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The Complicated Business of Giving Birth: Motherhood & Mortality

iStockHere’s a not-so-fun and very frightening fact: Did you know that the U.S. has the highest rate of deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth in the developed world, indiscriminately affecting women across races, backgrounds, educations and income levels? Did you know that over half...

Heartbreaking footage of starving polar bear shows casualties of climate change

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No, this story doesn’t explicitly have to do with black people—it’s about a white bear in a what is supposed to be a visually white area (Canada’s Baffin Island), but it is blacker than black in its bleakness. A recently released video shows a polar...

On the Ground at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening in Jackson

Civil rights activist and widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks at the grand opening ceremony for the two museums, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Dec. 9, 2017, in Jackson, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP...

Judge of Characters: What Happens When You Silence the Silence Breakers?

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Time magazine shocked us all when it named several women and men who spoke out against sexual assault as its “Person of the Year.” The editors labeled the brave souls “The Silence Breakers.” But in addition to noticing Taylor Swift on the cover, I...

TV One Cancels Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now

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By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) The only Black daily newscast on television is no more. TV One is canceling Roland Martin’s morning show “NewsOne Now” due to budget cuts. “They called a meeting on Wednesday and told the staff they were canceling the show....

Rep. John Lewis Is Boycotting Trump’s Visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening

Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced Thursday that they will be skipping Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson because Donald Trump will be in attendance—something they consider to be “an insult” to the black heroes commemorated there. Thompson...

OP-ED: Don’t Delay, Sign-up for Affordable Healthcare Today

By Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C., Chairman, Democratic Faith Working Group) The deadline to enroll or modify healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is December 15. So, time is running out. Despite what you may have heard, the Affordable Care Act is still the...

Atlanta Hasn’t Had a White Mayor Since 1974, and Tuesday’s Mayoral Race is So Close That It’s Headed for a Recount

On Wednesday morning the race for Atlanta’s may was still too close to call, but that didn’t stop candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms from claiming victory. “I am just in awe of what God is able to do,” she told cheering supporters early Wednesday at an...

Why Emotional Maturity and Emotional Intelligence Are Important for Healthy Relationships

By Monique Judge, The Root Emotional maturity and emotional intelligence are key factors in maintaining healthy relationships—romantic or otherwise. Many people are lacking in these areas, which leads to a breakdown in communication and, ultimately, complications in or even the breakup of relationships. There is...

CNN Money: African American Coder Blazes Trail in Tech

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Black entrepreneurs make up a tiny percentage of the tech workforce. Gregory Lowe started out with no formal coding education or investor-relation training, but is now the designer of multiple successful mobile applications.