Eboni K. Williams has a reputation for bringing substance, style, and intelligence to whatever endeavor she tackles. Whether it’s hosting on television or REVOLT’s “State of The Culture”, writing inspirational books, or giving back to her community, Williams puts her passion and truth into her work. TheGrio spoke with the dynamic attorney and media personality about what it takes to find your authentic voice and stay motivated in an ever-complicated world. “I don’t care if you’re an accountant, if you’re a teacher, if you’re a social worker, whatever your profession. This is not just for media types. Don’t let people tell you what to do with your talent or your gifts,” says Williams.
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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Isabel dos Santos attends the screening of "BlacKkKlansman" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) invoked the lyrics of Biggie Smalls during a speech on the opening day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to urge senators to call witnesses to the stand. Jeffries, a House manager for Trump’s trial, was responding to a question from Jay Sekulow, Trump’s attorney, asking him “why are we here?” when he queued up his response with some lyrical magic from The Notorious B.I.G., according to CNN. READ MORE: Hakeem Jeffries delivers a lesson in diversity with new senior leadership “We are here, sir, because President Trump abused his power and then he tried to cover it up,” Jeffries told Sekulow.
A Maryland police officer believed to have shot one of the viral videos that showed former NBA player Delonte West sitting on a curb handcuffed and shirtless, has been suspended from the Prince George’s County Police force. After a police investigation into the video, Prince Georges Police Chief Hank Stawinski said it was determined that an officer, whom he didn’t name, shot it and posted it to social media. Stawinski said he was “troubled” by the incident, according to CBS News. READ MORE: NBA reportedly offers help after disturbing video of Delonte West goes viral “It’s irresponsible for that (video) taken by a
(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for BET) When Debra Martin Chase began her career in entertainment, the landscape was quite different than it is today. The Harvard Law graduate left her life as a successful attorney behind and set out on a mission to change the images we saw onscreen. Now, after 30 years in the business, she’s one of the most important Black women in Hollywood and she continues to pave the way for those who dare to follow.
Source: Twitter, @lajoy1x An old Tupac Shakur statue is back in the news, thanks to a viral tweet and a caption from one woman asking people to weigh in on the “new statue.” People slammed the statue, which doesn’t bear a good resemblance of the late rapper, and folks had plenty to say in response to the tweet.
After Delonte West was filmed shirtless on a city curb, shouting expletives with a bloodied and bruised face, his former college coach took action, enlisting his “basketball network” to come to West’s aid. The NBA also reportedly offered its resources as well. Phil Martelli, who coached West and Jameer Nelson for several years at Saint Joseph’s before West, 36, headed to the NBA, took to Twitter to post a compassionate note about watching West spiral. Martelli commented on Nelson’s post which asked for people to keep West foremost in their thoughts. West played eight seasons in the NBA, including several seasons with LeBron James and
Congrats go out to actress and singer Christina Milian and Matt Pokora for becoming new parents of a baby boy on the day the nation paused to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy. Milian, 38, and French singer and songwriter, Pokora, 34, welcomed son, Isaiah, on Monday, Jan. 20 and the couple shared the news on their Instagram pages, according to USA Today. “And so we begin,” Milian wrote on Instagram alongside a black and white photo of Isaiah holding her finger. “Isaiah 1/20/20 Simply perfect. The world is yours Son. Love, Mom & Dad.”