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CeCe McDonald, Transgender Woman, To Receive Early Release From Men’s Prison

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In May 2012, CeCe McDonald, who identifies as female, was sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison facility,  for the death of Dean Schmitz in June of 2011.  On the night of Schmitz’s death, McDonald and four others were walking by a bar, when...

Black Excellence: Letitia James Sworn In as First Black Woman Elected to Citywide Office in NYC

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While many celebrated the inauguration of Bill de Blasio, New York City’s newest mayor, and his biracial family, Letitia “Tish” James was sworn-in as the city’s first woman of color to be elected to citywide office. James, a former councilwoman and Howard University School of Law...

Alone vs. Lonely

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I live alone and work mostly from home, so I am quite comfortable in my own company.  This comfort extends beyond the walls of home and it is not unusual for me to catch a movie, have brunch, go to a bar or even take...

Meet SNL’s Newest Cast Member: Sasheer Zamata (@thesheertruth)

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Sasheer Zamata is no stranger to comedy.  The University of Virginia graduate was also trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.  Now she can add “Saturday Night Live” cast member to her resume. Zamata will make her debut on SNL’s January 18th show with Drake as host...

Study: Half Of All Black Males And 40% Of All White Males Are Arrested By Age 23

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According to a new study,  published in the journal Crime & Delinquency on Monday, 50 percent of all black males and approximately 40 percent of all white males in the United States are arrested by their 23rd birthday.  The study analyzed data from 1997 to 2008 of teenagers...