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Nigeria Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation

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By Diamond 1:12 pm June 3, 2015 Nigeria’s outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, signed an anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) bill into law last week. According to UNICEF, 25% of Nigerian women between the ages of 15–49 have been subjected to FGM.  The Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act will protect against FGM as well as other discriminatory practices […]

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Despite Law, Imprisoned Mothers Still Shackled While Giving Birth


By Diamond 11:26 am February 16, 2015 From the Guardian: Imagine being pregnant and going into labor. Now imagine having handcuffs around your wrists attached to a chain, leading to a chain wrapped around your waist. Another chain leads from your waist to your feet, where cuffs keep them only inches apart. This is a […]

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The Women of #BlackLivesMatter

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By Diamond 3:46 pm January 27, 2015 “I didn’t even know what I was doing was considered organizing until someone told me,” Johnetta “Netta” Elzie, a key Ferguson organizer, told the Atlantic.

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White women using #nappyhair hashtag on Instagram


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:13 pm November 13, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:51 pm November 4, 2014 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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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:21 pm November 4, 2014 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


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:04 am September 8, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:43 am July 25, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:03 pm July 24, 2014 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 […]

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NWA biopic casting call criticized for being racist

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:14 am July 18, 2014 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 […]

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