Derek Chauvin found guilty of all three charges for killing George Floyd

The former Minneapolis Police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes last year was found guilty Tuesday of all three charges against himin one of the most consequential trials of the Black Lives Matter era.Derek Chauvin, 45, was convicted on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jury deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days in coming to their decision.

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DMX, Top-Selling but Troubled Rapper, Dies at 50

Earl Simmons, the snarling yet soulful rapper known as DMX, who had a string of No. 1 albums in the late 1990s and early 2000s but whose personal struggles eventually rivaled his lyrical prowess, died on Friday in White Plains, N.Y. He was 50.

His family announced the death in a statement. He had been on life support at White Plains Hospital after suffering what his family called “a catastrophic cardiac arrest” a week earlier.

“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end,” the Simmons family said. “He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him.”

On April 2, Mr. Simmons had a heart attack at his home in White Plains. In the days that followed, his representatives said he was on life support “in a vegetative state.” Outside of the hospital, family and friends gathered with hundreds of fans, playing DMX’s music aloud and praying, holding up their arms in the shape of an X.

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Marques Houston’s new wife Miya breaks her silence about their marriage

By Jonell Whitt | March 26, 2021

By Rolling Out

It’s been six months since Miya Houston tied the knot with actor and film producer Marques Houston, who was first introduced to the world as a member of the world-renowned boy band Immature. Under the tutelage of manager Chris Stokes, Houston transitioned to acting in the mid-’90s with his first role as Roger Evans on the hit television comedy series, “Sister, Sister,” also starring Tia and Tamera Mowry.

After Houston’s six-year run on the sitcom came to an end, he next starred in the box-office smash, You Got Served. Despite ample success in his decades long career, including more than 25 film credits and 19 producer credits, it wasn’t his professional life that had thousands of people talking about him on social media in June 2020. Instead, it was a tweet that read, “Can someone please explain why Marques Houston, a 38-year-old geezer, is engaged to a 19-year-old girl who he allegedly knew before she was 18?”

The post went viral with more than 40,000 replies and Miya Houston, now his bride, had remained silent about it — until now.

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NAACP Image Awards: 10 Times Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz Represented Black Love

They are scheduled to present awards at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards on March 27.

By BET Staff

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys and her producer husband Swizz Beatz are Black music royalty, each in their own right, and their love story is one for the ages. In 2020, they celebrated 10 years of marriage, sharing sweet tributes to each other.

“My love, you are my dream come true!! You always make me smile. You make me laugh and think and grow and dream and reach and stretch and I am in awe of our love,” the “Underdog” singer (born Alicia Augello-Cook) captioned in an Instagram post.

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Meghan Markle Reveals The Royal Family Wouldn’t Allow Her Son To Be A Prince And Black Twitter Knows Why

Oprah was nearly speechless at the revelation.

Written by Nigel Roberts

In her highly anticipated sitdown with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday (March 7), Meghan Markle dropped a bombshell around the racist conversations in Buckingham Palace while she was pregnant with her first child.

During their conversation, Oprah noted that Meghan, whose mother is Black and father white, was the first mixed race person to marry into the British royal family when she tied the knot with Prince Harry.

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Inside Lauren London’s Return To Acting

Twitter users are excited to know the actress is acting again.

BY T’KEYAH HAYES/MARCH 4, 2021 11:50 AM EST

Besides her signature dimpled smile, Lauren London is best known for her diverse acting career. In the early years of her career, London appeared in the music videos of artists such as Pharrell, Tyrese, and Ludacris. By 2006, London made her television debut on Everybody Hates Chris, per IMDb. In the same year, the actress landed her breakthrough role as the female lead role in the Southern-inspired cult classic ATL, starring alongside T.I. as his love interest New New. London’s award-nominated role landed her several acting gigs on shows and films, including This Christmas, I Love You, Beth Cooper, and HBO’s Entourage. London took a short hiatus from acting after giving birth to her second child Kross Asghedom in 2016, per Showbiz Cheat Sheet.

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