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by Najja Parker

Before 2013, I had only seen my father about three times. In the 1970s, my 19-year-old dad did not pay child support and was not a part of… Read More

In Her Words: Lil Mama Recounts Her Mom's Breast Cancer Battle

In Her Words: Lil Mama Recounts Her Mom's Breast Cancer Battle

by Lil Mama As Told to Najja Parker

I didn’t take it seriously when my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She didn’t look sick. She didn’t… Read More

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Troy Vincent and the Other Side of the Ball

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Football fans mainly recall Troy Vincent for his on-field accomplishments over 15 seasons (1992–2006) in the NFL: 47 interceptions, five Pro… Read More

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Color of Change, the progressive civil rights advocacy organization, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a gala at New York City’s… Read More

Victor Cruz, His Forever Fiancée and the Tale of the Text

Victor Cruz, His Forever Fiancée and the Tale of the Text

by Damon Young

Who is Victor Cruz? Victor Cruz is a star wide receiver for the New York Giants. Wait, he’s a star?… Read More

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Earlier this month, TV personality Sheryl Underwood (The Talk) felt compelled to apologize… Read More

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Nicki Minaj Scores Cover of New York Times Magazine

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Addressing Miley Cyrus at VMAs: “The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects Black women makes… Read More

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All-Stars Honor Bill Withers at Carnegie Hall

by Matthew Allen

There’s an old saying: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.” Well, nearly 43 years ago to the day, Bill… Read More

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‘Jacksons: Next Generation’ Tracks Tito’s Kids to Stardom

by Crystal Shaw King

A family that’s been shrouded in rumors and secrecy, one that’s been referred to as “American royalty,” just… Read More

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Tamar Goes for Sex Over Nonsense on ‘Calling All Lovers’

by Michael Arceneaux

On this past season of Braxton Family Values, Tamar Braxton spoke of the pressures of recording the follow up to 2013’s… Read More

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