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Boris Becker’s Son Presses Charges After Racist German Slur

[ad_1] BERLIN (AP) — The son of former tennis star Boris Becker has pressed charges against a German nationalist lawmaker who insulted him with a racist slur, his lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told The Associated Press that charges were filed on behalf of Noah Becker following “unbearable and racist remarks” from the Twitter account of nationalist lawmaker Jens Maier. The tweet emerged after an article in a German magazine in which Noah, 23, said Berlin was a “white city” compared with London or Paris, and that he’d been attacked there because of his skin color. Noah Becker is the son of...

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Knoxville College To Enroll Students For 2018 Semester

[ad_1] Historically Black college, Knoxville College, suffered a loss of state accreditation that caused the campus to evacuate and close. This 2018 semester, they are getting ready to re-enroll students. The Philadelphia Tribune reports that the school is on the up and looking to make a comeback. The college played an important part in the Knoxville, Tennessee’s civil rights fight. However, the college has declined from losing its national accreditation since 1997. In 2015, the college completely lost its state accreditation and enrollment was reportedly at 11 students. They got into millions of dollars in debt and the campuses building were in such...

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Serena Williams Pulls Out Of Australian Open

[ad_1] Source: WILLIAM WEST / Getty Serena Williams, one of the world’s most decorated athletes, announced her decision to withdraw from the 2018 Australian Open. Williams posted a heartfelt Snapchat message, revealing that she needs” more time” after giving birth to her first child Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September. The tennis champion came to the realization after participating in the  Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. “After competing in Abu Dhabi I realized that although I am super close, I’m not where I personally want to be,” Williams, 36, said. “My coach and team always said ‘only go to tournaments when...

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Clerk Nearly Gets A Man Killed Because Of Stealing Accusation

[ad_1] Shopping while brown can get you killed. Fortunately, Ziggy from Brooklyn narrowly escaped being shot by the police, but his life was at risk all because he was buying hair conditioner. In a thread on Twitter, a man who goes by the name of Ziggy said after the gym he decided to get some hair conditioner. He was wearing headphones, which cancel out sound, in his own world and listening music. See below: I was wearing my new headphones; noise canceling. Sometimes I like to shut the world out and listen to music. They’re dark and sometimes manage to hide...

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Little Known Black History Fact: Earl ‘Butch’ Graves, Jr.

[ad_1] Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. is currently the President and CEO of Black Enterprise, the magazine that his father, Earl Graves Sr. founded in 1970. Butch Graves took a slight detour in professional sports before dialing into the business world. Graves was born in 1962 and raised in the same Brooklyn borough as his father. He attended Yale University and was a four-year captain of the men’s basketball team. Graves still holds the record as the team’s highest scorer and is the third highest scorer in Ivy League basketball history for the men’s division. Upon leaving Yale in 1984, Graves was drafted...

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Tiffany Haddish Goes Viral With Inspiring Award Acceptance Speech

[ad_1]   The speeding train that is the career of Tiffany Haddish shows no signs of slowing down in the New Year. The breakout star had the crowd at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards in stitches as she accepted the best supporting actress award for her role in “Girls Trip,” according to video shot from the audience and shared online.     With a drink in one hand — her signature NYFCC-created “Tiffany Toast,” which was Finlandia grapefruit vodka, yuzu citrus and a hint of pomegranate — Haddish got extremely candid with the appreciative crowd, even revealing a disturbing scene that was cut from “Girls...

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Snoop’s Son Goes From Baller To Model

[ad_1] Snoop Dogg has passed more than his good genes along to his son – he’s also passed along the ability to make power moves. His oldest son, Cordell, who was once a highly ranked football recruit to UCLA has left the gridiron behind to pursue a modeling career. From The Hollywood Reporter: The 20-year-old hit the runway for Philipp Plein last September — where he was almost shown up by Poppa Snoop, who had a dazzling runway walk if we do say so ourselves — and now he’s landed his first major print campaign for MCM Worldwide. The German luxury leather brand cast Broadus alongside...

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No Justice For Michigan Girl Who Experienced Police Overreach

[ad_1] A police officer in Grand Rapids, Michigan should be reprimanded – and fired – for handcuffing a terrified 11-year-old girl at gunpoint and forcing her into the back of his squad car. The incident happened on Dec. 6 but on Thursday Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky said the officer who handcuffed Honestie would not be disciplined even though Rahinsky said it was a terrible situation. The girl, Honestie Hodges, was leaving her home in Grand Rapids and walking to the store. In an interview with a Grand Rapids television station, Honestie said the experience was traumatic. “It made me feel scared and it...

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