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A mainstay of the black entertainment magazine scene is about to go dark. Sister2Sister, a publication that was designed for African American women and highlighted black Hollywood, has filed for bankruptcy. Jamie Foster Brown, the publisher of the 28-year-old magazine, says she wants to focus on building its online brand. “The community does not want us to go away,” she said. “We wanted to teach people through celebrities.” Read more.

Researchers Rush to Develop Ebola Vaccine

While the U.S. grapples with procedures to prevent the spread of Ebola, researchers around the world are hard at work to try to find an effective vaccine. There are several drugs being tested to halt the outbreak. “A vaccine is critical, because the truth is, we just don’t know what is going to happen,” said Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, an organization geared towards improving both human and animal health. “I’m very much hoping that we will be able to bring this epidemic under control using classic public health containment measures, but if those measures fail then we need an alternative strategy.” Once vaccines are developed, they could be shipped to West Africa as early as December. Read more.

‘Becoming’ Will Document Lebron James’ Rise to the Top

Despite growing up surrounded by violence and poverty in a single-parent home in Cleveland, NBA Star Lebron James was able to use basketball as an avenue to change his life. “Becoming,” a new documentary that will be featured on ESPN, will show James’ rise to the top. The film will feature rare footage from his basketball days as a youngster, and commentary from those who have been influential in his life. “Becoming” is slated to air on Nov. 7 at 8pm. Read more.

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