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Hair Discrimination Would be Outlawed Federally Under Bill Sen. Cory Booker Introduced

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced the first federal bill against natural hair discrimination Thursday. His move supports the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair (CROWN) Act. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives along with Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MD.),…

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SNAP Benefits Will No Longer Apply to Nearly 700,000 People Under New Trump Administration USDA Rule

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new rule tightening requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The rule will decrease the number of people eligible for SNAP benefits by nearly 2%, which means 688,000 people will no longer qualify. SNAP benefits, formerly known as Food…

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Charlotte Nebres, 11, Becomes First Black Ballerina to Star in ‘The Nutcracker’ in New York City Ballet

When Charlotte Nebres’ mother Danielle Nebres informed her daughter she was going to be the first Black Marie in George Balanchine’s version of “The Nutcracker” with the New York City Ballet, Charlotte’s response was, “Wow. That seems a little late,” The New York Times reports. Nebres, who is just 11…

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Former Mississippi Firefighter Lieutenant Attributes Noose in Locker Room to ‘Lawless Wild West,’ Not Racism

A noose found in a white lieutenant’s locker in a Hattiesburg, Miss., fire department has caused a rift between Black and white firefighters and has resulted in the resignation of the station’s lieutenant. According to the Associated Press, Shelton Russell, a 22-year veteran with the fire department, left his position…