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Tips For Healing In Real Time On Your First Father's Day Without Your Dad

Like many people across the world, 2020 gave me the business. For much of the year, I kept myself grounded in the fact that nothing significant had harmed my family. We were OK. Until we weren't. Just ...

Added June 19, 2021

Celebrating World Sickle Cell Day: St. Jude Patient Rises To The Ivy League

This June 19 as we recognize World Sickle Cell Day, we also honor the individuals and families that triumph over the disease on a daily basis and the communities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp

Added June 18, 2021

Getty Images Offers HBCUs $500,000 To Preserve Black History By Digitizing Their Photo Archive

A Getty Images partnership will grant two HBCUs a total of $500,000 toward the digitization of their archival content.

Added June 18, 2021

70% Of Black Caucus Members At UNC Planning To Leave University After Nikole Hannah-Jones Denied Tenure

Members of the Black Caucus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may be looking to be employed at other institutions.

Added June 18, 2021

Naomi Osaka Announces She's Withdrawing From Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Naomi Osaka announces she will not participate in Wimbledon, following her withdrawal from the French Open.

Added June 17, 2021

Grave Of Florida's First Black Senator Presumed To Be Under Parking Lot In Tampa

The NAACP of Florida is asking that the city looks into the missing burial site of Black Americans and Cubans who were not counted for after Italians acquired the land.

Added June 17, 2021

Tessica Brown Launches Haircare Product Line Called 'Forever Hair'

Tessica Brown is hoping to offer a solution to those suffering from hair loss and damage with her product line.

Added June 17, 2021

White Woman Throws Peppers And Accosts Black Mom And Her Kids At Brooklyn Pizzeria

A Black woman and her children were attacked by a "Karen" in Brooklyn.

Added June 17, 2021

94-Year-Old Activist Opal Lee Reacting To Juneteenth Becoming Federal Holiday Is A Literal Mood

Opal Lee, a 94-year-old Juneteenth activist celebrates the news of Juneteenth being declared an official federal holiday.

Added June 17, 2021

Juneteenth Becomes A Federal Holiday After Bill Signed By President Biden

President Biden signs bill naming Juneteenth an official federal holiday.

Added June 17, 2021

Outkast Renting Out Their Iconic Home Studio 'The Dungeon' On Airbnb

The Dungeon, where Outkast crafted some of their greatest music and helped to put Atlanta hip hop on the map, will now be available for overnight stays on Airbnb.

Added June 17, 2021

As Yale’s First Black Student Body President, I’m Putting The Onus On Me And My Generation To Close This Nation’s Promise Gap

Gen Z inherited an overly-commercialized Independence Day and an under-recognized Juneteenth. It's our responsibility to reconcile that divide.

Added June 17, 2021

Chimamanda Adichie Accuses Former Writing Students Of Exploiting Her: 'They Were Actively Campaigning To Cancel Me'

Chimamanda Adichie is engulfed in a public feud with two of her former writing students.

Added June 17, 2021

Texas Governor Signs Bill Restricting Educators From Teaching Systemic Racism And 'Critical Race Theory'

Texas is the latest state to place limits on how racism is taught in public schools.

Added June 17, 2021

This Juneteenth, Let’s Admit It Takes More Than Laws To Set Us Free

Coming in a year of a pandemic, social justice protests, and conservative backlash, Juneteenth 2021 is especially meaningful: freedom cannot be taken for granted and it takes more than laws.

Added June 17, 2021

Incarcerated Person In Washington, D.C. Jail Becomes First To Win Elected Office

A Black man made history as the first-ever incarcerated person in Washington D.C. to win an elected office.

Added June 17, 2021

Both Chambers Of Congress Have Now Passed A Bill To Declare Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

The Senate approves legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Added June 17, 2021

Internet Somehow Finds Humor In Defense Of Man Accused Of Brutally Killing Wife, Disabled Daughter

The internet has an interesting way of finding humor in anything.

Added June 17, 2021

Morehouse Professor Helps Detain Unruly Passenger On Delta Flight

A Black HBCU professor helped other passengers detain a man who tried to take over the announcement system on a Delta flight.

Added June 16, 2021

Twitter Is Imagining What Juneteenth Store Specials Will Look Like And It’s Hilarious Absurdity

In a historic vote, the U.S. Senate unanimously

Added June 16, 2021

Black Hawaii Dad Killed By Cops Seen Apologizing For Mistaking Couple’s Home For Temple Moments Before Being Shot

Home surveillance footage shows a Black man apologizing after he mistook a couple's home for a temple before being shot by Hawaii police.

Added June 16, 2021

Respectability Politics Don’t Work For Black Women And Mo’Nique Should Know That

Exploring the hypocritical scrutiny of Black women through Mo'Nique's storied career.

Added June 16, 2021

Charles Barkley Says He Plans To Retire Soon While Lambasting Cancel Culture: ‘Kiss My Ass’

Charles Barkley plans to leave TNT due to "cancel culture."

Added June 16, 2021