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ABHM Book Club Presents: The Three Mothers
ABHM Book Club Presents: The Three Mothers. In honor of the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we have selected a book that covers the 1960s Civil Rights Movement from a perspective long overlooked –that of the mothers of Dr. MLK Jr., James Baldwin, and Malcolm X.
Veterans Affairs has denied benefits to Black people at higher rates for years, lawsuit alleges
A recent lawsuit contends that the VA has denied rightfully earned benefits to Black veterans, and records support this suit.
Singer Mary J Blige Joins White House in Fight Against Cancer
Mary J. Blige recently spoke at a White House event about cancers that have impacted her family.
Baltimore’s Price Rite Marketplace set to close next month
The closure of one West Baltimore store highlights the plight of Black and other vulnerable residents living in a food desert.
Annual gift and art show returns to steer holiday shoppers to Black entrepreneurs and artists
Shoppers can head to the annual BZB holiday market in Washington D.C. to purchase crafts and art from dozens of Black makers.
Missouri 19-year-old can’t watch her father’s execution, judge rules
Khorry Ramey’s request to see her father, Kevin Johnson, executed has been rejected by Missouri courts because of her age.
Bronzeville District street in Milwaukee renamed for Black pioneer Dr. William Finlayson
Milwaukee residents may notice a new street sign marking Dr. William Finlayson Street in honor of an important Black OBGYN.
Black voters in Louisiana ‘embarrassed’ by state’s failure to pass anti-slavery amendment
Changes in an anti-prison labor bill confused Louisiana voters, who ultimately decided not to pass the measure earlier this month.
What Herschel Walker’s Candidacy Means to Black America
Hershel Walker’s candidacy as a Black man and republican was difficult for some voters, perhaps leading to the runoff election.
The Rise of Black-Owned Birth Centers
A new birthing center in Chicago aims to improve Black maternal and infant health, which currently lags behind white health outcomes.
Building a Black Male Pipeline Into Public Education
Black Men Educators Convening aims to encourage Black men to become teachers who can encourage students to focus on education.
South Carolina program aims to boost ranks of Black teachers
Tyler Wright can relate to his students, but low numbers of Black teachers, especially men, mean not all students have this advantage.
New details: What really happened to Shanquella Robinson?
The family of Shanquella Robinson wants answers about the young woman’s mysterious death, which elicited false news coverage.
Lawsuit: Police captain went on racist ‘rant’
The spotlight is on a Buffalo police officer who made multiple racist remarks at a meeting according to fellow employees.
Atlanta to pay $1M to Rayshard Brooks’ family after deadly police shooting
The family of Rayshard Brooks, who died after a police shooting, will receive compensation from the city of Atlanta.
The Kids Are Not Alright: Addressing Student Trauma
From COVID-19 to school shootings, today’s students face unique trauma, which can have lasting mental health effects.
Tulsa Race Massacre Victims Cemetery Search Concludes With Additional Graves Found [Update]
Only 26 death certificates exist for victims of Tulsa’s race massacre, but the city’s oldest cemetery may house more victims.
Tech Watch: Seven Black-Owned Startups to Keep Your Eye On
Check out these seven Black-owned startups across various industries that aim to improve lives and turn a profit.
Obama plans Georgia rally next week to boost Warnock
Georgia’s senatorial runoff election has received much press, including from President Obama who has campaigned on behalf of Raphael Warnock.