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Harris team blindsided by Vogue cover

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there’s a problem: The photo of the country’s soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn’t what both sides agreed upon, her team says.

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Best-selling novelist Eric Jerome Dickey dies at 59

Eric Jerome Dickey, the best-selling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in “Sister, Sister,” “Waking With Enemies” and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59.

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Nice guy Russell Wilson helps teammate make $100,000 bonus

The Seattle Seahawks had the lead and the ball with less than 30 seconds left on the clock Sunday, Jan. 3. All they had to do was take a knee to lock up a 26-23 victory against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Tuskegee Airman Theodore Lumpkin Jr. dies in L.A.

One of the famed Tuskegee Airmen — the first Black pilots in the segregated U.S. military and among the most respected fighter pilots of World War II — has died from complications of the coronavirus, it was announced last Friday. Theodore Lumpkin Jr. was just days short of his 101st birthday.

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Detroit post office named in honor of ‘Queen of Soul’

The “Queen of Soul” will forever be remembered at a Detroit post office.

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Dr. Dre hospitalized with brain aneurysm

Dr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm.

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Black officer hailed as hero

A Black U.S. Capitol Police officer is being hailed a hero for steering an angry mob away from the U.S. Senate chambers in last week’s deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the president.

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Oklahoma begins Tulsa race massacre centennial remembrance

Oklahoma began a centennial remembrance Jan. 1 of a once- thriving African-American neighborhood in Tulsa decimated by deadly white violence that has received growing recognition during America’s reckoning over police brutality and racial violence.

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IRS claims Prince’s estate undervalued by 50 percent

The ongoing controversy over the money left behind by Prince when he died without a will is heating up again after Internal Revenue Service calculations showed that executors of the rock star’s estate undervalued it by 50 percent, or about $80 million.

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Race car driver is now a knight

Lewis Hamilton, the seven- time Formula One racing champion, is now a “Sir” as well.

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