To Understand the Midterms, Ignore the National Polls and Look at These Specific Races — TIME

This article is part of The D.C. Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox. The national mood is iffy at best, facing a coin toss for which party will emerge victorious this election season. Polls show both parties are competitive in key races, the money race… To... Continue Reading →

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Isn’t A Celebration. It’s a Call to Action — TIME

September 21 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day the average Black woman in America will finally—after nine extra months of work—catch up to the pay the average white man received in 2021. I long for the day when everyone in our economy is thriving because it is just, fair and equitable. Imagine an… Black... Continue Reading →

The Black Census Project Ramps Up Effort Ahead Of Midterm Elections — The Urban Daily

Source: FG Trade / GettyBilled as the “largest survey of Black people in the United States since Reconstruction,” the Black Census Project engages Black people of all backgrounds. Led by the Black Futures Lab, census organizers hope to reach at least 200,000 Black respondents. Alicia Garza, Black Futures Lab’s founder and principal, told NewsOne that… The... Continue Reading →

For Black Girls ‘Joy Is Our Journey,’ Megan Thee Stallion and LaTosha Brown Create A Pathway — The Urban Daily

https://www.youtube.com/embed/i0NIJIrmupM?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent Source: Andrew Thomas Clifton / Southern Black Girls The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium and the Pete and Thomas Foundation have just been revealed as the community partners for the very first “Joy is our Journey” Dream Bus Tour. The Pete and Thomas Foundation states that Megan Pete, also known as Megan Thee Stallion, founded…... Continue Reading →

These Are the Apps You Should Try if You Miss the Old Instagram — TIME

Instagram has been criticized in recent weeks for prioritizing short videos—known as Reels on the platform—over photos in a perceived effort to replicate the success of its rival TikTok. Prominent celebrities and influencers like Kim Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner have been vocal about their dislike of the change. Jenner re-shared a post calling… These... Continue Reading →

WNBA’s Brittney Griner Convicted at Drug Trial in Russia and Sentenced to 9 Years — TIME

KHIMKI, Russia — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison following a politically charged trial that came amid soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine and could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between the two world powers. The 31-year-old Griner,…WNBA’s Brittney... Continue Reading →

Simone Biles Teams Up With Athleta Girl For A Motivational Back-To-School Collection — HelloBeautiful

Source: Courtesy of Athleta / Courtesy of Athleta Olympic medalist Simone Biles has teamed up with performance lifestyle brand Athleta Girl for a back-to-school collection. Source: Courtesy of Athleta / Courtesy of Athleta The inspiring athleisure-wear collection speaks directly to girls who are changemakers, teammates, athletes, activists, and students. The line includes sporty pieces such…Simone Biles... Continue Reading →

Keke Palmer Shuts Down Career Comparisons To Zendaya, Brings Up Colorism Debate — The Urban Daily

Source: SOPA Images / GettyKeke Palmer is one of the most dynamic entertainers around, showcasing her vast talents as an actress, television co-shot, and social media darling. Palmer took to Twitter to address comparisons to another young actress in Zendaya, and also spoke to the colorism debate that sparked the chatter. Keke Palmer, 28, fired…Keke Palmer... Continue Reading →

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