JUNETEENTH IS NOW A U.S. HOLIDAY. HERE’S ONE WOMAN BEHIND THE DECADES-LONG FIGHT

Opal Lee is 94 and she’s doing a holy dance.  It’s a dance she says she and her ancestors have been waiting 155 years, 11 months and 28 days to do.  Ever since Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to spread the news of the Emancipation Proclamation outlawing slavery…

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TRANSGENDER STUDENTS PROTECTED AT SCHOOL BY TITLE IX, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAYS

The rights of transgender and gay students are protected at school by Title IX, President Joe Biden’s administration said Wednesday, reversing Trump-era guidance that said those students were not protected by any federal laws.  The announcement from the Department of Education comes not only during Pride month, but also during a national debate over whether transgender athletes should be…

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TARAJI P. HENSON WILL HOST THE 2021 BET AWARDS, QUEEN LATIFAH RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Culture’s biggest night is almost upon us and today we finally learn how two of the most powerful and talented women in Hollywood are involved. Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actor, filmmaker and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will host the 2021 BET Award show, while critically acclaimed, GRAMMY award-winning musician, Golden Globe winning and Academy…

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T.I. RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO AMID SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION

“WHAT IT’S COME TO” MUSIC VIDEO JUNE 8, 2021 On his new song “What It’s Come To,” rapper T.I. says he’s up against “some lying-ass bitches,” in an apparent reference to the multiple allegations of sexual assault and drugging leveled against him and his wife Tiny. The couple, who have repeatedly denied the claims, are…

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USA TODAY STORYTELLERS PROJECT WILL PRESENT PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT FATHERHOOD

Mario Bonds has turned tragedy into triumph. Bonds, who suffered blindness at the age of 10, has overcome childhood abuse, poverty, homelessness and abandonment. And he has worked relentlessly to beat the odds. “Many have lived the universal story of wanting to belong to someone — to have family or experience unconditional parental love. With…

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3 SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR WELL-BEING, LADIES

Have you considered why 15.6% of women who are 18 and older are constantly in poor or fair health? Or, why less than 50% of women are able to meet their daily physical activity requirements? These facts inspire the discussion about why so many women seem to find themselves on the low end of the health and fitnessscale,…

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10 THINGS TO TRY IN YOUR BUSINESS (BEFORE YOU HAVE AN AUDIENCE!)

Putting yourself out there in business can be intimidating. Especially if you are an introvert, (like me!) To take away some of that intimidation, you’ll definitely want to think about these 10 things to try in your business (BEFORE you have an audience!) At the beginning, it can seem incredibly frustrating to NOT have an audience yet.…

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COVER FEATURE WITH LHHATL STAR MIMI FAUST

Mimi Faust is an American businesswoman and reality TV personality. She is best known for her appearance in the reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.’ Born in Virginia, US, she had a troubled and unconventional childhood. She had a scarred relationship with her mother, as she had not told Mimi that the man Mimi…

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HOWARD UNIVERSITY RENAMES COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AFTER ALUM, ACTOR CHADWICK BOSEMAN

The renaming unites Howard and Walt Disney Co.’s executive chairman, Bob Iger, who will spearhead fundraising for an endowment named after Boseman, as well as help raise money for the construction of a state-of-the-art building on the campus. The new building will house the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, the Cathy Hughes School…

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DIGITAL UNDERGROUND’S SHOCK G PASSES AWAY AT 57

Shock G, famous for Digital Underground’s hit song “The Humpty Dance” and his work with Tupac Shakur, is dead. The rap legend was found dead Thursday in a hotel room in Tampa … according to his father, Edward Racker. We’re told the cause of death is unclear but there were no signs of trauma. Shock’s father…

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