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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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 14, 2019. (Graeme Sloan / Sipa via AP file)

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.

Mary J. Blige at the White House for the cancer awareness event

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.

After 10 years of service, the Price Rite Marketplace in Mt. Clare Junction Shopping Center will permanently close its doors by the end of December. (Alexis Taylor)

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.

Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton is the CEO of BZB International, Inc., a public relations, event planning and travel firm. This year, she’s celebrating the return and 30th anniversary of her BZB Holiday Gift and Art Show.

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.

Kevin Johnson at the Clayton Courthouse in Clayton, Mo., on Apr. 3, 2007. (F. Brian Ferguson / Pool/AP file)

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.

The esteemed Dr. Finlayson has a new honor in Milwaukee. (Journal Sentinel Archives)

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.

A guard tower at Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola. (Kathrin Harms / Redux)

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.

The Georgia senatorial race between Herschel Walker and Raphael Walker Warnock led to a runoff. (@HerschelWalker/Twitter)

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.

Chicago-based certified nurse midwife Jeanine Valrie Logan and doula Shaquan Dupart are opening a birth center on the city's south side. (Chicago South Side Birth Center.)

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.

Sharif El-Mekki, center, led the annual Black Men Educators Convening in Philadelphia (Photo by Anaz X)

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.

Tyler Wright teaches 4th grade math at Stono Park Elementary School in Charleston on Nov. 18, 2022. (Grace Beahm Alford/Staff)

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.

Shanquella Robinson died under mysterious circumstances while on vacation in Cabo.

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.

An officer of the Buffalo Police is facing scrutiny after a "racist rant" (ShawnTan.Shutterstock)

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.

Shanquella Robinson died while on vacation with her friends

Black social media’s voice is critical in pursuing justice, experts say

After Shanquella Robinson’s mysterious death while on vacation, her family and friends took to social media to help find answers.

Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by Atlanta police. (Stewart Trial Attorneys / via AFP - Getty Images)

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.

Students of color can struggle more than others to cope with trauma (RODNAE Productions/Pexels)

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.

1921 Graves Public Oversight Committee member Brenda Alford, center, hugs state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck, left, and forensic anthropologist Phoebe Stubblefield at Oaklawn Cemetery searching on Wednesday. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

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.

EnrichHER is an up-and-coming Black-owned business dedicated to improving women's lives.

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.

Former President Barack Obama in Philadelphia on Nov. 5, 2022. (Patrick Semansky / AP file)

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.

 Amy McReynolds has spent three years at Feeding America (Feeding America)

Meet the Black Women Working to End Food Insecurity

With inflation rising prices from rent to gas, nonprofits such as Feeding America have stepped in to help those who are the most vulnerable.