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dailyphoto080327.jpgLaila Ali Pregnant with Her First Child
Laila Ali and her husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway, are expecting their first child together, she confirms exclusively to Essence magazine. “I don’t know yet if we are having a boy or a girl, but I’m excited that I have a life inside me that my husband and I created,” Ali says in the May issue, which hits newsstands April 11. (Continue Reading…)

Kimora Lee Simmons Files for Divorce
Kimora Lee Simmons has already moved on, but she took steps to make it official by filing for divorce from her husband of seven years, entertainment mogul Russell Simmons. (Continue Reading…)

Florida Passes Resolution, Apologizes for Slavery
Florida has become the sixth U.S. state to apologize for slavery. Both chambers of the Florida legislature adopted a resolution Wednesday expressing “profound regret for the shameful chapter in this state’s history.” The resolution notes that Florida sanctioned and enforced “African slavery in one of its most brutal and dehumanizing forms” from 1822 — a year after Florida became a U.S. territory — until the end of the American Civil War in 1865. (Continue Reading…)

Ex-Panthers Leave Solitary Confinement After Decades
Two former Black Panthers held in solitary confinement in a Louisiana prison since the 1970s have been transferred into quarters with other inmates, state corrections officials said Wednesday. Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox were moved into a “maximum security dormitory” on Monday, said Angie Norwood, assistant warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Wallace and Woodfox had been in solitary since 1972, after their convictions in the death of a guard. (Continue Reading…)

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