Missouri man wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years sues police | AP

Nathan Skethaw, AP In this Sept. 2016 file photo, David Robinson poses for a portrait in the visiting area inside Jefferson City Correctional Center in Jefferson City, Mo. Robinson, wrongly imprisoned 17 years for murder alleges in a federal lawsuit that police not only knew he was innocent before his conviction, but helped prevent it […]

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The Impact of Structural Racism in Employment and Wages on Minority Women’s Health | American Bar Association

Ruqaiijah Yearby, American Bar Association In 2010, at the end of the great recession that disproportionately harmed racial minorities and women, the federal government recognized that health disparities are caused by the social determinants of health (SDOH) (Figure 1), which are outside an individual’s control. In fact, research shows that SDOH account for 80 to […]

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Ryan Coogler To Produce A Film About The Rise And Fall Of Fred Hampton | Essence

Britni Danielle, Essence American political and social activist and Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton (1948 – 1969) raises his arms at the ‘Days of Rage’ rally, Chicago, Illinois, October 11, 1969. (Photo by David Fenton/Getty Images). Featured Image According to Deadline, Coogler has teamed up with Charles D. King’s production house a href=”https://www.essence.com/news/essence-time-inc-macro-partnership/”>MACRO to […]

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Esperanza Spalding Appointed to Harvard’s Music Department Faculty | Harvard University, Music Department

Harvard University, Harvard University, Music Department Photo: Jersean Golatt, Featured Image July 24, 2017: We are pleased to report that Esperanza Spalding has joined the faculty of the Department of Music at Harvard University as Professor of the Practice, with an appointment beginning July 2017. Spalding will teach a range of courses in songwriting, arranging, […]

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African American Economics: Real Facts | Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise Editors, Black Enterprise iStock/Kate Sept 2004, Featured Image Black families are more confident about achieving the American Dream than the general population. However, African Americans fall short on executing life-changing measures such as accumulating wealth, being better prepared for retirement and building up savings. Here are a few facts (and advice) about African […]

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The Explosive Chapter Left Out of Malcolm X’s Autobiography | History.com

Missy Sullivan, History.com Truman Moore/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images, Featured Image It’s not often that a little-known chapter from one of the most important books of the 20th century emerges into the public sphere. Especially one in which a prominent civil-rights figure delivers a stern rebuke to his race. In July 2018, the Schomburg Center […]

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