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Nipsey Hussle’s philanthropic efforts to become part of Congressional Record

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California Rep. Karen Bass has vowed to make Nipsey Hussle’s philanthropy part of the official Congressional Record “where it will be part of the United States history forever,” Page Six reports.

The lawmaker made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday evening following the fatal shooting of the rapper in front of his Los Angeles retail store.

“I will be heading to the House Floor next week to formally enter Nipsey Hussle’s contributions to South Los Angeles into the Congressional Record where it will be a part of United States history forever,” Bass penned.

Hussle, 33, was more than an emcee to the LA community and to the world. While many artists spend their fortunes on materialism, he made a continuous effort to allocate his earnings to those in need.

“Nipsey was a proponent of community development at the real estate and intellectual level,” Bass told ABC News. “In real estate, he was all about empowerment, specifically when it came to the economic opportunity in South LA – being a part of the opportunity by becoming a real estate owner himself and immediately using the stores he opened as opportunities for employment for the community.”

Hussle was known for investing in local community projects with plans to expand nationally, including schools and small businesses. He also had plans to redevelop the area with low-income housing, NPR cites.

Hussle left an incredible imprint on the world and although he is no longer physically here –– his friends, family, and fans will make sure his marathon continues.

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Ava DuVernay addresses Boycott against Central Park Five Prosecutor Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein’s role in the convictions of five boys falsely confessing to raping a woman in Central Park with no physical evidence is now being reexamined.
The “Central Park 5” case was one of the most publicized of the 1980s. Film director Ava DuVernay released a chilling Netflix mini-series, dubbed When They See Us recounting the racial injustices during the case.
The hashtag #CancelLindaFairstein began trending via Twitter, with users demanding a boycott of the prosecutor-turned-novelist’s books.
DuVernay is finally speaking out concerning the uproar. Take a look at her sit-down with CNN.

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Missouri on track to become first state without an abortion clinic

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According to Planned Parenthood, Missouri’s last abortion clinic could possibly close its doors by the end of the week due to the state’s pending decision on whether or now it will renew the business’ license.

In a teleconference on Tuesday (May 28), Planned Parenthood reps reported that the current license for the St. Louis clinic expires Friday.

If a renewal is not set in place, the organization claims Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

“This is not a drill,” said Dr. Leana Wen, president, and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “This is not a warning. This is real and it’s a public health crisis.”

Gov. Parson signed a bill Friday banning abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

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Ellen DeGeneres reveals she was sexually assaulted as a teen

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Entertainment veteran Ellen DeGeneres admits she was sexually assaulted as a teenager.

DeGeneres, 61, recently detailed about the traumatic experience which she alleges occurred after her mother Betty married “a very bad man” and was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly afterwards.

Speaking on Netflix show ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman’, she said: “He told me when she was out of town that he’d felt a lump in her breast and needed to feel my breasts because he didn’t want to upset her, but he needed to feel mine.

“Again, because I didn’t know about bodies, I don’t know that breasts are all different and … Anyway, he convinced me that he needs to feel my breasts and then he tries to do it again another time, and then another time.”

The daytime talk show host – who explained her mother Betty is “apologetic” about everything – also added she didn’t want to tell her mum about the incident at the time because she “knew that would ruin her happiness”.

Revealing why she has chosen to open up about the alleged abuse now, she said: “I’m angry at myself because, you know, I didn’t … I was too weak to stand up to … I was 15 or 16.

“It’s a really horrible, horrible story and the only reason I’m actually going to go into detail about it is because I want other girls to not, you know, ever let someone do that … I should never have protected her.

“I should have protected myself and I didn’t tell her for a few years and then I told her. And then she didn’t believe me and then she stayed with him for 18 more years. And finally left him because he’d changed the story so many times.”

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