Renters Hit Hardest by Hurricanes

By Willy Blackmore Originally appeared in Word in Black When a hurricane tears through the Gulf Coast or the Carolinas, or hammers a city in the northeast, we always hear the same chorus in the aftermath: we will rebuild. But…


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Judge Awards Aretha Franklin’s Property to Her Sons

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia A Michigan judge has allocated properties owned by the late legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin to her sons based on a 2014 handwritten will discovered between couch cushions. The decision…


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Is Helping Black Moms Out Financially Unconstitutional?

By Alexa Spencer Originally appeared in Word in Black A nonprofit and a law firm filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco and the state of California over Abundant Birth Project, an initiative that provides pregnant…


4 Groups Advocating for Equitable School Funding

By Aziah Siid Originally appeared in Word in Black There’s a phrase people responsible for school-age kids or who work in public education know all too well: budget cuts. And for schools in predominantly Black communities or attended by…


Keke Palmer Keeps Minding Her Black-Owned Business

By Liz Courquet-Lesaulnier Originally appeared in Word in Black It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Black folks love Keke “Keep a Bag” Palmer. Since 2004 when she made her debut in “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” she’s stayed…


Black Voters, Be Wary of Relying on a Biden Presidency

By Roger House Originally appeared in Word in Black President Biden’s visit to the Middle East should give pause to Black voters. One concern is that he risked the presidency by putting himself in harm’s way. Another is…


How to Battle the Flu

With masks off and temperatures fluctuating, it’s important we learn how to combat the flu and flu-like symptoms. According to Dr. Barry-Lewis Harris, MD, a physician at Parkland, flu cases tend to spike due to certain bacteria and…

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