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Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Buyer beware: Groups issue toy safety warnings ahead of Black Friday

After the Thanksgiving turkey comes Black Friday holiday gift shopping, and with it warnings about how parents can avoid purchasing dangerous toys for their kids. Manufacturers have to comply with more than 100 regulations and tests by third parties before they call sell their products in the United States, according to the Toy Association. Still,… Read More »

The Real-Life Story of Watchmen’s Lt. Battle, the NYPD’s First Black Officer

HBO Watchmen’s sixth episode features the character Lieutenant Battle. Battle was a real-life NYPD officer and the first black American to join the force. He faced similar discrimination as Will Reeves in Watchmen. The sixth episode of HBO’s Watchmen recalls the person of Samuel Jesse Battle. Born in 1883, Battle would become the first black… Read More »