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Sephora to close US stores on June 5 for inclusion workshops

Sephora says it will close all its U.S. stores on the morning of June 5 to host “inclusion workshops” for its employees.

Black communities are reclaiming space outdoors, from backyard gardening to mountain climbing

Ieisha McIntyre grew up the youngest of five on an acre of land in Spanaway, Washington, a predominantly white rural town.

New Jersey’s medical marijuana program expansion plan advances

A bill to greatly expand New Jersey’s medical marijuana program cleared the state Senate Thursday. It now heads to the full Assembly for a vote.

Why Juneteenth should be a national holiday

On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with a Union regiment.

Black garbage bag with human remains found in Arkansas could be missing 4-year-old

A major bombshell development has come forth regarding missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis, who has been reported missing since May 4th.

Texas officer returns to work on day the Black woman he killed was memorialized

On the day 44-year-old Pamela Turner was laid to rest, the officer who fatally killed her, Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz, was allowed to return to work after being placed on a mandatory three-day administrative leave, as if nothing ever ...

Women of color are ready to lead more organizations

Women of color in leadership roles often ask for support on how to be successful in the work environment and haven’t always found the answer.

Virginia Beach mourns as police look for answers after gunman kills 12

A disgruntled employee went on a shooting rampage in a city building in Virginia Beach, killing 12 people before he died after a fierce gun battle with officers.

New Jerseyan Lonnie Bunch III named first Black to serve as head of the Smithsonian Institute

Newark native and historian Lonnie G. Bunch III made history of his own after being elected the 14th secretary of the Smithsonian.

Surviving tornado alley

Despite news of tornados raging across the state of Oklahoma, my wife and I did not suspend our annual Memorial Day trip there to tend the gravesites of her relatives. Our mission was only partially successful.

Walker’s Legacy, Comcast and Thurgood Marshall College Fund, team up to celebrate women of color in technology

Walker’s Legacy is proud to announce its ‘Women of Color in Tech’ tour powered by Comcast and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to showcase multicultural women in technology.

Harriet Tubman stamp starts movement to replace Andrew Jackson on $20 bill

News that Harriet Tubman would not replace former President and slaveowner Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill caused outrage. However, it looks like she will appear on the cash anyway.

Ex-Felon who graduated from Yale and is now a Lawyer

Reginald Dwayne Betts was 16-years old when he was convicted of carjacking.

Abortion Dilemma: US tackles divisive topic, Black community speaks

“Old white male lawmakers, and the men who agree with them, do not have a nickle in this dime when it comes to a woman, abortion and her body,” said Anna, who wants to remain anonymous, but wants the point ...

Report shows how poverty sends New Yorkers into criminal justice system

A new report by the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies outlines the steps New York City can take to address poverty and the criminalization of low-income New Yorkers.