Category: Local Monitor News

Big is the New BLACK

For Black men, being tall increases threat stereotyping and police stops Young Black men are stereotyped as threatening, which can have grave consequences for interactions with police. We show that these threat stereotypes are even greater for tall Black men, who face greater discrimination from police officers and elicit stronger judgments of threat. We challenge

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Australian State Pair Launch Sugar Cane Plastic Option

SYDNEY — Sugar cane could be the answer to Australia’s enormous plastic pollution problem, a pair of Sydney-based entrepreneurs say. About 70 billion pieces of soft “scrunchable” plastics are used in Australia each year, many of which are food packaging. Very little is recycled, and much of it ends up in landfills or the ocean. That’s a problem Grounded

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 TeleHelp 24/7 Helps Students At Historically Black Colleges Address Mental-Health Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — College is often seen as some of the best years of young people’s lives. However, that changed in 2020 with COVID-19. The pandemic meant students struggled to balance personal anxiety and their college studies. Many were forced to return home after living on campus, and to take up their studies in virtual classrooms.

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