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News One Newsletter: May 4th, 2017

Colorism, Sexism, Racism & The Politics Of Black Hair

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Colorism, Sexism, Racism & The Politics Of Black Hair
Recent controversy about hair care products has returned the perennial issue of the politics of Black hair to the spotlight.
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Here’s What Happened To The Tennis Captain Who Made Racist Comments About Serena Williams
Tennis Captain Ilie Nastase is facing the consequences for comments he made about Serena Williams back in April.
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Flint Residents May Lose Their Homes Over (Undrinkable) Water Bills
Those targeted by the city owe at least six months of back water bills and that they must pay by May 19 or possibly lose their homes via foreclosure.
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Black Teen Earns Bachelor’s Degree Before Getting High School Diploma
Raven Osborne, once labeled as having a learning disability, persevered with encouragement from her mom.
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Obama $400,000 Speech Prompts Congress To Revisit Pension
Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa plan to re-introduce the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act this month.
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State Attorneys For California Sheriff Used Race To Exclude Potential Black Jurors, Judge Says
The only two potential Black jurors were excluded because of their skin color in the trial of a White sheriff.
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Lawyer Seeks Black Teen’s Release From Ohio Jail After Accused Of Father’s Murder
An Ohio judge is considering whether to release Ohio teen Bresha Meadows, 15, who was accused of killing her allegedly abusive father.
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GOP House Passes Bill To Repeal Obamacare
GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the U.S. House of Representatives will vote Thursday on the Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare.
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Black Girl Magic: Gabby Douglas Has Her Own Barbie Doll
Mattel created a Barbie doll for gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, 21, ahead of the Olympics in Rio last year.
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Trump Whitewashes The Civil War
Donald Trump’s remarks about the Civil War are the latest example of a longstanding problem.
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Katy Perry Jokes About Obama & Twitter Claps Back
Katy Perry is getting some heat for making a bad joke about former President Barack Obama and it all stemmed from a new hairdo.
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Man Sentenced After Pouring Boiling Water On Gay Couple
Martin Blackwell was found guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault.
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