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Late last month, a Los Angeles jury convicted Canadian rapper Tory Lanez for the 2020 shooting of Houston native Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, was found guilty on all three felony charges brought against him by L.A. County: assault with a semiautomatic weapon, carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and negligent discharge of a firearm. The jury conviction signals the end of the legal battle, but it seems that more than two years of constant vitriol since she named Lanez as her shooter has cost Megan dearly. The ordeal and its aftermath are a very public example of how, all too often, we silence Black women and punish those who choose to speak up.To…
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