Fed Officials Say Higher Immigration Could Ease U.S. Labor Shortage

Fed Officials Say Higher Immigration Could Ease U.S. Labor Shortage

By Ana Monteiro, Bloomberg Immigration, which slowed during the pandemic, could help ease a shortage of workers in the U.S. that’s pushed job vacancies to an all-time high, according to policy makers at the Federal Reserve. While it remains a hot-button political topic in the U.S. — with some arguing that immigration comes at the […]

What Kwanzaa Means for Black Americans

What Kwanzaa Means for Black Americans

By Frank Dobson, The Conversation On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will be daily ceremonies with food, decorations and other cultural objects, such as the kinara, which holds seven candles. At many Kwanzaa ceremonies, there is also African drumming and dancing. It is a time […]

Black Women are More visible Than Ever. Now What?

Black women dominate in many areas, but community and accountability are how they preserve themselves.

Black Women are More visible Than Ever. Now What?

Beyonce arrives to the Grammy Awards 2013 on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. (Shutterstock) By Evette Dionne, The Undefeated The Undefeated turned 5 this week and is marking the occasion with a series of essays looking at the last five years in Black America. Lemonade, an album that changed the cultural landscape, takes […]

Enjoy the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks

Enjoy the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate by watching an incredible lineup of talented, award-winning poets who, in 2017, celebrated the centennial birthday of the first African American Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, the late Gwendolyn Brooks. WATCH HERE

Videographer highlights Black culture through Jamaican lens

Videographer highlights Black culture through Jamaican lens

BY JUSTIN CHAN (In The Know) If you take one look at Tamara Jacqueline Smith’s Instagram account, @taqueth, you’d find it hard to miss images of vibrant faces and food that litter her page. Since 2015, the 24-year-old New York City native and freelance videographer — who goes by Taqueth — has been heavily promoting her Jamaican […]

Chinese New Year: What you need to know

Chinese New Year: What you need to know

By BBC This week, millions of people will be celebrating Chinese New Year. It will be marked by communities all over the world. People will eat lots of food, enjoy fireworks, wear special clothes and hang red lanterns to mark the occasion. See how much you know about Chinese New Year with this quiz – and find […]

It’s Crop Over in Barbados. Join Rihanna!

It’s Crop Over in Barbados. Join Rihanna!

Bridgetown, Barbados – May 11, 2016: The streets at downtown of Bridgetown, Barbados  (Image: Shutterstock) By Victoria Falk Crop Over, Barbados’ 3-month-long summer festival, brings more tourists to Barbados than any other time of the year.  According to the Barbados Tourist Board, over 200,000 people flocked to the island in 2018 for Crop Over, with […]

Black VegFest Brings Healthy Living to BK

Black VegFest is an intersectional vegan festival focused on Black culture, health and wellness, animal welfare and planetary care. Organizers from Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME), a small NYC not-for-profit, plans to bring over 5000 attendees to Brooklyn. The first Black VegFest brought 2000 attendees on the rainiest day in 2018!

Black VegFest Brings Healthy Living to BK

NEW YORK: (Newswire.com): Weeksville Heritage Center hosts Black VegFest’s 2nd Annual in association with proud vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. New York’s only outdoor two-day vegan festival arrives in Brooklyn, Aug. 10-11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival’s center stage is located at Bergen Street between Rochester and Buffalo Avenues. Most workshops […]

Famous Mothers from History

From science to art to civil rights to female empowerment, mothers throughout history have inspired us.

Famous Mothers from History

By Our Partners History has given us many role models when it comes to mothering. From science to art to civil rights to female empowerment, mothers throughout history have inspired us as they have raised their own families and perpetuated those high values. We’ll take a look at just a few of the women who […]

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