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Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Heide Spence, a mother of two, said she does not remember a time in her life since getting her first menstrual cycle at age 10 when she did not suffer from painful period complications. “I wouldn’t have a period for months at a time and then I […]

Cavan Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Black students are much more likely to incur the largest average student loan debt out of any group in the United States, including their white peers, according to a recent study from nonprofit The Education Trust. It’s a situation Dr. Shamell Bell knows well. Even though she had scholarships, […]

Walter Bibikow/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — As President Joe Biden prepares to make good on his promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, more than a dozen black female lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Thursday called on him to select a nominee committed to advancing civil rights. The group of […]

BojanMirkovic/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Black History Month is here, and many retailers are not only celebrating, but also amplifying and giving back to Black communities in beautiful ways. From big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target to major department stores including Nordstrom, Macy’s and more, companies are doing the work to create special collections, […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — In the United States, Black families have an estimated one-eighth of the wealth that white families have, according to research from the McKinsey Institute of Black Economic Mobility. Federal policies, such as the Homestead Act of 1862, the 1935 Social Security Act and redlining by the Federal Housing Administration, have […]

Google Maps Street View (FAYETTEVILLE, Ga.) — A Black law enforcement officer is alleging that he was racially profiled in a Georgia Walmart store after he was handcuffed and wrongfully accused of shoplifting — and now he’s suing. David Conners, a Clayton County corrections officer, said he was shopping for home decor when a Fayetteville […]

iStock/ChiccoDodiFC (NEW YORK) — Shane Lee Brown, a 25-year-old Black man, is suing two Nevada police departments after he says he was misidentified as a now-51-year-old white man who had an active felony warrant out against him. Brown was arrested on January 8, 2020, during a traffic stop with Henderson, Nevada, police. Brown didn’t have […]

John Moore/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — About 4.6 million Black people in the U.S. — roughly 1 in 10 — are immigrants, and that figure could more than double to 9.5 million by 2060, according to a study by Pew Research Center. Pew based its calculations in the study, released Thursday, on Census data collected […]

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — A Baltimore entrepreneurship group has announced that it is participating in a small business grant program that will award $2 million to black female business owners. The Women Entrepreneur Leadership Lab, also known as the WELL, is joining Reimagine Main Street to award the Backing Black Business grant program funding in cash grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to more than 200 […]

Danielle A. Scruggs for ABC News (CHICAGO) — The story of De’Janay Stanton’s death is one that many transgender women in Chicago fear. The 24-year-old Black transgender woman was shot and killed by a romantic interest in 2018, and since then more and more stories like hers have come to light — in her city […]