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Feeling Connected Enhances Mental and Physical Health

Here are 4 research-backed ways to find moments of connection with loved ones and strangers Connecting can mean sharing a hearty laugh. Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision via Getty ImagesA woman and her fiancé joke and laugh together while playing video games after a long

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Beyoncé’s Renaissance Breaks Souls and Records in Historic Debut

  Beyoncé’s new album, “Renaissance,” has taken the world by storm as expected. With a healthy helping of Chicago house music and classic 1970s disco, the New York Times called Renaissance a “tour of some of the genre’s most well-known touchstones as well

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Basketball Legend Bill Russell Dies at 88

Boston Celtics Legend Bill Russell, one of professional basketball’s greatest players and the sport’s most crowned champion, has died at the age of 88. Russell, who won 11 NBA titles as a player and two as a player-coach, died “peacefully”

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Rocket Mortgage ‘Changing the Course’ for Black Detroit Residents During PGA TOUR Event

Even as Tony Finau, Taylor Pendrit, Cameron Champ, and others stormed atop the leaderboard, officials were again making sure that the PGA TOUR’s Rocket Mortgage Classic continued its four-year-old tradition of being more than just about golf. As competition in

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Will Smith Issues Apology to Chris Rock and Family for Oscars Slap

  Will Smith said he was “fogged out” and that he’s finally reached out to Chris Rock to formally apologize the infamous March 27 Oscars slap. “It’s all fuzzy,” Smith said in an Instagram video posted on July 29. “I’ve

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Study Investigates the Everyday Wear and Tear of Racism on Black Couples

A new study has revealed growing evidence that everyday experiences of discrimination in general, and racial discrimination in particular, are associated with adverse relationship outcomes, including decreased relationship satisfaction and increased relationship instability and strain. “The Relational Wear and Tear

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They Stole Hearts: Former Bank Robbers Deliver Powerful Message

  Two former bank robbers, affection­ately known as “FoxandRob” walked into First United Bank in downtown Dallas dressed in all white on June 17, 2022 and delivered the most powerful speech on what it means to be free. If you

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Grambling State Communications Major Plans to Make Mark

When Nycorta Diaz Mabry Jr. came into the world, his name was already predetermined, along with certain expectations. According to his grandfather and father, Nycorta means “strong Black King,” and Nycorta Jr. said both men have been great role models

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Biden Administration Offers ‘Merchant of Death’ in Exchange for Brittney Griner, Paul Wheelan

On the day she testified at her trial in Russia, Brittney Griner may have found herself closer to freedom and a return to the United States. Several reports said the United States government has offered to swap the so-called “Merchant

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Scholars and Experts Make Case to Expand Supreme Court; Abolish Electoral College

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has raised concerns from women regarding bodily autonomy and palpable fear that other long-held rights may also be in jeopardy. And with the ongoing hearings surrounding the January 6

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The Often-Overlooked Mental Health Component of the Growing Problem of Black Maternal Mortality Rate

With a maternal mortality rate of 55.3 per 100,000, Black women continue to outpace other ethnicities. The rate per 100,000 births for white women stands at 19.1. For Hispanic women, the rate per 100,000 remains at 18.2. While studies routinely

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Inflation Slamming Black America Hard as Families Struggle with Necessities

Black households are more exposed to inflation fluctuations than their white peers, according to a study published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The differences, while not overwhelming, are not trivial either, the study authors wrote. For example, if prices

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Gates Foundation to Spend Additional $3B Each Year

Bill Gates insists he’s optimistic about the future. One of the wealthiest men in the world said he sees incredible heroism and sacrifice all over the globe, especially as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. “Medical workers put in unbelievable hours at

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Community Policing Town Hall on Aug. 11 to Increase Safety & Survival During Encounters With Law Enforcement

‘YOU & FIVE-O’ TO HOST FREE ‘REALITY CHECK 5.0’ Invitations Sent to HBCUs Across the Country as Part of Orientation for Students Heading Back to School Founded in 2015 by retired Deputy Police Chief Beverly “BJ” Council, You & Five-O

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A Letter to the Church — Are you living in vain?

Dear Body of Christ, This isn’t for all of you. I want to commend those of you who step up to the plate daily supply­ing the support that our commu­nities need. This is for those who are focused on dealing

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The Social Crisis, Black Folks and the Economy

  It appears that we continue to live in Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.”  He wrote these words: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was

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IN MEMORIAM: Louisiana Legacy – Carrie Wells Ponds, Cna, Educator, and Co-founder of the Drum

Carrie Wells Ponds, CNA, educator, and co-founder of The Drum passes away at 81 The Ponchatoula, Louisiana community honored the life of The Drum co-founder Carrie Wells Ponds on July 16, 2022, at the First True Love World Outreach Ministries in

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Growing the Voices of Our Future

Aftershocks from the Supreme Court’s historic decision to nullify a woman’s nearly 50-year-old constitutional right to abort a pregnancy are already starting to impact American society The Westside Gazette Newspaper is honored to feature these editorial contributions made by local

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That Gosh Darn John Brown – A GDN Exclusive

I grew up on Fort Bragg in North Carolina, but I was born in small-town Albemarle, NC. While my military community was very diverse, my hometown was not. My hometown was a Post-Brown v Board of Education America in which

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This 6AM Morning Acceleration Program Builds Discipline For Black Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Through his continued efforts to elevate the black community, author, mentor, veteran, and serial entrepreneur Marc Coley is facilitating an accountability program to help build discipline for entrepreneurs and leaders. The Marc Coley Business Academy has been on a mission to guide

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Mellon Foundation and Lilly Endowment Inc. Make Grants Totaling $1.6M to Support Indianapolis-Based Urban Legacy Lands Initiative

Grants to Benefit Cultural Heritage Preservation and Education through Collaborative Community Engagement and Land Development Strategies for Black heritage in Indianapolis and northeastern Indiana Indianapolis, IN — Urban Legacy Lands Initiative, Inc. (ULLI), a newly-established Cultural Heritage Development Corporation (CHDC), is being

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Meet the Black Scholar Confirmed to Speak at Two Upcoming TEDx Conferences This Fall

Dr. Eli Joseph will deliver his second TEDx talk this fall at the upcoming TEDxQueensVillage conference on September 2, 2022, in Queens, New York City. The theme for his talk is entitled “Time is Your Biggest Competition”. Soon after, Dr. Joseph is

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Black Billionaire Philanthropist Launches Internship Platform For HBCU Students

Internships have proven to be a game-changer, helping college students, better determine their career path and providing a chance to gain invaluable hands-on experience in their field of interest. In fact, one study found that more than 80 percent of

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As Gun Violence Rise, Congressional Committee Plans Hearing with Gun Manufacturers

A congressional oversight committee has planned a hearing to examine the role of the firearms industry in America’s gun violence epidemic. Hosted by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the June 27 hearing also will seek steps Congress can take to hold

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Senate Poised to Confirm Marines’ First Black Four-Star General

Lt. Gen. Michael Langley faces a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Thursday, July 28, could mark a historic day for the U.S. Marines. For the first time in its 246-year history, the Marines could have a Black

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Schools Are the ‘Hubs and Hearts’ of Neighborhoods – Here’s How They Can Strengthen the Communities Around Them

Food deserts. Poor housing conditions. Lack of community investment. These challenges may not always come to mind when people think about how to improve America’s public schools. But when my colleagues and I studied the 21st Century School Buildings Program, a US$1.1 billion

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Thursday, July 21, 2022 Book Series Reveals How a Black Man Fought to Stop the British From Burning the U.S. Capitol in 1814

North Carolina-based writer Gary V. Brill is very pleased to announce the release of the second volume of his critically acclaimed historical fiction series JOURNEY: The Story of an American Family. This chapter in the struggle begins in 1814 as

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Althea Gibson Autobiography “I Always Wanted to Be Somebody” Re-Released

Originally published in 1960, the book had fallen out of circulation and was only available for exorbitant prices by book resellers. However, New Chapter Press, a leading publisher of tennis books, worked with the Althea Gibson family, estate, and the

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Shameless Golf Stars and Donald Trump are Accepting ‘Blood Money’ to Align with Saudi-backed League

Critics of a new golf league backed by the oppressive Saudi Arabian government and supported by former President Donald Trump have decried the actions of players who have bolted the PGA TOUR, taking millions of dollars to participate. Observers said

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Vatican: Moment is Ripe for Serious Consideration of the Harms of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Rome, Italy – A group of global reparations leaders met with the Vatican this week to discuss the Catholic Church’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and the need for the Church to formally address its role with a Papal

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BREAKING: President Biden Tests Positive for COVID

President Biden tested positive for COVID-19, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced. The president is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms, and he’s begun taking Paxlovid, the White House said. “Consistent with CDC guidelines, he

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House Passes Legislation to Ensure Contraception Rights

Democrats in the House and a handful of Republicans voted to pass legislation to codify the right to contraception in the United States. The 228-195 vote seeks to protect contraception rights against future Supreme Court decisions following the controversial ruling

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The NBSM needs Baby Boomers – A GDN Exclusive

One of the more significant contrasting aspects of the former Black Campus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and today’s New Black Student Movement (The NBSM) is a clearly defined inclusion of redress to economic injustice. While the

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How record-setting heat waves in cities across UK, US and mainland Europe could punish economies already reeling from inflation

Hundreds of millions of people struggled to keep cool amid a sweltering summer heat wave as cities across the U.S. and mainland Europe experienced record-high temperatures. In the U.K., thermometers topped 104 Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) on July 19, 2022, the highest ever recorded. While all

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It’s a Myth That Sunscreen Prevents Melanoma in People of Color – A Dermatologist Explains

Melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer that effects people of every racial and ethnic group. The risk factor most closely linked to developing melanoma is exposure to ultraviolet, or UV, rays from the sun. In fact, sunburns

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Seventy-Two First Tee Teens To Attend First Tee Game Changers Academy in Philadelphia

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. (July 18, 2022) − First Tee, a youth development organization that teaches life skills and helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf, will host the First Tee Game Changers Academy Honoring Joe Louis Barrow,

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Job Displacement Affects Blacks, Women, and Non-Degreed Individuals Most

A new study focusing on job displacements between 1989 and 2019 found that, on average, Black workers are 67 percent more likely to be displaced than their white peers. Research by the nonprofit Brookings Institution further revealed that workers without

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Study Finds Nearly 90 Percent of Black Homicide Victims Were Killed with Guns

According to a new and comprehensive study on gun violence, Black men, women, boys, and girls remain the most impacted victims of homicide in America, yet year after year this shocking and unacceptable toll is allowed to continue. The study

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Founders Launch Fastest Growing Black-Owned Community of Mental Health Professionals

Nationwide — Clinicians of Color is a community of mental health professionals whose mission is to connect BIPOC mental health communities to services. Clinicians of Color was founded by Lisa Savage, LCSW, and Kim L. Knight five years ago. These two mental health

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The NBSM: Our Marathon Continues A GDN Exclusive

After many years of activism, I am supporting The New Black Student Movement (The NBSM) and its initiative, “It’s a Family Affair: NAACP membership.” The evolution of the NBSM is archived on the website of Greater Diversity News (GDN). My

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Study Finds the Everyday Wear and Tear of Racism on Black Couples

A new study has revealed growing evidence that everyday experiences of discrimination in general, and racial discrimination in particular, are associated with adverse relationship outcomes, including decreased relationship satisfaction and increased relationship instability and strain. “The Relational Wear and Tear

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Human Rights Violations in Prisons Throughout Southern United States Cause Disparate and Lasting Harm in Black Communities 

NEW YORK – The Southern Prisons Coalition, a group of civil and human rights organizations, submitted a new report on Friday to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination on the devastating consequences of incarceration on

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Rihanna Listed by Forbes as World’s Youngest Self-Made Billionaire

In 2021, Rihanna achieved billionaire status. In 2022, Forbes acknowledged that the Barbadian beauty now counts as the youngest self-made billionaire in America. The 34-year-old, who recently gave birth to her first child, ranked 21st overall in the latest Forbes

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U.S. Treasury Funding Gives Industrial Bank Boosts in Helping Minorities and Lower-Income Communities

2022 is proving to be a big year for B. Doyle Mitchell Jr., president and CEO of Industrial Bank. Not only is he celebrating a milestone birthday, but funding from the federal government and a community partnership may help to

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Vice President Harris Addresses NAACP Convention; Urges Black Voter Participation

Vice President Kamala Harris appeared at the NAACP convention in Atlantic City on Monday, July 18, declaring that freedom, liberty, and democracy are on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections. She implored the large gathering at the Atlantic City

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As Trump Court Flexes Power, Clarence Thomas Emerges as Spokesperson

From striking down Roe v. Wade and weakening environmental protections and threatening to strike Times v. Sullivan, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas has a lot to say lately. In the week after the Supreme Court took away a constitutional

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Gates Foundation to Spend Additional $3B Each Year on Several Causes

Bill Gates insists he’s optimistic about the future. One of the wealthiest men in the world said he sees incredible heroism and sacrifice all over the globe, especially as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. “Medical workers put in unbelievable hours at

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After the Repeal of Roe v. Wade: What Does It Mean for Black Women

After the jolting decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, many women had to re-adjust their thinking regarding health care and personal decisions. For Black women already dealing with historic and systemic challenges

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First Retail Production Escalade-V Raises $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson to Benefit Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design (PLC)

First Retail Production Escalade-V Raises $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson to Benefit Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design (PLC) Cadillac and PLC aim to make design a more accessible and inclusive field, build pipeline of talent DETROIT — The first retail

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