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Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service...

Michigan’s only HBCU to reopen with new name, mission

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A Portland footwear designer is leading the effort to reopen the only historically Black college in Michigan. The City of Detroit announced this week that the Lewis College of Business is set to reopen for students in 2022, Click On Detroit reports. The HBCU was founded in 1928 and closed its doors in 2013. It will be reopened by prominent...

Mushroom consumption may lower risk of depression

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Mushrooms have been making headlines due to their many health advantages. Not only do they lower one’s risk of cancer and premature death, but new research led by Penn State College of Medicine also reveals that these superfoods may benefit a person’s mental health. Penn State researchers used data on diet and mental health collected from more than 24,000 U.S....

Issa Rae was advised to include white character in her shows to widen audience

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HBO’s Insecure has been an exquisite platform of compelling, nuanced, mature storylines for Black TV comedy during its run. However, show creator and star, Issa Rae, states that a colleague advised her to include white characters in the program in order to bolster her potential audience. Rae said that when she was creating Awkward Black Girl, the YouTube sensation that...

Netflix drops ‘Colin in Black and White’ trailer

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After months of anticipation, Netflix has officially dropped the trailer for Colin in Black and White, their new series on the life of Colin Kaepernick. This limited series co-created by TV and film titan Ava DuVernay has been teasing its release all year, from exclusive photos to brief clips, as theGrio previously reported. Now, with the series officially premiering later...

Black women more likely to have labor or delivery complications due to systemic inflammation

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Black women are more likely than white women to experience a severe, unexpected complication during labor or delivery, particularly due to systemic inflammation, according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 annual meeting. Systemic inflammation, i.e., inflammation throughout the body, was one of four categories researchers identified when they looked for patterns in patients who experienced severe maternal morbidity...

Steelers 27 Broncos 19

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                    Steelers Outlast Broncos 27-19; ends losing streak After their third consecutive loss, the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to make a statement when they welcomed the Denver Broncos to Heinz Field for their next game and that statement was this: That they were tired of losing. They were also tired of...

Pitt Blue and Gold Hoop scrimmages

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                           Gueye Shines at Blue-Gold Scrimmage  PITTSBURGH – Grad transfer Mouhamadou Gueye made his presence felt on both ends of the floor during Pitt’s Blue-Gold Scrimmage Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. The 6-9 forward finished the day with 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as...

Family Food that Fits Your Fall Schedule

Finding time for a family meal during fall means navigating busy schedules full of school, jobs, social events and more. Squeezing in dinner together calls for an easy dish that takes less than an hour so you can catch up with loved ones. Let your oven do the work for you with this Build-Your-Own Sausage Foil Packet Dinner recipe that...

For Black Students, Unfairly Harsh Discipline Can Lead to Lower Grades

Black students are often subject to harsher discipline at school than white students, and those punishments can damage students’ perceptions of their school and negatively impact their academic success years later, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. In the study, published in the journal American Psychologist, researchers analyzed three years of school records, including disciplinary data and...

New report shows Black Americans getting little post-COVID discharge care

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Over the past year, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black people in the United States. Now, a new report shows that Black patients who have contracted it are receiving less care afterwards. In the report, 55% of the patients who had to be readmitted to the hospital following their discharge were “non-white.” In addition, Black patients had the longest gap between...