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SLAVSKE, Ukraine — Ukraine’s war-battered economy is expected to shrink by at least a third this year, hitting virtually every sector. This includes the tourism industry, which officials say had started to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic before Russia invaded Ukraine in February. But the Ukrainian government still hopes its people will continue to travel […]

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Before John Burris became the go-to lawyer for Northern California families grieving a loved one killed by police, the civil rights legend was a child suspicious of the Santa Claus narrative. He didn’t understand why Santa was white. He was confused by Santa’s modus operandi — landing on rooftops to slide […]

When Kim Weeks walked into Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique more than a decade ago, she had no intentions of buying the store. That changed after a two-hour conversation with then-owner Sandi Rector. “By the time I left we were both convinced that whether it was fate or whatever, I was supposed to be there that day […]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of Mississippi’s capital was 5 years old when his parents moved their family from New York to Jackson in 1988 so that his father, who had been involved in a Black nationalist movement in the 1970s, could return to the unfinished business of challenging inequity and fighting racial injustice. […]

October is Black History Month in the UK, and this year’s theme is ‘Time for change: action not words’, which, if you ask me, makes a lot of sense. In the past few years, people from non-racially marginalised backgrounds have started to engage with the issues of interpersonal, structural and systemic racism in ways that […]

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – This week, five winners of the second round of ASCEND (Advancing Springfield, Missouri’s Commitment to Entrepreneurship, Networking & Diversity) grants were announced by the Downtown Springfield Association and US Bank. After the success of the first round of ASCEND grants in June, five more Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-owned […]

“I was able to hear that they were OK, that they were safe, they were uninjured,” she told the BBC. “They had water. She said something about food, but I couldn’t make it out.” They’ve been able to text sporadically. With the power still out, the family is trying to maintain the trusty flip phone’s […]

“He felt his poverty; without a cent, without a home, without land, tools, or savings, he had entered into competition with rich, landed, skilled neighbors. To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.” —W. E. B. Du Bois, The […]

getty White saviorism can be thought of as the belief that white people are here to save, help, teach, and protect their non-white counterparts. The term, which is a derivative of the White Savior Industrial Complex (WSIC), was coined by Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole, who tweeted . . .

Olin Schumacher, co-owner of Vermont Pure CBD in Shoreham, VT, shows the hemp that they grown on their farm and extract CBD oil from at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Seed to Sale convention at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Feb. 13, 2019. John Tlumacki | Boston Globe | Getty Images Vermont dispensaries […]

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