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Black Lynching Victims: Memorial Opens Next Year in Montgomery

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By David Love Finally, the U.S. will have a memorial to lynching, the dreaded, horrific and quintessentially American institution rooted in racial violence and terrorism.  The Equal Justice Initiative, the Montgomery, Alabama-based legal rights organization, will unveil the project today.  As The New York Times reported, the memorial to the thousands of lynchings that took […]

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Black People Seen as More ‘Attractive’…..

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By Tanasia Kenney A new study has revealed that beauty may actually be in the ear of the beholder, rather than the eye. A recent analysis by researcher Robert L. Reece found that people oftentimes view African-Americans as more attractive if they identify as multi-racial. The gag here is that the study results had absolutely […]

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Serena Williams Takes on Body Shamers, Realizes Her Inspiration to Young Girls in New Interview

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by Kiersten Willis Serena Williams knows there are haters. And she’s giving them more fodder in a skin-baring, new photo shoot. The tennis pro is seen along the beach donning three different bikinis against an oceanic background. Self magazine Speaking to Self magazine, the athlete remains confident in her looks. When asked about those who discount her […]

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Is it Time for Black People to Reconsider a Black Nation Within a Nation and Armed Self-Defense?

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by David Love In light of the racial violence facing African-Americans — as was most recently seen in the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers in Baton Rouge and outside Minneapolis — voices in the Black community are once again calling for the establishment of a Black nation within a nation, […]

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‘Brilliant’ Black Boy Book by Teen Author Scores Support From Hollywood Elite

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Posted by Kiersten Willis A new children’s book dedicated to Black boys is making big waves among top male celebrities. Titled I’m A Brilliant Little Black Boy! the book was written by 19-year-old Joshua B. Drummond. His mother, Betty K. Bynum, co-wrote the book, which serves as a follow-up to her 2013 critically acclaimed story for Black […]

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Serena Williams Slays New Magazine Cover, ‘Super Influenced’ by Black People Who Paved the Way

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Posted by Kiersten Willis Serena Williams stuns in her latest magazine cover. The 34-year-old tennis champion boasts her toned arms and legs in a bold white body suit, but the star is not just showing off her physique. In a new interview with Melissa Harris-Perry, Williams opens up about her favorite poet Maya Angelou and […]

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World’s Oldest Person Reveals Her Secret to a Long Life

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Posted by Tamiya King The world’s oldest person is currently 116 years old. She wakes up each morning and has a breakfast that consists of grits, bacon and eggs. One of the aides at the facility where she lives even stated that the woman is just fine eating bacon all day long. Susannah Mushatt Jones […]

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Diabetes Drug That Seems to Prevent Heart Failure

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by Ziba Kashef For the first time scientists have shown that a type 2 diabetes drug significantly reduces hospitalizations and death from heart failure—and may even prevent them. #Many people with type 2 diabetes also have heart failure, a condition in which the heart fails to pump blood effectively. Treatment for heart failure is limited […]

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President Obama’s final State of the Union address

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The White House is once again making the full text of the State of the Union available online ahead of the speech, as prepared for delivery, continuing efforts to meet people where they are and make the speech as accessible as possible. On Medium, people can follow along with the speech as they watch in […]

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Nigerian Comics Startup is Creating African Superheroes

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Posted by Jasmine Nelson Comic Republic, a Nigerian comics startup based in Lagos, is creating a universe of superheroes for Africans and black readers around the world. The cast of characters—“Africa’s Avengers,” according to some fans—ranges from Guardian Prime, a 25-year old Nigerian fashion designer by day who uses his extraordinary strength to fight for […]

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Actor Sean Penn Interviewed Mexican Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’

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A shocking interview has come to light. Just days after Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was captured Rolling Stone is reporting actor Sean Penn met with the escaped prisoner for a secret interview months ago. The article written by Penn was published Saturday along with video clips. In it, Penn reveals that he traveled to Mexico […]

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Dramatic Photos Capture Moment Gunman Allegedly Tried to ‘Execute’ Philadelphia Police Officer

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By EMILY SHAPIRO Jan 8, 2016, 11:03 AM ET Obtained by ABC News Chilling images show the moment a gunman approached a Philadelphia police officer in his police car and allegedly fired 13 shots at him — an act that the city’s police commissioner called an execution attempt. Officials say the suspect fired 13 shots […]

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Busy, Bad or ADHD?

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~By Lindsey Loomis-O’Brien They can’t sit still. The dinner table is always shaking from that unstoppable leg hiding under the table cloth. They don’t remember to start a project   until the night before. They don’t seem to listen and when you are finished talking they say “What?”  Are they “bad” kids? Absolutely not.  Are […]

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Bringing Equality in Mental Health to New York City

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BHM Edit Staff FLONYC Chirlane McCray is helping shatter stigma about mental health For decades, mental health issues in New York state have gone unrecognized and untreated. Studies show 1 in 4 adults in the state experiences a mental health challenge, with 1 in 17 suffering from a serious mental illness. A 2015 Mental Health America […]

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