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An effort to stop overnight jail releases in California is rejected by Gov. Newsom | Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, Mitrice Richardson was released from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station just after midnight, left to find her way home through a remote area, alone and on foot, with no money or phone. When her body was located 11 months later, questions were raised about why the Sheriff’s Department let her go at an hour when there were few transportation options available and after she showed signs of a mental health crisis; she had been arrested after failing to pay her bill at a Malibu restaurant and exhibiting what was described as “strange […]

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Entrepreneur Prioritizes Supporting Black Women in Madison | AFRO

Lisa Speckhard Pasque, The Capital Times, AFRO Sabrina Madison, founder, at the Progress Center for Black Women in Fitchburg, Wis. — photos by Michelle Stocker/The Capital Times via AP, Featured Image , Wis. (AP) — It’s a Wednesday afternoon at Ford’s Gym, a “Rocky”-style gym filled with “regular old-school dudes,” Sabrina Madison says. That’s why she likes it. Head coach Andrea Nelson leads Madison through her boxing drills. Wearing boxing gloves, Madison punches while stepping to the left, stepping right, taking quick one-two punches, then punches while stepping forward and stepping backward. At the end of her session, she gives […]

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Pa. Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Receives Free Barbershop From Stranger | The Root

Breanna Edwards, The Root Brennon Jones takes to the streets of Philadelphia giving haircuts to the homeless. Courtesy of Brennon Jones. Featured Image is approaching and, with it, all the difficult weather conditions that often apply. Because of that, one kindhearted Philadelphia man thought that he would have to temporarily give up his mission of giving free haircuts to the homeless—that is, until one equally kindhearted stranger stepped in and gave him a relatively new barbershop. For free. According to WTXF-TV, Sean Johnson heard about Brennon Jones’ widely publicized haircut mission and decided he wanted to be a part of […]

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