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LeBron James says there’s a double standard in reporters asking about Kyrie Irving but not Jerry Jones' photo

The photo captured Jones among a white mob in 1957 preventing Black students from entering a segregated high school they attended.
LeBron James in Denver
LeBron James in Denver
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Elon Musk is alienating one of Twitter's most valuable assets: Black influencers

His recent tweets and content policies have rattled prominent members of a community that has historically had an outsize presence on the platform, and some are now defecting.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
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Black leaders on Buffalo’s East Side are building markets to address food insecurity

Access to grocery stores with fresh produce remains scarce more than six months after the mass shooting at Tops. 
Alex Wright, founder of the African Heritage Food Co-Op in Buffalo.
Alex Wright, founder of the African Heritage Food Co-Op in Buffalo.

Prince William's godmother resigns honorary royal role after allegation of racism

Ngozi Fulani, the founder of a charity that supports victims of domestic abuse, alleged in a tweet that Lady Susan Hussey repeatedly pressed her for information about her nationality.
Lady Susan Hussey in Norwich, England, on Jan. 19, 2014.
Lady Susan Hussey in Norwich, England, on Jan. 19, 2014.
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House Democrats elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as leader, the first Black person to lead a congressional caucus

Jeffries, 52, was elected Wednesday alongside Reps. Katherine Clark, 59, and Pete Aguilar, 43, as the party’s new top three.
Hakeem Jeffries
Hakeem Jeffries

Bob Marley immersive experience to land in U.S. next year

The 15,000-square foot experience includes previously unseen photographs, concert videos, lyric sheets, rare memorabilia and art that highlight Marley’s influence.
The "Bob Marley One Love Experience" at the Saatchi Gallery in London on Feb. 2, 2022.
The "Bob Marley One Love Experience" at the Saatchi Gallery in London on Feb. 2, 2022.
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Dwyane Wade blasts ex-wife's claims about profiting from transgender daughter's name change

Siohvaughn Funches-Wade said the former NBA star might be trying to profit from their daughter's transition. Wade called the claims "libelous at their core."
Dwyane Wade speaks onstage at the TIME100 Summit 2022 on June 7, 2022 in New York .
Dwyane Wade speaks onstage at the TIME100 Summit 2022 on June 7, 2022 in New York .
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Feds want a manager to oversee the troubled water system in Jackson, Mississippi

The city and the state Health Department have signed the proposal, which needs the approval of a federal judge.
Image: John Tierre
Image: John Tierre
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$10M settlement announced in death of Georgia basketball player who collapsed during practice

The temperature was in the high 90s and the area was under a heat advisory when Imani Bell collapsed during required conditioning drills for the girls’ basketball team.
Elite Scholars Academy in Jonesboro, Ga.
Elite Scholars Academy in Jonesboro, Ga.

Clarence Gilyard Jr., 'Walker, Texas Ranger' and 'Die Hard' star, dies at 66

An accomplished film, television and theatre actor, Gilyard made a lasting impression in the 1980s after a series of guest star TV appearances.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger

Will Smith describes 'horrific' Oscars night in 'The Daily Show' interview, says 'I lost it'

“That was a horrific night, as you can imagine. There’s many nuances and complexities to it. But at the end of the day, I just — I lost it, you know?” Smith said.
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022.
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022.