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Serena Williams wrote some touching words about her older sister Venus Williams on Sunday, and a bunch of people reacted to it. Serena wrote the caption next to an Instagram photo of Venus standing on a beach in a polka dot green dress and wearing some flats. Her big sister also rocked a curly Afro […]

A Missouri woman shot by police in a shopping center parking lot earlier this year is taking the officer, the cit y and the city’s police chief to court over injuries she suffered in the incident. Ashley Hall‘s lawsuit, filed Thursday, accuses police of violating her Fourth and 14th Amendment rights in an April shooting […]

It was reported earlier this month that Oprah Winfrey would be executive producing a new documentary. And according to a logline, it’ll be about “a brilliant former music executive who grapples with whether to go public with her story of assault and abuse by a notable figure in the music industry.” Related: Examples of 50 […]

Cassie shared the first photo of her newborn baby with Alex Fine in a Dec. 11 Instagram post. The model and singer gave birth to a girl on Dec. 6, and she’s already calling the little one her best friend. “She’s just different. Frankie Stone Fine. My BFF,” wrote Cassie next to the photo, which […]

Tiffany Haddish has talked about the contentious relationship she had with her mother Leola, both in her memoir “The Last Black Unicorn” and in interviews. And during a recent visit to “Hollywood Unlocked,” she talked about forgiving her. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the actress and comedian threw a bat mitzvah ceremony on her 40th birthday in […]

Having grown up literally on the streets, feeding herself and her Mama Dee with the proceeds from artwork they’d make and sell on the streets, Tiny is “at home” anywhere talking to anyone, and when Tiny talks, people listen! – Photo: Kristen Skalin by Michelle Chan This is the story of the enduring and ineffable […]

UN “peacekeepers” in Congo by Ann Garrison The UN has a long, storied history in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) was created by the UN Security Council nearly 20 years ago. It is headquartered in Goma, the capital of North Kivu Province, which sits on the […]

Ruchell Cinque Magee, gravely wounded, was the sole survivor of the Marin Courthouse Slave Rebellion on Aug. 7, 1970, led by George Jackson’s little brother Jonathan. That incident is still, a lifetime later, the Parole Board’s excuse for denying him parole, even despite a jury acquittal decades ago. He’s almost 81. Give him freedom for […]

Don’t miss Performing Diaspora 2019 at CounterPulse Dec. 12-14 by Wanda Sabir Season’s greetings! I hope 2019 was kind to everyone and if not kind, at least full of important lessons and opportunities for growth. Alas, we are almost through it. What follows are a list of programs I’ve hosted this month on Wanda’s Picks […]

It seems fans aren’t quite over Angela Simmons‘ current estrangement from “Growing Up Hip Hop” star Romeo Miller. The 32-year-old reality TV actress recently vacationed in Bali, Indonesia, and took a storm of sexy swimwear pics. She took to Instagram on Monday and shared a photo of herself posing in a pool on a unicorn […]


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