Since no Hollywood movie with a predominantly black cast has ever had a bigger budget, there's a feeling of collective stakes Black Panther's its critical and commercial reception.
Gary Lum assists his daughter, Mei Lum, with decorating the storefront window at Wing on Wo & Co. for the Lunar New Year in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City. The family imported the unique handmade lion-head dance costume from Hong Kong nearly 50 years ago.
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People in Philadelphia walk past a placard posted on a newsstand with a message of support for imprisoned rapper Meek Mill. Mill's imprisonment on a probation violation set off a flurry of legal appeals, criticism of the criminal justice system and rallies in the city last fall.
"Racial impostor syndrome" is definitely a thing for many people. We hear from biracial and multi-ethnic listeners who connect with feeling "fake" or inauthentic in some part of their racial or ethnic heritage.
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Shalon Irving, a public health researcher who worked for the Centers for Disease Control and and Prevention who was studying the physical toll that discrimination exacts on physical health, died just a few weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Soleil. Black women are 243% more likely than white women to die during or shortly after childbirth.