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CNN: This man is the first African American to receive a full facial transplant

Robert Chelsea just got a new face, and with it, he is the latest milestone in the burgeoning world of facial transplant surgery. He is the first African American to receive a full facial transplant, with a successful surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. A black patient in Paris received a partial face transplant in 2007.


The New York Times: John Conyers Jr., Longest Serving African-American in Congressional History, Dies at 90

Representative John Conyers Jr., an advocate of liberal causes for five decades and the longest-serving African-American in the history of Congress, died on Sunday at his home in Detroit. He was 90. His death was confirmed by a family spokeswoman, Holly Baird.


BlackpressUSA: Rededicated Emmett Till Memorial is now bulletproof

A memorial has been rededicated to Emmett Till just outside of Glendora, Miss.

The new marker was dedicated Saturday to the slain 14-year-old Black teen from Chicago. His tragic and brutal murder jump-started the civil rights movement more than six decades ago.


Refinery 29 Unbothered: Atatiana Jefferson’s Name May Eventually Stop Trending, But The Fight For Black Lives Can’t

On Thursday, 28-year-old Atatiana Koquice Jefferson is being laid to rest. Had former Fort Worth, Texas officer Aaron Dean — one of two cops who showed up to her home following a neighbor’s welfare check request just 11 days prior — not shot her through her window while she was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew, I imagine she may have been easing into her work day just as I am.


USA Today: HBCU, black parents saddled with risky college student debt because of Parent PLUS Loan

It’s not unusual to cobble together family savings, scholarships and federal loans to pay for college. What is less common: a loan to the parents of the students. The Parent PLUS Loan provides funds to parents with only a minimal check to see if they have the means to repay it.