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Merdies Hayes

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West Coast on fire because of climate change

Millions of acres are burning

The West Coast is on fire. From Seattle to San Diego, persistent conflagrations have..

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Pilot program seeks answers to high Black infant mortality

African-American babies die at alarming rate

The U.S. infant mortality rate has fallen over the last two decades, but major disparities..

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Jail diversion may finally have moment of attention

COVID-19, justice reform lead efforts

Jail diversion, or some form of it, is probably as old as the justice system itself. It..

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Jail diversion may finally have moment of attention

COVID-19, justice reform lead efforts

Jail diversion, or some form of it, is probably as old as the justice system itself. It..

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Kamala Harris is Biden’s pick for running mate in November

Junior senator first Black woman on major presidential ticket

Former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden..

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Wearing a mask becomes latest political divide on Capitol Hill

‘Who was that masked man?’

A mask is a simple thing. A piece of cloth with stretchy bands at each end. But in the..

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Wearing a mask becomes latest political divide on Capitol Hill

‘Who was that masked man?’

A mask is a simple thing. A piece of cloth with stretchy bands at each end. But in the..

Black athletes opting toward more HBCUs

Reviving a fabled tradition

A few generations ago, Historically Black Colleges and Universities..

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Black athletes opting toward more HBCUs

Reviving a fabled tradition

A few generations ago, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were the..

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Mattel announces they will use only recycled material in products

Expanding sustainability principles

It’s the holiday season, and arguably one of the...

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