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R&B Singer Tweet Hospitalized With Blood Clots

R&B Singer Tweet Hospitalized With Blood Clots

R&B songstress Tweet has been hospitalized with blood clots in her arms and lungs. Pastor Jamal H. Bryant, Tweet’s boyfriend, posted the information on Instagram. “Doctors can’t trace it but God is a healer! Prayer still works,” Bryant said. ALERT!!! I need your prayers for @tweet_ She's been admitted…

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

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

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 sufficient frequency and number,” Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Justin Long wrote in an email. “Prior to the (memo), the type of products provided was not consistent, and varied by…

Spelman College to Admit Transgender Female Students

Spelman College to Admit Transgender Female Students

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 consider the impact on the campus resulting from the new policy. …

Chicago Teenager Found Dead in Hotel Freezer

Chicago Teenager Found Dead in Hotel Freezer

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 the ninth floor of the hotel around 11:30 p.m., but around the teen’s mother, Tereasa Martin, said she received a call around 4:30 a.m. Saturday from friends who said they couldn’t find Jenkins after the party. Martin said she …

Marvel Launches Short Comic With Nigerian Girl as Superhero

Marvel Launches Short Comic With Nigerian Girl as Superhero

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). “They were normal girls who suddenly had to…

Atlanta Teacher Suspended After Assigning Kodak Black Lyric Homework

Atlanta Teacher Suspended After Assigning Kodak Black Lyric Homework

A 6th grade teacher in Atlanta has been suspended after asking students to change the lyrics from a Kodak Black song to sound more positive. The teacher at Georgia’s Bethune Middle School asked the students to change A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s “Drowning” for a school assignment. The teacher gave the explicit lyrics to his students and asked them to …

‘Kalief Browder Way’ Unveiled in The Bronx on His 24th Birthday

‘Kalief Browder Way’ Unveiled in The Bronx on His 24th Birthday

NYC Council/Twitter A Bronx street corner has been renamed in honor of the late Kalief Browder on what would have been his 24th birthday. “Kalief Browder Way” was unveiled on Thursday by community leaders and family members on the northwest corner of East 181st Street and Prospect…

Mac DeMarco On ‘This Old Dog’, Reoccurring Dreams And Coming To Australia

Mac DeMarco On ‘This Old Dog’, Reoccurring Dreams And Coming To Australia

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Ferguson Protester Dead After Alleged Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Ferguson Protester Dead After Alleged Self-Inflicted Gunshot

(Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) The St. Louis Dispatch won a Pulitzer Prize for the above photo that showed Edward Crawford throwing a tear gas canister back at police, to protect children behind him. On Thursday, Crawford was found dead from an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound. But his father doesn’t think his son committed suicide. Edward Sr. said his son was in good spirits throughout the week, and just started a new job. Edward Crawford is dead. Found in his…

Lorde Made A Playlist To Get You Through Life

Lorde Made A Playlist To Get You Through Life

Byline: Repeat all. Image: Additional Settings Push to Featured Slider: Do not show this article in the featured slider Push to Category Slider: Do not show this article in the category slider Post Excerpt Size: Small Push to Editor's Pick Widget: Do not show as editor’s pick With your baby Lorde about to release Melodrama, after a literal 100 year wait since Pure Heroine, she is taking some time to chill and do life admin

Terry Crews Asks ‘Why Is It Considered Perfectly Fine To Be Transgender But Socially Unacceptable To Be Transracial?”

Terry Crews Asks ‘Why Is It Considered Perfectly Fine To Be Transgender But Socially Unacceptable To Be Transracial?”

Actor Terry Crews is demanding answers to a question many have been debating over since it was discovered back in 2015 that former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal was a white woman moonlighting as black, claiming to be transracial. Why is it considered perfectly fine to be transgender, but deemed totally unacceptable to be TRANSRACIAL? A post shared by Terry Crews (@terrycrews) on Apr 29, 2017 at 2:41pm PDT In…

Young Couple Commit Suicide Days Apart

Young Couple Commit Suicide Days Apart

Facebook Last week, Mercedes Smith, 18, a communication freshman and member of the Lindsey Wilson College track and field team from Cincinnati, OH, committed suicide in her dorm room. “We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mercedes,” said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and teammates and the entire LWC community during this incredibly difficult time.” LWC track and field head coach Jamaine Gordon said …

Watch The Very Drastic New Trailer For Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’

Watch The Very Drastic New Trailer For Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’

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Watch Chloë Sevigny, Salma Hayek And ‘Transparent’ Crew In ‘Beatriz At Dinner’ Trailer

Watch Chloë Sevigny, Salma Hayek And ‘Transparent’ Crew In ‘Beatriz At Dinner’ Trailer

Byline: Awks. Image: Additional Settings Push to Featured Slider: Do not show this article in the featured slider Push to Category Slider: Do not show this article in the category slider Post Excerpt Size: Small Push to Editor's Pick Widget: Do not show as editor’s pick An actual genius cast featuring Chloë Sevigny, Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, and the Transparent mates Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker, has been assembled for this very awks dark comedy. Being dubbed "…

Family of Facebook-Killing victim Robert Godwin Says They Forgive His Killer

Family of Facebook-Killing victim Robert Godwin Says They Forgive His Killer

Robert Godwin Sr.’s family spoke out about his senseless death at the hands of Steve Stephens. “Each one of us forgives the killer, the murderer,” Tonya Godwin-Baines, a daughter of 74-year-old victim Robert Godwin, told Cleveland TV station WJW on Monday. “We want to wrap our arms around him.” The suspect, Steve Stephens, 37, is charged with cold-bloodedly killing Godwin, a father of…

First African-American Female Judge Found Dead in New York’s Hudson River

First African-American Female Judge Found Dead in New York’s Hudson River

AP She was a force for good whose legacy will be felt for years to come — Governor Mario Cuomo Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York’s Court of Appeals, was found dead on Wednesday in New York’s Hudson River. Abdus-Salaam also became the first female Muslim to serve as a U.S. judge when she joined the New York State Supreme …

Mariah Carey Blesses Us With Record Label And New Album Announcement

Mariah Carey Blesses Us With Record Label And New Album Announcement

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NY Becomes 1st State to Offer Free College Tuition

NY Becomes 1st State to Offer Free College Tuition

Over the weekend, New York State approved a free tuition as part of the state budget. Under the plan, the state will supplement aid for in-state residents whose families earn $125,000 or less, providing tuition-free education at all state public two- and four-year colleges, according to USA Today. “Today, college is what high school was—it should always be an option even if you can’t afford it,” Gov. Cuomo said in a statement on the program’s …

True Legend Kendrick Lamar Details Album Release

True Legend Kendrick Lamar Details Album Release

Byline: Very good kid. Image: Additional Settings Push to Featured Slider: Do not show this article in the featured slider Push to Category Slider: Do not show this article in the category slider Post Excerpt Size: Small Push to Editor's Pick Widget: Do not show as editor’s pick Join us in punching holes in the sky because official news is in on Kendrick Lamar's new album. While 'The Heart Part 4' had us ready for an April 7 release, his team have confirmed it'll be here April 14. read more

D.C. Police Officer Facing Weapons and Prostitution Charges

D.C. Police Officer Facing Weapons and Prostitution Charges

A D.C. police officer has been arrested in Maryland and is facing an array of charges involving assault, weapons and prostitution, police say. Anne Arundel County police arrested Metropolitan Police Officer Chukwuemeka Ekwonna on Thursday. Ekwonna is charged with armed robbery, firearm use, first, second and third-degree assault, third-degree sex offense, reckless endangerment and prostitution offenses, police said. All of the charges stem from an incident that happened on Jan. 9, 2017, according …