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The Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media for Vaccine Haves and Have-Nots

The Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media for Vaccine Haves and Have-Nots

This story also ran on . It can bePosting about their day is a regular practice for Generations Y and Z, especially when they have something novel or exclusive to share. So, in the thick of a global pandemic, and with the shaky rollout of covid vaccines making them somewhat of a holy grail, it’s no surprise selfies featuring the coveted shot are infecting social media timelines.It might engender envy, even outrage, especially if the person posting seems to have cut the line. But what if the intention was to encourage others to also get the shot? Does that make it OK?Since the pandemic...

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Food Guidelines Change but Fail to Take Cultures Into Account

Food Guidelines Change but Fail to Take Cultures Into Account

February 1, 2021The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services have once again developed new that urge people to customize a diet of nutrient-dense food. For the first time, they make recommendations for infant nutrition and for different stages of life.But, as in past iterations, they lack seasoning. They do not acknowledge the nuances of culture and ethnicity at the heart of how Americans feed themselves.Congress requires a revision of these guidelines every five years to ensure they reflect the best available science and respond to the general...

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How to Pull Off a COVID-Era Music Festival

How to Pull Off a COVID-Era Music Festival

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — As the pandemic took hold and well-grooved music festivals canceled their mainstream events, Krista Selico saw an opening. She had been organizing the as an opportunity to give artists in the urban music community a chance to redefine the genre for themselves, as well as choose more racially diverse headliners.The industry’s destination festivals had excluded many diverse performers and types of music, she said, adding: “Urban music is so much more than what we hear on the radio.”Although the COVID crisis dealt a blow to entertainment events worldwide, it also gave...

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For A Black Social Media Manager In The George Floyd Age, Each Click Holds Trauma

For A Black Social Media Manager In The George Floyd Age, Each Click Holds Trauma

June 24, 2020Recently, as I scrolled the more than 1 million tweets connected to the hashtag #Black_Lives_Matter, this is what flashed before my eyes: the black-and-white dashcam video of Philando Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, in handcuffs crying, her 4-year-old daughter trying to comfort her; protesters in Berlin standing in solidarity with the BLM movement; a Now This video of a young Black girl calling herself ugly; police attacking protesters and protesters fighting back; an image of George Floyd unable to breathe.Suddenly neither could I. My chest tightened, my heart beat...

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Baltimore’s ‘Squeegee Boys’: ‘If We Don’t Go Out, We Don’t Eat’

Baltimore’s ‘Squeegee Boys’: ‘If We Don’t Go Out, We Don’t Eat’

June 8, 2020BALTIMORE ― On the corner of South President and East Pratt streets in Baltimore a little over a month ago, a young man in a black hoodie stood out on an otherwise empty intersection. A single gold chain with a cross hung around his neck. With a squeegee in his left blue-latex-gloved hand and a plastic spray bottle in his right — filled with a solution of vinegar, water and glass cleaner — he watched for the traffic lights to turn red and a chance to make some money.Evay H., 21, tries to clean windshields for a small donation from the drivers. He’s lucky if he gets $2 a vehicle....

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The Final Cut

The Final Cut

March 20, 2020March 20, 2020BALTIMORE — The barber had with him his tools of trade: a black leather smock, a razor, clippers, scissors and tufts of black locks he had collected from the floor of his shop.He would use them to try to cover the bullet hole that tore through his client’s head.Antoine Dow owns a barbershop in the Druid Heights neighborhood of West Baltimore and has often been called upon to provide clients who have been gunned down with their final haircut. It’s a ritual that he says helps bring some dignity to the young black men whose lives are disproportionately affected by...

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