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Janet Mock, Dr. Bernice King, Jesse Williams and More, Grace The Cover of British Vogue’s September Issue

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Janet Mock, Dr. Bernice King, Jesse Williams and More, Grace The Cover of British Vogue’s September Issue

What a time to be alive! Multiple Black activists are featured on the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, including Dr. Bernice King, Janet Mock and Jesse Williams.  The “Activism Now” issue pays homage to people fighting on the front lines to create change in the world, from abolishing systemic racism to disability discrimination and gender inequality. Vogue U.K. hopes that by featuring these prominent figures on the cover of all 26 editions, they can convey a global message of hope, Yahoo reports.  The magazine features 20 activists that were photographed by a diverse array of photographers including Reginald Cunningham, who photographed...

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In His Final Hours, The Incomparable John Lewis Penned One Last Love Letter To Us All

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In His Final Hours, The Incomparable John Lewis Penned One Last Love Letter To Us All

A call to action. In his final hours, civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis penned one last love letter, reminding us that Together, [We} Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation. The letter was written during Lewis’ final hours on earth with the mandate to publish it on the day of his homegoing service. The civil rights titan passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 80. After a week of celebrations, which included a procession across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and three public memorials where his body lay in state, first in his hometown at...

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NBA Star Kyrie Irving Launches $1.5 Million Fund To Support WNBA Players Who Opt-Out

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NBA Star Kyrie Irving Launches $1.5 Million Fund To Support WNBA Players Who Opt-Out

He is being his sisters’ keeper! Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Iriving recently launched a $1.5 million initiative to support WNBA players who choose to sit out the 2020 season, Black Enterprise reports.  The KAI Empowerment Initiative was created by Irving to support players of the Women’s National Basketball League who are opting out of the 2020 season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and/or social justice reasons. Multiple women’s basketball players have opted out for social reform reasons including the Washington Mystic’s Natasha Cloud, Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd, and the Atlanta Dream’s Renee Montgomery. The sacrifice financially for these...

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LeBron James Launches Fund To Help Restore Voting Rights For Former Felons In Florida

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LeBron James Launches Fund To Help Restore Voting Rights For Former Felons In Florida

This is what real change looks like! LeBron James announced a new initiative to help restore voting rights for former felons in Florida, Black Enterprise reports.  The “More Than A Vote” initiative was created by James along with several other professional athletes and celebrities including Kevin Hart, Jalen Rose, Draymond Green, Udonis Haslem and Alvin Kamara. The initial goal is to raise $100,000 to help secure voting rights for former felons in Florida. The group has since partnered with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) to help make this happen.  The fund will provide financial assistance to former felons in...

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Serena Williams’ Daughter Becomes Youngest Person To Own A Professional Sports Team

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Serena Williams’ Daughter Becomes Youngest Person To Own A Professional Sports Team

Talk about a boss baby! Tennis phenom Serena Williams recently announced she and her daughters ownership of a new Los Angeles’ soccer team, making the two-year-old the youngest person to ever own a professional sports team, Rolling Out reports. The National Women’s Soccer League announced its new expansion team in Los Angeles, named “Angel City.” The team has a 30 person star studded ownership group that includes Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Garner, Serena Williams and husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and their two-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Williams took to social media to share the good...

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