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South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

But the South African parliament's speaker will decide whether the vote will be held in secret.

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Kenya's schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

Many Kenyan girls end up missing school because sanitary protection is too expensive. /
Model protests Dolce & Gabbana’s Trump support while walking the runway

Atlanta musician Raury didn’t know about Dolce & Gabbana’s ties to Donald Trump or their “boycott” campaign that makes fun of people ... /
Video of Philando Castile’s girlfriend released

Newly released video showed Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter just moments after Philando Castile had been shot and killed. The little ...

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Covering the world’s biggest hunger crises, I saw people with nothing give everything to save a life

Aid agencies are overwhelmed by the crisis, so the hungry are turning to other poor people.

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Libya becomes a key focus of the Manchester bombing probe

Investigators want to learn if Manchester bomber Salman Abedi received training or help from Islamic State operatives in the North African country ... /
Sen. Kamala Harris curated a 45-song playlist for Black Music Month

June is African-American Music Appreciation Month, and in that spirit, Senator Kamala Harris released a public playlist on Spotify with 45 songs on it. “Our nation has an indelible soundtrack, songs that have become anthems recognized across the world,” Harris …

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Tattoo shop owner allegedly raped a teen client while she got a tattoo

A California tattoo shop owner was arrested after allegedly raping a 19-year-old who came to the shop to get a tattoo. The Hesperia Police Department said in a release on Tuesday that there may be more victims. Henry Camarena was … /
Sir The Baptist says girlfriend Brandy is ‘standard for a good Black woman’

In an interview on theGrio LIVE, Sir The Baptist talked his album, Saint or Sinner, which features a collaboration with R&B superstar girlfriend Brandy. /
‘Power’ actor Joseph Sikora delivered the best surprise for a pregnant Naturi Naughton

As singer/actress, Naturi Naughton, prepares for another successful season of Power,  she is also embarking on a new journey into motherhood and has a serious glow. Naughton, 33, is expecting her first child with longtime partner Ben and says … /
Jamie Foxx hypes up his co-stars in ‘Baby Driver’

Baby Driver is bound to be the car chase hit of the summer. Starring Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort, and Jon Hamm, the film is about a young getaway driver ... /
Man sets fire to memorial of slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

A South Carolina man was arrested after setting fire to the memorial for slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen. /
Kelly Rowland won’t be answering questions about Beyoncé’s twins

While everyone is waiting for information on Beyoncé and Jay Z's twins, Kelly Rowland has made it clear: it won't come from her. /
Officer who fatally shot Syville Smith acquitted of homicide charge

A Milwaukee jury acquitted a former officer of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a Black man that ignited riots on the city's north side. /
50 Cent and Courtney Kemp talk formula for success with hit TV show ‘POWER’

Starz’s hit series, ‘POWER’, is arguably the most highly-anticipated TV show season premiere of the summer. “It’s been wonderful that the show is growing,” said showrunner, creator, and executive producer Courtney A. Kemp in an interview with theGrio’s Natasha … /
Texas gov signs ‘Sandra Bland Act’ into law nearly two years after death

Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed the "Sandra Bland Act" into law, nearly two years after her death in a jail cell. /
Kat Graham responds to Jada Pinkett Smith’s Tupac biopic criticism

After Jada Pinkett Smith slammed the new Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez On Me, describing its portrayal of her relationship with the late rapper as ...

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Otodo-Gbame: Nigeria court rules eviction unconstitutional

Tens of thousands have been cleared from waterfront communities amid redevelopment efforts in Lagos. /
Ken doll gets cornrows, man-bun and skin tones in new makeover

On Tuesday, Mattel announced that Barbie's boyfriend, Ken, would be getting a makeover. /
Halle Berry says social media can be a ‘brand killer’ celebs

The actress had critical words for social media while promoting her website, Hallewood, at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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'You are a liar'

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers the incessant duel on facts between Nigeria and Amnesty.

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U.N. Security Council Approves New Counterterrorism Force in Africa

A French-American standoff over the authorization has been resolved, clearing the way for the deployment of a five-nation African force in the Sahel ...

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Cameroon coach Broos seeks brighter start

Cameroon seek to impose themselves early on in Thursday's match against Australia at the Confederations Cup in Russia. /
Woman claims she was harassed, called ‘Obama’ at CBS radio station

A former CBS Radio employee is suing the radio station, claiming that she was regularly harassed and intimidated and subject to racist remarks while ...

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'Africa must do more for women's football'

The deputy secretary general of Ethiopia's football federation wants African nations to do more to promote women's football. /
Cop feared life because of Philando Castile’s ‘audacity’ to smoke weed in front of child

The officer who fatally shot Philando Castile said that it was the smell of marijuana that made him fear for his life. /
Tomi Lahren: ‘Being a conservative is harder than being a woman’

Tomi Lahren spoke at the Young Women’s Leadership Summit, where she claimed that it was harder to be conservative than it was to be a woman. /
‘Love & Hip-Hop’ star Milan Christopher poses nude for Paper magazine

Milan Christopher, the openly gay "Love & Hip-Hop" star, is covering Paper magazine for its pride issue, and he chose to go full frontal nude for the cover and inside spread.

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