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Black women are ‘constantly disrespected’ in life



Jennifer Hudson holding a sign posing for the camera: Megan Thee Stallion


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Megan Thee Stallion believes Black women are “constantly disrespected” in life.

The ‘WAP’ hitmaker has penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times titled ‘Why I Speak Up for Black Women’ ahead of the upcoming US presidential election, where she says Black women are “disregarded in so many areas of life”, despite making up one of the most “highly courted voting blocs” in America.

She wrote: “In the weeks leading up to the election, Black women are expected once again to deliver victory for Democratic candidates. We have gone from being unable to vote legally to a highly courted voting bloc – all in little more than a century.

“Despite this and despite the way so many have embraced messages about racial justice this year. Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life.”

Megan went on to

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Trump Pennsylvania rally comes as president seeks to reset campaign

John Fritze, David Jackson, Bruce Siwy and Matthew Toth, USA TODAY
Published 3:55 p.m. MT Oct. 13, 2020 | Updated 5:57 p.m. MT Oct. 13, 2020

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President Trump claimed himself cured of COVID-19 and said he is “immune” from the virus. Some medical professionals say there is no guarantee of that.

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to suburban women during a campaign rallyin the critical battleground of Pennsylvania Tuesday as he sought to use his Supreme Court nomination to reset the trajectory of the race.  

“Do me a favor, suburban women, would you please like me?” Trump said in Johnstown, Pa., a Republican stronghold where Trump hopes to run up turnout in the Nov. 3 election. “I saved your damn neighborhood, okay?”

Trump started off almost immediately with criticism of Joe Biden, saying his Democratic opponent was “shot” and had “crushed” the

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Meghan Duggan, a champion across women’s hockey, retires

In the midst of the U.S. women’s hockey national team fighting for better wages and equitable support, Meghan Duggan got on the phone with every player to explain what it was all about.

With the world championships on home ice weeks away and the stakes high, Duggan thought it was her duty as captain.

“When you think of a captain on your team and a leader on your team, you want someone that’s willing to do things that no one else is willing to do,” teammate Monique Lamoureux-Morando recalled.

Duggan did that on and off the ice, leading the U.S. to the 2018 Olympic gold medal and spearheading the wage boycott. A year earlier, that fight led to a new contract and a brighter spotlight on the sport.

“We were able to work through that and move through things together and be on the right side of history,” Duggan said

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Mexico identifies two women who may have received non-consensual surgeries in ICE detention

Mexico has identified two women who may have been subjected to non-consensual surgeries while detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).



a group of men standing next to a fence: The Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, is seen in February 2018.


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The Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, is seen in February 2018.

The finding is part of a larger Mexican investigation into allegations of improper medical care for detained migrant women at ICE’s privately-run Irwin Country Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia.

In a statement released during the weekend, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said one Mexican national received “a surgical intervention” that she did not authorize. The ministry specified that the operation was not a hysterectomy, and said she did not receive post-operative care. The woman also did not receive treatment for a hernia, the statement adds.

A second woman in Mexico allegedly underwent a gynecological surgery “without her full consent,” according to the Ministry, which did not specify the type of surgery. The statement

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NCAA Champion Jackie Manuel Talks Coming Home, Women’s Hoops and Almost Transferring

Welcome to Season 3:Episode 2 of ‘The Player And The Fan’ featuring David Noel III and Quierra Luck. We are excited to bring you an official podcast highlighting both, equally important, sporting elements, the player and the fan. They will bring you their viewpoints weekly, featuring various sporting topics and games around the ACC, and specifically, North Carolina. 

Welcome to the new season! 

David and Quierra are happy to welcome you back with more hot topics, debates, and of course, featured guests. This year has been incredibly difficult for all of us. As we try and navigate our way through elections, racial injustice, and political division, the duo hopes to provide you with a short escape full of laughs, David’s dramatic storytelling, and of course, analysis of the upcoming basketball season. 

On episode two, 2005 NCAA Champion Jackie Manuel joins the podcast to discuss his return home to Chapel Hill.

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Megan Thee Stallion op-ed calls for protecting Black women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An op-ed by Megan Thee Stallion on the need to protect Black women was published Tuesday as rapper Tory Lanez had his first court hearing on felony charges alleging he shot her.

“I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man,” she wrote in the New York Times, without naming Lanez. The op-ed was published shortly before a judge released him on bail and ordered him to stay away from her.

“After a party, I was shot twice as I walked away from him,” she wrote about the attacker. “We were not in a relationship. Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place.”


In the piece titled, “Why I Speak Up For Black Women,” the hip-hop star writes that “Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life.”

In her first public comments on

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Japan firms fall woefully short of meeting government goals on women in management – Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) – About one-fifth of Japanese companies have no female managers and most say women account for less than 10% of management, a Reuters monthly poll found, highlighting the struggle for the government’s “womenomics” drive to make headway.

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask uses an escalator in a quiet business district on the first working day after the Golden Week holiday, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, May 7,2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The survey results come as Japan is seen to delay its target this year to raise the share of women in leadership posts to 30% as part of the government’s campaign to empower women, dubbed “womenomics”, and cope with Japan’s ageing population.

The Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 8, found 71% of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than 10% of management, while 17% had no female managers at all.

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Trump makes appeal to suburban women at rally: ‘Will you please like me?’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis McGrath: McConnell ‘can’t get it done’ on COVID-19 relief MORE on Tuesday made an appeal to suburban women to support his reelection bid amid polls showing his campaign cratering among that particular group of voters in the final sprint to Election Day. 

At a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pa., Trump touted his repeal of an Obama-era regulation meant to expand low-income housing in suburbs in an attempt to quash racial discrimination and his support for law enforcement as reasons suburban voters should flock to his campaign.

“They talk about the suburban women. And somebody said, ‘I don’t know if the suburban woman likes you.’ I said, ‘Why?’” Trump told the crowd, though he did not clarify to whom he had spoken. “They said, ‘They may

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Hockey star won three “olympic medals with USA

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United States forward Meghan Duggan shares Team USA’s secret to success and how good it felt to win against rival Canada.

After a 14-year career with the U.S. women’s national hockey team, captain Meghan Duggan announced her retirement on Tuesday.

Duggan, 33, who captained three Olympic teams, won silver in 2010 and 2014 before the team clinched its first Olympic gold in over two decades at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. 

Duggan played Division I hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2006 to 2009, where she totaled 69 goals and 82 assists in 118 games.

“I certainly feel at peace with my decision,” Duggan said in a Zoom call with reporters. “Today is an exciting day to celebrate with my family and my teammates and so many people that have been in my life to get to this point. 

“But it’s certainly an emotional one as well. It was

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Kamala Harris and the stereotypes we place on Black women

When society responds to Black women’s presence, it tends to respond with discomfort, neglect, hostility, and expressions of danger. This public dismissal is consistent with the broad marginalization that Black women have encountered politically. In 1973 Dr. Mae King of Howard University called such marginalization “a policy of invisibility.” 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis McGrath: McConnell ‘can’t get it done’ on COVID-19 relief MORE’s rhetoric toward Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMcConnell challenger dodges court packing question The Hill’s Campaign Report: Barrett hearings take center stage | Trump returns to campaign trail The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Sponsored by Facebook – Sights and sounds as Amy Coney’s Barrett hearing begins MORE (D-Calif.) continues the legacy of public shaming and insulting Black women. Trump’s hostility towards high-profile

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