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Meet B. Lin Murphy, the designer putting Black women first with her anti-microbial bodysuits

B. Lin Murphy prioritizes Black women with her anti-microbial bodysuits designed for comfort, style, and fashion. Describing herself as a “professional innovator,” B. Lin Murphy designs products that combine consumer needs with creative ideas. Read More: Black-owned candle company curates sound with scent Born and raised in Chicago, she graduated from FAMU in 2008, then […]

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Elizabeth Acevedo is writing the stories Black-Latinx diaspora deserves

theGrio goes one-on-one with the award-winning author of young adult novels, featuring Afro-Latina characters, about manifesting your destiny and honoring your roots. The first time I heard Elizabeth Acevedo speak, the world stopped. At least that’s how it felt when the NYC-born spoken word powerhouse raised her hand and spoke to the group. We were […]

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As Californians weigh repeal, report finds affirmative action ban has harmed Black, Latino students

The University of California system saw Black and Latino enrollment decline one year after preferential treatment was outlawed in the state California’s longtime ban on affirmative action has brought challenges to Black and Latino communities at one of the world’s leading public university systems, according to research by the University of California Berkeley out Friday. […]

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Politicizing school reopening hurts Black and brown students the most

OPINION: Racial disparities in unemployment rates, quality of education and household income are socioeconomic factors contributing to the debate of how schools should reopen As the federal government urges schools across the country to reopen, fear of contracting COVID-19 remains high, especially for many Black and brown families, a group that has been disproportionately hit […]

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Student, staffer at Indiana schools test positive for COVID-19 as schools reopen

‘We knew it was a when, not if,’ Greenfield-Central Community Schools superintendent Harold E. Olin says A child and staff member at separate schools in Indiana tested positive for COVID-19 as institutions in the state reopened for the new school year. Greenfield-Central Junior High School in Greenfield, Ind., a city east of Indianapolis, launched its […]

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Ebony replaces CEO Willard Jackson after a financial investigation

The troubled magazine faces yet another setback Ebony Magazine has removed its CEO Willard Jackson following an ongoing independent investigation about unspecified improper transactions. The board of directors of the fabled Black publication stated that Jackson was removed from power last week on July 2 and that there would be a change in leadership, Deadline […]