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Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova In Brisbane Semifinals

Serena Williams extended her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 14 matches with a 6-2, 7-6 (7) semifinal victory Friday to earn a shot at back-to-back Brisbane International titles. Williams will defend her title tomorrow against Victoria Azareka. Williams ended 2013 with 78 wins from...

Fraud Charges Filed Against Former Chairman Of African-American Studies Dept At UNC-Chapel Hill

For the last 20 years, Julius Nyang’oro was the chairman of the African and Afro-American studies department at University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, but he has now been indicted for fraud. According to the New York Times, in 2011, 19 undergrad students signed up for a...

Open Thread: Did You Make Any New Year’s Resolutions?

According to my Facebook feed, 2014 is the year of  not making resolutions.  My timeline has been littered with people declaring that they’re no longer making resolutions, or that they’re so over the whole idea.  It kind of reminds me of Drake and his “no...

The Women Who Decide To Stay After A Man Has A Baby Outside Of The Relationship

On the heels of Dwayne Wade announcing the birth of his new  son conceived during a “break” from Gabrielle Union, another celebrity’s “Maury” business is being put out on front-street aka the internet. Chris Bridges aka Ludacris is also the father of a new child...

R.I.P To James Avery & Juanita Moore

Only two days into the new year, and we’ve lost two prolific black actors. James Avery, who people know as Uncle Phil from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, as well as the voice of Shredder from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” passed away yesterday at...

Ani DiFranco Digs A Little Deeper & Pens New “Plantation” Apology

I guess a second time is a charm for Ani DiFranco, especially since her first apology about her feminist plantation retreat really didn’t go over so well. The folk feminist singer decided to rethink and give the apology thing a second try. Here’s DiFranco’s newest...