There Would Be No Madam C.J. Walker If It Wasn’t for Annie Turnbo-Malone Before Her

Annie Turnbo-Malone (Aug. 9, 1869 – May 10, 1957)

Born in Metropolis, Ill., as one of the youngest of 11 children to former enslaved Africans, Turnbo-Malone became a young orphan after her parents died. Continue reading There Would Be No Madam C.J. Walker If It Wasn’t for Annie Turnbo-Malone Before Her

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What happens if Earth gets 2°C warmer?

If the world gets warmer by two degrees Celsius, we’re screwed. To prevent that, the United Nations signed the Paris Agreement, an international treaty designed to keep the average global temperature “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels”…A.K.A. what the Earth was like before factories started spewing greenhouse gases into the air.

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E-Cig Vapor Tested Positive for Lead and Arsenic in New Study

A new study, published Thursday in Environmental Health Perspectives, adds more evidence to the idea that e-cigarettes aren’t an entirely risk-free endeavour. It suggests that the very act of vaping might be exposing people to unsafe levels of toxins like lead and arsenic. Continue reading E-Cig Vapor Tested Positive for Lead and Arsenic in New Study