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Serena Williams Serves Up Victory Once Again, Stands 1 Win Away From 24th Grand Slam Title Serena Williams Serves Up Victory Once Again, Stands 1 Win Away From 24th Grand Slam Title

Although I am loath to compare the incomparable Serena Williams to any animal besides perhaps a black panther with emerald eyes, I may allow for the G.O.A.T. acronym, because damn, she can’t stop, won’t stop, showing and proving that she’s worthy of the title: greatest of all time.

GirlTrek Takes Over The Root’s Instagram in Celebration of Black Women Coming Together in the Rocky Mountains for a #StressProtest GirlTrek Takes Over The Root’s Instagram in Celebration of Black Women Coming Together in the Rocky Mountains for a #StressProtest

GirlTrek, the largest national public health nonprofit and movement for black women and girls, continues to offer a balm in a world that clearly still doesn’t recognize the beauty, badness and innovative brilliance of black women.

The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Pays Its Respect to Queen Aretha The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Pays Its Respect to Queen Aretha

For whatever issues they have (and there are many: colonialism, imperialism, Brexit, etc.) one thing that I will always love about the Brits is their love, esteem and admiration for black—specifically African-American—music.

Pennsylvania Prisons Locked Down Indefinitely After 29 Employees Hospitalized Pennsylvania Prisons Locked Down Indefinitely After 29 Employees Hospitalized

This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ordered a lockdown of its entire 47,000-person-prison system after yet another spate of employees was rushed to the hospital, sickened by what the DOC is calling “unknown substances,” which many believe to be illicit opioid-related drugs.

Texas Prison System Slashes Price of Inmate Phone Calls by 77 Percent, Contractor to Set Up Video Phones Texas Prison System Slashes Price of Inmate Phone Calls by 77 Percent, Contractor to Set Up Video Phones

Perhaps not coincidentally during a #NationalPrisonStrike2018, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Friday voted to drastically slash the cost of calls from prison inmates by more than 75 percent, a boon to the cash-strapped black and brown communities that feed the prison industrial complex.

Jemele Hill and ESPN Get It Over With: Report Jemele Hill and ESPN Get It Over With: Report

Jemele Hill, a black woman who remained so while on television, had a rough go of it at ESPN in the fallout of calling Donald Trump, a sho nuff white supremacist, just that. She’s reportedly set to completely sever ties with the company at the beginning of September.

John McCain Requests Former Rivals, Barack Obama, George W. Bush to Eulogize Him at Funeral John McCain Requests Former Rivals, Barack Obama, George W. Bush to Eulogize Him at Funeral

I’m of the contention that we should generally be judged or even rated as humans by the best—and not worst—thing we’ve ever done. So I have no problems with the recently deceased Senator from Arizona, John McCain, a flawed, fallible white man from America, being assessed honestly.

Ex-Trump Doorman Who Claims Trump Has Love Child Is Now Free to Tell His Story: Report Ex-Trump Doorman Who Claims Trump Has Love Child Is Now Free to Tell His Story: Report

It looks as if the jaws of justice are slowly, but steadily squeezing the breath out of Donald “Can’t Keep It in His Pants” Trump as an ex- Trump World Tower doorman has been released from a “catch and kill”-contract, and can now come forward and speak about an alleged affair Trump had with an ex-housekeeper which…

Tavis Smiley's Lawsuit Against PBS Isn't Going Too Well Tavis Smiley's Lawsuit Against PBS Isn't Going Too Well

The indignantly distressed former PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley is not faring well in his legal battle against PBS, the network which released him from his contract in December 2017 over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Georgia Board of Elections Nixes Plans to Shut Down 7 of 9 Polling Places in Majority Black County Georgia Board of Elections Nixes Plans to Shut Down 7 of 9 Polling Places in Majority Black County

In what can only be hailed as a hard-fought victory against blatant voter suppression, on Friday, a rural Georgia elections board voted down a plan to close down seven of nine polling places in a majority-black county.

Prosecutors Say Story of White Man Peeing on 5-Year-Old Black Girl Was Fabricated Prosecutors Say Story of White Man Peeing on 5-Year-Old Black Girl Was Fabricated

Many of us were horrified (and beyond furious) when we heard news of a white man urinating on a black girl child and calling her a racial slur in an alley in Western Michigan. Yet prosecutors in the case are now saying the children involved in the incident made the story up.

Rap Song That Advocated Violence
Against Police Not Protected by First Amendment: Pennsylvania High Court  Rap Song That Advocated Violence Against Police Not Protected by First Amendment: Pennsylvania High Court 

Hip-hop has had a long and fraught history with law enforcement because the communities that spawned the genre have been traumatized and over-policed since we first hit these shores. Consequently, rap lyrics that have spoken to this brutality have been tried in the courts, where words deemed inappropriate are…

Spike Lee Unveils Previously Unreleased Prince Song, ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’ for BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee Unveils Previously Unreleased Prince Song, ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’ for BlacKkKlansman

It begins with piano riffs and drum. Prince’s dulcet falsetto pours out the first verse, then drops a register for verse two. It is, in a word, sublime. It is Prince at his most soulful, with the growls and runs that mark his genius.

Aretha Franklin, With a Reported Net Worth of $80 Million, Died With No Will Aretha Franklin, With a Reported Net Worth of $80 Million, Died With No Will

In what strikes many as odd, soul singer Aretha Franklin died without a will.

Netflix Announces Tiffany Haddish Comedy Special for 2019 Netflix Announces Tiffany Haddish Comedy Special for 2019

Tiffany Haddish and Cardi B are going neck and neck for the started-from-the-bottom-now-we-heah year.

Black Teen Assaulted Over Confederate Flag at Kid Rock Concert in Oregon Black Teen Assaulted Over Confederate Flag at Kid Rock Concert in Oregon

Here’s a question: If the Confederate flag has nothing to do with racism, and it’s all about Southern pride and history, why does it seem to fly high in areas of the country that are decidedly not in the South?

'Stand Your Ground' Is for White People: Markeis McGlockton’s Lawyer Says the Statute May Be Legal But It’s Not Moral 'Stand Your Ground' Is for White People: Markeis McGlockton’s Lawyer Says the Statute May Be Legal But It’s Not Moral

Like most of us, Michael McGlockton became familiar with Florida’s “stand your ground” law in 2012 when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed outside his father’s home by an armed “neighborhood watchman.”

Breaking Hate: What a Former White Supremacist Says Will End Racism May Suprise You Breaking Hate: What a Former White Supremacist Says Will End Racism May Suprise You

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—black people can’t rid white America of its cancerous racism—that’s going to be an inside job, by them, for them. As we mark the one-year anniversary of the bloody disaster that was the so-called Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., it behooves…

'Tired of Talking': Nashville Community Demands Police Chief's Resignation After Cop Shoots Black Man in Back 'Tired of Talking': Nashville Community Demands Police Chief's Resignation After Cop Shoots Black Man in Back

Pastor Harris is referring to 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick, who was fatally shot in the back after running from another 25-year-old, Officer Andrew Delke, of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department on July 26.

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