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The house that Ora Belle built: A historically obscure figure who forged the way for Black women in pro tennis

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    Asia Muhammad
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    Mashona Washington
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    Naomi Osaka
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    Coco Gauff
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    Sachia Vickery
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    Sloan Stephens
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    Taylor Townsend
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    Alexandra Stevenson
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For the first time in the history of professional women’s tennis, Black female contenders compete in record numbers. Many may not know that an important foremother who changed the game is planted with the relatively forgotten legacy of a Philadelphia athlete named Ora Belle Washington.

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Newark residents concerned about health, outraged over city’s “cover up” of lead water crisis

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The looming water crisis comes to a head. Now residents demand answers and scramble for safe drinking water.

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650 ICE agents deployed to Mississippi to arrest chicken catchers and cleaners at poultry plants

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This week, US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) resourced millions of dollars to carry out Trump Administration’s, largest, single-state immigration sweep of undocumented migrants at several Mississippi chicken processing plants.

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Stories and food at the margins have a seat at Tender Table

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Between folds of fufu, phở and stews are stories as rich and layered like the flavors found in the dozens of culinary dishes served at this week’s, Tender Table.

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Iconic Black writer, Nobel Laureate, and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, Toni Morrison passes

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An African proverb goes, “When an elder dies, a library has burned down.” With the passing of American literary and cultural icon, Toni Morisson at 88, it seems that the core of literature as we know it, has cracked.

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Afrotectopia arts, culture and tech fest continues to create spaces and opportunities for Black folk on the margins

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What began as a festival designed to recognize the contributions of Black artists, designers, technologists, entrepreneurs and activists, is now in full Afro-futuristic bloom.

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16 reasons why we fell in love with Baltimore

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There are many reasons why we bang hard for Baltimore. Here are a dozen and some change.

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Puerto Rico’s secretary of justice prefers not to succeed as governor after party member resigns in disgrace

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Secretary of Justice, Wanda Vásquez Garced, is next in line to assume the governor’s role of Puerto Rico, but she refuses the succession.

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Lincoln Park Music Festival plans to imbue the city of Newark for the culture

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This weekend from July 26 to July 28, Lincoln Park Music Festival’s (LPMF) annual celebration of spirit and dance, gears up for three days of music, movement and Black culture joy.

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Blockchain has found a new home, the prison industrial complex

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Forget skew numbers, microchips and barcodes as monitoring systems. Now, governments and companies use cryptography, popularly known as blockchain, to trace everything from prisoners to potato chips.

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