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Explaining the Underwhelming Reaction When Black Women’s Nudes Are Stolen

Jill Scott
The following is a sampling of headlines about the recent theft and illegal release of alleged nude photos of celebrities:
 
“Jennifer Lawrence, Others Aren’t Just Hacking Victims”
 
“Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence’s Hacked Photos to Be in Art Show”
 
“Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence Allegedly Targets of Massive Celebrity Hacking, FBI Has Launched Investigation”
 
Celebrities’ Leaked Nude Photos: Master List Printed, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, Rihanna, More Names on It

Tennessee’s largest districts expand focus on pre-K despite Haslam’s hesitancy

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About 40 four-year-olds bounded from a school bus into an East Nashville prekindergarten center on its opening day in August. Their parents, who had ridden with them, followed close behind, holding up iPhones and video recorders.
 
The parents were documenting not only first day of school for their children, but the beginning stages of an ambitious pre-kindergarten initiative that district leaders hope will serve as a model for early education in Nashville.

Mayweather’s Ex Opens Up About Abuse

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Floyd Mayweather may have a charming smile and debonair appearance, but behind those pearly whites is one big freakin’ a**hole.
 
Shantel Jackson says she was humiliated and allegedly abused by Floyd, her former fiancé, and now she’s filed suit against the champion boxer for assault, battery, defamation, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, harassment and more.

A Lame Civil Rights Record

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(Politico) – Civil rights leaders and community activists cheered when Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced on Thursday that the Justice Department would be investigating the Ferguson Police Department for possible civil rights violations—a move prompted by the August 9 shooting death of an African-American teen at the hands of one of the St. Louis suburb’s white police officers.

The reaction is understandable. The Justice Department’s civil rights division—which is investigating whether Ferguson’s police force engaged in a pattern and practice of abuses—has for decades been instrumental in pursuing justice in matters and places where local action would have been unlikely. Think voting rights and desegregation in the Deep South of the 1960s.

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Shelby County election candidates claim fraud

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Candidates who lost in Shelby County races in last month's election are suing election officials, alleging fraud.
 
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1wb4tyE ) reports that nine candidates have filed suit against the Shelby County Election Commission, seeking a recount or the setting aside of results.