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Podcast Feature: The Complex History and Politicization of Black Hair in America presented by Danielle Harvey

Special Correspondent Danielle Harvey speaks with Dr. Neal Lester about the complex history and politicization of black hair in America.  Dr. Lester is Foundation Professor of English and Founding Director of Project Humanities at Arizona State University.  His areas of specialization are African American literature and cultural studies.  Danielle explores the appropriation of black hair,…

How One Indie Artist Used Her Pandemic Lockdown to Create an Album With Global Collaborators

 Chaseedaw Giles When the pandemic hit, Debórah Bond, like many artists, was caught off guard. “I thought I’d be juggling gigs and touring,” said the independent R&B/soul musician. A full-time artist, Bond, 44, made a living through a patchwork of vocal gigs — performing live at weddings, bars and theaters, recording jingles, teaching vocal lessons…

Community Spotlight: Youth Revive

By Angela Ly “The whole concept began when I started analyzing not just the students but the community itself and how the impact of behavior can cause people to have a different outlook and perspective on neighborhoods and communities,” said Founding Executive Director Adrian McConnell. “I also began to consider ways that we can help…

Analysis: How the US Invested in the War on Terrorism at the Cost of Public Health

By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Kaiser Health News Here’s one big takeaway from our country’s disastrous 2020 covid response: For 20 years, we’ve lavished attention and money on fighting human terrorism and forgot that the terrorism of nature is equally deadly, deserving equal preparation. Today, with more than 545,000 U.S. covid deaths, I hope we’ve learned the huge…

Doctors Debate Use of Blood Thinners to Prevent Clots in Women After C-Sections

By Harris Meyer Nearly all women who deliver babies through cesarean section at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City receive injections of the blood thinner heparin for weeks after the procedure, to prevent potentially life-threatening blood clots. Obstetric leaders there say that’s good medical practice because the formation of those clots, called venous…

Civil and Human Rights Organizations Fight for Open Records at Florida Prisons

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia African Americans comprise about half of the more than 100,000 inmates in Florida prisons and jails. Black males ages 30 to 34 have the highest incarceration rate of any race, age, or gender group in the Sunshine State, which boasts the third-largest prison population in…

National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia From the hymns of slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries to hip-hop artists’ powerful message in the 20th and 21st centuries, African American artists have created and influenced generations of music lovers. When Elvis Presley sang “Hound Dog,” he knew he had to pay…

Need Amid Plenty: Richest US Counties Are Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger

By Laura Ungar Alexandra Sierra carried boxes of food to her kitchen counter, where her 7-year-old daughter, Rachell, stirred a pitcher of lemonade. “Oh, my God, it smells so good!” Sierra, 39, said of the bounty she’d just picked up at a food pantry, pulling out a ready-made salad and a container of soup. Sierra unpacked…

Nosing In on Kids Who Had Covid and Lost Their Sense of Smell

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez   Orange. Eucalyptus. Lavender. Peppermint. Doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Seattle Children’s Hospital will use scents like these to treat children who lost their sense of smell to covid-19. Parents will attend clinics and go home with a set of essential oils for their child to sniff twice a day for…

Children’s Defense Fund: State of America’s Children Reveals that Children of Color are 71 Percent of Those That Live in Poverty

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The child population in America is the most diverse in history, but children remain the poorest age group in the country with youth of color suffering the highest poverty rates. “While we reported on the 73 million children in the U.S. in 2019, which is…

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