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The TPC Group’s petrochemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, exploded at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and again 13 hours later, blowing out windows miles away and sending “thousands of pounds of pollutants into the air, including hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, benzene, and butadiene,” reports Grist.org, an environmental and social justice site. The plant “manufactures butadiene, which, according […]

A new Ivy Park collection is set to drop Jan. 18, and to build anticipation for her new threads Beyoncé released a series of photos on Instagram that had the internet shook. One in particular set her comments ablaze. Beyonce teases new Ivy Park collection to be released January 18. (Photo: @beyonce/Instagram) Dressed in what […]

Retired NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been selected to be an honorary captain of the Pro Bowl, which will take place on Jan. 26 in Orlando, Florida. But a whole bunch of people are against it, and hundreds of thousands have already signed petitions in hopes the NFL will change its mind about Vick. A […]

Kashmere Gardens, a historically Black neighborhood in northeast Houston, is tucked between an industrial lot and a rail corridor that runs through the city. These days the quiet community is abuzz after residents learned their own community could be killing them. A recent report by the Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed neighbors are […]

If you’ve been watching the Los Angeles Lakers this season, then you know that LeBron James‘ three-point shot looks better than in years past, and he seems to have found his sweet spot at the top of the key. But according to the 34-year-old, he’s far from the best shooter in his household, which he […]

Steve Harvey spoke about the connection that millennials have to their cellphones and the language they use when texting. It’s something he spoke to the studio audience of “Family Feud” about during a break from the competition. The subject came up because the audience members’ cellphones were taken away, probably so they wouldn’t film anything. […]

The Southeast Campus of City College, this handsome building at 1800 Oakdale in the middle of Bayview Hunters Point, has always been vastly underutilized. The community demanded this campus as mitigation for the harm caused by the decision to place the massive sewage treatment plant in Bayview Hunters Point, a neighborhood, then mostly Black, already […]

Cynthia Erivo as Araminta “Minty” Ross, or Harriet Tubman, John Tubman’s wife and Ben and Rit’s daughter by Wanda Sabir A woman of controversy even now, Harriet Tubman-Davis, freedom fighter and liberator as portrayed in this current iteration, is stirring things up again. If a viewer is looking to see a story where white people […]

by Diana Hembree The tobacco industry promotes e-cigarettes as a way to kick smoking. But for teens, e-cigarettes are a gateway drug to tobacco addiction, according to the California Tobacco Control Program – and a dangerous one at that. Vaping – or inhaling the aerosol (“vapor”) from e-cigarettes – is not the harmless cigarette substitute […]

Michael ‘Zaharibu’ Dorrough Statement by Michael ‘Zaharibu’ Dorrough I am writing this letter because I am in need of support. This is the first time that I have had to write and ask for some kind of support or assistance, so it is not an easy thing for me to do. I believe that because […]


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