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California wildfires burn 500% more land because of climate change

California wildfires burn 500% more land because of climate change

Climate change caused the increase in size of wildfires occurring across California in the last 50 years, according to a new study published in this week’s journal Earth’s Future. Since the early 1970s, California wildfires have increased in size by eight times, the study says, and the annual burned area has grown by nearly 500%.…MORE

Sadie Roberts-Joseph exuded a ‘quiet power’ as she enriched her community

Sadie Roberts-Joseph exuded a ‘quiet power’ as she enriched her community

When officials in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refused to make black history part of the mandatory school curriculum, Sadie Roberts-Joseph created a museum dedicated to African-American heritage, friends say. Today, the Baton Rouge African-American Museum occupies a four-room building under Interstate 10. It was first named for educator Odell S. Williams, whose paintings of black inventors…MORE

A collection of more than 4 million images that depict decades of black life will be auctioned off by Ebony to pay its creditors

A collection of more than 4 million images that depict decades of black life will be auctioned off by Ebony to pay its creditors

Ebony and Jet magazines were once pinnacles of black American culture. Their photographs were windows into intimate moments of black celebrities, and they were known for their everyday depictions of middle class black life, especially Ebony magazine. “It was Ebony that took to remind America of black people’s humanity,” said Jeffrey McCune, a professor of…MORE

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