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That’s All?: Nipsey Hussle Murderer Eric Holder Gets 60 Years To Life In Prison

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Justice, for some, is served. Eric Holder has been sentenced to 60 years to life behind bars for the murder of beloved rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle.

Holder had been found guilty of Neighborhood Nip’s slaying (first-degree murder) back in July. The details revealed in court about Holder’s actions during the killing were just heinous.

Reports TMZ:

Remember … Holder gunned down Nipsey in broad daylight back in 2019, and the brutal details were outlined at trial, with prosecutors telling the jury Holder kicked Nipsey in the head after riddling his body with bullets, claiming it was proof the attack was personal.Read more

Here Are All Of The States That Have Successfully Passed The CROWN Act

Here Are All Of The States That Have Successfully Passed The CROWN Act

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Michigan lawmakers are fighting for the CROWN ACT to be implemented across the wolverine state’s schools and workplaces. On Feb. 21, Sen. Sarah Anthony of Lansing and several other representatives introduced the CROWN ACT to officials in the Michigan Senate to safeguard residents with natural and coily hair from discrimination, M-Live reported.

Anthony said she was upset by the horror stories she has heard from residents detailing their experiences with hair discrimination.… Read more

What Was Malcolm X Working On When He Was Assassinated?

UPDATED: 2 p.m. ET, Feb. 21, 2023

Malcolm X was killed 58 years ago Feb. 21, 1965. He was only 39 years old. A man who was growing, evolving and changing, gone too soon. As fascinating as his legacy was, just imagine what it could have been.

MORE: 20 Malcolm X Quotes Every Black Person Should Know

It’s heartbreaking to think about the pain his pregnant wife and four daughters must have felt as they took cover from bullets aimed at the man they all loved.… Read more

The Black Girl Magic Museum In Dallas Will Honor Black Women Who Made History

A new museum celebrating Black women and their rich history is opening in Dallas.

In March, The Black Girl Magic Museum will open at the city’s Southwest Center Mall. The exciting exhibit will honor and commemorate the extraordinary contributions that Black women have made in history both past and present.

Black women have so much impact, so much history and culture,” Founder and Creator of Black Girl Magic Museum, Dominique Hamilton told CBS News. Read more

Federal Prosecutors Ask That R. Kelly Be Given 25 More Years In Prison

R. Kelly might be looking at more time than he expected. Federal prosecutors are asking that he get 25 more years behind bars.

As spotted on The Grio the disgraced singer might be looking at football numbers. The Associated Press reports that on Thursday, February 16 prosecutors asked the presiding judge to consider adding more time to the “I Believe I Can Fly” performer’s prison sentence for his crimes in Chicago. They ask that he serve the 25 after he finishes his original sentence in New York.… Read more

Black Thought Pens Heartfelt Love Letter To Hip-Hop

BET continues its year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with a letter to the art form penned by the legendary Black Thought.

This week (Feb. 21), Grammy Award-winning rapper Black Thought teamed up with BET to write and perform an exclusive love letter to hip-hop, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The four-minute and 35-second video tribute entitled Dear Hip Hop was directed by the acclaimed Benny Boom and honors hip-hop’s past, present and future.… Read more

Ben Crump Vows To Stop Gov. DeSantis’ Plan To ‘Exterminate Black History’

Leading civil rights attorney Ben Crump took the stage during Sunday’s 102nd Annual Lincoln-Douglass Freedom Fund Banquet and called out Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his anti-CRT rhetoric and legislature.

During the event, which was sponsored by the Springfield Branch of the NAACP, Crump told the audience he would do everything in his power to oppose DeSantis.

“We told Gov. DeSantis we’re not going to let him prohibit the teaching of Black history,” said Crump.… Read more

Understanding Racial Bias In Research On Teen Social Media Use

White teens and teens of color do not have identical online experiences.
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Most research on teen social media use has been conducted on white teens and college students. As a result, it is unclear to what extent overlooked populations such as racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities and other vulnerable adolescent populations may be using social media in different ways.

You may have read about research on teen social media use in newspapers or other media outlets, but you might not be aware of the limitations of that research.… Read more

What The Pandemic Taught Us About Inequality In College

What The Pandemic Taught Us About Inequality In College

Elise, a nursing student at an elite U.S. university in the Northeast, found herself back home and sleeping on the floor of her parents’ one-bedroom apartment after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020.

It was tough to get a good night’s sleep as family members passed through to the kitchen or the front door. Such interruptions also made it difficult to concentrate during lectures and exams.… Read more