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logo20.jpgl_60725a2f44fa52f4af038b8de83e9c7f.jpgVenus Williams engaged
Tennis star Venus Williams is to marry her boyfriend Hank Kuehne. The couple has been dating for almost a year and while details of the proposal are unknown, they are reportedly trying to keep their happy news out of the spotlight. (Continue Reading…)

Are Black male, female relationships in danger?
The above question came to mind as I viewed the film NO! by Director ,Writer, Aishah Shahidah Simmons. Her film debuted with Teri Burnette’s film “Gloomy Gyrl” at the 10th Annual Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series in New York on September 29th. Both films dealt with the fact that ofttimes when Black women are abused, they do not leave the relationship or report the abuse because then that would mean “another soldier is down” because “the Brother” is sent to jail. But how powerful is an army that kills it own? (Continue Reading…)

Black-only school a good idea: American educator
An American educator who founded two black-focused schools believes the concept can work in Toronto, but he says the plan shouldn’t be rushed. “If you don’t do it well in the beginning, it will not be successful,” Howard Fuller, professor of education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, told CTV Toronto. (Continue Reading…)

China and South Africa set up strategic dialogue
The announcement was made by visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his South African counterpart Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at a press conference shortly after talks in Pretoria. South Africa marked the first stop in Yang’s four-nation tour to Africa, where China foreign ministry officials have traditionally started the year in a sign of the growing importance they place on the continent. (Continue Reading…)

Hillary to Obama: You’re No JFK (or MLK)
Perhaps hoping to pivot away from her unusual comments criticizing Sen. Barack Obama by comparing him to Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered great speeches, and herself to President Lyndon Johnson, who actually passed civil rights laws. (Continue Reading…)

Golf Channel anchor apologizes for ‘lynch’ remark about Tiger
Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman has apologized after saying during Friday’s telecast of the PGA Tour’s opening event that today’s young players should “lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley,” and Woods’ agent called the story a “non-issue.” (Continue Reading…)

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