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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

Doctors weigh in on decapitation of Georgia couple’s baby

The couple’s attorney said nurses and health care providers in the hospital should have had protocols to deal with the problem.

Published August 17, 2023


Black women from 20 to 78 share how faith impacts their abortion views

Some say the decision aligns with their faith, while others advocate for freedom of choice.

Published July 17, 2022

Why the $626.25M settlement may not be enough for survivors of  Flint water crisis

City resident Dionna Brown says that the settlement money is not enough for the damage that was done to the community.

Published December 9, 2021


Why the metaverse is becoming a popular tool to teach Black history

From watching Martin Luther King Jr. speak to following Black travelers on their journey along Route 66, the metaverse takes users back in time without leaving the present.

Published February 16, 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. 


How Jada Pinkett Smith is uplifting Black women with alopecia

The actress recently took to Instagram to reveal the challenges associated with hair loss.

Published January 7, 2022

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

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.  

Published June 30, 2022

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