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7 Health Benefits of Cannabis for African Americans

by by Sirita Wright on

With more states making marijuana legal, and the amount of positive research coming out about the herb, we compiled a list of some of the many health benefits of cannabis for African Americans—although black people and black farmers are cut out... Read full article

Meet the Trailblazing Black Scientist Twitter Helped Identify From a Single Photograph

by Anne Branigin on

Twitter jumped on the case of an unidentified black woman who appeared, partially obscured, in a 1971 photo taken at the International Conference on the Biology of Whales. ... Read full article

City of Charlotte, NC Welcomes Its First Ever Black Female Mayor

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Vi Lyles has just made history as the first Black woman mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. She ran an aggressive campaign, and her victory was confirmed by local and national news outlets on November 8th.... Read full article

New Slave Narrative Tells Story of Woman Who Escaped to Freedom on Underground Railroad

by Michael Harriot on

Clark’s journey includes details about the Underground Railroad including hiding in a cabin for almost a year, obtaining forged passes to travel to Washington, D.C., to witness a presidential inauguration, and securing train tickets Baltimore.... Read full article

Podcast/Web Series Addressing African American Struggles Debuts in Black History Month

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The Sound of Melanin (TSOM), highlights and examine various social, political, spiritual and relationship challenges faced by African American community. TSOM is addressed from a humorous angle... Read full article

Dr. Ashanté Reese on the Loss of Grocery Stores and the Power of Choice


The Spelman College professor reveals what you find when you see supermarkets as more than just a place to buy some bread.... Read full article

From Zamunda To Wakanda: How ‘Black Panther’ Reimagined African Style

by Zeba Blay on

The last time we saw the kind of opulence, grandeur and pure African style displayed in Marvel’s latest box office juggernaut “Black Panther” was, perhaps, 30 years ago, in the classic Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.”... Read full article

Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, Was a White Supremacist and Should Be Denounced


“colored people are human weeds and need to be exterminated… reckless breeders… spawning… human beings who never should have been born…” Margaret Sanger, “Pivot of Civilization,”... Read full article

NFL Owners Will Be Deposed, Asked to Turn Over Cellphone Records and Emails in Colin Kaepernick case

by Breanna Edwards on

Well, well, well. Things just got deliciously messy over at the NFL. It seems that if there was ever anything lurking in the dark underbelly of the organization (and I know we all believe that there is; it’s just a matter of details at this point), i... Read full article

Colin Kaepernick Items To Be Part of Black Lives Matter Exhibit at NMAAHC

by Angela Helm on

Former NFL quarter back Colin Kaepernick will be immortalized at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, according to a curator, who made the announcement on Friday. ... Read full article