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Misty Copeland shares Impact of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Her Ballet Career

In addition to being a world renowned ballerina, Copeland is also an author, speaker and ambassador for the Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaEBONY sat down with the phenom to learn more about the impact the national youth organization made on her life, how she continues to pay it forward, and why diversity in the arts matter.

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An Intimate Interview With the Director of ‘Muhammad Ali’ and One of the Iconic Boxer’s Daughters

Muhammad Ali was a complex figure. He was magnetic and outspoken. A true revolutionary. A one of a kind figure in and outside of the ring. Eighteen documentaries have been made about the legendary boxer trying to dissect his life and career; yet, none have fully truly succeeded in unboxing all of his enigmas. EBONY had the honor of chatting with Ali’s daughter Hana, as well Ken Burns, the directors of Muhammad Ali, a new doc that tries to offer us a complete picture of the iconic, charismatic figure.

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Malika Andrews to Host New ESPN Show ‘NBA Today’

ESPN announced on Monday that Malika Andrews will host the network’s new basketball show, NBA Today, Yahoo Sports reports. NBA Today will replace The Jump, which was formerly hosted by Rachel Nichols. The show was canceled after a recording of Nichols claiming that Maria Taylor was being promoted because of the network’s “crappy longtime record

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Sunday Manifest: Old Chapters, New Beginnings

Throughout our lives and throughout our days we are constantly encountering moments that are ever changing and ever evolving; in one moment something is here and then it is gone. In the blink of an eye something is born and dies, only to be reborn and to die again. This is not only the cyclical

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Op-Ed: The Haitian Texas Border Crisis is Not New

In the past several days, the world saw Haitian migrants wrangled by border patrol agents in Texas using horse reigns to terrorize these Black foreigners. Since, U.S. politicians have expressed their feelings on the matter but argued they needed more information before drawing conclusions—contrasting their complicated relationship with saying “the right thing” while betraying their

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Obama Presidential Center Set for Groundbreaking on Tuesday

After several delays, the Obama Presidential Center will be breaking ground on Tuesday, NBC News reports  Barack and Michelle Obama, accompanied by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will attend a small ceremony in celebration of the groundbreaking of the presidential library on Tuesday, according to an Obama spokesperson said. The location

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Kelly Price Found Safe After Being Reported Missing

R&B and Gospel singer Kelly Price is not missing, her legal rep said on Friday evening, FOX 5 Atlanta reports. Earlier on Friday, a spokesperson from the Cobb County Police Department confirmed that a missing person’s report had been filed on behalf of Price when officers failed to get in touch with her during a

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Mara Brock Akil Launches New Production Company In Partnership With Netflix

Mara Brock Akil, the creator of the UPN series Girlfriends,  announced that her production company story27 has signed a partnership deal with Netflix, Variety reports. Previously, Akil partnered with Warner Bros. TV, on The CW’s DC Comics drama Black Lightning.  Susie Fitzgerald, former AMC and SundanceTV programming executive, has come aboard as President of Development

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