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Bill Cosby’s Youngest Daughter Defends Her Dad: ‘He Is Not Abusive, Violent Or A Rapist’

Bill Cosby’s Youngest Daughter Defends Her Dad: ‘He Is Not Abusive, Violent Or A Rapist’Bill Cosby’s Youngest Daughter Defends Her Dad: ‘He Is Not Abusive, Violent Or A Rapist’

E vin Cosby, the youngest of Bill Cosby ’s children, unexpectedly dropped a heartfelt defense of her father on his Facebook page early Wednesday morning.

I know that my father loves me, loves my sisters and my mother. He loves and respects women. He is not abusive, violent or a rapist, ” Evin Cosby, 40, wrote.

“The public persecution of my dad, my kids’ grandfather, and the cruelty of the media and those who speak out branding my father a “rapist” without ever knowing the truth and who shame our family and our friends for defending my dad, makes all of this so much worse for my family and children ,” she writes.

Later she adds, “ Sure, like many celebrities tempted by opportunity, he had his affairs, but that was between him and my mother. They have worked through it and moved on, and I am glad they did for them and for our family.”

Evin Cosby makes mention of her brother Ennis’ 1997 murder and says that “her family’s pain has been a trigger for people to seize upon us harder.”

She ends the missive by saying that her family helped her, a single mom, raise her children, and teaches them family values. And that the allegations are old news.

“The harsh and hurtful accusations of things that supposedly happened 40 or 50 years ago, before I was born, in another lifetime, and that have been carelessly repeated as truth without allowing my dad to defend himself and without requiring proof, has punished not just my dad but every one of us ,” she wrote.

Bill Cosby, 79, has been accused by more than 50 women of sexual abuse and harassment spanning more than four decades.

He is set to go to trial in June over one of the allegations brought by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

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Baltimore’s 2017 Murder Rate Surpasses 100 Before End Of April

Baltimore’s 2017 Murder Rate Surpasses 100 Before End Of AprilBaltimore’s 2017 Murder Rate Surpasses 100 Before End Of April

B altimore officials recorded the 101st homicide this year on Monday, marking the first time since 1998 that the city reached that grim milestone before the end of April, ABC News reports.

The 2017 murder rate is 34 percent higher than the same time last year, according the Baltimore Sun .

“We have to engage this community or it’s going to continue to be a bloodbath,” the Rev.  Donte Hickman , pastor of the Southern Baptist Church, told the Sun.

A surge of violence began after the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody, which sparked riots in the city.

“We’re continuing to do everything we can to impact that number so it doesn’t continue to grow,” a Baltimore Police Department spokesman told The Sun.

SOURCE:   ABC News , Associated Press , Baltimore Sun

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Serena Responds Gracefully To Romania’s Tennis Coach Over Racist Remark About Her Unborn Child

Serena Responds Gracefully To Romania’s Tennis Coach Over Racist Remark About Her Unborn ChildSerena Responds Gracefully To Romania’s Tennis Coach Over Racist Remark About Her Unborn Child

T ennis superstar Serena Williams  responded Monday to racially insensitive comments about her unborn child’s skin color made by the captain of Romania’s Fed Cup team, ABC News reports.

Williams posted this message on Instagram, via ABC News:

“It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and (my) unborn child.”

The 23-time grand slam winner announced to the world on April 19 that she was 20 weeks pregnant. Rather than congratulate Williams, 70-year-old Ilie Nastase reportedly said , “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?” according to Romanian and British media.

Since Williams’ fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian , is White, Nastase is apparently commenting on the racial identity of the tennis star’s unborn child.

The tennis champion also called out Nastase on social media for “sexist comments” toward three women during Fed Cup matches over the past weekend.

According to the BBC , British player Johanna Konta was in tears on Saturday over the incident, which resulted in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) suspending Nastase.

Williams said, “I humbly thank the ITF for any consideration given to all the facts in this case. They will have my full support,” ABC News reported .

Nastase says he has nothing to apologize for regarding his remarks about Williams’ baby. “I want to know what word I used is racist?” he told the Associated Press .

Nastase did admit, however, that he lost his cool during his team’s match against Britain but thought the punishment was “crazy.”

Meanwhile, the ITF is investigating his remarks about Williams.

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Beyonce Announces Scholarship

B eyonce announced Monday that she established a college scholarship for young women, according to a message posted on her website .

The Formation Scholars award will support female students “who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”

Four scholarships, beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, will be awarded to one student at four colleges: Berklee College of Music, Howard University , Parsons School of Design and Spelman College.

The recipients must be pursuing degrees in the creative arts, music, literature or African American Studies.

This announcement comes as part of the music icon’s celebration of the one-year anniversary of Lemonade.

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