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On R. Kelly: End The Sexualization of Black girls

Editors Note: The original article was written in 2017. Edits have been made to include more recent revelations. “I had to ask permission to eat, to sleep, to buy myself feminine products or even to use my phone,” Crown said of her detention. “It felt like I was in a prison that I’d never get…

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EPA, FDA plan to study role of nanomaterials

From today’s Washington Post, EPA, FDA plan to study role of nanomaterials By Darryl Fears, Thursday, June 09, 8:09 PM Federal regulators announced Thursday two actions that will aim to clarify the role that extremely small materials can play in items such as cosmetics and food production and packaging. The Environmental Protection Agency said that…

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BWW in the News – Article – The Constant Fight

Original Article: The Constant Fight Against Disrespect Of The Black Female By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Last updated: Apr 6, 2017 – 3:30:37 PM LOS ANGELES—Comments like conservative TV talk show host Bill O’Reilly’s public denigration of U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters with a “joke” left Black women fuming and responding. Advocates and activists…

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BPA In Paper Money

  It turns out that the cash in your wallet may be contaminated with the dangerous chemical BPA.  A recent study by Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and theWashington Toxics Coalition found that BPA (a widely used chemical that causes genetic damage, miscarriages, birth defects and acts like a hormone) is present in paper money.  Water bottles, baby bottles…

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Governor Brown signs bill co-sponsored by Black Women for Wellness

Los Angeles, CA—September 18, 2018—Governor Brown signed into law a groundbreaking bill that requires manufacturers to disclose ingredients on the labels of professional cosmetics. The bill was co-sponsored by Black Women for Wellness, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, California Healthy Nail Salon Collaboration and Women’s Voices for the Earth. The bill, AB 2775, was introduced by…

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The Criminalization of Black Girls in the American School System

Black girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice system population (Mother Jones) The problem often stems from well intentioned “zero-tolerance” policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems: (PBS) Black girls are suspended and expelled from school at higher rates than other girls. (National Women’s Law…

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