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Smith College, the largest of the Seven Sisters group of women’s colleges, has changed its policy to accept transgender women. The new policy will be in effect for those applying for admission this upcoming fall. Previously, Smith has only admitted women who have identified as female since birth. Smith’s president Kathleen McCartney and board chair Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard said in an online statement: “The policy decision is the culmination of a year of formal study, during which the board and an appointed Admission Policy Study Group reviewed Smith’s admission policy in light of society’s evolving understanding of gender.”


Obama Ensure The Continuation Of My Brother’s Keeper Initiative For Young African-American Men

When President Barack Obama announced the My Brother’s Keeper program targeting young Black males last year he said he was fully behind the initiative. Now he is making sure the program (which was somewhat controversial for a number of reasons including the lack of participation by young Black women) will survive even after he leaves the White House. Obama has announced a new private-sector support for the program, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance at Lehman College, during a launch event in the Bronx, New York.


Hell Hath Frozen: Pusha T Cuts Off His Braids

“The power’s in my hair,” rapped Pusha T on the “Don’t Like (Remix).” However, it seems that the G.O.O.D. Music rapper and one half of the Clipse has finally shed his trademark cornrow braids. We still have to wait for a clear picture of the new look, though. In the meanwhile someone get that man some Murray’s Pomade and a Diane boar brush to get some 360 waves flowing correctly.


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