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Black Women Dietitians Launch Platform Diabetes Digital To Help Reshape Diabetes Care

The Office of Minority Health’s 2018 data revealed a stark reality: African American adults were 60 percent more likely than non-Hispanic white adults to receive a diabetes diagnosis from their physicians. This disparity, fueled by racism and barriers to quality healthcare, worsens the diabetes crisis, escalating the risks of heart disease and mortality among those […]

Internet Sensation Mychal the Librarian and ‘Arthur’ Collaborate to Revitalize Learning and Libraries

Mychal Threets, known as Mychal the Librarian, has captivated social media with his passion for books and libraries, aiming to reignite a love for reading in everyone. In a serendipitous twist, Threets has joined forces with one of his beloved PBS characters, fostering excitement for learning once again. Now 34, reading and the library has […]

Zane Copeland Jr. and Shani Hawes Head ‘Uptown’ And Join Cast of Upcoming Animated Project

The newest casting announcements for the upcoming animated film/series adds both a familiar face and a multiplatinum recording artist to the proceedings. Zane Copeland Jr. and Shani Hawes have officially joined the cast of the upcoming film & series project ‘The Uptown Chronicles.’ Details regarding the pairs roles are undisclosed at this time, but it […]

Remembering Pioneering Black Quilt Artist Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold, a pioneering educator and activist, passed away at the age of 93 on Saturday, April 13th. Her lifetime was a testament to a vibrant tapestry of creativity that transcended the confines of medium, style, and cultural identity. Born on October 8, 1930, in Harlem, New York, Ringgold’s artistic journey was characterized by her […]

SDG Quantum Productions Announces Animated Project ‘The Uptown Chronicles’ As Film & Series Franchise  

Following the announcement that Alonge Hawes had been tapped to join the production of a somewhat mysterious animated project spearheaded by Steven Goard titled ‘The Uptown Chronicles’, news has now come forth confirming the nature of the project. ‘The Uptown Chronicles’ is simultaneously being developed as both a film and series, with the film aiming […]

New Book ‘Imagine Freedom’ Teaches The Importance Of Advocacy Without Burnout

In her latest book, “Imagine Freedom: Transforming Pain into Political and Spiritual Power,” esteemed journalist Rahiel Tesfamariam delves into the strategies available to Black Americans for advocating social justice while avoiding burnout, anxiety, and depression. Tesfamariam shared with ESSENCE that the idea of writing a book had been simmering within her for the past 18 […]

Award-Winning Middle School Math Teacher and Husband Combine Hip Hop And Math In New Curriculum

Keziah and James Finney, an award-winning middle school teacher duo, have created Lyrical Math, an innovative curriculum that infuses hip-hop culture with mathematics. This research-backed intervention program, based in Wilmington, Delaware, is designed to improve confidence and mastery for students. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Finney, a certified Mathematics and Science Teacher, […]

#WomensHistoryMonth: Sojourner Truth Was A Trailblazer in Abolitionism and Women’s Rights

Born Isabella Baumfree in 1797, Sojourner Truth defied the limitations imposed by her time to emerge as a formidable force in the fight against slavery and for women’s rights in the United States. Her narrative is one of resilience, bravery, and an unyielding dedication to fairness, leaving an enduring imprint on American history. Early Life […]

How Veronica N. Chapman Is Preserving The Diversity Of Children’s Literature Through The Annual Black Children’s Book Week

Throughout the country, the recent surge in bans targeting Black children’s books has raised significant concerns, but these bans cannot extinguish the resilience of communities. The approaching third annual Black Children’s Book Week, set to kick off on February 25th, represents a global movement uniting participants from Canada, Ghana, Austria, and across the United States. […]

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