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Racial Attack on Black Woman in NYC Being Investigated as Hate Crime

A white man stabbed Ann Marie Washington in a subway station and "started punching her in her face because she was Black," a witness said.

A 57-year-old Black woman is recovering from surgery to repair a collapsed lung because while exiting a subway in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was punched in the mouth and stabbed by a white man who called her a "Black b--ch" The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attack as a hate crime.

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Black Women: The Voice of Influence in Midterm Elections

Black women "motivate and galvanize the communities that they touch," said Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Screenshot of actress Meagan Good in an NAACP and Centric PSA

With the midterm elections two weeks away, it's clear that a historically overlooked voting block — Black women — who are more politically engaged than any other demographic — will make all the difference for Democratic candidates.

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UPDATE: A Father Posts Photo of His Little Girl Dressed Up as Serena Williams for 'Superhero Day' and Gets a Message from the Tennis Superstar

Chris Wright told DiversityInc that Williams "shows young Black women it's okay to be strong and have voice."

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UPDATE: Sept. 30, 2018 at 8:40 a.m. ET

Chris Wright, who shared the photo on Twitter, told DiversityInc that the little girl is his 9-year-old daughter, Ameya.

Wright told DiversityInc on Sunday that Ameya dressed as Serena Williams during homecoming week at her elementary school in Cairo, Ga.

He said she is slowly starting to get into tennis.

"Her grandfather loves it," Wright said. "[They] made a deal a while back that she was going to try and make the varsity tennis team as a freshman. Right now, she is just having fun learning the game."

Wright, who coaches girls' basketball at Chattahoochee County Middle High School, said Williams "shows young Black women it's okay to be strong and have voice."

He added, "Our young Black girls need to see women in those positions. It lets them know they can do anything they put their minds to."

Wright said that when his mother picked up Ameya from school on Friday, she told her the news that Williams had sent her a message on Twitter.

"Ameya screamed multiple times," Wright said.

ORIGINAL STORY

Serena Williams, one of the world's greatest athletes, is not only a role model for her one-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia, but for other little girls who look up to her.

Twitter user Chris Wright shared a photo on Friday of an adorable Black girl dressed in a tutu, holding a tennis racket and striking a powerful pose.

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'Permit Model' Tries to Prevent Black Women from Taking Photos: Video

A white man demanding a permit interrupts Black women working on a photo shoot.

Following in the footsteps of Permit Patty, BBQ Becky, License Plate Linda, Foul Freddy and others, is Permit Model.

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Venus and Serena Williams Mocked by Australian Athletes Wearing Blackface

Earlier this month, Serena Williams was also the subject of a racist cartoon in an Australian newspaper after the US Open women's final.

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Once again, Serena Williams is insulted in Australia.

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Chris Rock's Latest Instagram Post Calls Out Trump — Where's the Black Women?

Chris Rock highlights the lack of diversity in President Trump's White House.

Chris Rock's latest post on Instagram, hilariously, calls out the lack of diversity at The White House. There's, literally, been a "whiteout" at The White House since Omarosa's, um, "departure" from President Trump's administration.

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Aretha Franklin Funeral Set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral will take place following a two-day public viewing of her casket.

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(Reuters) — A funeral for the late recording star Aretha Franklin has been scheduled for Aug. 31 in Detroit, following a two-day public viewing of her casket, and her body will be entombed at a family gravesite, relatives announced on Friday through a publicist.

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Trump Slanders Another Black Woman Politician

Trump blames D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's leadership for his military parade being cancelled. She gives him a dose of reality.

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President Trump took to Twitter on Friday to announce that the large-scale military parade he wanted this year has been cancelled. Trump blamed local officials who "poorly" run Washington, D.C., for inflating the costs. The city is led Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, a Black woman, and she called Trump out on his inaccuracies.

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Staples Fires Manager Who Accused Pregnant Black Woman of Theft, Offers Canned Apology

A company representative didn't reach out to Sherell Bates, who found out the news on social media.

Staples has fired a store manager who falsely accused, Sherell Bates, currently 34-weeks pregnant with twins, of stealing from a Pineville, N.C., store by hiding merchandise under her shirt.

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Sprint Gives Black Woman’s Cellphone Number to Racist Who Sends Vulgar Texts

"This man sent texts that were violent and racist," Almitra Buzan said.

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Almitra Buzan, and her husband Robert, made a visit to a Sprint store in Missouri due to a Wi-Fi disconnection on her cellphone. Almitra got connected to a racist instead.

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​What's Under Your Shirt?: Staples Manager Accuses Pregnant Black Woman of Shoplifting, Informs Cop

"I actually lifted my shirt just a little bit, just to expose my belly," Sherell Bates said.

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UPDATE: Aug. 16, 2018

Staples has fired a store manager who falsely accused, Sherell Bates, currently 34-weeks pregnant with twins, of stealing from a Pineville, N.C., store by hiding merchandise under her shirt.

The manager, whose name has not been released, asked a police officer present in the store to question Bates.

Staples conducted "a full investigation into the matter, and determined that the manager in question did not follow correct protocol, and also failed to adhere to our existing policy on how to interact with our customers," the company said, in a email to WSOC.

ORIGINAL STORY

Sherell Bates went shopping at a Staples store in Pineville, N.C., to buy school supplies for her children, and she was humiliated. A store manager racially profiled Bates, believing she may have been "concealing merchandise" under her shirt — she is pregnant with twins.

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Asian Nail Salon Workers Assault Black Brooklyn Family Over Refusal to Pay for Botched Eyebrows

Video goes viral. Huiyue Zheng arrested for assault, as was patron Christina Thomas. Incident seen as example of poor interracial relationships.

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A Nielsen report from February of this year has confirmed what Black consumers have already known: there is power in the Black dollar. And often times, Black female dollars fuel businesses owned by other races and ethnicities with respect to the beauty industry.

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