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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...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ movie makes waves at SXSW festival premiere

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Buzzfeed Conversation with Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke on the upcoming Universal Pictures film 'US' at Comcast NBCUniversal House at SXSW on March 9, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Comcast NBCUniversal) Filmmaker Jordan Peele was pleasantly surprised at...

R. Kelly freaks out on CBS This Morning in first public interview since latest allegations

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images If R. Kelly doesn’t get his coins right and rectify a back child support order that he must pay by today, he may be back in jail boo-hooing once more. —R. Kelly yells and cries through interview as Gayle King keeps...

Cheyney University: Oldest HBCU struggles to maintain accreditation

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T8XrwOZifQ As Cheyney University reportedly struggles with debt and enrollment declines as well as concerns about its accreditation, president Aaron Walton has announced an ambitious fundraising campaign to help balance the budget for the first time in at least six years. “We will have a balanced...

Marvin Gaye gets his own U.S. postal stamp in time for his 80th birthday

The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a stamp of soul music legend Marvin Gaye with a stamp on April 2, which would have been his 80th birthday. The stamp honoring Gaye, who died in a day before his 45th birthday in 1984, is part of its...

Singer James Ingram dead at age 66

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Media outlets are reporting that legendary singer and songwriter James Ingram died at 66-years-old Tuesday. Debbie Allen shared the news on social media. I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved and remembered...