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Parents-To-Be Want to Know What’s in Their Genome

Every parent-to-be wants a healthy baby. And, when offered an opportunity, most couples want to know which disease-causing genes, or risk factors, they carry and could unwittingly pass to their children.

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Why ABC Canceled Roseanne, It’s Not About the First Amendment

Late Tuesday, Barr tweeted a second apology to the writers and co-stars of the show and urging people not to feel sorry for her. She also highlighted supporters’ tweets that criticized ABC…

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Prison Records From 1800s Georgia Show Mass Incarceration’s Racially Charged Beginnings

In 2016, in the U.S., about 1.5 million people were in prison. Approximately 12 to 13 percent of the national population is African-American, but this group makes up over one-third of prisoners.

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Whoopi Goes Off on Roseanne for Promoting Fake Meme About Her

“So this is what I’m going to say, Roseanne,” she continued. “Just because you were caught with your pants down, don’t try to drag other people down with you.” Goldberg added later, “I didn’t fake my shirt, someone else faked my shirt. But that’s your tweet.

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Trump Pardons Late Black Boxing Champion Jack Johnson

U.S. President Donald Trump on recently issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago due to his relationship with a white woman.

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Magnet School Funding Is Being Redirected to Charter Schools by Betsy DeVos, Calling Them Dangerous

Unlike charter schools or private schools, a magnet school is part of the local public school system. The goal of each magnet theme is to promote high achievement, cultural diversity, and choice of curriculum delivery.

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“Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice”: Mass Action Planned to Promote Clean Energy Economy

We have the opportunity to create good jobs in wind, solar, and the renewable energy sector that move us to a healthier future and a more just society. The time to act is now.  Advocates across the globe plan to take to the streets on September 8…

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‘The Nation’ Launches Black On Campus In Partnership With the Anna Julia Cooper Center of Wake Forest University

Black on Campus allows participants to develop professional skills as they document the experiences of black college students and report on issues of national consequence.

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New U.S. Energy and Jobs Report Shows Growth, Less Diverse Workforce

According to the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), Black workers hold 5-9 percent of the jobs in energy-related sectors, a rate that is much lower than the 12 percent share of the national workforce held by Black workers.

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Win in Congress: Attempt to Roll Back Payday Rule Fails

Not everyone in our North Carolina delegation was helpful. Six North Carolina members of Congress, more than any other state, stood with payday lenders who are illegal in our state when they co-sponsored the payday CRA…

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Class and Race in the Royal Family: “Dido” Elizabeth Belle and the Lady Elizabeth Murray

“Dido” Elizabeth Belle was a bi-racial woman born into slavery in 1761 in the West Indies, the daughter of a slave woman, Maria Belle and a British career naval officer, John Lindsay, who was stationed there.

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England’s First Black Queen, Sophie Charlotte Born 1744

She married George III of England on September 8, 1761, at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, London, at the age of 17 years of age becoming the Queen of England and Ireland. The Royal couple had fifteen children, thirteen of whom survived to adulthood.

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