Female Genital Cutting, Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, African American News, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

A Michigan Case Triggers Debate Over the Terminology for Female Genital Mutilation – Slate Two weeks ago, an emergency-room doctor in Detroit was arrested for allegedly removing parts of two 7-year-old girls’ genitals. The federal criminal complaint alleges that Jumana Nagarwala, who has denied the charges, committed the crimes at a medical clinic in Livonia and may have victimized multiple other girls at the request of their parents.

Groveland Four, Criminal Justice Reform, Black Crimes, African American History, Black History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Fla. Apologizes to ‘Groveland Four,’ Men Wrongly Convicted of Rape in 1949 – The Root In 1949 in Groveland, Fla., four men—Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee and Ernest Thomas—were wrongly convicted of raping 17-year-old Norma Padgett in Groveland. Three of the men were imprisoned and another was shot and killed by a group of white men. They became known as the Groveland Four.

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