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As Nigeria wraps up investigation, 90 more children kidnapped

Nigerian officials may have closed their investigation into the kidnapping of more than 200 missing girls, but the case is not closed. In fact, at least 60 girls and women and more than 30 boys were abducted over the weekend. The Boko Haram terror group is believed to be responsible for the kidnapping. 

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Event: ‘Free Her Rally’ seeks to call attention to women and girls in prison

The Institute of the Black World along with Black Family Summit Organizations will host a “Free Her” rally in hopes of calling attention to the affects of mass incarceration on women. Thousands of concerned citizens along with members of national organizations are expected to converge on the National Mall in Washington, D. C. on Saturday, […]

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Study: Eviction rates for black women comparable to black male incarceration

A recent study released by the MacArthur Foundation found that while black men face disproportionately high rates of incarceration, black women are disproportionately evicted from their homes. In a given year, approximately 16,000 adults and children are evicted in Milwaukee from approximately, 6,000 housing units. 

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Google admits to lack of diversity in staff

On Wednesday, Google publicly released data on the diversity of its workforce, and admitted it was disappointed with its record for hiring African Americans, Latinos and women. 

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40% of all missing persons are black, yet their stories aren’t told

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A campaign meant to highlight hundreds of missing African-American women has been launched. According to the National Crime Information Center, approximately 40 percent of missing persons are black. However, public attention mainly focuses on white women who have vanished. 

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For third time, Senate GOPs block vote equal pay act

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For a third time, Senate Republicans blocked a vote that would open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The act would hold employers more accountable for wage discrimination against women. 

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Beyoncé graces cover of Out magazine, talks sexual freedom

Beyoncé will be featured on the cover of Out magazine’s annual May Power Issue (on newsstands April 22). The singer/actress, who released her surprise self-titled video album late last year, is seen as “the perfect representation of what it means to be powerful” by the magazine’s curators. 

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On Twitter, victims of sexual assault answer ‘what were you wearing?’ question

Every two minutes, someone becomes a victim of sexual assault in America. 80 percent of the victims are under age 30, and 44 percent are under the age of 18. Often, the victim is afraid to come forward, and when she/he does, they are shamed, questioned and even blamed for the act. But a powerful […]

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2 women dead: community pleads for answers with canvassing, prayer vigil

Community members in Port Bolivar, Texas are pleading for the killer(s) of a lesbian couple to come forward. 24-year-old Crystal Jackson and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, 24, were murdered. Their bodies were found left next to a dumpster last week. 

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‘Ban Bossy’ campaign seeks to empower young girls to become leaders

In an effort to reclaim the word “leader” for young girls, organizers of a new campaign are encouraging everyone to ban the word “bossy.” 

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