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Don’t Mess With Texas: #StandwithWendy Enthralls Social Media

Texas senator Wendy Davis gained a larger following and fan base after her filibuster against a restrictive abortion bill Tuesday. Ultimately, the  final vote occurred after midnight Wednesday, and Republicans conceded the leg...
by Imani Jackson
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Disability Experts File Brief Supporting Warren Lee Hill

Intellectual disability experts and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disability recently filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to consider new testimony in Warren Lee Hill’s case. Hill is a Georgian...
by Imani Jackson
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Are Modern Fathers and Families Changing or are Society’s Expectations?

Father’s Day weekend just wrapped, but changing family roles are ongoing. Many Americans no longer fit stereotypes of stay-at-home moms and breadwinning dads, according to the Pew Research Center. Today’s dads are often...
by Imani Jackson
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#YouCanTouchMyHair, a New York Social Experiment into Black Hair

Black women let strangers touch their varying manes for a social experiment in New York City recently. The exhibit, “You Can Touch My Hair”, was masterminded by blogger Antonia Opiah. Before the exhibit, Opiah wrote...
by Imani Jackson
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George Zimmerman Trial Begins In Florida

Jury Selection: Trayvon Martin Supporters Gather for Zimmerman Murder Trial

Jury selection began Monday for George Zimmerman, the man on trial for the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. The selection process is expected to take two weeks, and the first day began with peaceful assemblers meeting ou...
by Imani Jackson
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Erika Harold: Former Miss America is GOP Congressional Hopeful

On Tuesday, attorney and Congressional hopeful Erika Harold announced her run for office in her hometown Urbana, Ill. Many remember Harold as Miss America 2003, and for being among few women of African ancestry to hold the tit...
by Imani Jackson
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Natural Hair Baggage: Anti-Braiding Laws, Policies Limit Options

For many black people, hair braiding is uneventful. Short of being overcharged or cornrowed by a stylist whose work produces baby Botox effects, (Tight braids, yanked hairlines and high eyebrows, anyone?) the service is ordinar...
by Imani Jackson
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New Study: ‘Crack Baby Scare’ Exaggerated

Recent medical research suggests that the 1980s “crack baby” scare was exaggerated. A review in medical journal Pediatrics found little support of long-term effects on children whose mothers used cocaine while pregnant. The...
by Imani Jackson
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“New Slaves”– Kanye West Goes for Rap God (Again)

Be great at your craft if you’re gonna have a God complex. Kanye West satisfies both conditions. Because of that, his song “New Slaves” makes more sense to audiences. West released “New Slaves”, in all its bitter, but...
by Imani Jackson
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Kelly Rowland’s ‘Dirty Laundry’ Sheds Shame, Tackles Envy

Original Destiny’s Child member and solo artist Kelly Rowland gave listeners a candid view of some trying experiences—namely an abusive romantic relationship and envy of band-mate Beyonce in her new song “Dirty Laundry....
by Imani Jackson
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We Saw This Coming: Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries ‘Regrets’ His Words

his was a troubling week for Abercrombie & Fitch and its company, Hollister.  Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries’ statements about catering to cool kids went viral after a Business Insider story addressed the bran...
by Imani Jackson
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Fifteen-Year Teacher Cheating Scandal Yields Indictments

As the adage goes, those who can do. However, some who won’t cheat. The New York Times recently reported a triple-state cheating ring for teacher certification exams. Clarence D. Mumford Sr. pleaded guilty to charges that he ...
by Imani Jackson
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Angelina Jolie Opens up to NYT About Double Mastectomy

“We often speak of  ‘Mommy’s mommy,’ and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us,” award-winning actress Angelina Jolie wrote in an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times. “They have ask...
by Imani Jackson
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Abercrombie & Fitch’s Anti-Fat Agenda: Mean Man CEO, Bias & Dollars

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries angered customers and possible customers with size discriminatory statements and beliefs that larger people, especially women, should not wear his brand. A recent Business Insider story...
by Imani Jackson
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The Charles Ramsey Effect: On Rhetoric and Doing Right

Are forked tongues so common that bare-bones wisdom is off-putting? A recent example of the doing-the-right-thing versus having the “right” sound is Charles Ramsey. His actions resulted in freeing women who had been missing...
by Imani Jackson
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