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Sharon and Cliff Freshwater said getting customers to return since the Covid-19 pandemic has been a struggle. (Photo: Jalon Hill for QCity Metro)

“Bear with me. I’ll be with you in a minute,” Sharon Freshwater, co-owner of Freshwaters Restaurant, said as new customers walked through the door.

As a pandemic-related labor shortage drags on, Freshwater and her husband, Cliff Freshwater, are working as a two-person staff to keep their business afloat. While Sharon serves cu

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The Denver Broncos have named their season-long diversity coaching internship the Marlin Briscoe Diversity Coaching Fellowship, the team announced Tuesday.

“I feel very humbled,” Briscoe said. “It’s a great honor to be recognized after all these years.”

Briscoe made pro football history in 1968 when he became the first Black quarterback in the Super Bowl era.

Nicknamed “the Magician,” Briscoe was drafted in the 14th round by the Broncos and switched positions from defensive bac

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J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are requesting separate federal civil rights trials from Derek Chauvin’s. (HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA AP, FILE)
 
 

Three former Minneapolis police officers are asking to be tried separately from Derek Chauvin in federal court on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights.

Attorneys for J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao filed motions this week requesting that their trials be severed from Chauvin’s trial because his

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Simone Biles, of the United States, waits to perform on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women’s final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (Gregory Bull/AP)

American gymnast Simone Biles has pulled out of the individual competitions in vault and uneven bars, according to USA Gymnastics.

Biles was a heavy favorite in the vault event final coming into the Olympics.

“Today, after further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to

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The Cleveland Guardians name will officially be adopted starting next season.

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name next season to the Cleveland Guardians, the Major League Baseball club announced Friday morning, after the current moniker drew criticism for decades from Native Americans.

 

“You see, there’s always been a Cleveland — that’s the best part of our name,” actor Tom Hanks says in a video announcement he narrated for the team, which posted it on Twitter. “And now it’s tim

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A 7-foot-4 adult is rare. A 7-foot-4 14-year-old is unheard of.

Enter Zhang Ziyu, a teenage girl from East China’s Shandong Province, after a video of her notching 42 points, 25 rebounds and six blocks in an under-15s tournament game went viral.

In the highlights, Ziyu towers over her helpless opponents, easily securing uncontested rebounds and scoring wide-open layups.

Commenters quickly compared Ziyu – who was 5-foot-2 in the first grade and 6-foot-9 in sixth grade, a

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Daniel Ezra and Samantha Logan in “All American: Homecoming,” which is set at the fictional Bringston University. (Bill Inoshita / The CW)

Market Fridays where students can shop from local Black vendors. Hump Wednesdays featuring popup concert performances. The long-awaited family reunion at homecoming. All are quintessential parts of life in the AUC — Atlanta University Center Consortium — home to four Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

Yet these experiences haven’t

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Richard Hutchins’ life will never be the same. The formerly homeless artist has gained viral fame for his inspiring story and his amazing art — and he recently gained a new patron in media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

ET’s Thando Dlomo spoke with Hutchins — as well as his friend and business partner Charlie Rocket — and Dlomo had a very special surprise for the celebrated artist during their zoom chat.

“Richard, I have somebody who would love to meet you, who honestly has been so ins

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Michelle Cummings, with her son Trey Cummings, center, at a parade to celebrate his commitment to play football at the U.S. Naval Academy in Houston in 2020. (KTRK)

A Houston mom was shot and killed while visiting Maryland to drop off her son at the U.S. Naval Academy, police said.

Michelle Cummings, 57, was sitting on a hotel patio, enjoying the breeze, when she was shot multiple times just after midnight on Tuesday, Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson said.

Cummings was wit

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Minnesota’s first Black-owned juice bar was broken into overnight, forcing it to close just days after its grand opening.

Catiesha Pierson, the owner of The Dripping Root, had to do what no small business owner wants to do on Friday, sending customers away as she focused on cleaning up after an early morning break in.

“I’m not going to let something like that ruin my shine or happiness for the amazing thing that’s been built and surrounded by community,” Pierson told FOX 9.

The

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Mawa Theatre Company, left to right: Gabrielle Brooks, Maisey Bawden, Danielle Kassaraté and Jade Samuels. Photograph: Gabriel Mokake Photography/Mawa Theatre Company

The team behind the UK’s first all-black, all-female Shakespearean theatre company say it is planning to re-examine some of the Bard’s most famous works from a black female perspective and make him accessible for a new generation.

The Mawa Theatre Company was launched by actors Maisey Bawden, Gabrielle Brooks, Dan

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For years, activists and researchers have called out how often people overlook Black women killed by the police in the United States.

“Violence towards Black girls and women has always received far too little coverage, leaving the loved ones of countless victims of state-sanctioned murder without justice,” said Arisha Hatch, the vice president and chief of campaigns at Color Of Change, a nonprofit civil-rights group.

From February 2015 to March 2021, the police shot and killed at least 50

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Disgraced singer R. Kelly told a judge Wednesday that he had fired two of his main defense lawyers and will be heading to his racketeering trial in New York without them, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Earlier this week, defense attorneys Steve Greenberg and Mike Leonard filed to quit the case, saying in a filing that “it is impossible, in our belief, for us to be able to continue to properly represent Mr. Kelly under the current circumstances.” Those “circumstances” are unclear but Green

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Vanessa Bryant is launching the Mambacita clothing line. (Source: Mambacita)

Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late NBA star Kobe Bryant, wants Nike to explain why the Mambacita sneakers that she worked on to honor her daughter have been released without her permission.

Bryant said Thursday in an Instagram post that she was upset that the black-and-white shoes, with the names “Kobe” and “Gigi” engraved on them, were released when neither she nor her other daughters had received pairs.

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Kanye West’s Sunday Service choir performs at memorial for DMX

Kanye West helped give back to DMX‘s family in a big way.

 

Through his Yeezy brand, West collaborated with fashion brand Balenciaga to create a T-shirt in honor of DMX, who died on April 10, just days after suffering a heart attack at his home. All of the net proceeds from the $200 shirt will go to the late rapper’s family.

According to TMZ and Page Six, shirt sales raised $1 million and sold out within 24 hours

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Pastor Rich Villodas weighed in on the dangers of “celebrity-ism” that has infiltrated many churches and highlighted the role every Christian has to play in combating the ideology he warned is “incompatible with the Christian faith.”

“Generally speaking, celebrity and Christianity are not necessarily contradictions in terms because notions of celebrity are often projected onto people,” Villodas, the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, said at the Q 202

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Hansel Emmanuel, a native of the Dominican Republic, who plays high school basketball for Life Christian Academy in Kissimmee, Florida, lost his arm in a tragic accident at the age of six.

 

Now 16, the accident has clearly not slowed down his love of basketball. After first making waves earlier this year, Emmanuel recently went viral again with an impressive highlight reel playing AAU ball.

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Australian Open champion Japan’s Naomi Osaka poses with the trophy during a photo shoot at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021. Osaka crushed Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-3 to secure her second Australian Open title on Saturday and cement her standing as the new queen of the women’s game. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

With four Grand Slam titles to her name, tennis pro Naomi Osaka has made a name for herself in the industry. However, according to Business

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After deliberating for about 10 hours over two days, the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd. (Credit…Still image, via Court TV)

Derek Chauvin was found guilty of two counts of murder on Tuesday in the death of George Floyd, whose final breaths last May under the knee of Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, were captured on video, setting off months of pr

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On this date in 1947, Jackie Robinson made his Major League Baseball debut, and in doing so integrated baseball for good. Robinson faced opposition, turmoil, and hatred during his career in the majors, but persevered through it all, winning Rookie of the Year in his first season, MVP in his third and a World Series in his ninth. Despite starting his MLB career far later than most, Robinson would prove himself to be one of the greatest players in baseball history and would be

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