The Opioid Epidemic Isn’t Just Affecting Whites; CDC Finds That Overdoses Among Black Americans Are Rising | Blavity The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new data that show the opioid epidemic may be a universal issue.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new data that show the opioid epidemic may be a universal issue.

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Capturing the Civil Rights Era Through the Lens of Gordon Parks | Daily Beast Gordon Parks captured the beauty, horror, and complexities behind the lives of those who lived during the Civil Rights Era.

Gordon Parks captured the beauty, horror, and complexities behind the lives of those who lived during the Civil Rights Era.

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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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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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Black Vegans Step Out, for Their Health and Other Causes | The New York Times Aph Ko got tired of hearing that eating vegan was something only white people did. So in 2015, she created a list of 100 black vegans for a website. It included pioneering figures like Dick Gregory and Coretta Scott King and younger, less famous writers, filmmakers, cooks and activists.

Aph Ko got tired of hearing that eating vegan was something only white people did. So in 2015, she created a list of 100 black vegans for a website. It included pioneering figures like Dick Gregory and Coretta Scott King and younger, less famous writers, filmmakers, cooks and activists.

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‘Father of Black Psychology’ Joseph L. White dies at 84 | AFRO IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of Black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died. He was 84.

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph L. White, a psychologist, social activist and teacher who helped pioneer the field of Black psychology to counter what he saw as rampant ignorance and prejudice in the profession, has died. He was 84.

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Michigan to charge state’s top medical official in Flint water deaths | Reuters (Reuters) - Michigan’s top medical official will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the city of Flint’s water crisis, which was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that caused at least 12 deaths, state prosecutors said on Monday.

(Reuters) – Michigan’s top medical official will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the city of Flint’s water crisis, which was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that caused at least 12 deaths, state prosecutors said on Monday.

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