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An investigative report by the Associated Press, conducted in Andhra Pradesh, India, and released by the Chicago-based Corporate Accountability Lab, exposes the harsh and abusive working conditions within the Indian shrimp industry, the leading supplier of shrimp to the U.S. 40% of shrimp consumed in the U.S. comes from India. The report reveals the dangerous […]

Could a pill replace going to the gym? Researchers say, new chemical compounds have been discovered that appear capable of mimicking the health benefits of a workout, according to new research. The pill containing these chemicals could imitate the effect of exercise on the metabolism and growth of muscle cells, the researchers say, and therefore offset potential […]

The debate around daylight saving time (DST) is ongoing, with discussions at both the federal and state levels about ending the biannual time change. In March 2022, the Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act to make DST permanent, but the House has yet to take it up due to higher priorities and criticism about the […]

In response to rising transit crime in New York City, Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the deployment of 750 National Guard members, along with state and MTA police officers, to conduct mandatory bag checks at busy subway stations. This initiative aims to reassure commuters following a series of violent incidents in the transit system. Passengers […]

50 Cent, Jill Scott, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Muni Long, Lola Brooke and Funk Flex will all be apart of Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit.  The event  is moving from Atlanta to hip-hop’s birthplace, New York City. Presented by the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul and Pepsi in partnership with Live Nation […]

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has implemented an annual brush burning ban from March 16 to May 14, as announced by Commissioner Basil Seggos. This preventive measure, enacted yearly since 2009, aims to mitigate wildfire risks and reduce air pollution, particularly noting the heightened fire danger following an unusually dry winter. […]

Lachi, a blind singer-songwriter based in New York, is making significant strides in the music industry and as a disability rights activist. Known for her unique approach to self-identification, Lachi describes herself in detail for the visually impaired audience, emphasizing her identity as a blind Black woman. As the co-founder and president of RAMPD, Recording […]

Wildfire smoke is affecting air quality across nearly half of Texas, particularly in the Texas Panhandle, causing health concerns and poor visibility. Lubbock experienced unhealthy air levels, which slightly improved but remained concerning for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children, and those with respiratory conditions. The smoke, carrying hazardous particulate matter known as PM2.5, […]

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February 26, 2024

Leap Day, added nearly every four years on February 29, corrects a critical discrepancy between our calendar year and the Earth’s orbit around the sun. As astronomer Jackie Faherty explains, “it actually takes Earth 365.242190 days to orbit the sun… and that .242190 days to go around the sun is the entire reason why we […]

The Alabama Supreme Court’s recent ruling categorizes frozen embryos as “extrauterine children.” Stemming from a wrongful death lawsuit after a fertility clinic accident, the ruling aligns with the state’s Wrongful Death of a Minor Act. The decision has led to a temporary halt in IVF treatments by some Alabama providers, with legislative clarifications pending. IVF […]

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