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Lansing mom claims McLaren hospital workers abused her during childbirth

A teen mom is demanding an apology from McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital after she says workers violated her rights while giving birth. The allegations were brought up during a press conference held Tuesday by the Firecracker Foundation. The group supports survivors of childhood sexual trauma. A teen mother participating in...
LANSING, MI
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Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Menopause, Says It's 'Ridiculous' to 'Fight, Resist' Aging

Oprah Winfrey is opening up about menopause and the stigma associated with women getting older. The media mogul, 68, sits down alongside Maria Shriver on an episode of Paramount Plus' The Checkup With Dr. David Agus and discusses the need for normalizing menopause. In PEOPLE's exclusive clip, Shriver, 67, explains...
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Voices: Ngozi Fulani’s real name is exactly what she says it is

Ngozi Fulani, the CEO of a domestic violence charity for Black women, has spoken out about the “horrific online abuse” that she’s endured after courageously speaking out about racism at Buckingham Palace.The Londoner expressed shock at her treatment by the late Queen’s lady-in-waiting, Lady Susan Hussey, who repeatedly challenged her when she said she was British and touched her hair without consent. Witnesses were present and Lady Hussey later resigned from her honorary role.No one has disputed what Ngozi said – yet she has suffered the worst type of vitriol and harassment since going public last Wednesday. She was...
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Charlize Theron shares daughter’s hilarious reaction to seeing her on a billboard: ‘Put a shirt on!’

Charlize Theron’s daughters like to poke fun at their mom and her glamorous job as a Hollywood star from time to time. The 47-year-old actor spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published on Dec. 7 and reflected on the wide-range of roles she has portrayed during her career. While opening up about getting her start in the industry and how she became successful, Theron shared a funny story about her daughter recently seeing one of her billboard ads.

“Puesta” [ft. La Dame Blanche]

One of 2022’s most viral hits in the Spanish-speaking world was Puerto Rican rapper Villano Antillano’s session with Argentinian superstar producer Bizarrap. The track is arch and formidable statement of introduction: fanning herself and throwing up peace signs in the studio, Villano flexes that she’s agile like a tennis player (“Toy cachando puntos con sus bolas por el Insta”/“I’m scoring points with his balls on Insta”), sensitive like the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, and explosive like a terrorist. She jumps seamlessly from a high-octane tech house instrumental to a suspenseful boom-bap beat and, near the end, spells out “mala mía” (“my bad”) in of the most memorable Latin rap hooks of the year. It was a true breakout moment for Villano, who has since obtained an unprecedented level of success for a trans woman in the genre.
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A new museum and clinic will honor the enslaved “Mothers of Gynecology”

33 S. Perry Street in Montgomery, Alabama, is a site of harrowing sacrifice that birthed modern gynecology. But though many know the breakthroughs that happened there, the dozens of enslaved women and girls who suffered for the medical standards that exist today are often erased. Artist Michelle Browder is giving...
MONTGOMERY, AL

Oprah Winfrey Says It's 'Ridiculous' to 'Resist' Menopause & Aging

We’re entering a golden age of accepting, celebrating and thoroughly loving on our golden years. And Oprah is in on it too! In a conversation with Maria Shriver during an episode of The Checkup on Paramount Plus, Oprah Winfrey talked menopause and how she thoroughly got over the cultural stigmas surrounding it. We’re no stranger to side-eyeing the youth-obsessed anti-aging culture over here and it was wonderful to see Oprah sharing those feelings. “The whole culture is set up to tell you that the thing that is most natural — we’re surrounded by these beautiful trees here that literally get better...

Former CNN anchor says she’s moving to New York to have her baby because she’s Black

A former CNN anchor has revealed that she moving to New York to give birth to her baby and be closer to her OBGYN due to statistics about Black women’s health during childbirth.British journalist Isha Sesay, who previously worked as a correspondent for CNN International, shared a video on Instagram on Monday to explain the “major shift” in her life, as she’ll be “moving states” during the last stage of her pregnancy.“Most of you know I’ve been in LA these past few months, but now in my final trimester, I’m actually heading to New York,” she said. “And I’ll...
NEW YORK STATE
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Review: “Negative Women” at the Houston Museum of African American Culture

Negative Women: Four Photographers Questioning Boundaries, an aptly titled exhibition curated by Christopher Blay at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, celebrates the politics of both joy and pessimism, with a discerning eye towards history. There’s clarity in the negative, which exposes the world and its — at times — sinister forces. All four artists — Ciara Elle Bryant, Tanya Habjouqa, Mari Hernandez, and Letitia Huckaby — represent an international and domestic focus on correcting, challenging, and expanding the historical record.
HOUSTON, TX
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First 'Truth Be Told' Season 3 Image Shows Gabrielle Union & Octavia Spencer Advocating for Missing Women

The NAACP Image Award-winning drama Truth Be Told is returning for Season 3 next year and Apple has released the first image showing Poppy Scoville (Octavia Spencer) back on the case. This time around, the Academy Award winner will be joined by another talented actress in Gabrielle Union who plays an unorthodox principal helping Poppy in her latest pursuit for justice. The first look shows the two attending an event all about keeping the names of the oft-overlooked missing young Black women in the public consciousness.
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Endometriosis Is Harming Black Women. Meet The Entrepreneur Doing Something About It

Neeka Anderson-Isaacs combined her love of the arts and health advocacy to raise funds and awareness about endometriosis in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and beyond. Neeka Anderson-Issacs remembers being frustrated when she learned that she would have to travel from her home in St.Vincent and the Grenadines to Barbados for surgery to treat her endometriosis. Her frustration grew when her attempts to raise the funds ($30,000 Eastern Caribbean Dollars, or about $11,000 U.S.) for both the procedure and her travel costs failed.
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Pharrell Williams Launches Mighty Dream, A New Kind Of PR Agency For And By Black And Brown Communities

Mighty Dream empowers creatives of color to use their art to create structural solutions to systemic issues. Imagine a world where issues that plague Black communities aren’t seen only as a “Black problem,” but as an American problem—where executive leaders at top companies are emotionally and financially invested in repairing institutional inequalities. Imagine a culture in which structural racism is proactively addressed without the impetus of recorded Black trauma. Pharrell Williams aims to bring that world closer to reality with the launch of Mighty Dream, a creative advocacy agency for and by Black and Brown communities.
MICHIGAN STATE
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Stepping into 2023 with $100,000!

This past year, many of us focused on finding our footing and setting ourselves on a positive path. Djenaba Johnson-Jones, the founder of Hudson Kitchen was one of those people. Djenaba attended the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans, where she enjoyed not only a weekend filled with...
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