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Black Lives Kind of Matter: Marissa Alexander free after 3 years, Civil Rights heroes clear after 53

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

File these stories under “This week in Justice Delayed/ relative progress/ baby steps/ Black Lives Matter a Little” news: a Black woman who never should have been convicted for firing a warning shot to scare off an abusive husband is “allowed” to serve the rest of her...

Taryn Manning -- Orange is the New Black for Stalker ... 'Cause She's Goin' to Jail

16 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Taryn Manning will be stalker-free for the foreseeable future because the woman who's been harassing her for months will be spending some time in the pokey.Jeanine Heller -- who has now famously been in a bizarre battle royale with her former close…

So Sad: 24-Year-Old Black Transgender Woman Shot To Death In North Texas After Being Targeted For Hate Crime

Black Transgender Woman Tyrone Lee Underwood Shot To Death In Texas When will the hate crimes against the transgender community end?? Via CBS 19 TV reports: Tyler Police detectives are searching for clues after a transgender woman was shot to

Gabrielle Union Says Smart Things About Ferguson, the NFL, Hollywood

Gabrielle Union has aways seemed pretty damn sharp. (She also has not aged since 2003.) In an interview with Yahoo Style, the actress discusses issues like Ferguson and being a black woman in Hollywood with more insight and sensibility, not just than most celebrities, but than most people, period. Read more...

”It Was Looking Back At Me”: Woman Finds Strange Creature In A Can Of Tuna

A mom got a horrific shock when she opened up a can of tuna and found a pair of beady black eyes staring back at her. Twenty-eight-year-old Zoe Butler made the grim discovery of the mystery purple creature as she prepared to tuck into Princes fish chunks. Show More Summary

Hate Crimes: Black Transgender Woman Lamia Beard Shot To Death In Virginia But Media Identifies Her As A Man

Black Transgender Woman Lamia Beard Shot To Death Hate crimes against transgender women is on the rise… Via Human Rights Campaign reports: Thirty-year-old Lamia Beard of Norfolk, Va., a transgender woman of color, was shot in the early morning

Woman Severely Injured After Trying To Pet Black Bear

A woman has been severely injured after attempting to pet and feed a black bear at the Wildlife Haven Rehab in Dade City, Florida. Abner the bear, a 400-pound black bear currently being protected by members of the Wildlife Haven Rehab, bit the woman, identified as Virginia Riggs, in the arm. Show More Summary

Longtime Chicago DJ charged after fatal Lake Shore Drive crash

A longtime Chicago DJ was drunk and driving more than 90 mph when he lost control of his black Lexus on Lake Shore Drive and flipped over on a frozen lagoon in Lincoln Park, killing the woman riding with him, prosecutors and police said. Rafael...Show More Summary

'Star Wars 7' Adds 'Woman in Black 2' Star Leanne Best

The actress who plays 'The Woman in Black' has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. [...]

'Woman in Black 2' Actress Cast In Unidentified 'Star Wars' Role

Yahoo! Movies has uncovered that British actress Leanne Best will be appearing in JJ Abrams’ highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The information comes from a PR email about ITV new drama Home Fires in which Best stars. Show More Summary

The FABLES Comic-To-Film Adaptation Has A Promising New Writer!!

One with plenty of experience in high-profile genre fare. Read the full article on AICN The long-gestating big screen adaptation of Vertigo comics’ FABLES has a new scripter. Jane Goodman (THE WOMAN IN BLACK, KICK-ASS, STARDUST, X-MEN:...Show More Summary

‘N—— Go Home’: Vandals target black woman’s new home in wealthy Maryland town

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A black woman in Chevy Chase, Maryland, had racial epithets spray-painted on her garage door shortly after moving into her new home, according to police. On Monday morning, a neighbor noticed the vandalism on the woman’s garage door. It read: “N—— Go Home.” The victim...

First woman picked to lead Vulcan Society of black firefight

For the first time in its 75-year history, the Vulcan Society of black firefighters has elected a female president.

While The AJC Is Interested In Finding The Women In This 1956 'Segregated Bus Terminal' From 48 Years Ago - In The Year 2055 No One Will Be Interested In The Black Women Grieving Over The Murder Of 2 Year Old Kendarius Edwards Of Dekalb County

The Only Reason Why This Black Woman Was Allowed To Sit In The Segregated Waiting Room With RACIAL BIGOTRY Was Codified In The Law Was BECAUSE SHE WAS TENDING TO A WHITE BABY 1956 Photo - Segregated Waiting RoomThe Atlanta Journal Constitution...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“And the Oscar winner is… a white, middle-aged man.” The Academy Awards nominations are more white than they’ve been in 19 years, and Ava DuVernay did not become the first black woman to be nominated for an Oscar for best director. “You can’t think about abortion stigma without considering the intersections of race, class, sex, and ultimately, patriarchy.” Vitae […]

Director Pawel Pawlikowski on His Oscar-Nominated Film Ida and Shooting in Black and White

This morning, Ida, last year's critically acclaimed black-and-white film about a young woman training to be a nun in 1960s Poland, received nominations for Best Foreign Film, and, in a pleasant surprise, Best Cinematography. (It's streaming on Netflix right now, and you should definitely watch it.) We spoke with director... More »

Race, the Oscars, and the Cinematographer Bradford Young No justice in Selma, no justice at the Oscars By the basic standards of the Oscars, Selma, a movie directed by a black woman, Ava DuVernay, and photographed by a black man, Bradford Young, deserved these three nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, and, above all, Best Cinematography. Show More Summary

Movie Review: The dark indie drama Medeas twists the Greek myth for which it’s named

In Greek mythology, Medea is a sorceress of the black arts who helps the man she loves, Jason Of The Argonauts, secure fame and power. The pair weds, but Jason eventually rewards Medea’s devotion by leaving her for another woman. Medea, in retaliation, slits the throats of their children. Show More Summary

Lawsuits: Black Mother Of 4 Sues For $2 Million After Police Held Her At Gunpoint & Mistook Her Kids For Robbery Suspects

Black Mother Files $2 Million Lawsuit After Police Hold Her At Gunpoint In Front Of Her Kids A black Texas woman is rightfully headed to court in a $2 million lawsuit against the Forney police chief and the city of

Filled Negro Says Of The Black Woman Executed At A Bus Stop Near "Temple University" : "Since My Worship Leader Rev William Barber Has Not Seen Fit To Call This A 'Civil Rights Violation' I Too Will Only Speak On This Matter Unless My Clergy In The Spirit

FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV Philadelphia Inquirer: Black Woman Targeted For Execution Near Temple University My Fox Philly: Woman Killed While Waiting For A Bus In North Philly COMMENTARY: From a recent column about GENTRIFICATION...Show More Summary

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