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CLPHA Responds to Biden-Harris Administration’s Maternal Health Initiative

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) applauds the Biden-Harris Administration’s Maternal Health Call to Action announced today , and CLPHA was honored to be the only housing organization to sign the letter of commitment to the action. This recognition speaks to CLPHA’s leadership in health equity and long-standing dedication to improving maternal health among residents of CLPHA’s member public housing authorities (PHAs). CLPHA launched its commitment to maternal health and man...
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26 creative gifts for your sister this holiday season — especially if she's hard to shop for

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Getty Images Siblings share a unique bond, so the right gift for your sister can be hard to find.  We've rounded up 26 gifts that feel one-of-a-kind, just like your sister. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. The holiday shopping season starts earlier every year, and with expected shipping delays...
Tags: Reviews, Gift Guide, New York, Etsy, Trends, Features, Gifts, Harry Potter, Graham, Gift Guides, Amazon Echo, Black, Ciara, Pura Vida, Mark, Macy


"The value of a woman’s Indiana home more than doubled between appraisals last year after she stripped it of all evidence that it was owned by a Black person and a White family friend stood in as the homeowner."

"Earlier this year, a Black family in Ohio removed family photos, artwork and their 6-year-old daughter’s superhero pictures, replacing them with belongings their White neighbors offered up. The appraised value of their house went from $465,000 to about $560,000." From "A Black couple says an appraiser lowballed them. So, they ‘whitewashed’ their home and say the value shot up" (WaPo).  The main couple discussed in the story had put $400,000 into improving a northern California house that t...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, California, Indiana, Ohio, Black, WaPo, Lem, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse


Noting differing perceptions of whether prison time is too long or too short or just right in the US

Over at the Pew Research Center, John Gramlich has this interesting new piece under the headline "U.S. public divided over whether people convicted of crimes spend too much or too little time in prison."  The graphic reprinted here captures the heart of the story, and here is some of the text (with links from the original): Americans are closely divided over whether people convicted of crimes spend too much, too little or about the right amount of time in prison, with especially notable differe...
Tags: Law, US, Black And White, Gop, Liberal Democrats, Pew Research Center, White, Black, Douglas A Berman, John Gramlich


Movies Like Howl's Moving Castle That Are Definitely Worth Watching

Studio Ghibli and its founder and main director, Hayao Miyazaki, are known for producing whimsical animated films, and 2004's "Howl's Moving Castle" is one of their best. The film follows Sophie, a young hat maker who has a chance encounter with the wizard Howl, a mysterious and enchanting figure. This draws the attention of the Witch of the Waste, who fancies Howl. She curses Sophie, who turns into a 90-year-old crone. Leaving everything behind to try and break the enchantment, Sophie tracks do...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, France, New York City, Roald Dahl, Disney, Fox, Canada, United States, Italy, Tokyo, Alec Baldwin, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki


A California court just returned real estate it took from a Black family in 1924. It could be the beginning of a wave of redistribution.

California Governor Gavin Newsom shakes hands with Anthony Bruce after signing the bill to return Manhattan Beach land to his family.Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press The state of California signed land back to the Black family it took from years ago. It marks the first time Black Americans have reclaimed land taken from them by eminent domain.  Activists want this to be a precedent, but there are logistical hurdles.  The Bruce family is getting their land back. It's the first time Black A...
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Justice Department files lawsuit accusing Texas redistricting plan of violating the Voting Rights Act

A voter casts their ballot in Houston, Texas, in June 2020.Associated Press The DOJ filed a voting rights lawsuit seeking to block Texas' new congressional district maps.  The suit argues that the GOP-drawn maps dilute the power of Black and Latino voters.  The complaint says Republicans "surgically excised" Latino voters from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  The Department of Justice on Monday sued Texas over its redistricting plan, alleging that the new maps dilute the power of Black and La...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Trends, Gop, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Black, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Houston Texas, Dallas Fort Worth, Gupta, Garland


Sellers of American-made goods are thriving amid supply-chain chaos — but they can't escape labor and cost pressures

American Giant makes a range of cotton products, including hoodies, sweatpants, and t-shirts, at factories in the South and Midwest.American Giant American manufacturers are thriving as global supply chains remain in turmoil.  They're not immune to other economic issues, like the labor crunch and rising shipping costs. But "the closer you are to your customer ... the fewer things that can go wrong," Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul told Insider. Unlike many retaile...
Tags: Europe, Boston, US, Trends, Supply Chain, UPS, United States, Tennessee, Usps, Italy, Retail, Manufacturing, Apparel, North America, Baker, US manufacturing


Indiana University Renames Street for Prominent Black Family

Indiana University officials are renaming a street through the Bloomington campus after a Black family that rose to prominence after escaping slavery instead of a 19th century president of the school who supported eugenics.
Tags: Black, Indiana University, Bloomington


The 4 best resistance bands for building strength and muscle rehabilitation

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Resistance bands are as effective as free weights at building muscle and strength. The best resistance bands won't snap, roll, or irritate your skin, and come as a set for more choices. Our top pick, TheraBands, are latex-free, highly versatile, and won't snap over time. Resistance bands are an incredibly diverse and affordable addition to your home gym set-up. They can be used therapeutically for muscle rehab and stability training, or in...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Fitness, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Exercise, Black, Ray, Workout, Barre, Portland OR, Workout Gear, Nadia Murdock, Lulu Chang, Insider Picks


AT&T, American Black Film Festival Celebrate Collaboration

AT&T’s integrated media platform, Dream in Black, launched in 2018 at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). It was born out of a desire to uplift, celebrate and connect with Black culture and the creators who shape it. Built on a foundation of empowerment, AT&T’s Dream in Black platform focuses on the world of creativity […]
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Police Shooting Raises Questions Over Black Man's Gun Rights

Leaders in the Black community of Virginia Beach are calling for a federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man earlier this year.
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Netflix Invests $100 Million in Black-Led Banks to Help Narrow Racial Wealth Gap

Netflix said it has invested $100 million so far into six Black-led financial institutions in the U.S., as part of the company’s pledge to allocate 2% of cash holdings into banks serving Black communities. In June 2020, amid racial-equality protests across America, Netflix announced plans to invest capital in Black banks to help address racial […]
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Fintechs helped Black-owned small businesses get access to PPP loans during the pandemic more than banks did. It's weird.

JJ Gouin/Getty Images The Paycheck Protection Program was a lifeline for businesses during the pandemic. But it seems not every small business could easily turn to a bank to get the funds they needed. A working paper finds many Black-owned firms turned to fintechs to get a PPP loan, not banks. For Black small businesses to secure the federal funds they needed to survive the pandemic, they disproportionately turned to financial technology lenders.It shows how for PPP lending, fintech's aut...
Tags: America, Trends, The New York Times, Citibank, Naacp, The Washington Post, PPP, Fintech, Black, Kabbage, The Associated Press, Owens, Howell, Neel Kashkari, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, New York University s Stern School of Business


The Visitor Review: The Musical Adaptation Is White Centricity Set To Average Music

In Tom McCarthy's 2007 film "The Visitor," released six years after September 11, 2001, a wall painting of the Twin Towers haunts the ICE detention center. Its presence denotes the racist and Islamophobic inhumanities that were exacerbated when the Bush administration waged the War on Terror in response to the 9/11 attacks. A critically regarded Sundance-selected drama, "The Visitor" has been noted by critics as one of the few humanizing portraits of undocumented people of color, though through ...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Movies, NYC, Mexico, America, Manhattan, Biden, Black, Cool Stuff, Walter, Trump, Big Apple, Bush, Flint Water Crisis, Tony


Apple Announces New Limited-Edition Beats Studio Buds

Apple today announced new limited-edition Beats Studio Buds in collaboration with clothing store Union, in celebration of the retailer's 30th anniversary. The limited-edition Beats Studio Buds feature a red, black, and green design, which draws inspiration from the Pan-African flag and pays tribute to Union's roots as a Black-owned business, according to Apple. The charging case also features Union's logo. The new Beats Studio Buds will be available exclusively at Union's Los Angeles and Tok...
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Siri, United States, Beats, Tokyo, Union, Black, Beats Studio Buds


Group Black and She Media Announce Partnership to Channel Ad Budgets to Black-Owned Media

Two mission-oriented publishing groups have joined forces to help channel more advertising revenue into Black-owned media companies. Group Black, a collective and accelerator for Black-owned media, announced Tuesday that it is partnering with She Media, a multifaceted Penske Media property that helps support and monetize more than 5,000 primarily women-owned independent publishers. The Group Black...
Tags: Publishing, Media, Advertising, Black, Penske Media, Black owned media companies Group Black


How Can We Improve Mental Health Treatment for Black Youth?

Black youth are more likely to experience stressors that put them at greater risk for mental health challenges. However, their needs are not being adequately addressed by current mental health treatments. Research shows that dropout rates for Black youth in treatment are high, and many standardized treatments are less effective for Black youth than for other groups. These disparities will likely only get worse unless something is done. After all, COVID has disproportionately hurt Black families...
Tags: Parenting, United States, Black, University Of Michigan, Simone Biles, Jill Suttie, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Jha, Riana Anderson, AIM Youth Mental Health, Improve Mental Health Treatment for Black Youth, Joya Hampton Anderson, Emory School of Medicine Hampton Anderson


Virgil Abloh, Off-White founder and artist director of Louis Vuitton is dead at 41. Here's a look at the life of the luxury designer.

Virgil Abloh was one of the most popular designers of today.Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Virgil Abloh, 41, was one of modern fashion's most popular designers. He was known for being Louis Vuitton's menswear artistic director and the founder of Off-White. He died on November 28 after a two-year battle with a rare form of heart cancer.  Virgil Abloh, 41, died on Sunday after a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer. Abloh was regarded as one of the pioneers of high-e...
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Best Buy Canada Cyber Monday Top Deals

Best Buy Canada has released the Cyber Monday top deals! Shop online and you’ll find the best top deals on headphones, computers, fitness products, kitchen items, and much more! Here are the top deals: Sony XR65A80J 65″ OLED 4K HDR SMT TV was $2,799.99 now $2,399.99 GoPro HERO10 Black was $649.99 now $579.99 Asus G15DK R5-5600X/16/1TB SSD/RTX 3060 was $1,799.99 now $1,599.99 SAMSUNG GALAXY BUDS2 BLACK was $189.99 now $139.99 Lenovo 81X800ECUS i3-1115G4/8/256/15T EN was $729.99 now $549.99 JBL ...
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19 of our favorite Small Business Saturday deals, including Brooklinen, Bombas, and Dagne Dover

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Otherland While Black Friday is a big shopping day for major retailers, Small Business Saturday is your chance to support high-quality brands that might fly under the radar. With the disproportionate effect the pandemic has had on small businesses, it's more important than ever to support your favorite independent sellers. Many of our favorite small businesse...
Tags: Reviews, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Usa, Etsy, US, Trends, Features, Tracy, American Express, Michelin, Caribbean, Black, Small Business Saturday, Aurate, Brooklinen


Pervis Payne has death sentences set aside (based on intellectual disability) three decades after SCOTUS affirmed them (with focus on victim impact evidence)

This local article reports on a notable development in a capital case that caught my attention because it involves a defendant who was involved in a major development in Supreme Court capital jurisprudence more than 30 years ago.  The press piece is headlined "Pervis Payne death penalty set aside, judge will decide if life sentences are concurrent or consecutive," and here are excerpts: Rolanda Holman remembers being 13 years old, listening to the judge sentence her brother, Pervis Payne, to de...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Tennessee, Nashville, Atkins, Black, US supreme court, Steve Jones, State, Henry, Christopher, Payne, Nicholas, Kelley, Holman


I went to 'the shuttlecock of the Confederacy' to hear what people there thought about critical race theory. I heard about equity instead.

A Confederate monument in Winchester, Virginia.Photo by Nicole Gaudiano/ Insider Protesters have fought school boards over masks, books, and "critical race theory." But equity was the dominant theme at a school-board meeting in Winchester, Virginia. And no one showed up to protest. School-board meetings across the US have grabbed headlines for turning into battlegrounds over face-mask policies, controversial books, and critical race theory. The internet is awash with photos of parents and chi...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Maryland, Education, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Virginia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Walmart, Democrats, Washington Dc, Black, Richmond


School districts are canceling thousands of classes due to staff shortages and teacher burnout

Elementary school childrenMediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Schools across the US are canceling classes over staff shortages and teacher burnout. Such cancellations have affected 858 districts and 8,692 individual schools just this month. Some working parents are furious, especially about sudden cancellations. Schools across the US are canceling classes over staff shortages and teacher burnout, sparking fury among some working parents. Cancellations have affected 858 dis...
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Fair Housing Isn’t Enough: Report Shows Racial Disparity Fight Still Needs Support

Overall, overt housing discrimination has lessened through the years following regulations guided by Fair Housing laws; however, it is nowhere near completely dissipated. And while some may not be able to identify it in their day to day, the diversity homeownership gap is a clear example of the persisting challenges that must be addressed, as discussed by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) (SHIBA) Report. In fact, the study found that the gap in homeownership between Black...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, Diversity, Housing Market, Radio, Teams, National, Pope, Lending, Discrimination, Agents, White, Black, Latest News, Industry News


There is no justification for defense's attack on Arbery

Even after the rise and resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the elections of a Black president and Vice President and several years of racial reckoning over state violence against Black men and women, if you want it's still plain to see how far some parts of the US haven't come on race. Just look at the trial of Travis McMichael, William "Roddie" Bryan and Travis's father Gregory McMichael for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
Tags: News, US, Stories, Black Lives Matter, Black, Travis, Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael William Roddie Bryan


The best Bluetooth speaker Black Friday deal today — only $50!

Get the party started at any time with the best Bluetooth speaker Black Friday deal we've seen this year so far: a great Anker Bluetooth speaker for just $50.
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People of color and rural households are getting hit the hardest by the hot inflation of 2021

Prices for energy, food, cars, and household supplies are going up due to record-high inflation in the US.Ridofranz/Getty Images People of color, rural households, and families without a college graduate are affected the most by inflation.  These groups have less income, and are therefore more "exposed" to higher inflation, Bank of America said. Higher inflation adds to the financial strain the pandemic has already caused these groups. Inflation is hurting Americans' wallets as it hits a ...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Bank Of America, United States, Black, Fed, BofA, Jason Lalljee


Whitmer Seeks Federal Funds to Convert I-375 to Boulevard

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking the Biden administration for funding to replace Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago.
Tags: Biden, Detroit, Black, Boulevard, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer


Ahmaud Arbery killing: defense lawyer accused of displaying ‘the essence of white supremacy’

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump makes remark over lawyer’s Ken Gough’s call to ban Black pastors from courtroomThe civil rights attorney Ben Crump on Wednesday accused a lawyer defending the killers of Ahmaud Arbery of displaying “the essence of white supremacy” for his call to ban Black pastors from the courtroom.Crump was speaking as a jury in Georgia began its second day of deliberations in the trial of three white men accused of murdering Arbery, 25, who was Black, as he jogged along a road ...
Tags: Race, Georgia, US news, Black, Brunswick, Crump, Ben Crump, Arbery, Ahmaud Arbery, Ken Gough