Coffee Talk: Serena Williams Advances to Second Round of U.S. Open

Plus: Straight Outta Compton makes history, Misty Copeland has a successful first week on Broadway, Janet Jackson kicks off her world tour and more!

Taylor Lewis Sep, 01, 2015

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The U.S. open is in full swing (pun intended), and Serena Williams is off to a banging start. The tennis champ played her first round yesterday, and took less than 30 minutes to beat her opponent, Vitalia Diatchenko, and advance to the second round. But really, are you surprised? [Washington Post]

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If you ever wanted to play on the Tune Squad, now is your chance! Michael Jordan's famous Tune Squad jersey, which he wore in Space Jam is hitting the online auction block on Oct. 1. But the price of athleticism doesn't come cheap: Bidding starts at a mind-boggling $10,000. [NBA.com]

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It's official: Janet Jackson is back! The "No Sleeep" singer just kicked off the first leg of her world tour yesterday in Vancouver, Canada. Between her new hits, Miss Jackson peppered in some of her classics, like "Nasty" and "Control." More good news: The singer also unveiled a hot new collabo between she and Missy Elliott. Yassss. [E! Online]

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One Minnesota professor wants to make sure that her students are getting the truth and nothing but the truth. Macalester University professor Duchess Harris just penned a Black Lives Matter textbook, which gives students and accurate depiction of police shootings that have occurred since 2012. Where can we pick up a copy? [Madame Noire]

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Believe it or not, Straight Outta Compton is still making headlines weeks after its initial release. Not only did the NWA biopic scored the No. 3 box office spot for the third week in a row, but it officially became the highest-grossing musical biopic... in history. The previous record holder was Walk the Line, the Johnny Cash biopic, which made $119 million. However, Straight Outta Compton surpassed that, grossing $134 million in only three weeks. [Cinema Blend]

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Misty Copeland is winning at everything she does. Our ESSENCE cover girl just finished up her first week guest starring in the Broadway musical On The Town, where she brought in a whopping $915,000--up from the average $395,000 in sales. Now that's what we call Black girl magic! [Clutch]

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