50 Black women have been killed by the police since 2015. Most of the officers who shot them didn’t face consequences.

For years, activists and researchers have called out how often people overlook Black women killed by the police in the United States.

“Violence towards Black girls and women has always received far too little
coverage, leaving the loved ones of countless victims of state-sanctioned
murder without justice,” said Arisha Hatch, the vice president and chief
of campaigns at Color Of Change, a nonprofit civil-rights group.

From February 2015 to March 2021, the police shot and killed at least 50
Black women, identified in police reports and by news outlets. The true
number might be higher. Several of these women had

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Shopping at Noah With Everyone’s Favorite Menswear Dude, Chris Black

Sure, there is a freeness about Black and clothes that makes him easy to talk to. He doesn’t necessarily care about how things are made, the story of the fabric or where it hails from, but the broader vibe the garb gives off. He notes that he likes “Clapton in his prime when he was wearing trench coats and penny loafers,” “Harrison Ford in the polo shirt and short shorts,” and a “J.Crew catalog from 1994 mixed with a Spacemen 3 T-shirt from 1994.” Most recently, he bought what he thinks was Sofia Coppola’s CD wallet off of eBay while

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Black Fashion Week MN and MN African American Heritage Museum partner for pop-up exhibit

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Black Fashion Week MN and the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) are collaborating to present a pop-up exhibit and fashion show during Black Fashion Week MN.

The two-day pop-up exhibit titled “BLCK STYLE,” will be held on May 28 from 1 pm to 5 pm and May 29 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery.

The exhibit will showcase clothing from local emerging designers Troe Williams of Vandalism Designs;
Alexis Brazil of The Lexurie Collection; Kendall Ray of KD Designs;

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Berkeley woman arrested after she called police, threatened Black delivery driver

A Berkeley woman is facing possible hate crime charges after she called police on a Black package delivery driver.

The incident was caught on camera and she was heard yelling racial slurs at the man.

Kendall McIntosh,

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‘It’s about self-love’: the black women busting beauty myths in west Africa | Global development

Women kick the sand from their slippers, and ease into the cool comfort of a natural hair and skincare store in central Dakar. On the shelves are jars filled with handmade supplements of organic shea butter, coconut, castor and olive oils, sourced from across west Africa.

In floral silk hijabs and abaya dresses, the women sit on sofas near the back of the store, discussing their hair beneath a mural of poised black women and men, wearing a mixture of classic natural black hairstyles.

Khadidiatou Ba’s Afro Feewi store, a “safe space” hosting community groups and free hair consultations,

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A Virginia woman was fired from her job after she was caught on video telling a Black neighbor she’s ‘not the right color’

A Virginia woman who made racist remarks at her Black neighbor was fired by her employer, according to the local newspaper The Progress-Index.

Video posted online shows the heated exchange and shows the woman in front of her neighbor’s Colonial Heights, Virginia, home, telling her that she’s “not the right color, honey.”

In the video, the neighbor can be heard repeating, “I’m an n—?”

“Yes, you are,” the woman, who is white, responded.

The end of the video shows the woman wearing a name tag that appears to be a work badge that says “Hilary.”

It was not immediately

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