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Black news anchor celebrates wearing her natural hair to support reporter who was fired for not looking like a ‘beauty queen’

As the Malcolm X saying goes, the most disrespected person in America is the Black woman as evidenced recently by the firing of a Black TV news anchor in Mississippi who lost her job after her boss allegedly banned her from wearing her natural hair because they preferred for her to look like a “beauty […] The post Black news anchor ...

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Early Surge of Democratic Contenders for 2020

Several Democrats have taken steps in recent days to get an early jump on the 2020 presidential race. Democrats expect a large field of candidates will compete to take on President Donald Trump when he runs for re-election next year. But many analysts believe that as of now there is no clear front-runner in the Democratic field. Democrat ...

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‘Too dark’: Kansas district faces lawsuit after student banned from dance team events because of skin color

Camille Sturdivant, is suing Blue Valley School District in Johnson County, Kansas, for racial discrimination after she was told her skin was too ...

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Banning skin bleaching products won't work as long as fair skin is linked with beauty and success

Several African countries, including as Rwanda and Ghana, recently banned the use of skin bleaching products because they are dangerous.

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Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump is dismissing news reports suggesting he is beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin or hiding accounts of his ...

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Indian cricketers banned for women comments

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are suspended by India's cricket board after comments about women on a television show.

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Nepal woman and children die in banned 'menstruation hut'

The Nepalese woman was banished to an outhouse during her period, despite the practice being banned.

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Kremlin Dismisses Claims Detained American Pawn in Diplomatic Game

Fears are mounting for Paul Whelan, the former U.S. marine seized last month in a Moscow hotel after being accused of espionage. Western intelligence officers and analysts fear he may remain in detention in Russia for a long time and are casting doubt on the likelihood of a spy exchange. Kremlin officials are dismissing the idea he’d be a ...

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Retired US Military Chiefs Fight Trump Trans Ban

Four senior retired U.S. military officers on Tuesday blasted a legal ruling backing President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the armed forces as "wrong" ahead of a key decision from the country's top court on Friday. The officers said a ruling last week by a Washington appeals court in favor of a ban on transgender ...

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AP Fact Check: Do Former Presidents Back Trump Wall? They Say 'No'

President Donald Trump's recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the Mexican border got no support from the ex-presidents' ...

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Ex-North Korean diplomat writes open letter to 'missing' envoy to Italy

A former North Korean diplomat who defected in 2016 published an open letter Saturday to Pyongyang's "missing" chargé d'affaires to Italy, Jo Song ...

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Court Backs Curbs on Transgender Military Service 

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy of restricting transgender people from serving in the military. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that a lower court judge was ...

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India Rejects Trump Jeer at Modi Over Afghanistan Library

India is defending its development assistance to Afghanistan after comments by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in the war torn country suggesting it is of no use. Indian officials said New Delhi has been implementing a range of mega infrastructure projects that would go a ...

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New Somali-American Congresswoman Pushes for Religious Freedom Rules Change

Ilhan Omar is changing the look of Capitol Hill. Omar — one of two lawmakers who will become the first Muslim women ever to serve in the U.S. Congress — wears a headscarf. But her choice of religious head covering is technically banned under the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The 116th Congress will be among the most diverse ever. ...

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Sabarimala: Women defy historic temple ban

Two Indian women made history by walking into a temple that for centuries had banned women of menstruating age.

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Facebook Apologizes for Banning Evangelist Franklin Graham

Facebook has apologized for temporarily banning North Carolina evangelist Franklin Graham from its platform over a 2016 post about the state's ...

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Zambian match fixer Nchimunya Mweetwa on crusade to help others

Former Zambia international Nchimunya Mweetwa is helping others to avoid the temptation of match fixing after being convicted and banned for the ...

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Fireworks banned on the Galapagos to protect wildlife

Authorities in Ecuador say animals suffered elevated heart rates and anxiety after pyrotechnic shows.

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Trump Aide: White House, Central Bank Tension not Unusual

A White House official says tension between a president and the interest-rate setting Federal Reserve is "traditional as part of our system.'' Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says it should come as no surprise that President Donald Trump is unhappy the central bank, an independent agency, "is raising rates and we think driving down the value ...

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Couple Who Named Their Child After Hitler Are Sentenced for Neo-Nazi Membership

Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were convicted of being members of National Action, a violent far-right group banned in Britain since 2016.

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