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    1. Trans Women of Color Sue Trump Admin Alleging Discrimination

      Trans Women of Color Sue Trump Admin Alleging Discrimination

      Two transgender women, one of them a Black Army veteran and lung cancer survivor, have filed suit against the Trump Administration challenging a recent rule change which strips away anti-discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act.

      The lawsuit was filed on the behalf of Tanya Asapansa-Johnson Walker and Cecilia Gentili, a Latinx woman and health care advocate, by the Human Rights Campaign on Friday.

      Every visit to the doctor, whether for my lung cancer or other issues, I have to defend my gender identity to the very people responsible for my care,” said Walker. “We are here to tell the Trump-Pence administration that we matter and will no longer accept being mistreated by health care professionals who should be obligated ...

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    2. Man Sentenced to 12 Years Over Cell Phone

      Man Sentenced to 12 Years Over Cell Phone

      Nash was recently sentenced to 12-years in prison. He didn’t hurt anyone, sell drugs or steal anything. He simply had his cellphone while he was in jail on a misdemeanor charge.

      He was caught after handing it to a guard and asking if it could be charged. The guard would then take the phone and give it to the sheriff’s deputy.

      According to Mississippi law, it’s a felony offense for inmates in a correctional facility to possess a cellphone and it carries a sentence of 3 to 15 years. In August 2018, a jury found Nash guilty of breaking the law and a judge sentenced him to 12 years in prison over a cellphone.

      Nash didn’t ...

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    3. Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case

      Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case

      A Mississippi jury has awarded a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ruled in the discrimination case last year. After a trial that lasted nearly a week on the question of damages, jurors decided Wednesday that the women would split $3.3 million for back pay and past and future suffering.

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