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Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History

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Lena Waithe has made Emmy history as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Waithe won for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari. Waithe has also had a...

Marvel Launches Short Comic With Nigerian Girl as Superhero

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    Marvel comics has launched a 8-page short comic book staring a young Nigerian girl as its superhero. “Blessing in Disguise,” was written by Nnedi Okorafor, and is inspired by the Chibok girls, who were abducted by the militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria (2014)....

Starbucks Names Its First Black Female COO Rosalind Brewer

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Former Sam’s Club executive Rosalind Brewer has been named the new chief operating officer and group president of Starbucks, the company announced Wednesday. Brewer is the first woman and African-American to hold the position. Brewer joined Starbucks in March as part of the 14-member of the board...

Chicago Teenager Found Dead in Hotel Freezer

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Police are investigating the death of a Chicago teen after she was found dead in a walk-in freezer in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont early Sunday morning. 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins left her home on Friday the Near West Side to attend a party on...

Spelman College to Admit Transgender Female Students

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Spelman College has announced that they will admit transgender women students starting next year. The women’s college said in a letter that they will admit those who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth. Spelman will have a committee to...

Federal Prisons Are Now Required to Supply Tampons & Pads to Inmates For Free

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Federal prisons are now required to provide female inmates with a range of feminine hygiene products free of charge, according to the Bureau of Prisons. “Wardens have the responsibility to ensure female hygiene products such as tampons or pads are made available for free in...