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Protesters rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaughin Washington, D.C., on Monday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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A timeline of the five black transgender women killed in Florida in 2018

In March 2017, a demonstrator holds a sign that says, “Stop killing trans people.”
In March 2017, a demonstrator holds a sign that says, “Stop killing trans people.” Scott Olson/Getty Images

2018 has been a particularly deadly year for Florida’s transgender community. Five killings of trans women of color have been reported as of late September. The high number of deaths has unsettled activists, especially in the city of Jacksonville, where three of the five homicides took place.

What to expect from Thursday’s Senate hearing with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Win McNamee/Getty Images

Both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford — who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when both were in high school in the early 1980s — are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Though Republicans are giving Ford a venue to hear her allegations, they’re already plowing ahead with Kavanaugh’s confirmation, scheduling votes for Friday and advising members not to leave Washington for the weekend in order to set up a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination.

Anita Hill on Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh hearing: “It’s hard for me to imagine it can be fair”

Anita Hill in Dec. 2017
Anita Hill in Dec. 2017 Willy Sanjuan/AP

Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Kavanaugh will also speak during the hearing.

Anita Hill, who testified in 1991 that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, said going forth with the hearing without an investigation and other witnesses will take away from the credibility of the proceedings.

NYFW spring/summer 2019 was the most inclusive across race, size, gender and age — ever

Chromat SS19
Chromat SS19 Monica Schipper/Getty Images

New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2019, which officially wrapped on Sept. 12, was far and away the most inclusive ever, according to new data released on Wednesday by the Fashion Spot.

“I’m optimistic about this season’s results and am pleased to see more New York designers making strides toward genuine diversity than ever before,” the Fashion Spot’s editor-in-chief Jennifer Davidson said in an interview.

Should you use collagen-based supplements, eye masks or shampoo? Experts weigh in.

A collagen-infused under-eye mask
A collagen-infused under-eye mask Volodymyr Tverdokhlib/Shutterstock

Supplements, shampoo and gold face masks promising to “boost” collagen levels have become the latest trend to take over Instagram. And a number of celebrities — like Adam Rippon and Kourtney Kardashian — swear by its supposed health properties, dousing their morning smoothies with collagen powder or smearing collagen-infused cream over their faces. It’s even shown up in cauliflower-based wraps and been infused into martinis by Gwyneth Paltrow.

So, are these things the real deal? The answer, as you might expect, is complicated.

Tim Mulkerin
Reporter and Social Media Editor, Hype