#SayHerName: Amia Tyrae Berryman Is The 7th Transgender Woman Killed in 2018 — News One Transgender women of color are disproportionately victims of fatal violence.

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Transgender women of color are disproportionately victims of fatal violence. And tragically, another Black transgender women has been murdered. According to WBRZ, on March 26 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, “Officers responded to the Shades Motel on Airline Highway around 1:15 a.m. At the scene was a man with apparent gunshot injures, according to police. The…

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Brides for sale – Bulgaria’s Roma marriage market | DW Documentary

DW Documentary

 10.03.2018

The Kalaidzhi bride market takes place in the southeast of Bulgaria every year. Unmarried women are often paired off with financially strong men.

But more and more young Roma are rebelling against the old tradition. For young Kalaidzhi the annual bride market at Bachkovo Monastery is the only chance to find a partner. Their Orthodox Christian faith and traditional code of conduct prohibit them from dating, flirting or having any other pre-marital relations. The Kalaidzhi – a name meaning tinsmiths or boilermakers – marry only within the group. Finding a spouse from outside – and in particular a non-Roma Bulgarian – is out of the question. Love is only a secondary consideration. What matters is the dowry. A growing number of young Roma, however, are rebelling against the traditional marriage market. They want to make their own decisions, and to love and marry the person of their choice. For girls especially – some as young as 15 when they are put up for marriage – the wedding is the end of self-determined life. They will subsequently be housewives and mothers. The film accompanies 17-year-old Teni and 19-year-old Maria in the week before the market day. For them it means buying a lot of new clothes and masses of other preparations. Can this be a way to find true love? And how is the outdated ritual affected by the Internet and social media?
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“I hate being black!”

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An act of Kindness makes all the Difference

“I hate being black!”

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19.01.2016 

“I hate being black!”
A desperate homeless woman in San Francisco walked into a restaurant looking for food. The staff knocked her to the ground. As this was happening, a patron stepped in to help her in a dignified way. A simple act of kindness helped to calm the homeless woman down and provided her happiness, even if it was only temporary. Her cries of, “I hate being black” was heartbreaking. The kind person that came to her rescue assured her that we are all the same and that no person is better than another. It was a spectacular moment witness.
It is my hope that this video will inspire you to have compassion for those that may be down on their luck and to take a few moments to pay it forward. The true…

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French Rally Around Lawmaker Called ‘Fat Black Swine From Africa’ in Racist, Threatening Letter

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French Rally Around Lawmaker Called ‘Fat Black Swine From Africa’ in Racist, Threatening Letter

Anne Branigin
Today 10:24amFiled to: Racism in France

Laetitia Avia, a member of the French parliament, in Paris, May 18, 2017
Photo: THOMAS SAMSON (AFP/Getty Images)

Laetitia Avia, a member of the French parliament, in Paris, May 18, 2017Photo: THOMAS SAMSON (AFP/Getty Images)

Laetitia Avia, a member of the French parliament, in Paris, May 18, 2017
Photo: THOMAS SAMSON (AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of people leaped to support a French lawmaker Wednesday after she shared a racist letter addressed to her that insulted her African heritage and threatened her life.
On Wednesday, Laetitia Avia, a member of France’s National Assembly from President Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche movement, shared an anonymous letter filled with racial abuse and threats. The BBC and the Huffington Post reported on the letter.

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