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NFL picks its first Black female game official

Maia Chaka will make history when the new National Football League season starts this year. The NFL said Friday it has added Chaka to its roster of game officials for 2021, making her the league’s first Black woman named to the position. Chaka, a Virginia educator and erstwhile college football game official, says she’s honored…MORE

A drained swimming pool shows how racism harms White people, too

If you’re a White person who thinks racism only hurts people of color, the story behind an empty, abandoned swimming pool in Missouri might just change your mind. The Fairground Park pool in St. Louis was the largest public pool in the US when it was built in 1919. It featured sand from a beach,…MORE

Eddie Murphy wants to go back to stand-up when the pandemic is over

Eddie Murphy wants to go back to stand-up when the pandemic is over

After three decades and multiple blockbuster movies, Eddie Murphy is planning a return to the medium that helped launch his acting career. The “Beverly Hills Cop” star has revealed that he wants to do new stand-up comedy performances once the pandemic ends. Appearing on SiriusXM’s podcast “Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart” on Thursday, the…MORE

Michelle Obama has a moving conversation with Dwyane Wade’s daughter, Zaya

Michelle Obama has a moving conversation with Dwyane Wade’s daughter, Zaya

Michelle Obama on Thursday held a virtual meeting with the teenage daughter of Dwayne Wade, Zaya Wade. The pair shared advice and discussed Obama’s recently released adaptation for young readers of her No. 1 best-selling memoir, “Becoming.” Zaya, 13, identifies as transgender. She asked Obama for advice for “teens who want to be themselves and…MORE

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