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Why Suicide Among Youth is Raising Red Flags
September 29, 2022
Although suicide is a concern among all age groups, the return to in-person learning and the role social media plays in the lives of young people are raising red flags related to their mental health that need to be addressed to prevent lives from being lost. ... read more »
How Digital Religion is Shaping Spirituality Among Millennials
July 27, 2022
The growing trend of digital religion among U.S. and Canadian millennials mostly complements, not substitutes, in-person participation in organized religion, a new study found.  ... read more »
The Slap Heard Around the World  
March 31, 2022
It has been referred to as the slap that has been heard around the world. Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldhead saying that he cannot wait for “G.I. Jane 2.” Unfortunately, the joke triggered her husband, Will Smith, and he gave Rock an old-fashioned, pimp-styled slap on live television.  ... read more »
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A Message from California Black Women’s Collective 
March 9, 2022
Today's social media and news headlines repeatedly broadcast blatantly racist and disrespectful attacks on Black women. It must end now!!! ... read more »
New York’s Second African American Mayor, Eric Adams, Takes Power
January 13, 2022
Adams was sworn in at seven minutes after midnight on January 1, 2022 in Times Square. “A better city is not just about doing something new. It’s about doing something right. It’s not about showmanship. It’s about showing up,” Adams tweeted on his first day as Mayor of America’s largest city. ... read more »
Despite Misinformation and Distractions, Biden-Harris Accomplishing Black Agenda
October 21, 2021
During and exclusive interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Cedric Richmond, says that the deliberate misinformation published by news outlets and posted on social media is meant to undermine the President and Democrats. Notably, the dubious accounts aim to suppress the Black vote further, Richmond declared. ... read more »
THE SHADE ROOM’S FAITH BASED-SERIES ‘THE SAME ROOM’ RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
September 16, 2021
The Third Season Will Feature Guests Yvonne Orji, Chrisette Michele, Jeannie Mai Jenkins and April Daniels ... read more »
Doctor’s Orders: Don’t Post Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card Online
June 24, 2021
Public health experts are warning vaccinated people to not post photos of their vaccine cards on social media or anywhere else online. ... read more »
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Actress Mignon From Tyler Perry’s Dramedy Series ‘Sistas’ is a Breath of Fresh Comedic Air
February 4, 2021
Tyler Perry’s drama-comedy series, “Sistas,” explores a feminine reality through the lens of four Black women living in Atlanta. Mignon shared her acting presence had a touch of comedic timing, which made her fit the character Danni seamlessly. ... read more »
Karen Jackson, Sisters Network Founder inspires others in new Book
November 12, 2020
Four-time breast cancer survivor Karen Jackson’s new book, In the Company of My Sisters: My Story, My Truth, speaks about her life dedicated to assisting other breast cancer survivors. She talked with the Defender about the book, Sisters Network Inc. and her motto in life. ... read more »
Black Republican Running for Congress Files Compliant Against Facebook, Twitter and Google
October 22, 2020
Aja Smith along with other conservatives, insist that digital media platforms should be investigated, and the government should reevaluate their status. ... read more »
OP-ED: Black Americans and COVID-19 Clinical Trials
September 10, 2020
Black Americans have to be involved at all levels of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot afford to be silent, detached, denied, or prevented from being at the decision-making tables in terms of COVID-19 public health policies, research, clinical trials, remedies, and vaccine development. Our lives and future are at stake. ... read more »
Joe Biden 2020 for President Campaign Commits Major Ad Dollars to Black-Owned Media
August 13, 2020
The Biden Campaign will also spend on ad buys with African American-owned media, including the NNPA, TV One, Roland Martin Unfiltered and others. Campaign officials said they will continue to add other media outlets targeting African Americans as the campaign moves forward. ... read more »
Social Media Unites Celebrities and Common Users to Fight for the End of Police Brutality, Racism, and Injustice Against Black Lives
June 4, 2020
In this day and age, society has built a system and a niche economy within the world of social media. One that produces everyday influencers and brings everyone closer to their favorite celebrities. This same structure is now a change agent in the fight for Black Lives.  Throughout the year’s social media has put a voice to the unheard bringing to light case after case of police brutality. Since the death of Trayvon Martin, there hasn’t been a year without multiple horrific stories and videos of a Black life being taken. With the help of celebrities and the millions of users on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, the names of the thousands and counting Black victims live on. However, justice is yet to be served in its totality.  ... read more »
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