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To prepare for the expected birth of our second child next month, my wife and I are enrolled in one of those new age birthing classes where the bulk of each two-hour-long session is devoted to language and connotation. (“Don’t say birthing canal. Say birthing stream, because streams are calming.”) I am bored out of my…

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Serena Williams looks stunning on GQ’s latest issue, one of four in its 2018 “Man of the Year” series. She is the sole woman honored. Equally stunning was the major miscalculation made by the magazine’s editors by inviting designer of the moment, Virgil Abloh, to customize the cover, which he did by crossing out the…

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  What should have been a joyous celebration of elite female athleticism and badassery, is instead mired in controversy. GQ editors are under fire for using quotation marks to describe Serena Williams as its Woman of the Year. The magazine announced on Twitter that Michael B. Jordan, Henry Golding and Jonah Hill are its Men of […]

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Every year, People magazine designates its “Sexiest Man Alive.”And every few years, we agree with them; the last time being in 2016, when the magazine rightly honored Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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Earlier this week, Serena Williams walked the red carpet with ex-boyfriend, Common, for a great cause.

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When it comes to our adoration for Serena Williams, there are too many reasons to count. But with a Tuesday morning Instagram post, our admiration for her famous frame took a curve.

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It may look like just a basic blazer, but when it comes to close friends Serena Williams and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, it’s also a sign of their sisterhood and solidarity. With even more of the world’s eyes on Meghan since her pregnancy announcement on Monday, she chose to rock a look from Serena’s eponymous line on…

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Cynthia Erivo is on a roll. Currently, she’s starring in the highly touted thriller, Bad Times at the El Royale, and will soon move on to filming Kasi Lemmons’ biopic on Harriet Tubman, playing the abolitionist herself.

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It may not be the apology she asked for, but it is definitely an honor: Serena Williams has been asked to be one of the hosts of the 2019 Met Gala, alongside Harry Styles and Lady Gaga.

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Naomi Osaka, the 20-year-old tennis phenom who became U.S. Open champ last month, says “the hype” of celebrity is a bit much, reports BBC Sports. Osaka made global news last month when she beat the legendary Serena Williams in Flushing, N.Y. in a match that drew controversy. During the final match, Williams admonished a tennis […]

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Most of us think we know what domestic abuse looks like, but in 99 percent of intimate partner violence cases, the most disabling aspect is often financial, exacting a level of control over victims that prevents them from escaping.

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We need to kill off some of these GOATs trampling through the internet. Not because of a surplus of actual greatness — Serena, Jordan and Brady still reign supreme. The true GOATs remain on top of the mountain, for all to see. But the title “Greatest of All Time” is being abused. Rampantly. It’s become […]

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There are many reasons to love Serena, among them: her relentless pursuit of excellence, her grace in victory and defeat, her commitment to her family and her commitment to using her platform responsibly and purposefully.

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Wednesday marks an extra special day in the tennis world as one of its living legends, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, turns 37 years old.

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Growing up, I idolized Serena Williams. Not only was she a champion, she was also hardworking, collected and smart. She had braids, just like me, and her dad was her first tennis coach, just like mine. My dad taught me the game’s unofficial rules: Never talk during a point, always shake hands at the end […]

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  Serena Williams, who was at the center of a media firestorm after her controversial loss in the U.S. Open Final against Naomi Osaka, said that she has been able to weather the storm by staying in contact with one of her closest friends. That friend: The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. During an interview […]

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An Australian Rules Football (AFL) club had to apologize this week after three of its players donned full-body blackface to impersonate Venus and Serena Williams, as well as a Kenyan-born AFL player, Aliir Aliir.

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Just when we thought the relationship between Serena Williams and beloved daughter Alexis Olympia couldn’t get any cuter, the Olympian introduced us to her “granddaughter,” Qai Qai,” (pronounced “Quay-Quay”) a bald, brown babydoll whose clothing budget is likely larger than ours (she even has a US Open-ready lavender…

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Good works deserve great praise—and that’s exactly what Serena Williams had for her longtime friend, H.R.H. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, upon hearing about her latest act of philanthropy—collaborating on a cookbook with a group of women affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in West London, England in June…

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Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but […]

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  Speaking out for the first time since her controversial defeat at the U.S. Open last weekend in New York, tennis great Serena Williams says she and her coach have never used hand signals. Williams shared this with a reporter out of Australia in response to accusations from an umpire that her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was signaling her […]

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but […]

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Monday 09.10.18 Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden, while Jim Halpert stares blankly into the camera, said his team struggled against the Los Angeles Rams because “we didn’t get to [Jared] Goff enough. We didn’t get to [Todd] Gurley. We have to look at ways we can do better,” just one week after trading away former […]

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  The new U.S. Open champion, Naomi Osaka, was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday and she talked for the first time about her whirlwind experience over the last week. One question the 20-year-old tennis star answered was what Serena Williams, who Osaka called her idol before the start of the match, […]

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Gospel artist Jonathan Nelson opened up to Atlanta Black Star about his music as well as […]

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  Days after her controversial victory against her idol, Serena Williams, US Open winner Naomi Osaka is set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever signed with a female athlete, Business Insider and The Times of London are reporting. The contract for a cool $8.5 million will be announced Thursday, the news organizations report. It comes a few days […]

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In two of the top news stories of the past week, the caricature of Serena Williams by an Australian cartoonist and the shooting of an unarmed black man by a Dallas police officer, the connective tissue of race is obvious. What may be less apparent is the way that white womanhood is the go-to standard […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final […]

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Comedian D.L. Hughley says women often get the short end of the stick, as was […]

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When cartoonist Mark Knight tweeted an image of his cartoon depicting Serena Williams’ disagreement with Umpire Carlos Ramos in the Finals of the U.S. Open, he responded to the public criticisms of racism by asserting that “it had nothing to do with gender or race,” according to Melbourne Australia’s Herald Sun.

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