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For decades, black people have been asking for Juneteenth to be a federal holiday

My first Juneteenth celebration was at a Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) concert in Chicago. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

Keeping your dog, and other dogs, out of mischief at a dog park

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Journalists are one group who can definitely take the heat, including from interviewees

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When two priests got into my car while I played Teyana Taylor

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When your actions get more results than your words

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The fire hazard your home insurance company should warn you about

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Google’s YouTube bans election, alcohol and prescription drug ads from prominent ad space

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Your dog may be too territorial for a recycled dog bed

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The one thing I wish Alexis would learn on ‘Ready to Love’

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Not all black people work in the service industry

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