Category: Features

Baseball Hall of Fame to Honor Hank Aaron with Statue Unveiling; U.S. Postal Service to Issue Commemorative Stamp

Fifty years ago, the sports world watched in awe as Hank Aaron shattered baseball’s most hallowed record, cementing his place as one of the game’s greatest legends. To celebrate the anniversary of that historic moment, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum plans to immortalize Aaron’s legacy with a monumental tribute.

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GAO Study Reveals Persistent Underrepresentation of Black and Hispanic Faculty in Higher Education

 A new study conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), commissioned by Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Virginia), has unveiled concerning trends regarding the representation of Black and Hispanic faculty members in higher education institutions. Despite modest increases in their numbers over the past two decades, Black and Hispanic individuals remain significantly underrepresented among college faculty.

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Expert Advice: How to Protect Yourself From Bias and Backlash at Work

As reports of antisemitic and Islamophobic threats and acts of hate and violence increase in California and across the country, the California Commission on the State of Hate (Commission) and California Civil Rights Department (CRD) continue to encourage Californians to take advantage of anti-hate resources available statewide, including the California vs Hate hotline and website.

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Banning Menthol Cigarettes: California-Based Advocacy Group Joins Suit Against Federal Govt.

A California based non-governmental organization, The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), has joined two other public health advocacy groups in a second lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the agency’s inaction on issuing a final rule banning menthol cigarettes.

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Empowering Black Mothers and Building a Legacy of Health: The Black Infant Health Program

In Kern County, the Black Infant Health (BIH) program is a beacon of hope for pregnant and postpartum Black women, aiming to improve health outcomes for both mothers and babies. The program focuses exclusively on empowering Black/African American women who are 16 years or older and pregnant or up to six months postpartum at the time of enrollment.

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“A Beautiful Month”: Muslims Prepare for End of the Great Fast of Ramadan

On the night of March 10, 2024, Ramadan began for some two billion believers across the Muslim world. The Islamic Holy Month is a time of spiritual renewal for all participants, including many who do not identify as Muslim. Each year, an increasing number of individuals beyond the Muslim world embark on the journey of fasting during this sacred time. 

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