Robert Ryland, Who Broke a Tennis Barrier, Dies at 100

Robert Ryland, the first Black professional tennis player and for many years a well-regarded coach of younger players and celebrities, died on Aug. 2 at his stepson’s home in Provincetown, Mass. He was 100. His wife, Nancy Ingersoll, said the cause was aspiration pneumonia. They had left their home in Manhattan in March because of […]

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A Look at Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s V.P. Choice

Senator Kamala Harris of California will be the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. A pragmatic moderate and one of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s former rivals in the presidential race, Ms. Harris was a barrier-breaking prosecutor before being elected to the […]

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A Few Facts About Kamala Harris

Other talking points: Harris is among the best-known Black women in American politics, with appeal to both moderates and liberals. But she ran an unsteady presidential campaign last year, and the way she and her advisers handled the 2020 primary left some in the Biden campaign with significant reservations. More recently, she has emerged as […]

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Parents of Elijah McClain sue Colorado police over his death

The parents of a 23-year-old Black man who died after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street last year and put him in a chokehold have sued police and medical officials By COLLEEN SLEVIN and PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press August 11, 2020, 7:58 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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A Bible Burning, a Russian News Agency and a Story Too Good to Check Out

WASHINGTON — For some of President Trump’s loudest cheerleaders, it was a story too good to check out: Black Lives Matters protesters in Portland, Ore., had burned a stack of Bibles, and then topped off the fire with American flags. There was even a video to prove it. The story was a near-perfect fit for […]

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Another Portland protest broken up after activist’s arrest

The arrest during a Portland, Oregon protest of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups. Demonstrators took to the streets again Monday night and police broke up a protest […]

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Authorities: Arson, burglary at Black church in Maryland

Authorities say a person started a fire inside the vestibule of a predominately Black church in Maryland and also burglarized the house of worship By The Associated Press August 11, 2020, 8:54 AM 2 min read SHADY SIDE, Md. — A person started a fire inside the vestibule of a predominately Black church in Maryland […]

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Portland protesters rally as arrest of activist draws ire

The arrest during protests in Portland, Oregon, of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups. More demonstrations were planned in the city Monday night, and authorities declared one outside […]

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Sheryl Crow Sings About Finally Putting A ‘Woman In The White House’ In Inspiring New Single & Video

Sheryl Crow used striking imagery from the suffragette movement and Black Lives Matter protests for her rousing music video, ‘Woman In The White House.’ Check it out here! Like so many citizens across the United States, Sheryl Crow is ready to see a woman in the White House. The Grammy-winning singer, 58, is so adamant about […]

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Maxine Waters: Biden ‘can’t go home without a Black woman being VP’

Rep. Maxine Waters expressed confidence that a Black woman would be on the Democratic ticket as vice president. In a Friday town hall with Essence, the California Democrat seemed certain Joe Biden would pick a Black woman as his running mate based on help he’s received from the Black community. “Let me guarantee you this, […]

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Letters: Can 13 players hold the Pac-12 hostage?

I am appalled by the 13 extortionists (supposed student-athletes) who would use COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter to “demand” money from the Pac-12. They are clearly misguided. In my world, requests go a lot further than “demands” and threats. I hope their “demands” are met with the silence they deserve. Brian Adams Malibu :: Advertisement […]

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‘Racism Is Pervasive and Systemic’ at Canada’s Museum of Human Rights, Report Says

TORONTO — Black and Indigenous employees say they were disparaged. Female employees say they were sexually harassed. Guides say their managers instructed them to block off an exhibit on same-sex marriage during tours for religious schools. All this has happened, critics say, at an unlikely place: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. In […]

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Angelina Jolie & Son Knox, 12, Match In Black During Shopping Date In LA — See Pics

Angelina Jolie was spotted casually shopping with her son Knox while wearing black outfits and face masks to stay safe in the Los Feliz area on Aug. 5. Angelina Jolie, 45, and her youngest son Knox, 12, stepped out to do a little afternoon shopping in Los Angeles, CA on Aug. 5 and they looked […]

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Family of Black man killed by officer gets autopsy report

An autopsy report on a Black man fatally shot in May by an Indianapolis police officer has been released to the man’s family three months after his death and following his relatives’ repeated requests for the report By The Associated Press August 5, 2020, 5:34 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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Retired Black Chicago firefighters decry removal of Black Lives Matter banner

Retired Black Chicago firefighters rally outside Station 45 in Bronzeville on Tuesday. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times CFD members assigned to Station 45 have been accused of taking down a Black Lives Matter banner while on duty. Retired firefighters say a history of racism in the department stretches back generations. A group of retired Black Chicago […]

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Black SUVs line up for laid-off employees outside NBCUniversal offices

You’re fired — but you’re going out like a big shot! A cluster of black Chevy Tahoe SUVs lined up outside NBCUniversal’s Manhattan headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center early Tuesday — but instead of celebrities or media moguls, they were gathered to haul away employees who had just gotten pink slips, sources told The Post. […]

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County working on plan to reverse rise in Black suicides — ‘crisis that once again hits the African-American community the hardest’

Dr. Diane Washington, at podium, explains some of the factors around a spike in suicides in the Black community at a news conference Tuesday. | Screen grab “There is an overwhelming sense of isolation and despair, hopelessness that occurs during this pandemic that shifts the curve to another level,” said Dr. Diane Washington, the executive […]

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Could a Californian Be Vice President?

ImageRepresentative Karen Bass, who made history as the first Black woman in the country to serve as the speaker of a state legislature, has become a leading contender for vice president.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times Good morning. Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to finally announce his running mate — well, if not […]

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Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ for her book club

If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey says, she would be out in the streets and marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. She has instead found other ways to add her voice. She is working with Lionsgate on a multimedia adaptation of The New York Times’ “1619 Project” on the legacy of slavery. She […]

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Police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Police in suburban Denver have apologized after a group of Black girls was detained and at least two handcuffed during a weekend investigation of a stolen car By The Associated Press August 3, 2020, 8:41 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article AURORA, Colo. — Police in suburban Denver have apologized […]

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Kaia Gerber & ’13 Reasons Why’s Tommy Dorfman Photographed Together On Cute Dinner Date

Kaia Gerber showed off her toned midriff in a black crop top and high waisted jeans when she stepped out for dinner with pal Tommy Dorfman. Kaia Gerber stepped out for dinner with her close pal Tommy Dorfman in a stunning, ab-bearing outfit. The supermodel, 18, showed off her toned midriff when she reunited with […]

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Kanye West stands by abortion remarks: ‘I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry’

Rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West called out abortion in the Black community and blasted his critics for getting so “concerned” about him crying over potentially aborting his first-born child. “I cried at the thought of aborting my first born and everyone was so concerned about me… I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t […]

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Beyonce’s Twins, Rumi & Sir, 3, Make Rare Appearances in ‘Black Is King’ During Family Moments & Dedication

Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ is a family affair! The singer released her highly anticipated visual album on July 31 with cameos from her and JAY-Z’s 3-year-old twins, Rumi and Sir. We rarely see Beyonce and JAY-Z‘s 3-year-old twins Rumi Carter and Sir Carter — but, the duo is front and center in the singer’s new visual album, Black […]

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