American Serena Williams beats Sister Venus in US Open 2015


The Women Tennis world number one, American Serena Williams, has defeated sister Venus Williams in quarter finals. The win puts her  closer to achieving a World record, with her 22th Grand Slam title. Earlier this year, Serena Williams has won her sixth Wimbledon and  her fifth French Open. With the Wimbledon single, she won, for the second time in her career, four straight majors.. If she wins the US Open, she will equal Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22. 

Both Serena and Venus Williams played arguably one of their best games.  It was not an easy night for any of the sisters. But, ultimately, one had to win. Serena 

Usain Bolt, World Championships, Beijing August 29, 2015

Mo Farah, the Somali born, Brish Athlete has claimed the first distance triple-bouble, after winning 5,000 m and 10,000 at the World Championships held in Beijing, China from August 22-30, 2015. He won the same races twice, before: the London Olympics of 2012 and teh World Championships held in Moscow, Russia, from August 10-18, 2013.

Mo Farah, 32, has now outperformed the Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele,  the only other person to claim 'double-double' in the distance events. He has  five World Championship golds, two Olympic golds and five European golds.

In the same World Championships, the Jamaican Usain Bolt completed the gold medal treble in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter run and

US Civil Rights Activist and Selma Icon Amelia Boynton Robinson crossing Selma Bridge with President Obama

Amelia Boynton Robinson,  one of the prominent civil rights activists, who nearly died while leading what is known as the "Bloody Sunday" march in Selma, Alabama has died. She was 104. Mrs Robsinson championed voting rights for Blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama.  In March 1965, beaten unconscious during the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., she became the rallying symbol against the brutality of the police in South during the Civil Rights era.

Julian Bond, Southern Poverty Law Center

He was one of the prominent early civil rights activists. One of the co-founders of Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee in early 1970s and a prominent leader of the anti-Vietnam War campaign, he chaired the Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 30 years later. The man, Julian Bond, widely viewed, as stated by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), as "visionary and tireless champion for civil and human rights", died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a short illness.

Commenting after his death, US President Obama said that "Julian Bond helped change this[US] country for the better - and what better way to be

President Obama Calls Lead Plaintiff in Same-Sex Marriage Case, Jim Obergefell

A day after a landmark ruling cementing the foundation of Obamacare, the US Supreme Court handed yet another victory to
President Obama's administration by ruling that same-sex marriage is a civil right that states cannot ban.

Until recently, legalizing same-sex marriage was unthinkable in the United States. This did not deter gay rights advocates who have
continued their struggle, supported mostly by Democrats and Civil Rights activists. Several prominent business executives, such as 

A suspected terrorist, Dylann Roof, 21, has killled 9 Black men and women in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, US. The suspected terrorist shot the 9 people during a prayer meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. 

The 9 people killed include:Cynthia Hurd, 54; Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70; Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney,

Ben King, Stand By Me, 1977

He is well known for the hit classic songs "Stand By Me"  and "Save the Last Dance for Me", that he sang with soulful voice. That voice  that generations  of listeners have learned to love with devotion has become silent. The voice is of the  soul singer Ben E. King who died  Thursday, ni New Jersey ay the age of 76.

Ben E. King, whose full name is  Benjamin Earl Nelson, was born in North Carolina, USA. His parents moved to  Harlem, New York when  King was a

Freddie Gray Death: Protesters in Baltimore

Another Black man is dead in the United States and the citizens have accused the police of murdering him. Freddie Gray, a  25-year-old Black man from Baltimore died while in police custody. According to official statements, his spinal cord was severely injured. His voice box was crushed and his neck snapped before he slipped into a coma and died. 

Anthony Ray Hinton and His Lawyer

Anthony Ray Hinton was freed from jail after spending nearly 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Upon his release, Anthony Ray Hinton, a 58 years old African-American, only said about the case: "All they had to do was to test the gun."

The US Supreme court ruled last year, after a second trial was opened, that Mr Hinton did not have adequate counsel during the first trial. During the

Selma March with Martin Luther King, Jr

"Young folks with bedrolls and backpacks were milling about.  Veterans of the movement trained newcomers in the tactics of non-violence; the right way to protect yourself when attacked.  A doctor described what tear gas does to the body, while marchers scribbled down instructions for contacting their loved ones.  The air was thick with doubt, anticipation and fear.  And they comforted themselves with the final verse of the final hymn they sung:

No matter what may be the test, God will take care of you;
Lean, weary one, upon His breast, God will take care of you.”

It is with this powerfully poignant description of the mindset of those who mached 50 years ago in Selma, that US President Barack Obama opened his speech to commemorate the  50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches.

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba

After four unclaimed awards in five years, Mo Ibrami Prize for Achievement in African Leadership prize for 2014 was awarded to the outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba. Mr Pohamba, a former independence movement freedom fighter who became president of Namibia for two terms, has won  the $5 millions award, for leading and leaving behind  "a well-governed, stable and inclusive democracy with strong media freedom and respect for human rights, " Salim Ahmed Salim, the chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Prize Committee and former Chair of  Organization of African Unity, now African Union,   said while awarding the prize.

Empire Cast - Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.

Did you watch the new TV Show called "Empire"? If not, do. Please do! The runaway success of the  show about a family-run hip-hop music company has surprised the experts since it has started to air, four weeks ago.