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Proposition 61

Seeks to reform prescription drug pricing for consumers

According to supporters, Proposition 61 is a serious effort to reign in the skyrocketing price of drugs. Ernie Powell, California organizer for Social Security Works, said rising drug prices are a burden on people living on fixed incomes.

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Proposition 61

Seeks to reform prescription drug pricing for consumers

According to supporters, Proposition 61 is a serious effort to reign in the skyrocketing price of drugs.

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‘Concussion’ raises awareness about football-related illnesses

Sports, especially a career in football, for decades has been seen as the ticket to higher education or a lucrative career that could get many Black families out of the ’hood. But with the Will Smith movie “Concussion,” and the work of Dr. Bennet Omalu raising awareness about brain injuries, are some families rethinking letting their sons play football?

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Some Blacks say images in slave movies are too painful

With the reboot of “Roots,” the success of the Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” and the much anticipated “Birth of a Nation,” it seems as if movies with slave themes are seeing a resurgence. But some Black people are saying they’ve had enough.

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California native creates natural organic hair product line

Mahisha Dellinger launches career

When California native Mahisha Dellinger had a baby, she decided to go natural with her hair. She was concerned about chemicals from hair products being absorbed by her baby.

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Star of ‘Sisters in Law’ showcases different side of legal field

When Jolanda Jones, one of the stars of the new WE tv show “Sisters in Law,” agreed to do a show about black women working in the legal field, she wanted to show a different side of the law and bring some balance to the way black women are portrayed on reality TV.

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Leaders of the new school

Veteran activists train and mentor next generation of pacesetters

The stereotype about young people is that they’re glued to their cell phones, obsessed with social media and generally clueless about politics and social activism. But that’s not always true.

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Black families must continue to teach sons how to survive police encounters

In the Black community “the talk” doesn’t mean a conversation about the birds and bees. It means parents telling their sons how to survive encounters with the police and make it home alive.

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Black Trump supporters like his leadership skills, promise to crack down on illegal immigration

Although Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is drawing the praise of White nationalists, who say he has energized their movement, his presidential campaign does have some Black supporters.

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New technology will allow more Black people to tell their own historical stories

February is Black History Month. This is a recognition that has been around since 1926, when it was created as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson.

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