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Simply Soulful Opens New Central Area Location

After three years of negotiations, planning, and some setbacks due to COVID, Simply Soulful Café has found a new Central Area home and is preparing for its grand opening.

Lt. Gen. Michael Langley Becomes Marines’ First Black Four-Star General

US Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley was promoted to the rank of general in a ceremony Saturday, becoming the first Black four-star general in the military branch's 246-year history.

After Rebranding In The West, Many Beauty Companies Are Still Offering To ‘Whiten’ Skin Elsewhere

In 2020, as the Black Lives Matter movement amplified calls for racial justice in the US and beyond, a succession of corporate announcements signaled what appeared to be a watershed moment for the cosmetics industry.

Under New Leadership, Commission Is Looking To Bring About Significant Changes In Police Training

Monica Alexander, the newly appointed executive director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC), has the difficult but rewarding task of changing the culture in policing throughout the state.

Young Black Americans Dominate The Cryptocurrency Market

According to Terri Bradford, who researched Black crypto ownership for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, cryptocurrency has gained popularity among African American consumers due to historical context and forward-looking views of young customers.

Senate Dems Pass Huge Climate, Health And Tax Bill

“I’m thrilled we were finally able to pass this historic, once-in-a-generation investment in our country’s future that will lower costs for Georgians, create clean energy jobs and reduce the deficit all at the same time,” said Georgia Democratic Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock.

First Book, An Innovative Leader In Education Equity, Releases Groundbreaking Research Illustrating The Impact Of COVID-19 On Emotional Wellness Of Students In Underserved Communities

“Collaborating with First Book to provide educators with evidence-informed activities and curriculum is one more step forward in making sure they feel more prepared to support their students,” said Ariana Hoet, Ph.D., clinical director of On Our Sleeves and pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Educators have been on the frontline supporting children’s mental health before and throughout the pandemic with limited resources. We know the pandemic has exacerbated worries around children’s mental health, so this need is even more crucial than ever.”

Soaring Rent Prices In D.C., New York, Los Angeles, And Other Major Markets Make For Tough Choices

The average cost of a one-bedroom in August stands at $1,769 nationally, a 39% increase over 2021, Rent.com reported. Two-bedroom rentals averaged $2,105 nationally this month, a 38% increase over 2021.

Clock Is Ticking For Biden To Make Key Decisions On Student Loans

With less than three weeks to go until the federal student loan repayment pause expires, millions of borrowers are still in the dark about whether President Joe Biden will extend the current payment moratorium or possibly forgive any of their debts.

Vanessa Bryant Leaves Courtroom In Tears During Testimony About Images Taken At The Scene Of The Helicopter Crash That Killed Her Husband And Daughter

Vanessa Bryant walked out of court Thursday afternoon during testimony that described images taken at the scene of the fatal helicopter crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, her daughter and seven others.

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