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Let's talk about the alarmingly high black maternal mortality rate in the U.S.

Maternal mortality is on the rise in the United States, and we are the only developed country where this is the trend. As problematic as this is, the rate is even worse for black women. As the old saying goes, "When America catches a cold, black America catches pneumonia." Black women are dying at a rate that's 3 to 4 times that of white women, a statistic that is particularly present...

11 powerful snapshots from the Charlotte protests

After the police shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, NC earlier this week, the city has erupted into a state of unrest as both peaceful and violent protests flank the city. Protester Justin Carr was shot and killed during the demonstration on Wednesday. The suspected shooter was arrested Friday. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency in Charlotte and...

Lupita Nyong'o and Soular are providing study lights to children without electricity in Africa

Access to electricity is something that many Americans take for granted given its widespread availability. Sure, some of us might have experienced the inconvenience of our own private electricity service being disrupted during times of financial strain. But we could usually still rely on the electricity available at school, work, the library, or even a neighbor’s house in order to make...