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An acitivist group is raising millions to bail black moms out of jail for mother’s day.
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Blavity: Civil Rights Organizations Are Fighting For Crystal Mason, Who Was Imprisoned For Voting, To Be Released From Prison

Crystal Mason, a Texas woman who was sent to prison for voting, is fighting for her freedom with the help of new additions to her legal team.The Texas Civil Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union Texas and ACLU Voting Rights Project signed on to help Mason appeal her conviction, reports The Star-Telegram. Mason is fighting to have her sentence reversed or undergo a new trial

 

Washingtonian: Why Last Night’s #MOECHELLA Protest Was a Big Deal for DC

Over the past month, the hashtag #DontMuteDC—in response to the reported silencing of go-go music at the MetroPCS in Shaw—has become something of a movement. There have been rallies, concerts, and petitions in DC, and think pieces from Slate and the New Yorker aimed at a broader audience. The proximate cause of the agita was an April 8 incident in which a cell-phone store was ordered to stop playing music outside its storefront on a fast-gentrifying corner of Shaw. The real cause is Washington’s ongoing discomfort with the demographic and economic changes that have swept the city.

 

Black Press USA: Black Girls Continue to Disappear but Few Eyebrows Are Raised

Recently, the nonprofit Black & Missing Foundation compiled statistics from the FBI which noted that in 2016 alone, 242,295 individuals of color were reported missing in the United States. A stunning 36.7 percent of those missing were Black teens under the age of 18. Daunting in the quest to find the girls is the continued lack of attention the missing receive – particularly those who are black and missing. While mainstream media mostly ignores their plight, social media remains a buzz.

 

Essence: Rihanna Becomes the First Black Woman to Head a Luxury Fashion House under LVMH

That Rihanna reign really won’t let up.  It was announced this morning that singer, designer, beauty mogul and all around boss, Bad Gal RiRi has signed on with French luxury conglomerate LVMH to establish the Fenty fashion house. Fenty Maison will include ready to wear, apparel, accessories, sunglasses, and jewelry.  We won’t have to wait long to see what Rihanna has in store for us, as the new collection will be presented on May 22nd in Paris.

 

Ebony: Student Becomes Valedictorian After Being Told Black Girls Can’t

Raylynn Thompson is set to graduate from Oklahoma’s Muskogee High School with a 4.7 GPA and as the No. 1 student her class, a feat she was told could never happen because of the color of her skin.According to Tulsa World, Thompson was approached in Walmart by a woman who had seen her leaked transcript and was told: “Black people can’t be valedictorians.”

 

 

Blavity: Civil Rights Organizations Are Fighting For Crystal Mason, Who Was Imprisoned For Voting, To Be Released From Prison

 

Crystal Mason, a Texas woman who was sent to prison for voting, is fighting for her freedom with the help of new additions to her legal team.The Texas Civil Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union Texas and ACLU Voting Rights Project signed on to help Mason appeal her conviction, reports The Star-Telegram. Mason is fighting to have her sentence reversed or undergo a new trial

 

Washingtonian: Why Last Night’s #MOECHELLA Protest Was a Big Deal for DC

Over the past month, the hashtag #DontMuteDC—in response to the reported silencing of go-go music at the MetroPCS in Shaw—has become something of a movement. There have been rallies, concerts, and petitions in DC, and think pieces from Slate and the New Yorker aimed at a broader audience. The proximate cause of the agita was an April 8 incident in which a cell-phone store was ordered to stop playing music outside its storefront on a fast-gentrifying corner of Shaw. The real cause is Washington’s ongoing discomfort with the demographic and economic changes that have swept the city.

 

Black Press USA: Black Girls Continue to Disappear but Few Eyebrows Are Raised

Recently, the nonprofit Black & Missing Foundation compiled statistics from the FBI which noted that in 2016 alone, 242,295 individuals of color were reported missing in the United States. A stunning 36.7 percent of those missing were Black teens under the age of 18. Daunting in the quest to find the girls is the continued lack of attention the missing receive – particularly those who are black and missing. While mainstream media mostly ignores their plight, social media remains a buzz.

 

Essence: Rihanna Becomes the First Black Woman to Head a Luxury Fashion House under LVMH

That Rihanna reign really won’t let up.  It was announced this morning that singer, designer, beauty mogul and all around boss, Bad Gal RiRi has signed on with French luxury conglomerate LVMH to establish the Fenty fashion house. Fenty Maison will include ready to wear, apparel, accessories, sunglasses, and jewelry.  We won’t have to wait long to see what Rihanna has in store for us, as the new collection will be presented on May 22nd in Paris.

 

Ebony: Student Becomes Valedictorian After Being Told Black Girls Can’t

Raylynn Thompson is set to graduate from Oklahoma’s Muskogee High School with a 4.7 GPA and as the No. 1 student her class, a feat she was told could never happen because of the color of her skin.According to Tulsa World, Thompson was approached in Walmart by a woman who had seen her leaked transcript and was told: “Black people can’t be valedictorians.”

 

The Crisis: Bail Black Mamas Out for Mother’s Day

In 2017, a 24-year-old Black mother of three found herself locked in a county jail. She was four months pregnant. Two months passed without word about when she’d be getting out, triggering a manic episode that led to solitary confinement. A third month came and went with no real prenatal care and no sign of release.

Her initial offense? Unable to secure childcare, she had brought her children with her to her probation check-in, which is against the rules.