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Hey sweet thing! Happy Monday. Here’s today’s top news stories just for you.

‘Viagra for Women’ Undergoes Review For F.D.A. Approval

You read that right. After gaining 40,000 signatures in an online petition, Even the Score, a campaign geared towards pushing for gender equality in sexual health, has successfully pushed the FDA into reviewing flibanserin (also known as the female viagra) for FDA Approval. The review is to commence Thursday; the drug has been rejected by the FDA twice previously. Even the Score is backed by groups like the Black Women’s Health Imperative, the National Council of Women’s Organizations, Jewish Women International and the Association of Reproductive Health Officials. Read the story at the New York Times.

Judge Botched The Brelo Acquittal, Says Prosecutor

Timothy McGinty, the Cuyohoga County Assistant Prosecutor that served as the prosecutor in the Michael Brelo case, is coming after Judge John O’Donnell for a sloppy acquittal. Unfortunately for the families of victims Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, acquittals can’t be appealed. Still, McGinty spoke out in court last Friday saying that Judge O’Donnell had mistakenly interpreted laws surrounding police use of deadly force and had reviewed the wrong lesser charge for Brelo. Read the story at the Huffington Post.

Nigeria Bans Female Genital Mutilation

It turns out Goodluck Jonathan made at least one major, progressive initiative during his term as president of Nigeria. Last week, Jonathan signed a bill barring female genital mutilation, a cultural practice almost 20 million Nigerian women have undergone. Some experts on the issue doubt that the bill will have an impact, however others believe the bill sends a strong message to other countries across Africa that will project female circumcision as a human rights violation. Read the story at the International Business Times.

Feds Rule Otis Byrd’s Lynching Was Not A Homicide

The Department of Justice announced that there is no evidence of foul play in the lynching death of Otis Byrd. Byrd, a 54 year old Mississippi man, was found hanging from a tree behind his home in late March. Byrd’s family had hired private attorneys to investigate the situation; they doubted that Byrd would commit suicide. Read the story at NewsOne.

Baltimore Violence Surges, Sees Its Most Violent Month In 40 Years

Life in Baltimore has become increasingly bleak after the death of police brutality victim Freddie Gray. May 2015 saw 43 homicides, the most homicides the city has seen in a month since August 1972. 2015 alone has already seen 116 homicides. Read the story at USA Today.

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