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Kim Porter, mother of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ children, dies at 47


Model and actress Kim Porter, who shares three children with musician and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, died Thursday, a representative of Combs said.

Porter was 47.

“Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” Combs’ publicist Cyndi Berger said in a statement.

No information about the cause of Porter’s death was released.

Porter and Combs were a couple for more than a decade until 2007. They had twin daughters and a son together. Porter also had a son from a previous relationship.

News of Porter’s passing elicited heartfelt condolences from across the entertainment industry.

“This is heavy. Heartbroken about this man,” Rihanna wrote on Twitter.

“We lost a real one today, beautiful inside out. So many will be…

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The mother of East African literature you probably didn’t know about


Nee Grace Emily Akinyi, Grace Ogot was the first East African woman from Kenya to be published in English. Besides her work as a writer, Ogot was a professional nurse and politician among other things.

Ogot had a rather interesting background for an African woman born in 1930 Kenya. At age nineteen, Grace Ogot was admitted into the Mengo Hospital School of Nursing and Midwifery in Uganda.

After 1953, she travelled to London to put to use her newly acquired training in nursing at the Saint Thomas Hospital for Mothers and Babies. On her return home in 1958, Grace took up different roles as a scriptwriter for BBC, as a Community Development Officer in Kisumu County, and a Public Relations Officer for the East African office of the Air India Corporation.

She co-founded the…

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Jamaican mother recounts being reunited with son 31 years after abduction from Toronto home


Lyneth Mann-Lewis addressed the media at Toronto police headquarters on Monday.

In an emotional statement, Jamaican-Canadian, Lyneth Mann-Lewis, mother of Jermaine Mann said, “Our constant worrying is finally over.”

Lyneth’s son was abducted in 1987 and finally reunited with her 31 years later. She thanked Canadian and U.S. authorities and the Missing Children Society of Canada for helping find Jermaine.

Mann-Lewis, from Brampton, Ont., spoke publicly Monday for the first time since being reunited with her son, Jermaine Mann, this week.

Although Jermaine, now 33, didn’t appear at the news conference, Mann-Lewis said when they met, he immediately said: “Oh mommy, you have my eyes.”

Police allege Jermaine Mann’s father, Alan Mann Jr., abducted the boy in…

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Mother accidentally sent nanny ‘racist’ text, fired her: suit


The wife of a Manhattan financier hired a nanny for her baby, but freaked out when she realized the caretaker was African-American and fired off a text message saying, “NOOOOOOOOOOO ANOTHER BLACK PERSON,” a lawsuit alleges.

Lynsey Plasco-Flaxman, a Tribeca mother of two, wrote the message for her spouse, Joel Plasco, upon meeting new nanny Giselle Maurice for her first day at work in 2016.

Only she didn’t send the text to Plasco — she accidentally sent it to Maurice. Twice.

When she realized the gaffe, Plasco-Flaxman immediately fired the experienced caretaker, saying she felt “uncomfortable.”

She said that their outgoing nanny was African-American and had done a bad job — and that they were expecting a Filipino.

Now Maurice, 44, is suing the couple for discrimination and…

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Mother of murdered African-American Humboldt student fights for justice — Sonoma State Star


On Wednesday morning, CSU Board of Trustees discussed the murder of African American student, David Josiah Lawson. Lawson was a student from Riverside, CA who was murdered at a Humboldt State party on April 15, 2017. 

An article from the California Faculty Association explained that Lawson’s mother, along with other Faculty and Students intention at the meeting is to urge the CSU Board of Trustees to take action and “act on the unsolved case”.

The CFA gave more insight on to what exactly happened the night of the murder. Lawson, a 19-year-old Criminology and Justice Studies major, was attending a party on Easter Weekend with his girlfriend and other friends, when he was stabbed. The local police were said to respond to the call, but mainly focused on crowd control, instead of assisting…

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Stop “Begging for Federal Government Scraps” – Mother Jones


In a live TV appearance on Friday, Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel said the state’s African Americans should stop “begging for federal government scraps.”

McDaniel made the remarks during a live recording of MSNBC’s Morning Joe at Ole Miss. Interview panelist Eddie Glaude Jr., a Mississippi native and chairman of African American studies at Princeton, noted McDaniel’s history of defending the display of the Confederate flag and blaming rising gun violence on a “hip-hop” culture.

“How do you convince black folk in this state that you’re not a danger to them?” Gaude asked, noting that 38 percent of the state’s population is African…

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