By Alexa Spencer, Word in Black The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a ban on hair-straightening and smoothing products that contain cancer-causing chemicals. Black women, who are historic consumers of the hair “relaxers,” may benefit most from the new rule if it’s adopted. The ban forbids the use of formaldehyde and other formaldehyde-releasing
By Hiram Jackson, Word in Black America’s love affair with incarceration unnecessarily deprives people of their freedom. It also comes with enormous social and economic costs for formerly incarcerated individuals, their families and their communities. More than 10.2 million people are held in penal institutions throughout the world, mostly as pre-trial detainees, remand prisoners or
AFRO inside look: University of Maryland students weigh in on balancing school, work and life challenges
By Nia Smith,Special to the AFRO This year, October 2 – 6 was recognized as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Originally established in 1990, Mental Illness Awareness Week was created to educate Americans on the topic of mental illness. On a college campus, mental illness is more prominent than one may expect. According to the American
The evacuation of Israeli towns and villages on the borders of Lebanon and Gaza amid escalating clashes is likely the largest in the country’s 75-year history, a local Israeli official said.
The latest deployment is in response to growing threats from Iran and its allies in the region. President Biden has warned Iran to not join the war against Hamas.
But the 20-truck shipment of food, water and medical supplies is only a fraction of what is needed to head off a catastrophe, officials say.
World leaders met in Cairo on Saturday to talk about de-escalating violence in Gaza. Hours later, they were still deeply divided.
A U.N. report documented cases in the southern regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, which remain partly under Moscow’s control.
Israel-Hamas war live updates: Israel vows to step up Gaza bombardment ahead of expected ground offensive; West Bank mosque hit – CNBC
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