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Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner before a WNBA game in 2015. Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Rokeshia Renné Ashley, Florida International University A week before Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022,

This week, educators are once again grappling with how to discuss a mass shooting that appears to have been motivated by bigotry, just as they did in 2019 after a shooting rampage targeting Mexicans at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas; in 2018 after a massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh; and

Soaring temperatures, air pollution and extreme weather contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes—especially for women of color. Black and Brown communities are more likely to live in urban heat islands, work outdoors and breathe in polluted air. Black women are also 50 percent more likely to give birth prematurely and to underweight babies, and their pregnancies are more than […]

By Alexis Wainwright Click here for updates on this story     DALLAS (KTVT) — A Texas woman is making history this weekend. Haley Taylor Schlitz, 19, is graduating from Southern Methodist University this Saturday. “It’s just it’s too perfect, I’m . . .

By Alexis Wainwright Click here for updates on this story     DALLAS (KTVT) — A Texas woman is making history this weekend. Haley Taylor Schlitz, 19, is graduating from Southern Methodist University this Saturday. “It’s just it’s too perfect, I’m . . .

By Alexis Wainwright Click here for updates on this story     DALLAS (KTVT) — A Texas woman is making history this weekend. Haley Taylor Schlitz, 19, is graduating from Southern Methodist University this Saturday. “It’s just it’s too perfect, I’m . . .

“Shout.” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” “Head Over Heels.” If you grew up in the 1980s, Tears for Fears — the British duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith — were inescapable. But even if you didn’t grow up in the 1980s, you’ve still probably heard them, because it seems like a tune from […]

Martin Freeman, who played Everett Ross in Black Panther, has opened up about making Black Panther: Wakanda Forever without the late Chadwick Boseman. Speaking to Collider, Freeman shared that, while it wasn’t easy to return to set without Boseman, there are so many stories to tell . . .

In many countries, including Spain, Germany and Britain, governments now allow clubs to welcome visitors without any vaccine checks, masks or distancing requirements. And although the pandemic is not yet over, and a new variant could appear anytime to spoil the fun, Europe’s clubbers seem ready to relive the days when nobody had ever heard […]

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