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If this year’s commemoration of the arrival of the first Africans to the colonies in 1619 reminds us of anything, it should be of how low capitalism can go when left unchecked.


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Local Lawmakers Remember U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings’ Impact

The congressman died on Thursday at age 68, but his legacy of democracy and advocacy lives on.
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9 Recently Released Books by Black Authors That You Should Definitely Read

As the chill starts to settle in, cuddle up with a good book, penned by a great black author.
EEE virus

EEE Virus in Michigan: What You Need to Know

Spread by mosquitoes, the Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus has claimed the lives of four Michigan residents. Protect yourself and your family with this advice.
Toddlers to Gents

Toddlers to Gents Offers Customizable Boys Clothes

Mom Brittany Washington is looking to instill valuable lessons through style.
Fresh Rx

Fresh Rx Connects Patients with Fruits and Veggies

Authority Health's program connects health care providers with the food system.
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Solid Freshman Classes

No matter if your student’s undecided or has her entire future mapped out, discover some all-around good classes to take as a freshman in college.
college tips

What Are Colleges Looking for in 2019-20?

College counselors and admissions directors answer the BIG question every aspiring college student – and their parents – want to know.