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(Re)Defining America’s Social Contract with Black Women

(Re)Defining America’s Social Contract with Black Women

by Tanya Wallace-Gobern   Mar 14, 2018

I was heading back to Raleigh, North Carolina, from a meeting with funders when a reporter’s email popped up. She was interested in speaking... Read More

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National Walkout Day: Students Across Country Protest Gun Violence

by Shantell E. Jamison   Mar 14, 2018

Students from all over America marched out of class Wednesday in protest and to demand stricter gun laws and an end to mass shootings... Read More

Stanford University Announces U.S.’s 1st Black Woman Professor of Neurosurgery

Stanford University Announces U.S.’s 1st Black Woman Professor of Neurosurgery

by Shantell E. Jamison   Mar 12, 2018

Odette Harris has made history by becoming America’s first Black woman professor of neurosurgery, The Stanford Daily reports. Harris who obtained M.D. status in 1996, specializes... Read More

An Ode to African-American Greatness

An Ode to African-American Greatness

by Benny Williams   Mar 06, 2018

Undoubtedly, African-Americans have made great contributions to sports, music and entertainment. While it can be quite motivating for millennials to learn about African-American contributions to... Read More

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Court Rejects Cyntoia Brown’s Appeal

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 19, 2018

Cyntoia Brown’s appeal in January was rejected last week. If you recall, Brown had the support of everyone from Rihanna to Kim Kardashian when... Read More

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The U.S. Averages One School Shooting Every 63 Hours in 2018

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 16, 2018

People are still recovering from the events of Florida where 19-year-old, Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School... Read More

Travel Alert: Florida Named Worst State in the U.S.

Travel Alert: Florida Named Worst State in the U.S.

by Shantell E. Jamison   Jan 31, 2018

Despite being the home of Disney World, Palm Beach and some of the best oranges in the country, Florida has been ranked the worst... Read More

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Report: Current Flu Season Could Kill Thousands

by Shantell E. Jamison   Jan 30, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), millions in America are suffering from the influenza virus this season. In fact, experts are calling... Read More

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45 Years After Roe v. Wade: The Battle for Abortion Access Continues

by Shantell E. Jamison   Jan 22, 2018

45 years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark decision protecting a women’s right to an abortion. The decision, known as Roe v.... Read More

How ‘Debtor’s Prisons’ Are Ruining Holidays for Families Across the Nation

How ‘Debtor’s Prisons’ Are Ruining Holidays for Families Across the Nation

by Nusrat Choudury   Dec 06, 2017

The United States may have formally outlawed jailing people for unpaid debts two centuries ago, but in South Carolina—and at least 14 other states, including... Read More