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In online experiment, white man experiences difficulty of being black

A white man can finally say that he knows what it feels like to be a black woman. At least in the virtual sense. Two weeks ago, Christopher Carbone participated in a social experiment. He swapped his Twitter pic for that of a black woman’s, as part of #RaceSwapExp. He wrote about his experience. 

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Aunt of mother arrested for leaving kids in car during interview says ‘she was too proud to ask for help’

The family of a mother who faces jail time and the possibility of losing her children after leaving them in a warm car during a job interview says she “was too proud to ask for help”. During an interview with the Daily Mail, Shanesha Taylor’s great aunt Henrietta Grant said she wished Taylor would’ve asked […]

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Charges reduced for pregnant mother who drove children into ocean

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A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into the Atlantic ocean has had has had charges against her reduced. Ebony Wilkerson, 32, was charged on three counts of attempted first-degree murder and child abuse following the March 4 incident. 

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Autopsy reveals that Miriam Carey was shot multiple times in back by D.C. police

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An autopsy report made public six months after Miriam Carey was shot dead after leading Washington police on a car chase from the White House to the Capitol, shows that the woman was shot five times in the back. Carey, 34, was found to have suffered from mental illness. Her family has filed a wrongful […]

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Transgender student discriminated against for using women’s bathroom

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  A North Carolina student says she was discriminated against after using a women’s bathroom. Andraya Williams, who is a member of the transgender community, was headed to class after using the ladies’ washroom at the Overcash Building at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte when the incident occurred. 

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o makes history by becoming Lancôme’s first black ambassadress

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Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o is the new face of Lancôme cosmetics. This is a pretty big deal seeing as though she is the first black woman to ever be appointed as the brand’s ambassadress. 

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BYP 100′s Jamira Burley among those honored at White House event

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On Thursday, April 3, the White House will honor 9 grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. BYP 100 member Jamira Burley is one of them. 

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Muriel E. Bowser defeats D.C. mayor in primary

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Muriel E. Bowser won the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, beating incumbent Vincent C. Gray’s chance of a second term. The 41-year-old D.C. Council member came out victorious in the latest string of District elections. 

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Innocent woman who spent 7 years in prison to sue New York City

A Bronx woman who was convicted of a 2005 home-invasion shooting is suing New York City. Malisha Blyden served 7 years in Rikers Island with a 40-year prison term stamped on her life for a crime she didn’t commit.  

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Woman makes history by becoming college’s first African American female president

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Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D., has made history by becoming the first African American, and female president of Trinity College. Members of the College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the decision. 

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