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Carlee Russell’s case gave hope that missing Black women finally mattered — until doubts set in
Advocates say the details surrounding Russell’s case should not “derail" the efforts to reunite the thousands of missing Black people in the U.S. with their families.
Published July 21, 2023
‘Brickgate’ revives an age-old argument between Black men and women
In an exclusive interview, the woman at the center of 'Brickgate' says she has suffered daily panic attacks as a result of the familiar backlash hurled at Black women when they publicly denounce harm from Black men.
Published September 18, 2023
How 3D printing can be the solution to the nation’s affordable housing crisis
3D printing machines can build up to 40 percent of homes during the construction process and save money on labor costs, experts say.
Published January 4, 2022
3D printers can build up to 40 percent of homes during the construction process saving money on labor costs. NBC News’ Claretta Bellamy explains how the technology could be used to solve the U.S. housing crisis.
At 85, artist Shirley Woodson has no plans to put down her paintbrush
Decades ago, Woodson was told to stick to watercolors. Now she has her own solo exhibit at the same place she discovered her artistic talents as a young girl.
Published January 11, 2022
Black fisherman repeatedly confronted by white neighbors, who ask what he’s doing there
Anthony Gibson said his TikTok videos show “what people like me have to go through when they live in a nice neighborhood.”
Published July 28, 2023
Ralph Yarl shooting shows dangerous perception of Black children, experts say
Why are Black children perceived as a threat? Experts point to long-held racial bias.
Published April 20, 2023
Black firefighter sues fire department over alleged racist party and harassment
Jerrod Jones, who joined the fire department in Rochester, New York, in 2008, alleges he and other Black firefighters experienced racism while they worked there.
Published June 28, 2023
Recent suicides are illustrating the need for better mental health care
The deaths of Cheslie Kryst, Ian Alexander Jr. and others are raising awareness about the rising rates of suicide and depression among Black Americans.
Published February 3, 2022
Black love gets a boost on reality dating shows
ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and Netflix’s “Love Is Blind” are among the reality television shows highlighting successful pairings of Black singles finding love.
Published August 29, 2023
How Phat Tuesdays propelled the careers of legendary Black comedians
This weekly show at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles was a “response to a need in the entertainment environment,” docuseries producer Reginald Hudlin said.
Published February 9, 2022
How Black families, torn apart during slavery, worked to find one another again
Though African American families were destroyed throughout slavery, they re-emerged as a strong institution during Reconstruction, history professor Eric Foner said.
Published February 14, 2022
What the lack of tights for Black figure skaters says about the sport
Not having the right tights for Black skaters "makes you feel like you’re not welcomed,” professional figure skater Louisa Warwin said.
Published February 17, 2022
She was an education pioneer. At 108, Edith Renfrow Smith shares her life lessons.
Even as she looks ahead to her 109th birthday, Renfrow Smith acknowledges the first teacher in her life — her mother.
Published February 3, 2023
Jayland Walker’s death has traumatized Black people in Akron, Ohio. Community leaders are finding ways to help.
Members of the Black community are stepping up to provide emotional support after the fatal shooting death of Walker by police.
Published July 28, 2022
How NYC’s new subway safety plan could affect people of color
The plan, announced last month, pairs social workers and police officers to do outreach and boosts funding for housing and mental health services.
Published March 10, 2022
Ludacris's latest project celebrates the joy and complexities of Black girlhood
“I feel like we need shows like this now more than ever,” said the rapper, whose name is Chris Bridges and who is the executive producer of "Karma's World" on Netflix.
Published March 11, 2022
New documentary captures legacy of Fashion Fair, one of the first Black-owned makeup lines
“The Beauty of Blackness,” now available on HBO Max, follows the cross-generational journey of Fashion Fair, which launched in 1973 and was revitalized by new owners in 2019.
Published March 17, 2022
Black women start to talk about uterine fibroids, a condition many get but few speak about
Experts say that by age 50, 80 percent of Black women have had the noncancerous growths in the uterus.
Published March 21, 2022
Family of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat keeps his legacy alive through new exhibit
Titled “Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure,” the showing features 200 pieces of art never before seen by the public shown through the lens of his family.
Published April 8, 2022
Black diabetes patients welcome Eli Lilly’s price cap, but say systemic medical barriers remain
The price cap will have a major effect on Black people with diabetes, who are more prone to struggle to pay for insulin.
Published March 8, 2023
Brazilian butt lifts can be risky, but experts say they don't have to be
“I am happy with the results,” said one woman who got the procedure. “So I don’t regret getting it. I just regret the lack of information that I had, and how I regret being so naive to it.”
Published May 7, 2022
Black communities, disproportionately hit by inflation, step up to help those most in need
From food distribution to community gardens, advocates are finding creative ways to help families make ends meet as prices soar.
Published May 8, 2022
Black women carry higher student debt. They hope forgiveness can ease the burden.
"This is insane,’’’ said one borrower. “I have paid a lot of money on them, and I still owe a whole lot more on the loans. It’s almost like, I didn’t even make payments.”
Published May 11, 2022
Kevin Samuels’ death raises a simmering debate between Black men and women
Some saw a man spouting brutally sexist ideas, while others saw a truth teller who pulled no punches.
Published May 13, 2022
Buffalo’s Tops, where racist gunman attacked, is a lifeline in a Black community’s food desert
“I’m not waiting for somebody else to bring about change,” said Dakarai Singletary, a Buffalo resident and nonprofit leader.
Published May 18, 2022
How one Black leader sees trademarking Juneteenth as protection of Black culture
Mario Bowler Sr., created Juneteenth Joy to celebrate Black culture while recognizing the success of Black people.
Published June 3, 2022
Morehouse College class will teach Black history in the metaverse
Students have toured the Underground Railroad, a slave ship and other artifacts using virtual reality technology.
Published November 28, 2022
Tyler Perry wants his Atlanta film studio to impact future generations
The director, writer and producer sat down with CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King at an exclusive event during the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday.
Published June 14, 2022
What happened when a Black Tennessee town faced a state takeover
Mason, Tennessee, nearly lost the ability to govern itself after a Ford plant was announced nearby. But the small Black town of 1,600 pushed back.
Published June 18, 2022
Black women are underserved when it comes to birth control access. The Roe decision could make that worse.
Discrimination, stigma and systemic barriers in the health care system have already led to a gap in contraceptive access for Black women.