Darnella Frazier Still ‘Trying To Heal’ In Wake Of George Floyd’s Death
In a reflective post shared on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd‘s murder, Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed his fatal arrest, said that her life has been changed forever. “It’s a little easier now, but I’m not who I used to be. A part of my childhood was taken from me,” Frazier wrote in a Facebook post. “Having to up and leave because my home was no longer safe, waking up to reporters at my door, closing my eyes at night only to see a man who is brown like me, lifeless on the ground.” While many have dubbed her a hero for capturing the video, which played a key role in the conviction of Derek Chauvin, Frazier says that “behind the publicity, I’m a girl trying to heal from something I am reminded of every day.”
Kristen Clarke Confirmed As First Black Woman To Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division
Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Kristen Clarke making her the first Black woman to lead the Justice Department as the civil rights chief, USA Today reports. Clarke was confirmed in a 51-48 vote, with just one Republican, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, voting in favor of her confirmation.
Porsha Williams Shares Elaborate Wedding Plans
Porsha Williams intends to go all out for her upcoming wedding. In fact, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star shared during a recent episode of Dish Nation that she intends to have three weddings. One ceremony will be a traditional American wedding, one will be a native law and custom ceremony in Nigeria, and the other will take place at a home that her fiancé, Simon Guobadia, owns outside of the country. Williams announced her engagement to Guobadia earlier this month.
Vivica Fox Says Money Issues Contributed To Her Divorce
Actress Vivica A. Fox says that her short-lived marriage to Christopher Harvest ended in 2002 because she did not wish to be the “breadwinner” in the relationship. “He didn’t go out and then pursue things with the same drive that I had for my career,” Fox said in an interview with Vlad TV. “You know, a woman doesn’t like paying all the bills all the time. I can only ask for help so many times before I had to come to the conclusion that I didn’t want to be the breadwinner in this family. My mother didn’t raise me to take care of a man. And that was the deciding factor.”
Roxane Gay Launches Publishing Imprint
Roxane Gay wears many hats and the best-selling author, professor, and editor is about to add another title to her resume—publisher. According to the New York Times, the social commentator recently announced the launch of her new book imprint, Roxane Gay Books, through which she will release three titles per year. The imprint, which will focus on underrepresented voices, is in partnership with Grove Atlantic and will publish titles from other authors in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs.
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