The trans model’s major triumph. Plus: Private prison divestment, & more.
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Collage by Ruby Aitken, using a photo of Tracey Africa Norman via The Cut.
At the start of her modeling career in the 1970s, Tracey Africa Norman hid her trans identity. Today, it is a cause for celebration. —Devan Diaz
Photo via Fusion.
I enjoyed reading this reflection by June Eric-Udorie about the importance of the film Akeelah and the Bee.
Photo of Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates via The Washington Post.
The Department of Justice’s decision to end its use of private prisons is a major step in overhauling our criminal justice system. It’s important to remember that this decision only impacts 13 federal prisons. Private state prisons are not impacted by this decision. —Diamond Sharp ♦