• Omarion Loves Being Named The New COVID-19 Variant In Those Viral Memes

    1 month ago - By Essence

    By Rivea Ruff · Updated December 1, 2021 Omarion is taking the latest string of memes featuring his face and name in stride. Though the R&B singer's name has already trended a fair share of times this year due to the emergence of old performance clips of his going viral, the latest crop of Omarion-related content is part of Black Twitter's signature jovial way of dealing with harrowing news. News broke that The World Health Organization named a newly discovered version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible variant of concern earlier this week. Though...
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  • This New Fund Was Created To Support Black Trans Youth Social Justice Leaders

    This New Fund Was Created To Support Black Trans Youth Social Justice Leaders

    1 month ago - By Essence

    By Jasmine Browley · Updated December 1, 2021 Black trans social justice leaders have always been changemakers. Unfortunately, they have received the support they deserve when moving the needle on issues that matter. This is something that Grantmakers for Girls of Color is aiming to change. They've recently partnered with the Groundswell Fund and the Black Trans Fund to launch Holding a Sister Initiative , the first-ever national fund explicitly dedicated to trans girls and gender-expansive youth of color. Per a news release, the organizations joined forces to bring attention and resources...
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  • 11 New Documentaries to Watch in December 2021

    1 month ago - By WWD

    The new documentaries and docuseries debuting in December 2021 deal with a host of heavy topics, such as true crime, murder, police corruption and prisoner abuse.
    Streaming services like HBO Max, Netflix, Discovery+ and Disney+ are expanding their documentary offerings this month, with offerings like HBO Max's “The Forever Prisoner,” which tells the story of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee subjected to the CIA's program of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, and Discovery+'s “The Hunt for the Chicago Strangler,” which looks at the serial killer's crimes in the context of the...
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