Former Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. ((Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) Stacey Abrams’ political action committee for Fair Fight Action, a group of voting rights advocates, has raised $3.9 million in the six months since it started. The organization was Abrams’ brainchild after she lost a hotly contested Georgia gubernatorial race to then-secretary of state Brian Kemp by two percentage points.
(Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET) Actress Keke Palmer is speaking out about her former mentor, R. Kelly, saying the documentary series SurvivingR. Kelly was “eye-opening, painful, sad, disappointing and heartbreaking.” The Lifetime documentary aired early this year and highlights testimony from multiple women who claim the singer physically, sexually and mentally abused them when they were underage.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) looks on as President Trump speaks at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press via Getty) By now, the world knows exactly how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell feels about the issue of reparations for slavery.
Irv Gotti had a profound effect on the hip hop scene when he and his MURDER INC. label took over the industry with acts like Ja Rule, Ashanti, and Fat Joe. Now, he’s making an impact in a different way; taking his talents to the small screen with BET’s TALES. Now in its second season, the series that turns beloved hits from the likes of Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, and Kanye West into TV movies, TALES continues to make its mark. TheGrio sat down with the creator of the series and found out which albums have had the biggest impact on his life.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 22: Ryan Destiny attends the Culture Creators 4th Annual Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
Betsy DeVos (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has reportedly been trying to block the implementation of an Obama-era law designed to help disabled minority students, for well over a year now. According toRaw Story, despite repeated efforts by supporters to force her compliance, DeVos and her team have made several attempts to stall the implementation of federal regulations created by the Obama Administration to effectively address the racial disparities that appear in special education.
Snoop Dogg (L), U.S. Women's Soccer Team (Getty) The U.S. women’s soccer team players are each returning from France with a fraction of what their male counterparts would have gotten if they had won in Russia last year and rapper Snoop Dogg has joined the voices calling for them to get equal pay. This
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET) As Lil Nas X enjoys the fruits of his success, the Atlanta artist says it was bitter sweet opening up about his sexuality, something he thought he’d never come to terms with doing publicly.