinez, California, are on the lookout for a woman and a man who vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural on Saturday.
Police in Martinez, California, are on the lookout for a woman and a man who vandalized a Black Lives Matter mural on Saturday.

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  • A man and woman were filmed on Saturday vandalizing a freshly painted Black Lives Matter mural in Martinez, California.

  • The pair also said they are “sick of this narrative” of racism and police brutality, adding, “It’s a leftist lie.”

  • Justin Gomez, who spearheaded

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Hampton Inn worker fired for calling cops on Black guests; Police open ‘internal investigation’

A Hampton Inn employee has been fired after calling the police on a Black family using the hotel’s swimming pool in Williamston, North Carolina.

“Hampton by Hilton has zero tolerance for racism or discrimination of any kind. On Saturday, we were alerted to an online video of a guest incident at one of our franchise properties,” Shruti Gandhi Buckley, the Global Head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement

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Hampton Inn employee fired for calling cops on Black guests at the pool; Hilton apologizes

A Hampton Inn employee has been fired after calling the police on a Black family using the hotel’s swimming pool in Williamston, North Carolina.

“Hampton by Hilton has zero tolerance for racism or discrimination of any kind. On Saturday, we were alerted to an online video of a guest incident at one of our franchise properties,” Shruti Gandhi Buckley, the Global Head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement

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Here’s What You Can Do to Demand Justice for Black Lives and Support Protestors Right Now

Photo credit: raydene hansen - Hearst Owned
Photo credit: raydene hansen – Hearst Owned

From Cosmopolitan

The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade, news surrounding the October 2019 killing of Brianna Hill, and the horrifying way a white woman used her privilege to threaten Christian Cooper’s life in Central Park have sparked international protests against racism and police brutality in America.

Over the past week, protestors in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Columbus,

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