LOADING ...

News's posts - English uPOST

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif 3 hours 27 minutes ago.

It’s Finally Happening: Serena Williams to Face Off Against Maria Sharapova at the US Open for the 1st Time

It’s Finally Happening: Serena Williams to Face Off Against Maria Sharapova at the US Open for the 1st Time

Serena Williams has met, and defeated, rival Maria Sharapova at many a tennis tournament—Wimbledon, the Australian and French opens—but she’s never gotten the chance to face off against Sharapova at the U.S. Open in New York. That’s all about to change.

For the first time, the two tennis greats will meet on the court at the U.S. Open, it was announced Thursday, after the eighth-seeded Williams...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif 4 hours 57 minutes ago.

Colin Kaepernick Reveals the Source of His Inspiration for the National Anthem Protest

Colin Kaepernick Reveals the Source of His Inspiration for the National Anthem Protest

It’s well-known that Colin Kaepernick started his protest on the gridiron to bring attention to the police brutality and racial injustice plaguing this nation, but in a recent interview, the former quarterback reveals what specifically inspired his activism.

In an interview with Paper magazine, Kaepernick says the fatal police shooting of 26-year-old Mario Woods of San Francisco left him “with...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif yesterday at 07:00. 1 comments

Black NYPD Sergeant Who Oversaw Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Loses 20 Days’ Vacation for Her Role in Deadly Encounter

Black NYPD Sergeant Who Oversaw Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Loses 20 Days’ Vacation for Her Role in Deadly Encounter

New York City Police Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, the only other cop officially implicated in the death of Staten Island dad Eric Garner, will lose 20 days’ vacation for the role she played in the deadly police encounter five years ago.

On Wednesday, sources with the New York Police Department told the Staten Island Advance that Adonis pleaded guilty to departmental charges of failure to supervise the...

1 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif yesterday at 06:00. 1 comments

Nah, Jigga: Jay-Z Reportedly Has No Chance of Getting His Hands on an NFL Team

Nah, Jigga: Jay-Z Reportedly Has No Chance of Getting His Hands on an NFL Team

After a controversial announcement that he was making a deal with the devil the oft-criticized NFL, word on the street (h/t TMZ) was that Jay-Z was in line to become part owner of some unnamed football team.

Jay-Z Reportedly to Get Majority Ownership in NFL Team; Eric Reid Calls Move ‘Despicable’

With at least half of his 30 pieces of silver, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will soon acquire a…

Read more...

1 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 21, 2019 at 08:00.

September Drop Date Announced for Puma x Nipsey Hussle Fashion Collabo

September Drop Date Announced for Puma x Nipsey Hussle Fashion Collabo

In the weeks and months following his untimely death, so much has been revealed about the business machinations of one Ermias Asghedom, aka rapper, community activist and visionary businessman Nipsey Hussle.

Now, comes the announcement of the launch of yet another of his business ventures: a deal for a clothing line with Puma.

According to the New York Daily News, the fashion collaboration...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 21, 2019 at 06:00.

Obamas Tackle Trump’s Promises to the Rust Belt in Their 1st Netflix Offering, American Factory

Obamas Tackle Trump’s Promises to the Rust Belt in Their 1st Netflix Offering, American Factory

Shots fired. That’s the take among reviewers of the Obamas’ first foray into TV production, which looks at the promise to America’s Rust Belt unfulfilled by the Trump administration.

American Factory, which premieres on Netflix Wednesday, does not name Donald Trump explicitly, but, according to reviewers at Politico, it is a clear commentary on how Trump’s rhetoric about restoring factory and...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 20, 2019 at 09:30. 4 comments

Georgia Argues the ACLU’s Suit Against Its ‘Heartbeat’ Law Should Be Aborted

Georgia Argues the ACLU’s Suit Against Its ‘Heartbeat’ Law Should Be Aborted

Georgia is doubling down on its recently signed law virtually outlawing abortion in the state, telling a federal court that it should dismiss an effort by the American Civil Liberties Union to stop the law from taking effect.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, attorneys for the state told the court that Georgia had a vested interest in “protecting the life of the unborn.”...

4 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 20, 2019 at 08:00. 4 comments

Steph Curry Makes a 7-Figure Gift to Howard University to Bring Golf Back to the HBCU

Steph Curry Makes a 7-Figure Gift to Howard University to Bring Golf Back to the HBCU

Basketball great Steph Curry on Monday pledged to fund a new golf program at Howard University, with a gift to be made over six years to give the HBCU time to build a Division I sports program.

While Curry is well-known for his prowess on the basketball court, he is also an avid golfer who has played since childhood and played competitively while in college at Davidson, CBS Sports notes.

“Golf...

4 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 17, 2019 at 10:00. 14 comments

Trump’s Justice Department Tells the US Supreme Court Civil Rights Laws Don’t Protect Transgender Workers

Trump’s Justice Department Tells the US Supreme Court Civil Rights Laws Don’t Protect Transgender Workers

Apparently, as far as the Trump administration is concerned, employers have every right to fire transgender people.

In a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, the Justice Department argued that the nation’s civil rights laws don’t pertain to transgender people, and thus, a lawsuit filed by a trans woman charging that she was wrongly terminated due to her gender identity should be decided...

14 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 17, 2019 at 06:00. 7 comments

Tennessee Store Clerk Faces Up to 60 Years for Murdering a Black Teen Over a $2 Beer

Tennessee Store Clerk Faces Up to 60 Years for Murdering a Black Teen Over a $2 Beer

Seventeen-year-old Dorian Harris shoplifted a $2 beer from a local corner store and it cost him his life. Now, the store clerk responsible for shooting and killing the teen is facing up to 60 years in prison after being found guilty of murder in the second degree.

Lawyers for Anwar Ghazali argued the store clerk only meant for the bullets he fired into the air to serve as a warning after...

7 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 13, 2019. 6 comments

The Murder Capital for Black Folks? Hint: It’s Not Chicago

The Murder Capital for Black Folks? Hint: It’s Not Chicago

It may come as a surprise to many that the most murderous place for black folks in the U.S. isn’t the big urban centers of New York, Los Angeles, or even oft-maligned Chicago.

No. This infamous honor goes to Middle America, specifically Missouri.

According to the Kansas City Star, a study by the Violence Policy Center has found Missouri to have the highest rate of black homicide victims in the...

6 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 13, 2019. 10 comments

‘Need Y’all to Keep Praying for Me’: A$AP Rocky Hits the Concert Stage for the 1st Time Since His Release From a Swedish Prison

‘Need Y’all to Keep Praying for Me’: A$AP Rocky Hits the Concert Stage for the 1st Time Since His Release From a Swedish Prison

A$AP Rocky hit the ground running and hit the concert stage about a week after returning to the States following a monthlong stint in a Swedish jail—and can we just say that he is thankful AF?

“I’m so happy to be here right now. That was a scary, humbling experience, but I’m here right now,” the still-embattled rapper told the crowd at Real Street Festival in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, the New...

10 Comments

Angela Helm Angela Helm Aug 06, 2019. 12 comments

8Chan, Breeding Ground for White Supremacist Shooters Goes Dark; Founder Says Pull the Plug Permanently

8Chan, Breeding Ground for White Supremacist Shooters Goes Dark; Founder Says Pull the Plug Permanently

In a move that is deeply decent and sensical, a technology company has announced that it will no longer be complicit in white supremacist hatred by pulling the plug on services for 8chan, a website that has become the stomping grounds for mass murderers.

The Washington Post reports that an announcement from CloudFlare came shortly after a four-page word-vomit against immigrants was posted to...

12 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 02, 2019.

A$AP Rocky on Trial in Sweden Says He Begged Accuser to Leave Him Alone

A$AP Rocky on Trial in Sweden Says He Begged Accuser to Leave Him Alone

A$AP Rocky testified Thursday during his trial in a Swedish courtroom that he begged the man he and his entourage are accused of assaulting to leave them alone prior to the altercation that has the rapper facing an assault charge.

Rocky has pleaded not guilty in the case, which has resulted in his arrest and being jailed in Sweden for the last month awaiting trial. The case has gotten...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 01, 2019. 7 comments

Blue Ivy Earns a Spot on the Billboard Hot 100 at the Tender Age of 7

Blue Ivy Earns a Spot on the Billboard Hot 100 at the Tender Age of 7

She gets it from her mama—and papa. The “she,” in this case, is Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s first-born, and the “it” being a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The seven-year-old entered the chart at the No. 76 spot for her writing and composing work on the song “Brown Skin Girl” from The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack, Billboard reports.

'Brown Skin Girl' Was Bound to Be Our New...

7 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 31, 2019. 19 comments

Major Blow: Caster Semenya Is Banned From Competing in Her Beloved 800-Meter Race at World Championships

Major Blow: Caster Semenya Is Banned From Competing in Her Beloved 800-Meter Race at World Championships

Since 2015, elite runner Caster Semenya has gone undefeated in the 800-meter event at the world track and field championships, but in a major setback, a major ruling means she won’t be allowed to compete in that event as long as she continues to refuse hormone treatments to reduce her testosterone levels.

The Swiss Supreme Court had issued a reprieve to Semenya in June, allowing her to compete...

19 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 31, 2019. 14 comments

Trump Will Have to Give Up His Tax Returns If He Wants To Be on the Primary Ballot in California Under New Law

Trump Will Have to Give Up His Tax Returns If He Wants To Be on the Primary Ballot in California Under New Law

If Donald Trump wants a shot at appearing on California’s presidential primary ballot, he’ll have to pony up his tax returns.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation, effectively immediately, that mandates that presidential candidates can’t appear on California’s primary ballot unless they’ve submitted five years of their tax returns, the Los Angeles Times reports. Candidates for...

14 Comments

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 30, 2019. 8 comments

Splitting the Baby: Kamala Harris' 'Medicare for All' Plan Sees a Role for Private Health Insurers

Splitting the Baby: Kamala Harris' 'Medicare for All' Plan Sees a Role for Private Health Insurers

A day before the myriad Democrats vying to unseat Donald Trump face off in a second set of debates, presidential hopeful and California Sen. Kamala Harris put forth a plan to gradually move the nation to a “Medicare for all” health insurance system.

The keyword is “gradually.” Unlike “Medicare for All” plans put forth by Harris’ rivals for the Democratic nod, most notably Vermont Sen. Bernie...

8 Comments

Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jul 15, 2019.

Rachel Dolezal Decried Exodus Movie as ‘Highly Offensive’ for Portraying Ancient Egyptians as White 

Rachel Dolezal Decried Exodus Movie as ‘Highly Offensive’ for Portraying Ancient Egyptians as White 

This morning in: irony.

Turns out, former Spokane, Wash., NAACP President Rachel Dolezal was not a fan of Exodus, the embattled movie starring The Dark Knight trilogy’s Christian Bale as Moses. More specifically, she echoed a lot of the complaints that circled the movie last year, decrying the casting of white actors as ancient Egyptians.

In an interview that has resurfaced from local station

Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jul 15, 2019.

Bill Cosby Arraigned in 2004 Sexual Assault Case

Bill Cosby Arraigned in 2004 Sexual Assault Case

Updated Wednesday, Dec. 30, 3 p.m. EST: Bill Cosby was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in an Elkins Park, Pa., courtroom, ABC News reports, to answer to charges of alleged aggravated indecent assault. According to the report, the bail for the fallen comedian was set at $1 million, and he also turned over his passport to the court. The 78-year-old did not enter a plea at that time. Cosby's next...

Language