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Regina King and Uzo Aduba wear shirts honoring Breonna Taylor during the Emmys

Actresses Regina King and Uzo Aduba both wore shirts in tribute to Breonna Taylor during their respective acceptance speeches at the Emmy Awards on Sunday.
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Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle gave us a legendary Verzuz 'battle'

To quote a famous Patti LaBelle hit "Hey sister, go sister, soul sister, go sister." On Sunday LaBelle and Gladys Knight were the latest artists featured in the Verzuz "battle" on Instagram Live organized by producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
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Coco Gauff exits US Open as organizers use 'enhanced protocol plan' after positive Covid test

Coco Gauff lost her opening match at a different looking US Open against former semifinalist Anastasija Sevastova, while two fellow pros who came into contact with a player who tested positive for the coronavirus were allowed to compete on the ...
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Chadwick Boseman films dominate Apple and Amazon charts following actor's death

Fans of Chadwick Boseman are watching and rewatching his films following the actor's death on Friday from colon cancer.

Astros and A’s postpone game on Jackie Robinson Day to protest social injustice

On Friday, Major League Baseball teams celebrated former Negro League and Major League player Jackie Robinson who broke the color barrier in the MLB by becoming the first African American to play in the modern era in 1947. Robinson played ...
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Why Kamala Harris' shoutouts to AKAs and HBCUs matter so much

During the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Kamala Harris accepted her party's vice presidential nomination -- and as she did, she brought a rich history of Black womanhood with her, and embraced what makes her different at a moment afflicted ...
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“Candyman” Director Nia DaCosta to Helm “Captain Marvel” Sequel, 1st Black Woman to Direct a Marvel Universe Film

Nia DaCosta, director of the upcoming MGM/Universal Candyman remake, will helm the sequel to Captain Marvel, becoming the first black woman to direct a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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NAACP Houston Branch Recognizes this Defining Moment in History as Kamala Harris, the First African American Woman, is Appointed to a Major Party Ticket

A short while ago, Former Vice President and Democratic Candidate for President, Joe Biden announced his running mate for the upcoming presidential election. In doing so, Biden chose the 1st African American female candidate for Vice President of the United ...

The Black Owned App Helping to Prevent Cyber Bullying

CEO and President, Jonathan Viverette’s vision for the app is to promote positivity, prevent cyber bullying and create a space that is safe, fun and inclusive, in the world of social media. Growing up in a small town in Illinois, ...
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Losing A Legend

As the United States mourns over the passing of Georgia congressman and civil rights legend John Lewis, Astros manager Dusty Baker who is African American and grew up during a time of segregation had some great words to share with ...
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Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis dead at 80

John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after ...
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The US loses two icons of the civil rights movement in one day

Two towering figures of the American civil rights movement died Friday, a major loss for a nation still grappling with protests and demands for racial equality decades later.
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'He is free at last.' Activists and politicians honor John Lewis

As news of Rep. John Lewis' death rocked the nation, tributes to the civil rights leader and longtime Georgia politician poured in from activists and politicians alike.
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Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations

The words and phrases permeate nearly every aspect of our society. "Master bedrooms" in our homes. "Blacklists" and "whitelists" in computing. The idiom "sold down the river" in our everyday speech.
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Rep. Coleman Calls on Governor Abbott to Prohibit Dining in Restaurants Until COVID-19 Surge is Ended

Today, State Representative Garnet F. Coleman (D-Houston) called on Governor Abbott to issue an order to prohibit on-premises dining until the spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rate has been reversed.
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