Plus: Beverly Johnson pens a new memoir, the Williams' sisters compete at tonight's US Open, 50 Cent builds a mansion in Africa and more!
Prince Releases New Album 'HITNRUN Phase One' on Tidal
Prince and his band 3rd Eye Girlreleased his latest album exclusively on Tidal on Sunday night. It features the single "HARDROCKLOVER" and a reworked version of "This Could B Us". [Pitchfork]
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Serena vs. Venus Williams at Tonight's US Open: Who Will Win?
The record breaking tennis sisters will be competing at the US Open in the quarterfinals tonight. So far, there has been major talk surrounding which sister will take home the gold. If Serena wins, she will advance to the semi-finals, a step closer to her historical mark of winning the calendar Grand Slam of all four majors in one year. If Venus wins, she will not only advance to the semi-finals, but this would be her first win in a Grand Slam match against her sister since 2008. Venus' possible win would be what would revoke Serena's larger than life winning streak. The stakes are high. We'll be tuning in. [USA Today]
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Gatorade Displays Serena Williams Murals in Brooklyn
Gatorade launched a "Serena 21" art series and commissioned mural artists to plaster Serena Williams on the streets of Brooklyn as a tribute to the history-making tennis champion. [The Root]
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Beverly Johnson Reveals Encounter with Bill Cosy in New Memoir
In the veteran supermodel's new memoir, written with Allison Samuels, Beverly Johnson discusses her childhood throughout the 70's and 80's, the fashion industry and challenges she struggled to overcome, including being drugged by Bill Cosby. "This was going to be my big reveal of this encounter of Bill Cosby drugging me,” she told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. "By the grace of God, I was not raped." [Black America Web]
50 Cent Builds Mansion in Africa?
Rapper 50 cent, also known as Curtis James Jackson III, took to Instagram in a boasty post of his new grand mansion—in Africa. He captioned the image,"My crib is almost finished in AFRICA. I'm gonna have the craziest House warming party ever. I'll explain later I got a good life Man. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO." Looks like filing for bankruptcy protection did the rapper mogul well. [Clutch Magazine]
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Octavia Butler's Novel 'Dawn' Adapted for TV
Legendary sci-fi author Octavia Butler's 1987 novel Dawn will be adapted for the small screen soon. The dystopian series will focus on the human race on the brink of extinction, and the only option to save us is to mate with aliens. [Clutch Magazine]