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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After years of domestic violence, a gun changed everything | The Philadelphia Tribune After one beating, Norris Jones went to her father’s house and shared what she was going through. “He looked at me and said, ‘What did you think marriage was?’”

After one beating, Norris Jones went to her father’s house and shared what she was going through. “He looked at me and said, ‘What did you think marriage was?’”

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Between Two Worlds | Toronto Life I grew up in ​subsidized housing​ with my mom, ​and spent weekends with my wealthy grandparents at their Bridle Path mansion. If I wanted to be loved, I’d have to learn to live two lives

I grew up in ​subsidized housing​ with my mom, ​and spent weekends with my wealthy grandparents at their Bridle Path mansion. If I wanted to be loved, I’d have to learn to live two lives.

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In a superhero cape, he feeds the city’s hungry and homeless. And he’s only 4 | CNN Austin Perine's superhero cape glides and flutters as he hands chicken sandwiches to homeless men outside a shelter in Birmingham, Alabama.

Austin Perine’s superhero cape glides and flutters as he hands chicken sandwiches to homeless men outside a shelter in Birmingham, Alabama.

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