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Brianna Tucker

Journalist/Digital Producer

Location icon United States

At the intersection of politics, culture, and media. Proud University of Texas grad, dabbling at Harvard. Email for resume/freelance requests.

The Beat DC
Morehouse College to Admit Transgender Students

The Morehouse College Board of Trustees on Saturday approved a new policy to admit transgender students who self-identify as men, regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth. Individuals who identify as non-binary or gender non-conforming will also eligible for admission.

The Beat DC
Karen Bass Wants to Make Sure Nipsey Hussle's Legacy Lives

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA) plans to honor slain rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle this week on the House floor. Bass, who represents the Golden State's 37th Congressional District where 33-year-old Hussle was fatally shot last weekend, announced that she'll be entering the late rapper's contributions to his community into the Congressional Record, making it a permanent part of U.S.

The Beat DC
USA Gymnastics Names New President

USA Gymnastics has hired NBA executive Li Li Leung as its new President and CEO. She'll take over the program at a critical time as the organization attempts restore trust in the gymnastics community and fight decertification from the U.S. Olympic Committee after it's poor handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

The Beat DC
Telemundo, E!, and Universo Launch Bilingual Entertainment News Program Latinx Now!

Telemundo, E! News, and Universo have teamed up to launch Latinx Now! -- the first-ever entertainment program produced in English and Spanish for bicultural audiences in the U.S. and Latin America. The 30-minute show, which premiered Wednesday, covers the latest news stories in entertainment, fashion, style, and beauty, as well as interviews with celebrities, focusing on culturally-relevant content with crossover appeal.

The Beat DC
Sunny Hostin to Host New Crime Series

The View's Sunny Hostin is set to host and executive produce a new crime series on Investigation Discovery this fall. The Whole Truth With Sunny Hostin is a six-episode documentary series that will follow Hostin as she travels across the U.S to explore the stories behind some of the nation's most notorious homicides, with a focus on the viewpoint of the victims of a crime.

The Beat DC
Andrew Gillum Joins CNN

Former FL gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is joining CNN as a Political Commentator. His recent meetings with former President Barack Obama and other Democratic donors fueled speculation of a possible presidential bid. He may not be on the 2020 trail, but he will certainly be an asset to whomever he ultimately endorses.

The Beat DC
Alaska Appoints First Native Woman Lt. Gov. Amid Shake-Up

Alaska Governor Bill Walker swore in Valerie Nurr'araaluk Davidson as Lt. Gov. on Tuesday, making her the first Native American woman to serve as Lt. Gov. in any state. Her historic appointment doesn't come out of thin air, however. She succeeds former AlaskaLt. Gov.

Flaunt Magazine
Nadia Hilker Will Kick Your Ass And Make You Say 'Danke'

The Divergent star admits she loves Netflix documentaries, nature walks, and assorted bad-assery... but she won't say much about what she's working on next. Nadia Hilker is no stranger to hard work. Hailing from Munich, West Germany, she began acting in 2010, snagging smaller roles in Germ

The Beat DC
Ted Lieu Intros Bill to Protect Bear Population

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) introduced legislation this month to protect the country's bear population. As a member of the Endangered Species Act Working Group and the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, he said he does not want to see these animals become extinct.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
To Help Students Heal After Hate, Meet Them Where They Are

When students walked back onto campus at the University of Virginia this week, they may have retraced the footsteps of a torch-carrying mob that came just weeks before. As they venture downtown for an afternoon on the red-brick plaza, they may walk...

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Selected New Books on Higher Education

People Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today Boycott! The Academy and Justice for Palestine, by Sunaina Maira (University of California Press; 172 pages; $85 hardcover, $18.95 paperback, $9.99 e-book). Gives the historical context for the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions...

The Beat DC
House and Senate Dems Question Interior on Scientific Integrity Violation

Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tammy Duckworth (D- IL), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote to the Department of Interior's Inspector General asking him to investigate whether the National Park Service (NPS) has violated its

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