Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead Thursday at her L.A. area home. She was 47. Law enforcement officials told TMZ, which first reported the news, that they received a call from Porter’s home in Toluca Lake around noon reporting a cardiac arrest.  Porter’s representative Cindy Berger confirmed the death to Variety and CNN. “Sadly, I […]

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt says he’s bringing “a little piece of Jamaica” to London by opening a restaurant in the city.    The retired eight-time Olympic gold medalist celebrated the opening this week of a London location of his restaurant, Tracks & Records — the first outside Jamaica.  “For me, it’s all about the good food, which […]

Michelle Obama summed up her assessment of President Donald Trump’s oft-debated inauguration crowd size this week with a few choice words and a nod.  The former first lady visited “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday to promote her new memoir, Becoming. When DeGeneres asked her how many inauguration ceremonies she’d attended in her lifetime, Obama slyly […]

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) is all but announcing her intention to run for House speaker against Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), testing the waters Thursday by slamming Pelosi and foregrounding issues of race. While she stopped short of officially throwing her hat in the ring, Fudge told HuffPost she’s been “overwhelmed” by the […]

A Texas university is investigating claims that a white professor called the police on a black student who reportedly had her feet propped up during a class.  Student Apurva Rawal recorded the incident at the University of Texas at San Antonio and uploaded the footage to Twitter on Tuesday.  “So this happened today in class, […]

A couple’s recent engagement shoot in Ohio has caught the attention of people around the world after it apparently caught the attention of Dave Chappelle.  Photographer Jaycee Brammer, owner of Jaycee Marie Photography, shared images from a recent engagement photo session on Saturday in which the comedian “photobombed” some of her clients’ photos, she said. The […]

A Georgia state senator who joined protesters at the state Capitol building in Atlanta in an effort to make sure all the ballots from last week’s gubernatorial election are counted was arrested on Tuesday. State Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) was arrested in the rotunda after authorities said they issued warnings for the demonstrators to disperse. “I […]

A retired white firefighter who fired a shotgun at a black teenager after the boy knocked on his front door for directions has been sentenced to four to 10 years behind bars. A Michigan judge handed down Jeffrey Zeigler’s sentence in an Oakland County courtroom on Tuesday for assault with intent to do great bodily harm […]

The Texas-born rapper has had a banner year with the release of his smash album “Astroworld” and the birth of his first child, Stormi Webster, with longtime girlfriend Kylie Jenner.  “She’s so animated,” Scott told DeGeneres of his daughter, born in February. “She’s, like, running around the house right now on this new, like, walker, and […]

Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar celebrated the success of women of color in the 2018 midterms with an empowering message on Twitter.  Omar retweeted on Friday a post featuring The New Yorker’s latest cover, illustrated by artist Barry Blitt, that highlights the diversity among many of the newcomers elected to Congress earlier this week.   “My sisters and I […]

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