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Megan Thee Stallion Champions the Fight for Black Women in New Op-Ed

Megan Thee Stallion tackled the myriad ways black women remain “disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life” in a new op-ed for The New York Times.

Opening her piece by noting that black women are once again expected to play a pivotal role in electing Democratic candidates this year, Meg moved between the personal and the global to show how this power at the polls is rarely met with meaningful change in the way black women are treated and viewed by society.

Meg opened by talking about the act of violence perpetrated against her when the rapper Tory Lanez allegedly shot her twice as she walked away from him in July. (Lanez was not named in the piece; he was recently charged with assault in the incident.) Megan said she initially chose to remain silent about the attack out of fears that were ultimately borne out as

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Proven champions, up-and-comers and underdogs — the 2020 French Open women’s semifinals has it all

After months of uncertainty leading into the French Open, rescheduled from its traditional spring date due to the coronavirus pandemic, the semifinal round is finally here. It has been a chaotic week and a half at Roland Garros, filled with early exits of favorites and a never-ending stream of weather changes and complaints.

Despite the circumstances, the final four women are a remarkable group. There is the two-time major champion in No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova, who has been the picture of resiliency nearly four years removed from a terrifying attack by a knife-wielding intruder that threatened her career. There is her next opponent, No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin, the reigning Australian Open champion and top-ranked American who has positioned herself among the best of the young generation of WTA stars.

On the other side of the draw is unseeded Iga Swiatek of Poland, the sport’s latest teen phenom who

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WWE Raw results: Live recap, grades as Clash of Champions fallout includes women’s title rematch

One night after Clash of Champions, WWE returns to the ThunderDome inside Orlando’s Amway Center for Raw. While WWE has not teased much action for the pay-per-view fallout show, fans do know that Zelina Vega will once again challenge Raw women’s champion Asuka.

Asuka successfully defended the championship at Clash of Champions, managing to survive a vicious bell-to-bell arm attack executed by Vega. Asuka would compliment Vega after the match and offer her respect, but Vega was not hearing it, instead attacking the champion before leaving the ring. Asuka would go on to challenge Bayley for the SmackDown title in a surprise later in the evening, though she came up short of leaving with both championships when Bayley chose to use a steel chair to get disqualified, saving her title in the process.

Below is a complete preview of tonight’s episode of WWE Raw. CBS Sports will be with you

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