Ludacris and His Daughter Cover People’s Father’s Day Issue

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Father’s Day is approaching and People Magazine is celebrating men in entertainment, sports and politics that embrace their parental responsibilities. Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris is spotlighted in the issue for his fathering skills. The “Fast and Furious 6″ star revels in his role as father to 11-year-old...

Jury Acquits Texas Man For Murder Of Escort Who Refused Sex

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A Bexar County, Texas jury on Wednesday acquitted Ezekiel Gilbert of murder in the death of a 23-year-old Craigslist escort. Gilbert, 30, embraced defense attorneys Bobby Barrera and Roy Barrera Sr. with tears in his eyes after the not guilty verdict was read aloud by state District Judge Mary Román. Outside the...

Miami, Fla. Attorney Gives Up on Reimbursing $186,000 in Student Loans

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A Miami, Fla.-based attorney is stiffing Sallie Mae and Direct Loans. Nicole Jackson, 44, has been reimbursing a $186,000 student loan bill for more than 20 years. Even when her student loan payments were higher than her monthly mortgage payments, she didn’t see a decrease...

The Kinship of Alice and Zora and What It Teaches Us About Sisterhood

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Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker are two of the most influential Black women writers in the history of literature. There are millions of books sold, a dedicated legion of fans, an annual festival, and one coveted Pulitzer Prize between them. Most bibliophiles can’t imagine...

I Don’t Love My Chin Hair, But I Don’t Hate It Like I Used To

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I met my lookalike aunt only two years before she died, but in that short time, she taught me a whole lot about a little facial hair.