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Family Sues Police Who Killed Black Woman for $25 Million

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Latoya James was an unarmed innocent bystander when she was shot and killed by deputies of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. /PRNewswire/ — The family of Latoya James, the 37-year-old black woman shot and killed by Camden County deputies in May 2021 joined their attorneys in announcing a $25 million lawsuit filed today against Camden County Sheriff Jim Proctor and those deputies involved in James’ death. James is represented by Bakari Sellers (Strom Law Firm), Harry…

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Time is Running Out to Stop the FDA’s Potential Racial Profiling

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WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Mounting opposition to the proposed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban on menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and vapes has broad support, and Menthol Is Not a Crime is highlighting discrimination and other reasons why leaders have voiced their concern prior to the end of the FDA comment period on August 2. Since 85% of menthol smokers are Black, many in…

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FDA’s Menthol Cigarette Ban Potentially Destroying Black Jobs

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WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — With a recession looming, inflation at the highest point since the 1980’s, higher gasoline, housing and food costs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still proposing a ban on menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and vapes; and Menthol Is Not A Crime has linked the ban to future Black job loss and the FDA’s continuing institutional racism.  Since 85%…

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FDA vs Black People

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WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering many bans on tobacco and vape products, but the only one that targets people of color  is the proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and vapes, of which menthol cigarettes are the preferred choice of 85% Black people, and Menthol Is Not A Crime is shedding light on the…

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Historic Summit on BlackDoctor.org Focused on Men’s Health Reaches Over 80K

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 CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — BlackDoctor.org (BDO) in partnership with the Rodham Institute at George Washington University broadcasted a historical Men’s Health Summit (MHS). This virtual summit was held in honor of the observance of Men’s Health Awareness Month and reached over 80K. Building upon the previous success of the State of Black Health (January), Minority Health (April), and Women’s Health Summit (May), the MHS addressed health challenges…

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Purpose Toys Unveiled New Naturalistas Pixie Puff Collection

Purpose Toys recently announced their new forthcoming Tightly-Coiled Natural-Hair Fashion Doll line, Pixie Puff Collection, a celebration of short and chic natural hair styles, this past National CROWN Day on their Instagram @MyNaturalistas. Links: https://www.mypurposetoys.com/ https://justplayproducts.com/ Source: Purpose Toys, Just Play

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Black-Owned Toy Start-Up (Purpose Toys) Unveiled New Naturalistas Pixie Puff Collection

The First Coily “4C-Textured” Natural Hair Fashion Doll Line on National CROWN Day Pixie Puff Doll Collection available this Fall Exclusively at Walmart PHILADELPHIA /PRNewswire/ — Purpose Toys, one of the largest Black-owned toy start-ups, announced their new forthcoming Tightly-Coiled Natural-Hair Fashion Doll line, Pixie Puff Collection, a celebration of short and chic natural hair styles, this past National CROWN Day on Instagram @MyNaturalistas. CROWN Day…

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NFL Partners with Contract With Black America to Strengthen Economic Equality

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The NFL has spent and allocated over $125 million targeting Black-owned businesses over thelast year, bolstering its commitment to economic equity NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — The National Football League (NFL) announced today its partnership with Contract with Black America Institute (CWBA), an economic inclusion-focused initiative led by artist and entrepreneur O’Shea Jackson, also known as Ice Cube. The CWBA and NFL partnership enhances the NFL’s…

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Why does the Black Community Oppose the Menthol Ban?

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Many in the social justice community and Menthol Is Not A Crime are opposed to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposal to ban menthol-flavored and other flavored cigarettes. Since 85% of menthol smokers are Black, at first glance, this might seem like a good way to curb smoking-related health issues, but the unintended consequences of making anything illegal that…

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Denial of structural racism linked to anti-Black prejudice

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Denial also associated with less racial empathy, study finds Newswise — People who deny the existence of structural racism are more likely to exhibit anti-Black prejudice and less likely to show racial empathy or openness to diversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. However, there were no similar findings for people who claimed they ignore race, which…

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