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These Black transgender women are fighting housing insecurity for LGBTQ people in the South

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Kayla Gore wants transgender people of color in the South to have a fighting chance. In 2016, she and her friend Ellyahnna C. Wattshall were working at a local community center in Memphis, Tennessee, when they noti...

NYC education chancellor steps down, to be replaced by first Black female chancellor

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Richard Carranza, chancellor of New York City's public schools system, will step down in March, he announced at a news conference Friday. Carranza will be succeeded by Meisha Ross Porter, a former teacher and school...

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, renames 2 dorms for Black civil rights leaders

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Two dorms at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will now bear the names of two Black civil rights leaders in the state "whose fight for equity and social justice transformed the state's higher education system ...

Researchers to restore what might be the oldest building in the US dedicated to the education of free and enslaved Black children

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After years of examining centuries-old writings and digging up artifacts, researchers recently confirmed that an 18th-century building on the College of William & Mary campus was once a school for free and ensla...

An artist honors icons by creating Black History Month-themed playing cards

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Kearra Johnson was in her senior year at the University of Missouri when she came up with the concept for what is now known as the Revolution Card Deck -- a deck of playing cards featuring the names and faces of not...

The Black Lives Matter foundation raised $90 million in 2020, and gave almost a quarter of it to local chapters and organizations

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A year of change in the name of racial justice is hard to quantify. But in the 2020 Impact Report released this week by the Black Lives Matter Movement, historic numbers speak volumes. The Black Lives Matter Global...

The first Black sheriff in Wyoming takes over an agency that has faced significant controversy

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For the first time in its 130-year history, Wyoming has a Black sheriff. Aaron Appelhans, 39, has taken charge of the Albany County Sheriff's Office, which faces two pending lawsuits and calls for reform in the a...

Watch more than just ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ this Black History Month

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The Los Angeles school board slashes its police force and diverts $25 million to services for Black students

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Los Angeles schools are reorganizing the police agency responsible for school safety to combat systemic racism against Black students. The Board of Education overseeing the Los Angeles Unified School District voted ...

At least three New Jersey universities report racist attacks during virtual Black History Month events

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At least three New Jersey universities have reported racist attacks during virtual Black History Month events. Rutgers University, Rider University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology told CNN they are invest...

The Black church is having a moment

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The Rev. Jemar Tisby describes himself as a "theological mutt." He was baptized in a Southern Baptist church, joined a White nondenominational congregation and spent much of his time attending Catholic schools. But ...

Daily game of dress-up teaches 5-year-old about Black history

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One Michigan mother is using a daily game of dress-up to teach her daughter about some of the most influential Black figures. Paisley dressed up as Vice President Kamala Harris, rocking her signature Converse Chu...

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ is one piece in a larger civil-rights puzzle

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"Judas and the Black Messiah" recounts a fascinating fact-based story in somewhat disjointed way, as it oscillates between two key characters. Despite that imbalance the movie has plenty to recommend it -- beginning...

Family of Dijon Kizzee, a Black man killed by LA Sheriff’s deputies, files $35 million claim

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The family of Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old Black man who was shot 16 times and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies last summer, has filed a $ 35 million claim for damages. The claim alleges the sheriff's...

An Indiana teen is one of the first Black female Eagle Scouts

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Kendall Jackson went on her first Boy Scout camping trip with...

More than 80% of Alabama’s Black population lived in a county where life expectancy didn’t meet vaccine eligibility, CNN analysis shows

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At least 83% of Alabama's Black population lived in counties where life expectancy among Black people did not meet age requirements for vaccine eligibility, according to a CNN analysis. Before Monday, only frontlin...

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