Baltimore Organization Helping Fathers, Families with Sustainable Employment, Life Skills | The Washington Informer Twenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught up to her and she needed support to realize her potential.

Twenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught up to her and she needed support to realize her potential.

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She Was Left At a Daycare Doorstep, Now N.C. Woman Is Reconnecting with Biological Parents Thanks to DNA Testing | Atlanta Black Star A newborn Precious Bradley was left on a daycare doorstep in Greensboro, North Carolina with zero clues or idea of who her biological parents were. All that changed after a night of genealogical digging at the North Carolina A&T library.

A newborn Precious Bradley was left on a daycare doorstep in Greensboro, North Carolina with zero clues or idea of who her biological parents were. All that changed after a night of genealogical digging at the North Carolina A&T library.

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The Complexity of Black Girlhood Is at the Heart of The Hate U Give | The Atlantic The film adaptation of Angie Thomas’s YA novel offers a startlingly honest portrait of its heroine confronting buried trauma to find her political voice.

The film adaptation of Angie Thomas’s YA novel offers a startlingly honest portrait of its heroine confronting buried trauma to find her political voice.

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Common and His Mother Help Raise Funds for Public Schools Nationwide | Ebony Common and his mother, Dr. Mahalia A. Hines, are partnering with the company Burlington Stores and the non-profit organization Adopt-A-Classroom.org to raise money for supplies for teachers and students nationwide.

Common and his mother, Dr. Mahalia A. Hines, are partnering with the company Burlington Stores and the non-profit organization Adopt-A-Classroom.org to raise money for supplies for teachers and students nationwide.

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Black Women Are Dying During Childbirth. Sen. Kamala Harris Is Working to Change That. | Glamour The U.S. is one of 13 countries in the world where maternal mortality rates are worse than they were two decades ago. And that alarming statistic hits one group of women the hardest.

The U.S. is one of 13 countries in the world where maternal mortality rates are worse than they were two decades ago. And that alarming statistic hits one group of women the hardest.

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The Welfare Boogeyman | The New York Times The Trump administration wants to rebrand social programs that millions of Americans rely on as “welfare.” Will we fall for it?

The Trump administration wants to rebrand social programs that millions of Americans rely on as “welfare.” Will we fall for it?

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Can the ‘immortal cells’ of Henrietta Lacks sue for their own rights? | The Washington Post A lawyer representing the eldest son and two grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, whose “immortal cells” have been the subject of a best-selling book, a TV movie, a family feud, cutting-edge medical research and a multibillion-dollar biotech industry, announced last week that she plans to file a petition seeking “guardianship” of the cells.

A lawyer representing the eldest son and two grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, whose “immortal cells” have been the subject of a best-selling book, a TV movie, a family feud, cutting-edge medical research and a multibillion-dollar biotech industry, announced last week that she plans to file a petition seeking “guardianship” of the cells.

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