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People of color face disparate health outcomes due to air pollution from factories and other sources in the USA.  (Pixabay)

REPORT: Senior Black Americans Three Times More Likely to Die from Exposure to Pollution Than White Americans

According to an Environmental Defense Fund report, senior Black and Latino Americans are more likely to die from air pollution than white Americans.

A pulse oximeter is placed on a black person's finger (SeventyFour/Shutterstock)

Black Covid Patients Were Delayed Life-Saving Care Due To Faulty Medical Device

Research shows that devices that measure oxygen in blood don’t work as well for people of color, leading to delayed COVID-19 treatment.

Democratic Senate candidate Charles Booker and Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.  (Timothy D. Easley and Greg Nash/AP)

Democratic Senate candidate wears noose around his neck in ad opposing Senator Rand Paul

Charles Booker (D, KY), Democrat U.S. Senate nominee, released a powerful ad against Rand Paul (R), who opposed an anti-lynching bill.

Library Director Danny Gillane during a Library Board of Control meeting (Brad Kemp/The Acadiana Advocate)

Pride, Black History Month book displays among those no longer allowed at Lafayette public libraries

Fears of backlash against inclusive books have led to the banning of books about Black and LGBTQ+ communities in one Louisiana library system.

A black woman meditates on the beach (Getty)

Black America: It’s time to stop taking care of everyone but you

By Sophia A. Nelson, The Grio OPINION: As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close and after two traumatic mass shootings in the past weeks, Sophia Nelson offers some life lessons on self-care. This has been a rough Mental Health Awareness Month for America, but particularly for Black and brown Americans who, in just…

James Madison's Montpelier mansion was once a plantation reliant on slave labor. (Jennifer Glass, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Justice Prevails: Descendants of enslaved people at historic plantation win bruising battle to tell their stories

The Montpelier Descendants Committee scored a win enabling them to tell history of the former plantation and its enslaved population more accurately.

A Black woman holds an infant (Kingspirit Image Room/Shutterstock)

For Black Mothers, Breastfeeding Isn’t Always An Option

Like COVID-19, the baby formula shortage has highlighted disparities between Black and other Americans–this time emphasizing medical racism.

Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby at the mayor's State of the City address in April. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Marilyn Mosby Drops List of Baltimore Cops With “Integrity Issues”

Maryland’s State Attorney published a list of 300+ Baltimore police officers with “integrity issues” to increase accountability and transparency.

President Biden signs an executive order on police reform in the East Room of the White House. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Biden signs police reform executive order on George Floyd anniversary

Two years after George Floyd’s murder, President Biden signed an executive order recognizing calling for police reform to prevent Black deaths.

A resident at the corner of Confederate Lane and Plantation Parkway in the Mosby Woods neighborhood of Fairfax. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

A Civil War Among Neighbors Over Confederate-Themed Streets

Some Virginians have tired of seeing street names honoring confederates who fought on the side of slavery and racism in their neighborhoods.

Musa and Micole Hasan on their farm in Monroe, Georgia in 2021 (Phil Skinner/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Airbnb, New Communities Land Trust plan historic experiences on Black farms

A partnership between Airbnb and Georgia farmers invites guests to absorb history, and learn about Black farming while enjoying the country.

Attorney General Merrick Garland, pictured with Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, released an update to the Justice Department's use-of-force policy. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

New Justice Dept. policy says agents must intervene if they see abuse

Attorney General Garland announced a new Justice Department policy requiring intervention from federal officers who witness police abuse.

A Black Lives Matter mural in Portland, Oregon featuring George Floy's image and other victims' names. (Rickmouser45, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Great Erasure

Despite the initial outpouring of support after George Floyd’s murder, BLM is faltering because of short attention spans and shallow activism.

Candace Parker is the oldest player in WNBA history to record a triple-double, and just the third to have multiple in her career (AP/Kamil Krzaczynski)

WNBA’s Candace Parker records historic second triple-double in win over Mystics

Candace Parker of the Chicago Sky recently made history with her second triple-double, making her the oldest athlete in the WBNA to do so.

Over 50,000 cannonballs remain at the Citadelle Laferrière, where King Henri ordered them stacked to defend against a feared French invasion. (Federico Rios/The New York Times)

6 Takeaways About Haiti’s Reparations to France

By Eric Nagourney, New York Times When the world looks at Haiti, one of the poorest nations on the planet, sympathy for its endless suffering is often overshadowed by scolding and sermonizing about corruption and mismanagement. Some know how Haitians overthrew their notoriously brutal French slave masters and declared independence in 1804 — the modern world’s first…


Decades of misconduct allegations at LSU come under scrutiny in $50 million suit

Despite reporting several instances of racial abuse, Sharon Lewis’ superiors at LSU deny receiving any such reports, leading to this lawsuit.

Peace Week creator Erica Ford at New York Peace Week speaks in 2016. (Noam Galai / Getty Images)

Guns are traumatizing Black America. Advocates demand investment, support

According to a CDC report, gun violence in 2020 was the highest it’s been in 25 years, and Black Americans, are disproportionately victims.

This shooting "is the product of America’s culture of violence, its deeply entrenched racism,” said Bernard Powers, the director of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, S.C.NBC News; Getty Images; AP

The Buffalo shooting was centuries in the making, experts say

Shootings such as the one last week in Buffalo aren’t outliers. They reflect centuries of racism in the fabric of the American way of life.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki talks about incoming press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

New press secretary hails barrier breakers who paved the way for her

After substituting for the former press secretary last year, Karine Jean-Pierre has taken over the position with the Biden administration.


Judge Considers Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Biotech Company By Henrietta Lacks’ Family

The case started by Henrietta Lacks’ family against a biotech company last October for unauthorized used of her cells may be dismissed.

KCEN's news team now consists of meteorologist Ashley Carter and co-anchors Taheshah Moise and Jasmin Caldwell (courtesy of Jasmin Caldwell)

Texas News Station Debuts First All-Female Black News Team

KCEN doesn’t just deliver news to Texans. By hiring an all Black female news team, the station is making headlines and setting a precedent.