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Nicki Minaj attributes more natural, toned down look to confidence

If you’ve been keeping up with Nicki Minaj, then you’ll notice the rapper has dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look. Why? Because she’s more comfortable in her skin.

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Possible charges: CHP police officer who beat defenseless woman on highway removed from duty

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The California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has been relieved of his duties. Officer Daniel Andrew could face “potentially serious charges.” 

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Woman beat by officer on highway speaks out for first time

A Los Angeles woman who was severely beaten by a CHP police officer on the side of a freeway is speaking out. Marlene Pinnock said she feared for her life as the officer pummeled her during an incident that was captured on a cell phone video. 

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Justice for Renisha McBride: jury convicts Ted Wafer of second-degree murder

A jury convicted a suburban Detroit man of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Thursday in the killing of a 19-year-old unarmed woman who sought help after a car wreck on his porch last year. Theodore Wafer claimed self-defense and said that he feared for his life. 

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Update: Marissa Alexander denied new hearing, still faces 60 years in prison

A Florida judge has denied Marissa Alexander a new self-defense hearing after finding that the recent addition of a “warning shot” provision to the state’s Stand Your Ground law could not be applied retroactively.  The law allows someone to fire without retreat if they have a “reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great […]

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Woman firefighter becomes first female featured in Calender of Heroes

A Bronx, New York woman has become the first female firefighter to be featured in the FDNY Calendar of Heroes.  Danae Mines, an 11-year veteran, said she was told the honor was reserved for men only. 

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be a white woman.

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Tona Brown makes history by becoming first transgender African-American woman to play at Carnegie Hall

Sissieretta Jones made history in 1892 when she became the first African-American female to sing at Carnegie Hall. 122 years later, the first openly transgender African-American performer will play at the venue on June 25.

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Tufts University kicks out student after she was raped

On Monday, Wagatwe Wanjuki posted a tweet about what it’s like to be a rape survivor. The 27-year-old took to Twitter after reading a June 6 Washington Post column buy conservative writer George Will. The column suggested there was no campus rape epidemic and that women were lying about being victims of sexual assault.

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Single mother graduates with 3 degrees

A 28-year-old single mother of three graduated from UCLA with not one, not two, but THREE degrees on Friday. Deanna Jordan, a native of Compton, said it was imperative that her sons see her walk across stage. 

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