Black Women

Tyra Banks Is Leaving Her Show To Focus On Her Cosmetic Line


Reported by Liku Zelleke It hasn’t even been three months since Tyra Banks launched FABLife, her daytime talk show, and she’s just announced that she will be quitting as its host. In a statement, the America’s Next Top Model star said she had to make the decision because she wanted to spend more time on her cosmetic line. Banks admitted ...

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Sex Strike Organized In Chicago To Help End Violence


By Victor Ochieng April Lawson is appealing to all women in Chicago to go on a sex strike until the violence in their city stops. She’s asking all women, married and single, to participate in the strike as a way to compel men to take action against the violence that has rocked the city, making the streets unsafe for men, women, and ...

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Zoe Saldana Speaks Out About ‘Troubled’ Nina Simone Biopic


By Angela Wills Zoe Saldana speaks out about her role in the highly criticized Nina Simone biopic. Saldana held a recent interview with Latina Magazine in which she was asked several questions and given the opportunity to express her views on the role she played in the Nina Simone biopic. When asked about her preparation for the role, Zoe Saldana ...

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Sandra Bland’s sister says that they’re getting no answers

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My name is Sharon Cooper, and I am Sandra Bland’s sister. These past few months have been very difficult for my family. Since Sandra’s death, we have been in mourning, but our ability to mourn has been paralyzed by the unusual and unsettling circumstances surrounding her death. That is why I am writing to you. Our confidence in the local ...

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Tyra Banks Transforms Into A Perfect Replica of Richard Branson For Halloween


Reported by Liku Zelleke Halloween has just zipped by and kids everywhere are still coming down from the sugar high they had been on. As we look back on the costumes that ranged from cute to cutest, we can’t help but wonder what the adults were up to – apart from trudging along as the little ones went from door-to-door, ...

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Did Raven-Symoné Forget She Faced Discrimination On An Episode Of ‘That’s So Raven’?


Reported by Liku Zelleke The past couple of weeks have seen Raven-Symoné get pummeled for the “I wouldn’t hire you if you’ve got a ‘ghetto name’” comment. Even Christopher B. Pearman, her own father, could offer her no sympathy after such a blunder and said his daughter sometimes says some “dumb s___” even if she was really a “beautiful” and ...

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Essence Magazine to Feature 29 African American Women of the White House


Reported by Liku Zelleke This November, Essence Magazine will feature the Black women who – every single day – help the President of the United States and his wife run the country: the Women of the White House. The youngest of them is 23-year-old Jordan Metoyer and she is the Assistant to the Deputy Director and Senior Advisor to the ...

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