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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.

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.

CDC Ends Recommendations For Social Distancing And Quarantine For Covid-19 Control

The CDC says the nation should move away from restrictive measures such as quarantines and social distancing and focus on reducing severe disease from Covid-19. Some see as a move to try to regain the public's trust.

Biden Signs Bill Expanding Health Care Benefits For Veterans Exposed To Toxic Burn Pits

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed into law a bill expanding health care benefits to millions of veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits during their military service.

Grand Jury Declines To Indict Carolyn Bryant Donham, The Woman Whose Accusations Led To The Murder Of Emmett Till

A grand jury in Mississippi has declined to indict the White woman who accused 14-year-old Emmett Till of making advances toward her nearly 70 years ago, allegations that led to the Black teen's brutal death.

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