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Poll: Most white Americans believe whites face discrimination

October 27, 2017 - According to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the HarvardT.H. Chan School of Public Health, a majority of white Americans believe that they face discrimination. While every single racial group surveyed in the poll believe that their own group faces discrimination, the statistic of white people saying that they face discrimi... Read more

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Embrace your flyness with hair from ‘Madali’

December 12, 2017 - 
Madali is a Black-owned company that specializes in providing online hair extensions, closures, frontals, and wigs. The brand features “100 percent real” Filipino hair for Black women to choose from.
“We need more reputable Black companies,” said Madali Chief Marketing Officer Bianca Blake. “Madali has done well at becoming one of those comp... Read more

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FAMU Conduct Research in the Dominican Republic

June 6, 2018 - FAMU students have traveled to the Dominican Republic this summer to gain hands-on experience in international agricultural careers as part of their Service Learning in International Agriculture course, offered through the University’s global agriculture minor program. “We are excited to partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase the participation ... Read more

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Great American Teach-In will be held in Pinellas County’s public schools

November 1, 2017 -  
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Members of the community are invited into Pinellas County schools for an hour, a few class periods or an entire school day to share information with students about their career or hobby, to organize an activity, to read a story or to teach a class. Teach-In participants will be able to see Pinellas County public schools and interact... Read more

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Middle school artwork is on display at the Morean Arts Center

December 21, 2017 - Student artwork was selected for the 2017-18 Word and Image Middle School Exhibition. The annual exhibition combines art and writing into one work of art. This year’s theme is “Did You Ever See."  Maytinee Mekchinda of  Osceola Middle School received the Pinellas County Art Education Association Young Artist Award. Other top awards went to Marcus Telsede of... Read more

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Here’s how Issa Rae turned heads with N-word belt at fashion awards

June 5, 2018 -
Is there room for the n-word in fashion? Issa Rae apparently thinks so. That’s a question that’s up for debate after Rae rocked the words “Every n**** is a star” on her belt at the CFDA Awards, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Rae’s fashion ensemble was the talk to the town as Rae strutted the runway in a gorgeous blue, beaded gown cr... Read more

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Jamaica Declares a State of Emergency After Violence Rocks the Montego Bay Area

January 20, 2017 - 
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently announced a state of emergency for St. James Parish, which includes the tourist hotspot of Montego Bay, amid a sharp increase in violent crime in the area. On Thursday, the politician dispatched the military to the area. “I have been advised by the security forces, in writing, that the level of criminal activity ... Read more

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Slavery-Simulation Game Outrages Parents in Phoenix

October 13, 2017 -  Want to learn about slavery? Put down the history books, forget about teachers and just step into the life of 14-year-old slave Lucy King as she tries to escape from a Kentucky plantation. Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? Well, no, it’s not. And parents in a Phoenix school district are outraged. The Phoenix Elementary School District apparently has no idea h... Read more

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Obamas Celebrate 25th Anniversary

October 4, 2017- Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The former First Couple wed on October 3, 1992. To mark the milestone, Michelle shared the above photo from their nuptials on Twitter, writing, “Happy 25th anniversary @barackobama. A quarter of a century later, you’re still my best friend & the most extraordinary man... Read more

Black Panther fans serve up Black Excellence in theaters everywhere

February 19, 2018 - Black Panther is already slaying the box office with an estimated $25 million haul Thursday night. The movie‘s fans aren’t just showing up to the theater – they’re showing out. Here’s some of the best pics from what will be a completely wild Wakanda weekend.... Read more