Regina King’s Only Son Dies by Suicide at 26

‘He was such a bright light,’ said the award-winning actress and director following the death of her son.

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Bronx Native Cardi B Pledges to Cover Funeral Costs for Fire Victims

The megastar rapper said she would cover funeral expenses for the 17 people, including nine children, who died in the Bronx apartment fire at the beginning of the year.

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‘I’m a Mom First’: How One Pediatrician is Helping Address Vaccine Hesitancy in Black Families

Dr. Nina S. Ford Johnson explains that COVID-19 affects Black children at higher rates and vaccines are a top form of protection against the virus.

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Three Sisters and Their Children Killed in Philadelphia Fire Laid to Rest

The blaze at the start of the year claimed the lives of 12 people, including three sisters who lost all but one of their children.

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Chicago Mother Influences School District’s Hair Discrimination Ban

A new Illinois law prohibits schools from policing hairstyles associated with race, ethnicity or texture.

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Senate Passes Bill to Honor Emmett Till and His Mother

The legislation will award Till and his mother Mamie Till-Mobley the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously.

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Mother and 6-Year-Old Son Visiting Friend Among 17 Victims in Tragic Bronx Apartment Fire

The Bronx apartment fire claimed the lives of 17 people, including a 2-year-old child and seven other children.

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Maya Angelou Becomes First Black Woman to Appear on U.S. Quarter

One of the legendary poet’s most famous works “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” is honored on the new coin.

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American-Born Black Women at Higher Risk for Preeclampsia

A new study analyzed a group of more than 6,000 women over the last 28 years.

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Death of Kansas Teen Who Died in Police Custody Ruled Homicide

Cedric Lofton, 17, passed away from complications two days after being restrained by police in a juvenile detention facility. Protestors are calling for more transparency.

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