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THE WASHINGTON POST - EDUCATION

Hide your books to avoid felony charges, Fla. schools tell teachers.

By Hannah Natanson

January 31, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

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THE CUT - SPRING FASHION

The Promise of Pyer Moss Kerby Jean-Raymond was one of fashion’s most celebrated young designers. Then what happened?
By Tahirah Hairston
January 30, 2023

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WHYY - PBS/NPR

Librarian says he was told to remove poster of Holocaust survivor’s quote for violating Central Bucks ‘advocacy’ policy.
By Emily Rizzo

Updated Jan. 29, 2023 4:16 pm

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CNBC - CHANGING THE NARRATIVE

U.S. government should pay $14 trillion in reparations to Black Americans, say authors William Darity and Kirsten Mullen.

by Macklin Fishman and 
Cheyenne DeVon
SAT, JAN 28 2023 @ 8:00 AM

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CNN - Fun News Break

Weekly News Quiz: January 26, 2023.
By Alexandra Meeks
and Ivory Sherman

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THE WASHINGTON POST - OPINION

San Francisco shows how not to pursue slavery reparations.
By Henry Olsen
January 26, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.

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NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

East Rockers Back Reading, Nursing $ Plans.
by ALLAN APPEL |
Jan 24, 2023 12:53 pm

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ARTS PAPER - ARTS COUNCIL
GREATER NEW HAVEN

At People’s Center, Four Artists Reveal “The Reality Of Migration.”

by Lucy Gellman |

January 23rd, 2023

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YALE DAILY NEWS

“Not like other libraries”: How a 197-year-old private library in New Haven survives.

by HANNAH KOTLER 

11:43 PM, JAN 22, 2023

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THE WASHINGTON POST

A Black professor defies DeSantis law restricting lessons on race.

By Lori Rozsa

January 21, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

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THE WASHINGTON POST - OPINION

Does Dobbs violate the establishment clause?
By Ruth Marcus
January 20, 2023 at 9:04 a.m.

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THE WASHINGTON POST

Fla. rejects AP Black history class, saying it ‘lacks educational value.’

By Laura Meckler

January 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

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THE WASHINGTON POST

Political fundraising platform ActBlue names its first Black female CEO.

By Samantha Chery

January 19, 2023 at 1:01 p.m. 

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ESSENCE

How This Marketing Entrepreneur Went From Howard University Party Promoter To Closing Seven-Figure Deals With Multi-Global Companies.
BY EBONY FLAKE 
UPDATED JANUARY 18, 2023

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THE NEW YORK TIMES - NONFICTION

Can the Country Come to Terms With Its Original Sin?
By Jon Meacham

Jan. 17, 2023

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ESSENCE

Tracy Heather Strain Uncovers The Truth About Zora Neale Hurston In New Documentary.
By Rivea Ruff
Updated January 17, 2023

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YALE NEWS

Families celebrate MLK Day with dance, music and storytelling at the New Haven Museum.
By MAGGIE GRETHER 
11:45 PM, JAN 16, 202

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MIAMI HERALD - EDUCATION

‘The fabric of this community’: Scholars honored at 30th 5000 Role Models breakfast.

BY GRETHEL AGUILA

UPDATED JAN 16, 2023 7:21 PM

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Biden: Americans should ‘pay attention’ to MLK’s legacy.
By AAMER MADHANI
January 16, 2023

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BLACK AMERICA WEB

Famous Members Of Zeta Phi Beta.
By Jennifer⎮@jenn.alyse 
January 16, 2023

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AXIOS

Boston Common honors MLK with first new memorial in decades.
By Mike Deehan
January 13, 2023

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Black America Web - DL Hughley Show

Cleveland Is Recruiting HBCU Students To Be Cops To Police Black Communities.
By Donovan Dooley
January 13, 2023

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The Washington Post

Justice Dept. wins $31 million redlining settlement with L.A. bank.

By David Nakamura

January 12, 2023 at 2:16 p.m. EST

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ESSENCE

Spike Lee Launches New Fellowship Program For HBCU Film Students.
BY JASMINE BROWLEY
UPDATED JANUARY 12, 2023

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ESSENCE

On The 100th Anniversary Of The Rosewood Massacre, We Honor Its Black Victims And Their Descendants Pushing For Reparations.
BY RAYNA REID RAYFORD 
UPDATE
D JANUARY 10, 2023

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Black America Web - DL Hughley Show

Celebrate International Choreographer’s Day With These Black Choreographers.
Editor at Global Grind
January 10, 2023

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Black America Web - DL Hughley Show

Famous Members Of Phi Beta Sigma.
By Jennifer⎮@jenn.alyse
 January 9, 2023

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Los Angeles Times

Column: Bruce’s Beach was a win for reparations. Why it matters that Black people lost it.

BY ERIKA D. SMITH 

JAN. 8, 2023 5 AM PT

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Washington Post

‘What more do we have to do?’ HBCU coaches are largely ignored.

By Liz Clarke

January 7, 2023 at 7:57 a.m. EST

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Black America Web - DL Hughley Show

Honoring The Black Heroes Of The Jan. 6 Capitol Attack.
Bilal G. Morris 
January 6, 2023

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Washington Post - Inspired Life

At age 5 he vowed to go to college with his mom. They just graduated together.

By Cathy Free

January 6, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST

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New York Times

A Black Composer’s Legacy Flourishes 500 Years After His Birth.

By Garrett Schumann

Jan. 5, 2023

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Nevada News

PVAMU alumna becomes Nevada’s first black mayor.
January 5, 2023, 11:59 AM

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New York - THE CUT

Representative Summer Lee Will Make Sure She’s Not the Last Like Her.
By Kaitlin Byrd
January 4, 2023

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Washington Post - PERSPECTIVE

The District’s Consorts social club thrives on its 70th anniversary.
by Courtland Milloy
January 3, 2023 at 5:17 p.m. EST

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Yahoo News

US Virgin Islands district attorney fired days after suing JP Morgan Chase over Jeffrey Epstein ties.

By Bevan Hurley

Mon, January 2, 2023, 1:14 PM EST

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CNN

Great-granddaughter of lynching victim becomes first Black woman justice on MI Supreme Court.
January 2, 2023

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Washington Post

White contractors wouldn’t remove Confederate statues. So a Black man did it.

By Gregory S. Schneider

January 2, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST

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Washington Post

Opinion-Buffalo demonstrates how disasters expose cities’ racial divides.

By Pete Saunders

December 31, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EST

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Black America News

Representation Matters: Notable Black Firsts In 2022.
Bilal G. Morris Dec. 28, 2022

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Bloomberg Law

Biden Builds Judicial Legacy With Diversified Federal Courts.
Megan Scully, Elizabeth Wasserman 
December 
27, 2022, 10:16 AM

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ProPublica

She Says Doctors Ignored Her Concerns About Her Pregnancy. For Many Black Women, It’s a Familiar Story.
by Duaa Eldeib
Dec. 27, 6 a.m. EST

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Washington Post

‘The weight of being a Black student feels so heavy right now.’

By Emily Davies

December 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST

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The Hill

Black voters, long taken for granted, are being prioritized.

BY CHEYANNE M. DANIELS - 12/25/22 6:00 AM ET

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ESSENCE

My Santa Claus Is Black.
BY BROOKLYN WHITE 
UPDATED DECEMBER 23, 2022

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ESSENCE

Emmett Till And His Mother Will Be Awarded Congress' Highest Honor.
BY MALAIKA JABALI · UPDATED DECEMBER 21, 2022

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Washington Post

Mexico is uncovering and destroying Maya antiquities to build $15B train line.
By Kevin Sieff and Whitney Leaming
Dec. 18, 2022

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ProPublica

For Black Families in Phoenix, Child Welfare Investigations Are a Constant Threat.
Dec. 8, 8 a.m. EST

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THE NEW YORK TIMES - OPINION

Ron DeSantis Wants to Erase Black History. Why?
By Janai Nelson
Jan. 31, 2023, 5:00 a.m. ET

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ARTS PAPER - ARTS COUNCILGREATER NEW HAVEN

In Year Of The Rabbit, Lunarfest Leaps Back.
Lucy Gellman |
January 30th, 2023

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ESSENCE

Nation's Largest Black-Owned Bank Launches Surcharge-Free ATM Network, More Than Any Other US Financial Institution.
BY JASMINE BROWLEY
UPDATED JANUARY 29, 2023

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AP NEWS

Jury Awards $1M To Oregon Woman Who Tried To Buy Gas But Was Told: ‘I Don’t Serve Black People.’
BY MELISSA NOEL
UPDATED JANUARY 27, 2023

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BLACK AMERICA WEB

Florida School District Removes Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ As Conservative War Against CRT Continues.
by Zack Linly
January 26, 2023

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NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

Opinion: Another Crash Shakes Peck Street.
by PETISIA ADGER |
Jan 25, 2023 7:08 pm

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NEW YORK VULTURE

How Margaret Brown Filmed One of the Year’s Most Telling Documentary Scenes - DESCENDANT
By Alison Willmore
January 24, 2023 @ 12 PM

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ESSENCE

Disney Teams Up With Black-Owned Brand To Give Their Princess Dolls A Diverse Makeover.
BY ELIZABETH AYOOLA 
UPDATED JANUARY 23, 2023

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THE WASHINGTON POST - EDUCATION

Students want new books. Thanks to restrictions, librarians can’t buy them.

By Hannah Natanson

January 22, 2023 at 6:00 a.m

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

A Mother’s Desperate Fight to Save a Child From Haiti’s Gang Wars.
By Natalie KitroeffAndre Paultre & Adriana Zehbrauskas
Jan. 20, 2023

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THE WASHINGTON POST - OPINION

What more education on racial issues taught me.
By Perry Bacon Jr.
January 20, 2023 at 7:30 a.m.

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THE NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

Hill-Museum Artist Housing Approved.
by NORA GRACE-FLOOD |
Jan 19, 2023 5:54 pm

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ESSENCE

I Went To Nigeria For #DettyDecemba. Here Are The Must-See Places To Visit In Lagos.

BY ANAYO AWUZIE

UPDATED JANUARY 19, 2023

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘I Don’t Want to Die’: Fighting Maternal Mortality Among Black Women.

By Erica L. Green

Jan. 18, 2023

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ARTS PAPER - Arts Council Greater New Haven

City Awards $187,200 To 42 Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grantees.

Lucy Gellman | January 17th, 2023

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THE NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

At MLK Rally, Labor Marks Grad Union Win.
by LAURA GLESBY |
Jan 17, 2023 8:53 am

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ARTS PAPER - Arts Council Greater New Haven

Strings & Steel Take MLK Day To Church.

Lucy Gellman | January 16th, 2023

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THE NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

MLK Storyfest Centers Black History.

by BRIAN SLATTERY |

Jan 16, 2023 12:42 pm

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On Martin Luther King Day, nine facts about him that may surprise you.

By Adela Suliman

January 16, 2023 at 5:01 a.m. EST

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Famous Members Of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
By Jennifer⎮@jenn.alyse
January 15, 2023

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

Could Black Flight Change a Model of Integration?
By Debra Kamin
January 13, 2023

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Black America Web

Celebrity Members Of Delta Sigma Theta.
BlackAmericaWeb.com Staff
January 13, 2023

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The New York Times

Selling Houses While Black.

By Colette Coleman

January 12, 2023

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NEW HAVEN REGISTER- TRAVEL

New York Times names New Haven among 52 places around the world to visit in 2023.

Kristina Vakhman

Jan. 12, 2023 1:18 p.m.

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THE HILL - STATE WATCH

West Virginia’s only Black female lawmaker offers harrowing accounts of racism.
BY CHEYANNE M. DANIELS  01/12/23 6:00 AM ET

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New York Times - FICTION

A Debut Novel Explores the Complexities of Sudan’s Civil War.

By Sulaiman Addonia

Jan. 10, 2023

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Foreign Affairs

Ramaphosa’s Last Chance.

By John Rapley

January 10, 2023

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Washington Post - NATIONAL

A Chicago suburb promised Black residents reparations. Few have been paid.

By Emmanuel Felton

January 9, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST

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AXIOS

Mississippi civil rights sites may join National Park System.

By Russell Contreras

January 7, 2023

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New York Times

Federal Panel Rules South Carolina Congressional District Is Illegal Gerrymander.

By Michael Wines

Jan. 6, 2023 Updated 5:46 p.m. ET

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Washington Post - OPINION

Yes, race matters when we talk about NFL injuries.

By Karen Attiah

January 6, 2023 at 2:29 p.m. EST

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THEATERMANIA - VIDEO FLASH

West End vs. Broadway: The Lion King's Mufasas Are Roaring With Pride.

Tom Millward - January 8, 2023

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POLITICO

South Carolina Supreme Court rules abortion protected under state constitution.
By MEGAN MESSERLY

01/05/2023 12:42 PM EST

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Washington Post

How Penn State abandoned a big pledge on racial justice.
By Nick Anderson

January 5, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST

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ESSENCE

First Look: 'The 1619 Project' Comes To Hulu.
BY BRANDE VICTORIAN
UPDATED JANUARY 4, 2023

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MSNBC - MaddowBlog

Trump’s offensive against Ruby Freeman reaches an ugly new level.

By Steve Benen
Jan. 3, 2023, 11:03 AM EST

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Smithsonian Museum

Pilot Bessie Coleman Lands on the Newest Quarter.
January 3, 2023

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ESSENCE

On National Science Fiction Day, We Salute Octavia Butler.
BY RAYNA REID RAYFORD
UPDATED JANUARY 2, 2023

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Washington Post

‘You’re a slave’: Inside Louisiana’s forced prison labor and a failed overhaul attempt.

By Cara McGoogan

January 1, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. EST

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ProPublica

Arizona’s Governor-Elect Chooses Critic of Racial Disparities in Child Welfare to Lead CPS Agency.

by Eli Hager

Dec. 30, 2022, 12:12 p.m. EST

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NEW YORK TIMES

Charlene Mitchell, 92, Dies; First Black Woman to Run for President.

By Clay Risen -Pub. Dec. 23, 2022 Updated 12/28/2022, 12:06 a.m. ET

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Washington Post

Art at Capitol honors 140 enslavers and 13 Confederates. Who are they?

By Gillian Brockell

Dec. 27 at 7:00 a.m.

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New York Times

Nets, Buoys, Salt, Ice. For West African Fishermen, ‘Everything’ Is Going Up.

By Elian Peltier Dec. 26, 2022

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New York Times

Buses of Migrants Arrive at Kamala Harris’s Home on Christmas Eve.

By Stephanie Lai

Published Dec. 25, 2022

Updated Dec. 26, 2022, 1:46 p.m. ET

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New York Times

Putin Wants Fealty, and He’s Found It in Africa.

By Roger Cohen - Photographs by Mauricio Lima​ - Dec. 24, 2022

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Congressional Select Committee

FINAL REPORT-January 6th Attack on the United States Capital.
December 22, 2022

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New York Times

How Germany Changed Its Mind, and Gave the Benin Bronzes Back.
By Thomas RogersRahila Lassa and Alex Marshall 
Dec. 20, 2022

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ProPublica

Developers Found Graves in the Virginia Woods. Authorities Then Helped Erase the Historic Black Cemetery.

By Seth Freed Wessler 

Dec. 16, 2022 at 5 a.m. EST

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DAILYMAIL.COM

The shaming images that show where our iPhones, laptops and Tesla cars REALLY come from: The truth about the Congolese mines where kids are paid $2-a-day to dig for cobalt.
By JENNIFER SMITH
30 January 2023 
UPDATED: 17:46 EST

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PROPUBLICA

Can Community Programs Help Slow the Rise in Violence?
by Alec MacGillis
Jan. 30, 6 a.m. EST

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THE HILL - SUNDAY TALK SHOWS

Nichols family attorney: Congress must pass George Floyd policing reform bill.
BY STEPHEN NEUKAM
01/29/23 9:34 AM ET

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AP NEWS

5 women, immense power: Can they keep US from fiscal brink?
By MARY CLARE JALONICK and SEUNG MIN KIM
January 27, 2023 @ 12:10p.

Shalanda Young, the first Black woman to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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THE WASHINGTON POST - TODAY'S WORLDVIEW

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ARTS PAPER - ARTS COUNCIL
GREATER NEW HAVEN

Eddie Henderson Sends New Haven Into A Reverie.
Marie Sanford |
January 26th, 2023

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ESSENCE

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Suicide: An Open Letter From A Black Male Survivor.
BY MIKE VENY 
UPDATED JANUARY 24, 2023

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ARTS PAPER - ARTS COUNCIL
GREATER NEW HAVEN

On MLK Day, Hair Giveback Honors The Crown.
Danielle Campbell |
January 23rd, 2023

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CNN - DESTINATION CHINA

Chinese zodiac fortune predictions: What’s in store for the Year of the Rabbit?

By Maggie Hiufu Wong

Updated 3:08 AM January 23, 2023

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AXIOS

Yellen honors U.S.-Africa bond at historic site of slave trade.

by Hans Nicols

January 22, 2023

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THE HILL

DeSantis sparks outrage with rejection of African American studies class.
BY BROOKE MIGDON
CHEYANNE M. DANIELS
01/20/23 4:00 PM

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ESSENCE

Diane Nash Is A Civil Rights Icon We Should All Know.

BY RAYNA REID RAYFORD

UPDATED JANUARY 19, 2023

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THE NEW YORK TIMES - OPINION

The Black Musical That May Have Inspired Gershwin.

By John McWhorter

Jan. 19, 2023

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BLACK AMERICA WEB

The History Of Black People With Blonde Hair.
NEWS ONE STAFF
January 18, 2023

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THE WASHINGTON POST

The five Black governors who came before Maryland’s Wes Moore.

By Gillian Brockell

January 18, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST

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THE NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

MLK Slam Poetry Returns To The Live Mic.
by BRIAN SLATTERY |
Jan 17, 2023 8:49 am

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THE NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

Rev. Morrison Returns To Preach ​“Good Trouble.”

by NORA GRACE-FLOOD |

Jan 16, 2023 6:30 pm

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THE WASHINGTON POST

Two states still observe King-Lee Day, honoring Robert E. Lee with MLK.

By Meena Venkataramanan

January 16, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. EST

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13 Times Dr. Bernice King Gracefully Thwarted The Co-Opting of Martin Luther King’s Legacy.
BY EBONY FLAKE 
UPDATED JANUARY 16, 2023

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The Fashion Sale of the Century

André Leon Talley amassed piles of Louis Vuitton, Versace, Chanel and Fendi. Now it’s all about to go up for auction to benefit Black churches.

By Vanessa Friedman

Jan. 15, 2023, 3:00 a.m. ET

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

What Is Menopause Like for Women of Color?

By Alisha Haridasani Gupta

Jan. 13, 2023

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ESSENCE - ENTERTAINMENT

Netflix Releases Trailer For New Animated Series ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter.’
BY OKLA JONES 
UPDATED JANUARY 13, 2023

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

5 Broadway Veterans on Race and Representation in Theater Design.

By Laura Collins-Hughes

Jan. 12, 2023