CODE-SWITCHING AT WORK IS TAKING A PSYCHOLOGICAL TOLL ON BLACK PROFESSIONALS

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A handful of African-American academics are highlighting the “social and psychological repercussions” of code-switching, noting that previous research has shown it can “deplete cognitive resources and hinder performance” and also “reduces authentic self-expression and contributes to burnout.”

Lupita Nyong’o Tackles Colorism In New Children’s Book, Sulwe

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Lupita Nyong’o has released a children’s book to help kids be comfortable in the skin that they’re in. “When I was younger, I had trouble accepting my skin,” the actress tells Good Morning America. “I grew up in Kenya around...

Blackface – The Rise Of Fake Black People On Social Media

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Much of the controversy over fake black social media accounts also surrounds the American Descendants of Slaves (ADOS) movement. ADOS activists claim that African American voters should vote for politicians that support policies beneficial and exclusive to the African American community, such as reparations.

Officer-Involved Killings Now a Leading Cause of Death For Young Men in America

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It’s a data point as American as it is macabre, but a new study has identified police killings as a leading cause of death among young American men. The research, recently published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

The Ugly History of America’s Racist Soft Drink Brands

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Coke's recipe was heavily influenced by white supremacy and it was marketed mainly to the white middle class.

Slave Food: The Impact of Unhealthy Eating Habits on the Black Community

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According to a report on the state of obesity, approximately 47.8 percent of African-Americans are obese compared to 32.6 percent of Whites. What’s equally startling is that 35.1 percent of African-American children ages 2 to 19 are overweight. ByJazz Keyes

A History Of Calls For Reparations For Descendants Of Slaves

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Is anything different now? It’s a question being asked more frequently of Democrats running for the 2020 presidential nomination. Many have expressed varying degrees of support for reparations, giving the idea the greatest prominence it’s ever had among leading politicians. Although the notion of...

Don’t Believe The Myth That Black Fathers Are Not There For Their Children

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African-American fathers are involved, teaching their kids how to navigate the pitfalls of being Black in America. Black men are victims of a myth that paints them as the most irresponsible and chronically absentee fathers in the nation. The...

Suspicious Fires Consume 3 Black Churches In 10 Days In A Louisiana Parish

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For three historically black churches in the heart of south central Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole country, Sunday services will not be the same.

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27 Black-owned Restaurants In Houston

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A compiled list of Black owned restaurants and specialty shops in Houston, Texas.  Traditional Black dishes, also known as soul food, as well as...

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