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8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

Attack on “Empire” Star Jussie Smollett Resonates With HIV Community

Early last week, Jussie Smollett, the openly gay Black star of the Fox TV show Empire, was physically attacked while leaving a Chicago restaurant. The assailants reportedly put a rope around his neck, shouted slurs and threw a chemical substance at him, the Associated Press reports. No arrests have been made, though surveillance video has… Read More »