After years of domestic violence, a gun changed everything | The Philadelphia Tribune After one beating, Norris Jones went to her father’s house and shared what she was going through. “He looked at me and said, ‘What did you think marriage was?’”

After one beating, Norris Jones went to her father’s house and shared what she was going through. “He looked at me and said, ‘What did you think marriage was?’”

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Ellis Island Tea, A Family Recipe for Jamaican Sweet Tea, “Goes National” Ellis-Brown is the only African American female beverage maker in the United States with her own manufacturing plant.

Ellis-Brown is the only African American female beverage maker in the United States with her own manufacturing plant.

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Cyntoia Brown, Trafficking Victim Serving Life Sentence for Murder, Will Get Clemency Hearing | The New York Times Cyntoia Brown, a Nashville woman who is serving a life sentence for killing a man who picked her up for sex while she was being trafficked as a teenager, will receive a hearing that could lead to her release, officials said on Thursday.

Cyntoia Brown, a Nashville woman who is serving a life sentence for killing a man who picked her up for sex while she was being trafficked as a teenager, will receive a hearing that could lead to her release, officials said on Thursday.

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Black Women’s Health Week Raises National Awareness | AFRO “It was about highlighting for people the role of racism, discrimination, and unequal treatment in the variety of systems that influence our lives and how that impacts maternal health outcomes...”

“It was about highlighting for people the role of racism, discrimination, and unequal treatment in the variety of systems that influence our lives and how that impacts maternal health outcomes…”

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‘Uncommon Bonds’ Explores What It Takes for Women to Have Real Friendships Across Race | Colorlines The collection of essays, poetry and letters, edited by Kersha Smith and Marcella Runell Hall, uncovers the tensions, vulnerabilities and power dynamics of true cross-racial friendships.

The collection of essays, poetry and letters, edited by Kersha Smith and Marcella Runell Hall, uncovers the tensions, vulnerabilities and power dynamics of true cross-racial friendships.

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I Am Evidence: the shocking film on the truth about untested rape kits | The Guardian In a new documentary, two film-makers bring to life the stories of sexual assault survivors let down by a fractured system

In a new documentary, two film-makers bring to life the stories of sexual assault survivors let down by a fractured system

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Octavia Spencer To Produce New Film About First Black Woman To File And Win Her Freedom Suit | MadameNoire Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has been linked to a new project and we’re particularly excited about it. According to Variety, Spencer has signed on to executive produce an independent movie about Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman.

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has been linked to a new project and we’re particularly excited about it. According to Variety, Spencer has signed on to executive produce an independent movie about Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman.

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