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GA Siblings Create Innovative App For Teens Dealing With Mental Health Issues

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GA Siblings Create Innovative App For Teens Dealing With Mental Health Issues

 Photo credit: Amber Laws   After 15-year-old Hannah Lucas was diagnosed with a medical condition that caused her to faint frequently, she became extremely anxious, depressed, and even began to self-harm. Out of her fear to potentially faint when no one was around to help her, she and her younger brother developed an idea for an app to alert one’s loved ones in an emergency situation. "I started passing out more and more often and I was terrified of going anywhere,” Hannah shared with ABC News. "Because what if I passed out and no one was around or what if someone...

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CoverGirl Introduces Its First-Ever Model With Vitiligo In New Foundation Ad

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CoverGirl Introduces Its First-Ever Model With Vitiligo In New Foundation Ad

Photo credit: CoverGirl/YouTube Back in October, CoverGirl officially changed its iconic slogan, "Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, CoverGirl", to a new tagline that represents all types of beauty: "I Am What I Make Up." Now the campaign features its first-ever model with vitiligo, Amy Deanna. Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes white patches of depigmentation to develop on certain parts of the skin.  In the video seen below, Deanna applies two different shades of CoverGirl's TruBlend Foundation to accentuate both skin tones. While doing this, she asks a rhetorical yet powerful question, "Why try to blend in when you can choose to...

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This 11-Year-Old Is Gifting Black Girls With Dolls That Look Like Them

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This 11-Year-Old Is Gifting Black Girls With Dolls That Look Like Them

All photos via: Nakia Bowling   Image representation is important and it's a lesson that 11-year-old Zoe Terry of Miami, Florida learned at an early age. When she was 5-years-old, she was bullied in school because of the color of her skin and her hair. Rather than letting the hurtful remarks get her down, Terry turned the experience into a positive one. In 2011, she launched Zoe’s Dolls, which is a simple initiative that gifts black and brown girls with dolls that look just like them. She tells ABC News that the goal is to let other young girls like...

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#WakandaTheVote: These Ladies Launched A Campaign To Register Voters At 'Black Panther' Screenings

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#WakandaTheVote: These Ladies Launched A Campaign To Register Voters At 'Black Panther' Screenings

  Photo credit: Kayla Reed  In October of 2017, Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd, and Rukia Lumumba started the Electoral Justice Project (EJP), a project that is a part of the larger Movement for Black Lives, which seeks to fight for and advance the rights of Black U.S. citizens. With the highly anticipated premiere of Black Panther taking place across the country, EJP launched a new mission called #WakandaTheVote. The mission seeks to leverage the excitement, pride, and unity that this film has awakened in the Black community into mobilized political engagement to encourage African Americans to get involved and vote. The...

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FedEx Hires Its First Black Female Pilot

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FedEx Hires Its First Black Female Pilot

Photo credit: FedEx  In 2002, Tahirah Lamont Brown made history as the first African American woman pilot for FedEx.  On FedEx's blog, Brown talked about her desire to be a pilot ever since she was in high school and explained some of the barriers she faced while trying to reach this goal in a male-dominated industry.  “I didn't know any pilots and didn’t know how to pay for flight school," she explained. “I worked two jobs to pay for college and for flight training. I also wrote my family a letter asking them for support. I promised that if they...

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