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A lethal injection gurney is seen at the at Nevada State Prison, a former penitentiary in Carson City, Nev., in 2022. Emily Najera for NPR

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States botched more executions of Black prisoners. Experts think they know why

A lethal injection gurney is seen at the at Nevada State Prison, a former penitentiary in Carson City, Nev., in 2022. Emily Najera for NPR Studies of the death penalty have long shown racial inequality in its application, but a new report has found the disparity extends inside the death chamber itself. In an analysis of the more than 1,400 lethal injection executions conducted in the U.S. since 1982, researchers for the nonprofit Reprieve reported that states made significantly more […]

todayApril 19, 2024 1

2024 Black Birth Symposium tackles maternal health disparities

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2024 Black Birth Symposium tackles maternal health disparities

The 2024 Black Birth: Maternal & Infant Health Symposium, presented by GE Healthcare, is set to take place on Saturday, May 11, at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. This annual event, now in its third year, aims to foster dialogue between community members and healthcare providers to address racial disparities in maternal healthcare. Maternal health disparities remain a significant issue in the United States, with Black women facing disproportionately higher risks. According to the CDC, Black women are three to […]

todayApril 19, 2024

4 must-listen new albums from Blue Lab Beats, Bbymutha and more

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4 must-listen new albums from Blue Lab Beats, Bbymutha & more

As we dive into the fourth week of April 2024, HYFIN presents a diverse selection of must-listen new albums from a range of talented artists. This week's spotlight shines on Blue Lab Beats, an electronic jazz fusion duo; Bbymutha, a defiant Chattanooga-born, Atlanta-based rapper; Cadence Weapon, a Hamilton-based rapper, producer, and author; Seafood Sam, a virtuosic rapper, singer, and producer from Long Beach County; and Ruger and BNXN, two rising stars in the Nigerian music scene.  Blue Lab Beats - […]

todayApril 19, 2024

Seafood Sam continues the legacy of Long Beach hip-hop artists

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Seafood Sam continues the legacy of Long Beach hip-hop artists

In the vibrant hip-hop world, a new star is on the rise. Seafood Sam, hailing from Long Beach, California, makes waves with his unique blend of sophisticated lyricism, jazz-infused beats, and deeply personal storytelling. Seafood Sam is an artist to watch with a growing discography and a highly anticipated debut album, "Standing on Giant Shoulders," set to release on April 19th. Seafood Sam's Background: Navigating the Dichotomies of Long Beach Born and raised in the same city that gave us […]

todayApril 18, 2024 1

Marquette, MPS host mental health event for Black & Latino Men

Milwaukee

Marquette, MPS host mental health event for Black & Latino Men

Marquette University and Milwaukee Public Schools are joining forces to host the third annual BLMA Mental Health Awareness Symposium on April 22. This half-day event aims to support the mental well-being of approximately 200 Black and Latino young men from 12 local high schools. The symposium will feature a keynote address by Harry Evans, founder of Heal Black Man. This Milwaukee-based organization provides a supportive space for Black men to focus on healing, self-discovery, and healthy coping mechanisms. Evans' message […]

todayApril 17, 2024

Milwaukee's Carvd N Stone offers a $1,000 travel writing scholarship

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Milwaukee’s Carvd N Stone offers $1,000 travel writing scholarship

Photo by Melody Zimmerman on Unsplash Carvd N Stone (CNS), a Milwaukee-based news company and marketing agency, has announced that applications are now open for its third annual $1,000 Travel Writing Scholarship. The scholarship aims to support aspiring travel writers in Milwaukee. Applicants must be Milwaukee residents between the ages of 17 and 29 to be eligible. They must submit an 800-word essay on the theme: "What lessons have you learned while traveling that you've implemented in your everyday life […]

todayApril 17, 2024

Milky Way Tech Hub's accelerator prioritizes ethical AI for startups

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Milky Way Tech Hub’s accelerator prioritizes ethical AI for startups

The Milky Way Tech Hub has announced the launch of its 2024 Accelerator Program, which will take place from May 6th to May 17th, 2024. The two-week intensive program aims to provide participating founders with the necessary tools and knowledge to integrate AI effectively and ethically into their business models, foster growth through mentorship, and celebrate entrepreneurial risk-taking. The program, themed #InnovationSzn, is a collaborative effort between the Milky Way Tech Hub, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and Milwaukee […]

todayApril 17, 2024

X-Men '97’s Genosha's storyline mirrors the Black experience

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X-Men ’97’s Genosha’s storyline mirrors the Black experience

The Disney + X-Men '97 series, a continuation of the beloved 1990s animated show, has generated significant buzz among fans for its nostalgic appeal and thought-provoking storylines. One of the most impactful events in the series is during episode five featuring the destruction of Genosha, a fictional island nation that served as a sanctuary for mutants. This tragic event draws striking parallels to real-world violence against Black communities, and the show's handling of the aftermath has the potential to resonate […]

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Vel Phillips statue going on Madison's Capitol grounds

Milwaukee

Vel Phillips statue going on Madison’s Capitol grounds 

Governor Tony Evers announced that the State Capitol and Executive Residence Board granted final approval for the installation of a sculpture to honor and memorialize the life and legacy of Wisconsin trailblazer Vel R. Phillips.  When unveiled in June 2024, the sculpture of Phillips, commissioned by artist Radcliffe Bailey, will be the first of a person of color to be honored on the Wisconsin State Capitol Grounds. The stature will be placed at the South Hamilton Street entrance of the […]

todayApril 16, 2024 2

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