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Jovita Moore, Atlanta evening news anchor has an aggressive form of cancer

Channel 2 Action News anchor Jovita Moore has an aggressive form of brain cancer, WSB-TV reported during its 4 p.m. newscast Thursday. ((BREAKING NEWS)) ATLANTA ― The story was first reported by the AJC.  that Moore, 53, would be undergoing surgery for a brain tumor in April. Moore, who has been with WSB-TV since 1998 and has won numerous Emmy awards ― had brain surgery in April after doctors discovered […]

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Family of James Brown Finally Settles 15-year Battle over His Estate

The family feud over James Brown’s estate began after his death on Christmas Day in 2006. What We Know: Attorney David Black told the Associated Press the legal battle came to an end as family members reached a settlement on July 9. However, details of the settlement were not disclosed. Brown’s estate, which is estimated to be worth anywhere between $5 million to more than $100 million, had been the […]

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Whoopi Goldberg, Danielle Deadwyler to Appear in Film about Emmett Till’s Mother

Till will highlight Mamie Till-Mobley’s fight to obtain justice for the murder of her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till. What We Know: In 1955, while visiting family in Mississippi, Emmett became a victim of a hate crime; Carolyn Bryant, a 21-year-old white woman, accused him of harassing her at a grocery store. Several days later, Carolyn’s relatives took Emmett, beat him, and lynched him. While preparing for his funeral, Emmett’s mother […]

todayJuly 29, 2021

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Rudy Giuliani Travels to Miami to Condemn Cuban Government, Few Attend

Former President Donald Trump‘s ex-lawyer went to Little Havana’s Versailles Restaurant the same day Cuban-Americans held a candlelight vigil outside the White House. What We Know: Rudy Giuliani denounced Cuba’s government to a small crowd. He entered Versailles at 9 a.m., but began his speech at 12:30 p.m. to around 15 people; in his discussion, he called the communist regime one of the most “inhumane, indecent, horrible” ones in history. […]

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Spelman College Clearing Outstanding Student Balances for Last School Year

Atlanta’s Spelman College, ranked the No. 1 Historically Black College & University (HBCU) for 14 years, has cleared all outstanding balances for the school year 2020-2021.  Spelman joins Clark Atlanta University and South Carolina State University, both of whom also recently cleared outstanding student balances. Here is the press release from the college: Spelman Clears Outstanding Student Balances from Academic Year 2020-2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jazmyn Burton Spelman College 404-798-5212 […]

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South Carolina State University erases $9.8 million in student debt

South Carolina State University, a historically Black university in Orangeburg, said in a news release last week that the move will provide relief for students “who were previously unable to return to college due to financial hardship caused primarily by the COVID-19 pandemic.” What We Know: SC State University Acting President Alexander Conyers said in the release that the school is “committed to providing these students with a clear path forward so they can continue […]

todayJuly 27, 2021

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Olympics: Simone Biles out of team gymnastics final ‘due to medical issue,’ officials say

Simone Biles is out of the U.S. gymnastics team final in Tokyo. ((BREAKING NEWS)) Biles withdrew due to a medical issue, according to a statement from USA Gymnastics. “She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions,” officials said in the statement. The four-time Olympic gold medalist competed in Team USA’s first rotation on vault Tuesday, bailing out of her Amanar and only completing a 1.5 twist […]

todayJuly 27, 2021

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U.S. and Other Nations Condemn Cuba for Arresting Protesters

Alongside twenty other countries, the United States asked Cuban leaders to “respect the universal rights and freedoms of the Cuban people, including the free flow of information to all Cubans.” What We Know: The countries which signed this joint statement include Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Republic of Korea, and Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State […]

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‘Insecure’ star Issa Rae marries Louis Diame in the South of France

Issa Rae married her fiancé, Louis Diame, in a private ceremony in the South of France this weekend. What We Know: The “Insecure” star and co-creator, 36, confirmed the news Monday on her Instagram. “A) Impromptu photo shoot in a custom @verawang dress. B) My girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed. C) Then I took a few flicks with […]

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