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White women using #nappyhair hashtag on Instagram

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An interesting trend executed by white women on social media is emerging. A growing number of Caucasian females are using the #nappyhair hashtag to describe their locs. 

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Report: poor black women evicted as much as black men are incarcerated

According to a recent report released by the MacArthur Foundation, poor black women are evicted as much as black men are incarcerated. The study also found that for various reasons, low-income women are evicted at much higher rates than men. 

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Philadelphia woman’s abduction captured on video

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A 22-year-old Philadelphia woman’s abduction has been captured on video, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding her. Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was last seen around 9:40 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Coulter Street. 

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Report: black women hit the hardest by unemployment

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The latest jobs report was released on Friday and there’s bad news for black women. While just about every other group has seen a decline in unemployment, black women get no reprieve when it comes to finding work. 

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Like other companies, Twitter also comes up short on diversity

Twitter is the latest company to confirm that the field of technology isn’t diverse. The company released a statistical breakdown of the genders and ethnic backgrounds of its employees, and like many companies, the “diversity report” does not live up to its name. 

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Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country. In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white […]

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NWA biopic casting call criticized for being racist

The casting call for the upcoming NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton is, well, racist. The call is looking for women extras in the movie, directed by F. Gary Gray, set to be released next year. The call describes a hierarchy of women, “graded” from levels A through D. Read the casting call notice below.

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Update: more than 60 Nigerian girls and women escape kidnappers

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More than 60 Nigerian girls and women who were kidnapped by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape.

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices. Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking to change that. 

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Supreme Court grants companies right to deny birth control to employees

The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions that allow female employees no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections. 

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