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Chicago Department of Health seeks participants for HIV prevention focus group

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The Chicago Department of Public Health, in conjunction with Better World Advertising, are seeking black women who are at least 18 years of age to participate in a focus group to develop an HIV/STD prevention campaign.

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Who Will Keep My Sister?: A Dialogue & Discussion on the Criminalization of Black Women & Girls

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Join the Chicago Chapter of BYP100 in a dialogue & discussion on the criminalization of Black women & girls through a queer feminist lens. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, will amplify stories of Black women & girls, and propose solutions over (free) food and community. Featured speakers […]

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Singer Dencia not so thrilled about Lupita Nyong’o's Lancôme deal

South African singer Dencia took to Twitter following news of Lupita Nyong’o’s history-making deal with Lancôme. Dencia, who has been criticized for endorsing a skin bleaching cream, released the following tweet: 

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White House petition started in protest of army’s grooming policies

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Cries of racial bias followed news of the U.S. Army’s newly updated grooming policy last week that critics say unfairly targets black women. The grooming policy, Army Regulation 670-1, bans popular hairstyles worn primarily by black women. The regulation has not been made official yet, but the new rules were detailed in a PowerPoint presentation that […]

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Cries of racial bias follow release of U.S. Army’s new grooming policy

The U.S. Army is coming under fired for changes to its grooming policy. Some say it discriminates against black women with natural hairstyles. 

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Study: black women have more financial burdens than whites

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According to a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post, African American women experience more difficulties with their finances than white females. The survey cites a lack of confidence in acquiring a good job and education  as the primary reasons for the gap. 

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Woman files lawsuit against Planet Fitness over religious head covering

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An Albuquerque woman has filed a lawsuit against Planet Fitness for barring her from entering the gym. The reason? Her head covering that she wears as part of her Muslim faith. 

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Bodies of Houston couple found dead in Texas

Two Houston women were discovered dead near a dumpster in Galveston County Texas. Deputies believe the women were murdered, and relatives on both sides of the tragedy are demanding answers. Crystal Jackson, 24, a mother of one and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, 24, had been together for two years. They decided to take a trip […]

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Woman shot in head expected to make miraculous recovery, posts to Facebook

A Hartford, Connecticut mother is expected to make a full recovery after being shot in the head during a shooting. Just three hours after being struck, Candace Strickland was already posting to social media.

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Clip of the day: ‘Behind the Veil: God’s Victory’

Milwaukee native Victoria Liddell seeks to inspire. Through her modeling, motivational speaking and spoken word pieces, she wants to let everyone know that they can be victorious.  In her latest piece, “Behind the Veil: God’s Victory,” Liddell seeks to promote independent self-worth, and increase the self-esteem of black and brown girls and women around the […]

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