Judges Sentence Black Defendants More Harshly, Study Finds

“Republican-appointed judges sentence black defendants to three more months than similar nonblacks and female defendants to two fewer months than similar males compared with Democratic-appointed judges,” the study found, adding, “These differences cannot be explained by other judge characteristics and grow substantially larger when judges are granted more discretion.”

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New Study States Hurricane Maria Death Toll Could Exceed 4,000

Residents of Puerto Rico died at a significantly higher rate during the three months after the hurricane than they did in the previous year, according to the results of a new study by a group of independent researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and other institutions.

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Michelle Obama Debuts Cover Of ‘Becoming’ Memoir

“I’m thrilled to share with all of you the cover for BECOMING. The process of writing this book has been so personally meaningful and illuminating for me. As I prepare to share BECOMING this fall, I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”

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Michel Wright Has Been Nominated For An Emmy

“I extend my gratitude & love to our Mayor Muriel Bowser, OCTFME Director Angie Gates, Ferman Patterson, Bruce Walker, Karen Tolson, Brenda Mallory and the BEST partner/producer/co-host of our show ‘The 202’ Thank you for making me a part of your creative vision. Thank you also to the crew and every person who contributes on our show and the other great shows,” Michel said once she learned of the nomination.

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DC Dept. of Housing To Offer Resources For Everyone at Housing Expo

DC’s Department of Housing and Community Development is looking forward to sharing their resources with homeowners, homebuyers, tenants, seniors, youth and housing trendsetters. Also stop by to get free credit reports, counseling and for your chance to win great prizes and giveaways. Meet Polly and her team June 9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, along with WHUR’s Molette Green and HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod.

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Barack and Michelle Obama Close On Netflix Production Deal

“…Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world,” Barack Obama said.

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Janet Jackson’s Billboard Music Awards Performance

Sunday evening Janet Jackson gave an EPIC performance at the Billboard Music Awards and accepted the Icon Award. Bruno Mars presented Janet with the award. The entertainer just celebrated her 52nd birthday last week. In case you missed her performance, here goes.

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