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Fourth grader denied right to play on school basketball team

A top player for a school basketball team has been banned from playing an an upcoming game because she is a female. Jaelyn Bates, a fourth grader at Frey Basketball Academy, says she was told she can no longer compete with her teammates. 

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Video: humorous web series explores race, gender dynamics

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A new YouTube series is taking on race and gender. Tales from the Kraka Tower, created by University of South Florida MA student Aphrodite Kocieda, is equivalent to the academic version of Awkward Black Girl. 

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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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U of I Board approves gender reassignment medical coverage

  The University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees voted to add ‘Gender Confirmation Surgery’ to student health insurance. The vote, which landed with 8 out of 9 in favor of the addition, means that transgender students would be allowed to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, and be covered under the student health plan.

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Facebook adds new gender options for users

For as long as the site has existed, users have only had two options when describing their gender on Facebook. Now, the site has added additional options for those who do not identify as male of female. 

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FLOTUS: Obama Presidency ‘Changes the Bar’ For Our Youth

During a recent interview, First Lady Michelle Obama said the Obama Presidency “changes the bar” for all of our youth, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality: “Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States.”

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BET Says They Regret ‘Miscommunication’ w/ B. Scott

BET has released a statement regarding the controversy surrounding their treatment of blogger/media personality B. Scott. In the statement, BET says they regret the “miscommunications from both parties,” and unintentionally offending the LGBTQ community.

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BET Refused to Let Blogger B. Scott Wear Heels at Awards Show

It’s not the BET Awards if something horrible didn’t pop off, right? Well, blogger B. Scott, who hosted the BET Awards red carpet last night, has confirmed that the network refused to let him wear high heels.

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New Report Sheds Light on Police Harassment of Transgender Women of Color

An article in The Village Voice is helping to bring light a report that unveils some alarming statistics about the police harassment of transgender people of color.

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Candice Glover Wins American Idol

23 year-old soul powerhouse Candice Glover was crowned the winner of American Idol last night. Glover is the first woman – and the first black woman – to win since Jordin Sparks in 2007. From NewsOne: The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., won the Fox singing competition after auditioning a trio […]

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