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Black queer Milwaukeeans on Netflix's Jeffrey Dahmer series: 'How dare you?'

For some Black LGBTQ people who lived in Milwaukee during the infamous serial killer’s reign of terror, the popular new Netflix series has been anything but entertaining.
Shaun J. Brown as Tracy Edwards and Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story."
Shaun J. Brown as Tracy Edwards and Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer in "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story."
4h ago

Tia Mowry announces split from Cory Hardrict 

“The Game” actor thanked “friends, family, and fans” for their love and support as she ventures towards a new chapter in her life.
Image: Cory Hardict and Tia Mowry
Image: Cory Hardict and Tia Mowry
10h ago

Rapper Half Ounce fatally shot in the latest slaying of a musician in Los Angeles

A motive is not known in the killing Monday of the rapper, whose real name was Latauriisha O’Brien, police officials said.
Authorities investigate the shooting of rapper Half Ounce in Koreatown area of Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Authorities investigate the shooting of rapper Half Ounce in Koreatown area of Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Black actors speak out about racist fans: 'It’s a sad truth'

“It’s been pretty hard to navigate,” Sophia Wilson, a cast member of Freeform’s "The Come Up," says about the racist comments online.
Sophia Wilson.
Sophia Wilson.
1d ago

WNBA and former Texas Longhorns star Tiffany Jackson dies at 37

Jackson died Monday from cancer, the University of Texas announced, praising her as "one of the greatest players in the history of Texas Women’s Basketball."
Image: Tiffany Jackson
Image: Tiffany Jackson
1d ago

76ers’ Doc Rivers merges Black history lessons into camp

Rivers has become an agent of change in the NBA and found his voice as an activist.
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers during a game against the Miami Heat on May 2, 2022, in Miami.
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers during a game against the Miami Heat on May 2, 2022, in Miami.
2d ago

Keke Palmer is launching KeyTV, a digital platform 'spotlighting a new generation of creators'

Black-led digital platforms give Black creators more opportunities to “show themselves and their work,” Cornell University professor Samantha Sheppard said.
Image: KeKe Palmer
Image: KeKe Palmer
2d ago

Will Smith’s first project since Oscars fiasco gets December release date

Smith's upcoming film, "Emancipation," comes after he made headlines in March for slapping host Chris Rock on stage.
Image:  Will Smith holds up his Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "King Richard" in Hollywood.
Image:  Will Smith holds up his Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "King Richard" in Hollywood.
2d ago

Russian court sets Brittney Griner appeal for Oct. 25

Griner was arrested at a time of heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington, just days before Russia sent troops into Ukraine.
Brittney Griner is escorted to the courtroom to hear the court's final decision in Khimki outside Moscow on Aug. 4, 2022.
Brittney Griner is escorted to the courtroom to hear the court's final decision in Khimki outside Moscow on Aug. 4, 2022.
2d ago

Switzerland has ‘systemic’ racism issues, U.N. experts say

A U.N.-appointed working group voiced concerns about the prevalence of racial discrimination and highlighted several incidents following a visit to the country this year.
Image: Switzerland Black Lives Matter
Image: Switzerland Black Lives Matter
2d ago

An overlooked way that Ketanji Brown Jackson just changed the Supreme Court

Her African name challenges the respectability politics that dictates how Black people should present themselves, including the names they go by.
Image: Ketanji Brown
Image: Ketanji Brown