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During the farewell panel for 'Star Trek' icon Nichelle Nichols on Sunday at Comic-Con LA, NASA Astronaut Appearance Specialist Denise Young bestowed her with the space agency’s NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal for her decades-long commitment to diversifying NASA.

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The presence of interracial romantic relationships on television today have happened frequently enough that they’re no longer hot topics. For “Star Trek,” however, the cult classic sci-fi show featured American television’s first interracial kiss in 1968, which was a racially turbulent time for the country. The NBC series aired the “Plato’s Stepchildren” episode on November […]

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Unfortunately we have so not-so-good news about iconic actress Nichelle Nichols of “Star Trek” fame. She was caught on tape  screaming hysterically for her life. Her fragile emotional state is most likely connected with a battle she having with her son over her estate. The actress, who is 86, is said to be suffering from dementia, can […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the kiss heard around the galaxy. Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U.S. Supreme Court declared interracial marriage was legal — two of science fiction’s most enduring characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, kissed each other on “Star Trek.” It wasn’t romantic. Sadistic, […]

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Snoop Dogg is joining the cast of the the parody movie “Unbelievable!” opposite Nichelle Nichols. Steven L. Fawcette directs the story of four off-beat astronauts who travel to the Moon on a rescue mission and wind up trying to save the Earth from plant aliens. The cast includes a puppet created by the Chiodo Brothers, […]

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Nichelle Nichols, best known for playing Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek, was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after suffering a mild stroke, reports TMZ.…

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Nichelle Nichols, best known for playing Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek, was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after suffering a mild stroke, reports TMZ. A rep for the actress says she’s awake and resting comfortably at an L.A. hospital. The 82-year-old was taken by ambulance from her home Wednesday night. Doctors are conducting tests […]

Who run the world? These 10 black female icons, who are still living and making change. Click on the audio player to hear Jasmine Sanders deliver this inspiring list on The D.L. Hughley Show, and check out the names written below! Claudette Colvin Angela Davis* Kathleen Cleaver Ruby Bridges Dr. Mae Jemison Janelle Penny Commissiong Beverly Johnson […]

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  Last week, Nichelle Nichols (pictured), the actress who played “Lt. Uhura” in the 1960s version of “Star Trek,” was in need of a transporter,…