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Kanye West Legally Changes Name To Ye

It was his nickname for quite some time, but Kanye West has officially changed his name to Ye. According to USA Today, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court gave the rapper the stamp of approval to formally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye. The...
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The Weeknd Postpones His World Tour Until Summer 2022

If you are a superfan for The Weeknd, you will have to wait until next summer before the singer goes on tour. On Monday (Oct. 18), "The Blinding Lights" singer announced on his Instagram that his "After Hours til Dawn" world tour would be postponed due to the demand for more shows and additional "constraints" of arena shows, PEOPLE reports.
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EXCLUSIVE: Biden Administration Announces Executive Order To Close Educational Gap And Bring Equity For Black Americans

President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on Tuesday (Oct. 19) that seeks to begin the necessary work to address and eliminate the racial disparities in U.S. education and, as a result, provide economic opportunity. The administration has directed a working group made up of senior officers across government agencies to study and to implement best practices that will improve education and ultimately financial outcomes for Black Americans.
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Flavor Flav Arrested On Domestic Battery Charges

Public Enemy co-founder Flavor Flav was arrested on domestic battery charges earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nev. Now his lawyer is speaking out about the allegations, vowing that the rapper will be heard. According to TMZ, an Oct. 5 criminal complaint states the 62-year-old is accused of poking a...
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Eve Reveals The Moment She Found Out She Was Pregnant

Rapper and actress Eve recently announced that she’s expecting her first child with husband Maximillion Cooper. Now, while promoting her new ABC series Queens, which follows four R&B/hip hop divas from the 1990s on a reunion tour, the former talk show host told the crew at The Breakfast Club that she found out right before taking on the Verzuz battle against fellow rapper Trina back on June 16. The Philly-born rapper performed in London, now her homebase where she lives with her husband and four step-children while Trina remained in Miami.
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NFL Player Emmanuel Ogbah Shares Racist Message He Received After Sunday Loss

Miami Dolphins defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah received a racist message on Instagram following his team’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday (October 17) in London. Ogbah said he typically ignores the abusive and negative comments and messages he receives, however one Instagram user referred to him by the N-word.
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Meghan McCain Attacks Whoopi Goldberg And 'The View' In New Memoir

Just a fews months after leaving The View, Meghan McCain is slamming her former co-hosts in a new memoir. In an excerpt for Variety, McCain said in Bad Republican that the iconic talk show “breeds drama: producers can’t control hosts, manage conflict or control leaking. My take on the show is that working at The View brings out the worst in people.”
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Report: Wisconsin Has Highest Black Incarceration Rate In U.S.

Wisconsin has a Black incarceration rate that is the highest in the nation and twice as high as the national average, according to a new report. Last week, The Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization that advocates for the reduction of incarceration in the U.S., released the report, which also revealed that one in 36 African American adults in the state are currently in prison. By comparison, the study also says that nationwide, one in 81 Black adults per 100,000 is serving time in a state prison.
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Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry and Security Were Run Off From State Event By Gangs

Haitian prime minister, Ariel Henry, was forced to flee a ceremony honoring Haitian founding father Jean-Jacques Dessalines when gunmen rushed the scene firing their weapons. The attack happened the day after a bus full of American missionaries were kidnapped by gang members in Port-au-Prince. US officials are working with authorities in Haiti to negotiate their release. The kidnappers are demanding $1 million per person -- a total of $17 million to safely set the hostages free, according to CBS News.
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Black Texas Officer Needs Organ Transplant After Being Shot In Back During Ambush

A Black Texas police officer has multiple damaged organs following a shooting at a bar on Saturday (October 16) that left another deputy dead. According to KHOU-TV, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Deputy Darryl Garrett has undergone several surgeries in order for doctors to remove bullet fragments that damaged some of his organs. Lajah Richardson, the 28-year-old’s fiancée says he’ll need a kidney transplant following having his gallbladder removed.
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OPINION: Gen. Colin Powell’s Many Achievements Outweigh Any Particular ‘Blot’ In His Long, Storied Career

If you were born after say, 1995 and are not particularly keen on 20th century U.S. history, Gen. Colin Powell might be something of a floating question mark to you – a name that dominated headlines at the beginning of your week but seems a touch unfamiliar. You know you’ve heard the name before, but you aren’t sure where and in what context.
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