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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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REI Co-op relaunches its lifetime membership program to support 50-million-member community vision

With each new membership purchased, REI will donate $5 to the REI Cooperative Action Fund SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — For the first time its 84 years, specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op is significantly changing the ways that members can connect with the co-op by relaunching its lifetime membership program. The relaunch includes new lifetime benefits that make it easier for members to make the most of…

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and ViciNFT Launch NFTs for Kansas City Monarchs Season Ticket Holders

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America, and ViciNFT Corporation, a leading provider of non-fungible token (“NFT”) creation and management, smart contracts, blockchain technology development, and cryptocurrency-based auction management services, today announced an alliance to launch a collection…

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Bryan Cranston Announced as Voice of New Yosemite Immersive Virtual Reality Experience

Oscar-Nominated Actor and Native Californian Joins Immersive Experience Celebrating Inspirational National Park NEW YORK  /PRNewswire/ —  CityLights, a leader in virtual reality specializing in bringing immersive cinematic storytelling to broader audiences, today announced that Oscar-nominated actor, Bryan Cranston, has signed on to voice its upcoming project, “Experience Yosemite.” Cranston, who is most known for his Golden Globe and Emmy winning performance…

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Sandy Kim talks Inspiration and Creativity!

STM Profiles: Rod had the pleasure of interviewing actress and creative soul, Sandy Kim. She talked about what started her on this journey, and touches on how she adapted and navigated the restriction of the pandemic and the lockdown which affected the creative industry. Sandy also gives her insights on the future… Links to Sandy Kim: https://linktr.ee/SandyKimactress IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3072031/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sandykimactress/ Sandy’s…

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Wendy’s commits more than $185,000 to organizations across U.S. and Canada

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DUBLIN, Ohio /PRNewswire/ — The Wendy’s Company announced today that it will make charitable donations to a variety of organizations across the U.S. and Canada that align with Wendy’s® core categories of charitable support: foster care adoption, hunger and food integrity, youth and families, and vibrant communities. These commitments are a continuation of Wendy’s Community Giving Program that started in 2020. “Our founder, Dave Thomas, believed…

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THE SKIN OF COLOR SOCIETY (SOCS) SUCCESSFULLY HELD ITS 18TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM FEATURING LATEST RESEARCH & INSIGHTS FROM LEADING EXPERTS AND YOUNG RESEARCHERS ON KEY ISSUES IN SKIN OF COLOR DERMATOLOGY

High-interest presentations covered AI in Dermatology, Dermoscopy in Scarring Alopecia, Physician Leadership in Advancing Equity, Aesthetics in Skin of Color, Keloids, Pigmentary Disorders, Diagnostic Bias and other topics relevant to patients of color CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — The Skin of Color Society, (SOCS), the world’s leading professional organization dedicated to advancing skin of color dermatology through research, education, mentorship and advocacy, successfully presented its…

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Black Lives Matter – Canada, Black Inmates and Friends Association, Keep6ix and the Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective launch ‘Earthseed,’ a new garden program for formerly incarcerated Black people

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TORONTO /CNW/ – Created in collaboration with the Black Inmates and Friends Association, Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective, and Keep6ix, Black Lives Matter – Canada has established a re-entry support program at Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism. Launching on March 28, 2022, Earthseed Community Garden Program builds on established programming led by Toronto Black Farmers and Keep6ix. An abolitionist experiment, the program…

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