FDA’s overhaul of cosmetics regulation comes with a loophole allowing cancerous hair relaxers on shelves

By Jonathan Sharp In December 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act bolstered the FDA’s regulatory abilities to address vital safety issues in the widely-unregulated cosmetics industry. The bill’s subtitle, known as the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA), represents the first significant reform targeting cosmetic products since 1938. While MoCRA is regarded as a belated, yet


Upcoming events in the Baltimore area

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates Black history with new exhibit, “Omar Ba: Political Animals”  Celebrate Black creativity with a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Art this month. Throughout February the museum will be showing appreciation for Black history by welcoming guests to explore the first U.S. Museum