Who is Yesha?

Yesha Callahan is a writer currently based in the Washington, D.C. area. With subjects ranging from dating, parenting, trending topics, entertainment and black culture, Yesha has been using her unique sense of humor to interact with readers of her website since 2007. In addition to her own site, Yesha has also written for Clutch Magazine, where she was a Managing Editor, as well as Jezebel, The Grio, BlogHer, and is currently a Staff Writer for The Root. With each of these outlets, she’s able to express her views on parenting, relationships, current events and black culture even more. As an up and coming television writer, Callahan was also a writer for BET's late night talk show, “Don't Sleep!” hosted by former CNN news anchor T.J. Holmes. Follow her on Twitter @yeshacallahan

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Cuba Says They Will Never Return Assata Shakur

  Assata Shakur, born Joanne Chesimard, has been living in Cuba since her escape from the U.S after her 1977 conviction in the killing of a NJ State Trooper. Despite the newly improved relations between the U.S and Cuba, a Cuban official recently stated that his country has no plans on returning Shakur to the U.S. “I can say it… Read more →

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What’s Your ‘Last Straw’?

Karrueche Tran has declared once again that she’s done with Chris Brown. It sounds like yet another day that ends in ‘y’. Apparently a secret baby was the last straw, but here are a few things that weren’t: A) Being a known woman abuser B) Disrespecting her on social media C) Being in and out of jail Tran, who seemingly… Read more →

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Muslim Holidays Added to New York Public School Calendar

New York City’s Mayor de Blasio took a step in diversifying the New York City Public Schools holiday calendar. Today we'll announce the addition of Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr to @NYCSchools holiday schedule, a change that respects the diversity of our city — Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) March 4, 2015 Eid al-Adha marks the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham in Judaism… Read more →

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Open Thread: Do You Think People Should Have DNR Orders?

If you’re not familiar with the acronym “DNR”, you may want to familiarize yourself with it. A do-not-resuscitate order, or DNR order, is a medical order written by a doctor. It instructs health care providers not to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a patient’s breathing stops or if the patient’s heart stops beating. Throughout the recent Bobbi Kristina Brown news, it… Read more →

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Darren Wilson Will Not Face Civil Rights Charges In Michael Brown’s Death

The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it would not bring federal charges against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown last summer, according to a New York Times report. The department released an extensive 80 page report and cited the numerous discrepancies from various witnesses. “Although some witnesses state that Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with… Read more →

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Family of Jahi McMath Sues Hospital for Malpractice

Jahi McMath was only seeking help for her sleep apnea in 2013, but complications in her surgery has left her brain-dead since. McMath’s family is now suing the hospital where she went into cardiac arrest for negligence and wrongful death — if “it is determined” that the girl indeed succumbed to her injuries. During a lengthy legal battle, McMath’s family… Read more →

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What to Watch: MSNBC to Host Selma: 50 Years Later

The 50th anniversary of the March on Selma is this weekend and MSNBC is commemorating the march all weekend. On March 7 and 8, Selma: 50 Years Later  will air on MSNBC and will look at Selma then and the changes its made over the last 50 years. The commemoration will also include Twitter chats being held today. At 11 a.m.… Read more →