Meet the Founder of an App That Simplifies the College Admissions Process for Black Students

It may be extremely difficult to navigate the college admissions process, especially for those who do not have access to mentorship and advice. UNCF research has also discovered that only 57 percent of black students had complete access to college-ready courses, according to the organisation. Unfortunately, many students who are lucky enough to be accepted to a programme leave out before completing their course of study. In reality, according to...

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Black Woman-Owned Brand Makes History, Hits Almost $1M in Sales With First Ever 4-Step Lace Wig System

It is just a matter of time before Shemika Jackson, the founder and CEO of Kafune Amor Hair, establishes herself as one of the most prominent names in the high-end lace wig and haircare industry. Based in South Jersey, she founded the company with her two cousins and her niece only two years ago, and it has already earned about $1 million in income. She has 15 years of experience...

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Djokovic: Covid infection gave him vaccine exemption, lawyers say

Tennis star Novak Djokovic had a vaccine exemption to enter Australia after a Covid infection on 16 December, his lawyers say in court documents After arriving in Melbourne this week to compete in the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic was denied admission into the country due to visa restrictions. A court appearance is scheduled for Monday for the world's top-ranked tennis player, who is presently being held in an immigration detention...

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At least 16 killed after office canteen explosion in China

Authorities in southwest China said that a lunchtime explosion at an office canteen killed 16 people and injured another ten in the incident. According to a statement posted online by the Chongqing city government, a gas leak is likely to have been the source of the explosion on Friday. The canteen collapsed, trapping all who were trapped within. Rescue crews continued searching through the night and were able to collect...

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Afghanistan and the Durand Line

Pakistan has finally instructed the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan interim government to stop removing and damaging the Durand Line border fence. To avoid escalation, Pakistan was adopting “maximum restraint”. Attempts by ‘some' local Taliban forces (including a local intelligence chief) to destroy the fence occurred on December 18th and subsequently. According to Kabul News, Enayatullah Khwarazmi, spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry, the border fencing divides families on both sides....

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Russian paratroopers arrive in Kazakhstan as unrest continues

According to Russian news sources, Russian paratroopers have arrived in Kazakhstan as part of a "peacekeeping" mission by a military coalition led by Moscow to assist the country's president in regaining control of the country. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev requested intervention from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) late on Wednesday, and the request was quickly approved. The CSTO is an alliance made up of countries including Russia, Armenia, Belarus,...

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Meet the 10-Year Old Author Who Just Published Her 2nd Children’s Book

After being questioned about why she decided to write a second book, Rhea responded simply, "I wanted to have more than one book." This, combined with the urgings of her 5th grade classmates who inquired whether she had considered writing a second book, spurred the budding authoress to put her literary artistry to work once more. The Runaway Avocado is an interesting children's storey about an evasive avocado who was...

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Alvin Bragg Makes History As Manhattan’s First African-American District Attorney

Alvin Bragg has made history by becoming the first African-American to be elected as the district attorney for Manhattan in the city of New York. Bragg, who is 48 years old and a native of Harlem, is a civil rights attorney and a former federal prosecutor who has worked on a variety of civil rights cases. When he ran for office, he promised to transform the culture of the district...

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Advocate For Human Trafficking Awareness Pleads For More Support to End Modern Day Slavery

As the descendant of slaves herself, Venita Benitez had a more than passing interest in the subject of modern slavery and human trafficking when the matter was brought to her attention in 2006, and she has been working on it ever since. Benitez is the great-great-granddaughter of Morton Deane, a black man born into slavery in Buckingham County, Virginia in 1853 who was emancipated before the end of the Civil...

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Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots

Virus Outbreak Too Young for Vaccines Heather Cimellaro hugs her three-year-old son Charlie while his twin brother, Milo, jumps on a couch at their house, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Auburn, Maine. Heather Cimellaro is one of parents concerned about the omicron surge and the issue it's providing for families with children too young to be vaccinated. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) Afternoons with Grammy are always fun. Birthday celebrations. At...

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