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Ashley Velez Ashley Velez Jun 21, 2019.

Watch: This Is How New Legislation Puts Sex Workers in Danger

Watch: This Is How New Legislation Puts Sex Workers in Danger

For Women’s History Month, Jezebel and The Root are partnering for JezeRoot , a series that focuses on women of color, domestic workers and sex workers.

Earlier this month, a bill passed that can significantly impact the safety of U.S. sex workers. The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act cleared the House and Senate on March 21 and will presumably be signed into law by the president.

Though this...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Apr 30, 2019. 12 comments

Trump Sues 2 Banks to Keep Democrats Out of His Finances

Trump Sues 2 Banks to Keep Democrats Out of His Finances

How do we know with certainty that the president of the United States is not a high paid sex worker who exclusively caters to Russian President Vladimir Putin?

We don’t, and that’s why House Intelligence and Financial Services committees have sought to get their hands on the president’s finances by issuing subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One in order to get a closer look at his personal...

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Terrell Jermaine Starr Terrell Jermaine Starr Oct 06, 2018. 15 comments

Sex Worker Stole Cop's Jeep. She Says He Was Just A 'Trick'

Sex Worker Stole Cop's Jeep. She Says He Was Just A 'Trick'

Taquanna Lawton has been charged with grand larceny for stealing an NYPD officer’s Jeep Wrangler in Brooklyn Tuesday morning after he left the vehicle to get money from an ATM to pay for her sex services.

As Lawton, 20, explains it, she and 13-year veteran officer Ali Sheppard had a business relationship and that he was nothing more than “a trick,” Brooklyn prosecutors said Friday, according...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Apr 24, 2018. 3 comments

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Blowin’ Up Proves There’s Life After ‘the Life’

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Blowin’ Up Proves There’s Life After ‘the Life’

“It’s called blowin’ up when you leave your pimp ... so I blew up,” Kandie says, standing tall and brown in the New York sunshine. Her bangs blow in the breeze, and a pretty but awkward smile seems to reflexively creep around the edges of her mouth as she matter-of-factly describes how she got into “the life,” and the brutality she’s faced within it—and in attempting to leave it.

In fact,...

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