New Studies Find That Positive Feelings About Blackness Improve Academic Performance for Black Girls | The Root “We found that feeling positive about being Black, and feeling support and belonging at school, may be especially important for African-American girls’ classroom engagement and curiosity...”

“We found that feeling positive about being Black, and feeling support and belonging at school, may be especially important for African-American girls’ classroom engagement and curiosity…”

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A Mother’s Determination Withstands Years of Tumult | The New York Times The scene of unity followed some tumultuous years for the family, which experienced a period of homelessness and was briefly fractured by a jail sentence for Ms. Matthias.

The scene of unity followed some tumultuous years for the family, which experienced a period of homelessness and was briefly fractured by a jail sentence for Ms. Matthias.

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Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence | NPR For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017.

For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017.

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Recy Taylor, Catalyst for Anti-Rape Activism in the Jim Crow South, Dead at 97 | The Root Recy Taylor, whose story of sexual assault at the hands of six white men in 1944 is featured in the book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, died at a nursing home in Abbeville, Ala., on Thursday morning. She was 97.

Recy Taylor, whose story of sexual assault at the hands of six white men in 1944 is featured in the book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, died at a nursing home in Abbeville, Ala., on Thursday morning. She was 97.

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Couple Married For 47 Years Goes Viral With Glam Photo Shoot — But It’s Their Love Story That’s Warming Hearts | Huffington Post Photos of a couple married for 47 years — and who conquered cancer twice — are going viral for exemplifying true love.

Photos of a couple married for 47 years — and who conquered cancer twice — are going viral for exemplifying true love.

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Studio Portraits of African-American People in the Second Half of the 19th Century | Vintage Everyday In documenting the history and experience of African-Americans, the Simpson collection also records and depicts acts of racism, oppression, and violence; though they are sometimes unpleasant and even shocking, such materials represent significant aspects America’s complicated history.

In documenting the history and experience of African-Americans, the Simpson collection also records and depicts acts of racism, oppression, and violence; though they are sometimes unpleasant and even shocking, such materials represent significant aspects America’s complicated history.

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