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Flint receives nearly $80 million in federal funding for water projects

Flint, Mich., which has been beset with a water crisis for several years, will receive $77.7 million in remaining federal funding to pay for water infrastructure improvements. The state of Michigan is releasing the funds, which come from a $120 million federal and state loan...

BLACK HISTORY REVEALED: Research names woman, kidnapped at 12, as last survivor of America’s slave trade

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Circa 1800: Enslaved people picking cotton on a plantation. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) New research has revealed the name of a woman who may be the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave trade. —After death of Nipsey Hussle social media sleuths take on Dr....

Johnson Publishing Company, former publisher of EBONY and JET magazines files for bankruptcy

Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), the Black-owned media enterprise that had once been a vanguard of African American culture and is responsible for launching EBONY and JET magazines, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago. The end of the...

Five brilliant business moves from Nipsey Hussle

If you watch closely the mourning of Nipsey Hussle, you will notice that it feels a bit different than that of other rappers who departed too soon. He didn’t just connect with people through music, but through a business ethic and dedication to positive...

R. Kelly’s defense team believes Chicago prosecutors ‘colluded’ with Michael Avenatti and were bullied into filing charges against the singer

R. Kelly’s defense team is going after the Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, accusing the prosecutor of colluding with celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti who they say manipulated her into charging the singer with sexual abuse, CBS News reports. Defense attorney Steve Greenberg is banking...

Black premature babies face racial disparities in healthcare, study says

Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study released last week. The study...

Pharrell Williams brings STEAM learning to new Netflix-series for children

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(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for adidas) Pharrell Williams is drawing attention to the importance of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) fields through a children’s show that will be streamed on Netflix. Williams is the executive producer of Brainchild, a Netflix series and spinoff...

CHILD WONDERS: Evan Alex and Shahadi Wright Joseph are the breakout stars of ‘Us’

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While the latest horror flick from Jordan Peele offers plenty of opportunities to marvel, the real breakout stars of Us are Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex. These young stars took on some seriously challenging roles and held their own against the undeniable talents of...

Black women need to seek therapy to deal with long-standing trauma, psychologist says

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Black women who are suffering need to seek counseling. This is the message psychologist La Keita Carter brought to a group of Black women who attended the Trilogy of Trauma seminar, organized by the Black Mental Health Alliance and held at Baltimore City Community College. “When...

Russell Westbrook in heated spat with fans after alleging they hurled racial insults at him

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Russell Westbrook gets into a heated verbal altercation with fans in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook got into a heated verbal...