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Soledad O'Brien’s Touching Tribute to a Remarkable Woman, Her Mother

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Soledad O'Brien’s Touching Tribute to a Remarkable Woman, Her Mother

Award-winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien's groundbreaking career over the last two decades is full of work that has challenged, enlightened and educated audiences of diverse backgrounds. From her disruptive series on race in America to her support of young women and their collegiate pursuits through her PowHerful Foundation, O’Brien has consistently pushed sometimes hard, but necessary, conversations forward. And she has managed it all, while also successfully navigating as a wife and mother of three. Today, in a touching Twitter tribute, we learned how -- she got it from her mother.  O'Brien shared how her mother, who passed today, just 40 days after...

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s Baby Girl is Already a Champion for Women

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade’s Baby Girl is Already a Champion for Women

 Photo: Kaavia James/Instagram  Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade welcomed their daughter, Kaavia James, into the world on November 7th of last year. Not only is she adorable, but at just four month’s old, she is already using her Instagram platform to uplift and acknowledge other young girls. Since its launch just 11 days after her birth, the account has consistently featured girls as Kaavia’s #WomenCrushWednesday who embody leadership, courage, compassion and drive that any parent would want for their child. View this post on Instagram Already learning from my mama and kicking off my very first #WCW straight from the crib! Please...

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There's a New African Museum for Children Set to Open in Baltimore

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There's a New African Museum for Children Set to Open in Baltimore

This summer, the Park Heights neighborhood in Baltimore is planning to open the doors to a new African museum for children called the Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures, reports CBS Baltimore. Esther K. Armstrong, the brainchild behind the museum, manages and owns the Sankofa African & World Bazaar specialty store in Baltimore with her husband. On the museum’s website, she explains that the idea for the museum came about after she and her husband worked with young people from two Baltimore City Elementary Schools to teach them about African culture. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from the students,...

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Aretha Franklin Biopic Starring Jennifer Hudson Receives 2020 Release Date

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Aretha Franklin Biopic Starring Jennifer Hudson Receives 2020 Release Date

 Photo: AP   In January 2018, we learned that Aretha Franklin handpicked Oscar and Grammy-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson to play her in a biopic about her life. Now, according to Deadline, Franklin's 'Respect' biopic starring Hudson is set to hit the big screen on August 14, 2020.  Hudson, who considered Franklin a mentor and friend, paid homage to the Queen of Soul at her homegoing service last August and again during the CBS "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul" tribute.  "While teaching me about your life, you taught me so much about life and schooled me in mine," Hudson wrote in an Instagram post...

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Thanks to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, the Case Against 6th Grader Who Didn't Stand for Pledge of Allegiance Has Been Dismissed

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Thanks to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, the Case Against 6th Grader Who Didn't Stand for Pledge of Allegiance Has Been Dismissed

  Photo: Getty Images  Music mogul Sean "Jay-Z" Carter is constantly using his platform to advocate for justice and civil rights. So when he and his label, Roc Nation, heard about 11-year-old Jabari Talbot getting arrested after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in class, they took action.  On February 4, the 6th grader was confronted by a substitute teacher about not standing up for the Pledge Allegiance. According to Bay News 9, Talbot told the teacher that he believed "the flag was racist and the national anthem was offensive to Black people."  She then asked: "Why if it was so bad here he did not go...

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