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    Paramount Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) Since the day of her passing, fans and friends of Nichelle Nichols have been sharing their remembrances of the “Star Trek” actress. This includes many of the performers of color who followed her onto the stage, television, or movie set. Nichols’ portrayal of Lt. Uhura was groundbreaking for several reasons, and in the first week of August 2022, folks took time to say so. “She made room for so many of us,” said Celia Rose Gooding on Twitter. Fans know Gooding for portraying the character Nichols made so famous. Gooding portrays Uhura on “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. “She was the reminder that not only can we reach the stars, but our influence is essential to their survival. Forget shaking the table, and she built it.” Whoopi Goldberg, who Trek fans know as Guinan from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” echoed those sentiments. Goldberg remembered Nichols on the August 1, 2022, episode of “The View.” “A trailblazer, a heroine, and an extraordinary woman — someone who inspired millions and millions of people but inspired me,”...
    While William Shatner was among the many associated with “Star Trek” to pay tribute to Nichelle Nichols over the weekend and her groundbreaking role as communications chief Uhura in the original 1960s TV series, she once said he was partially responsible for her role being reduced by the end of the first season. Nichols died Saturday night at the age of 89, prompting Shatner to tweet: “I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Nichelle. She was a beautiful woman & played an admirable character that did so much for redefining social issues both here in the US & throughout the world.” (Courtesy photo)As Lt. Nyota Uhura in TV’s ‘Star Trek’ in the 1960s, Nichelle Nichols became a trailblazer and role model.  The obituaries for Nichols backed up Shatner’s view that the character was trailblazing for TV and film, with all of them saying that she was presented as a Black woman in a position of authority when the show premiered in 1966, the Washington Post’s obituary said. Nichols said in her 1994 memoir, “Beyond Uhura,” that Shatner...
    NICHELLE Nichols was an actress, singer, and dancer, best known for her role as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek. Nichols was born in 1932 and passed away on July 30, 2022. 2Nichelle Nichols passed away at age 89 in New Mexico Who was Nichelle Nichols married to? Nichols was married twice, first to Foster Johnson and then to Duke Mondy. Johnson and Nichols were married in 1951 and divorced that same year. Even though their marriage was short, Johnson and Nichols had a child together, Kyle Johnson. READ MORE ON THE SUN MAMA'S BOY Everything to know about Nichelle Nichols' son, Kyle JohnsonLEGEND GONE Everything to know about Nichelle Nichols and her cause of death In 1968, Nichols and Mondy were married. Nichols' marriage with Mondy lastest longer than her previous marriage; however, they divorced four years later in 1972. Most read in CelebrityMAREN VS 'KAREN' Maren Morris shows off bare butt in thong & claps back at mom-shamerOM-TEE Kylie Jenner goes braless in skintight white tee-shirt for NSFW shootKEN-DOLL Kendall almost busts out of tiny...
    NICHELLE Nichols was an American actress known for portraying the role of Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek franchise. The groundbreaking star tragically passed away in July 2022, leaving behind her son, Kyle. 2Kyle Johnson is the son of Nichelle NicholsCredit: Getty Who is Nichelle Nichols' son? Kyle Johnson is an actor who was born on August 14, 1951. He is the son of Nichelle Nichols and her ex-husband, Foster Johnson, whom she divorced the same year Kyle was born. Like his mother, Kyle is known for his career in the entertainment industry, having starred in the productions of McCloud, The Learning Tree, Johnny Be Good, and Pretty Maids All in a Row. Read More on Nichelle NicholsBOLDLY GONE Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols who played Lieutenant Uhura dead at 89STAR DOWN Star Trek actress shared her 'final performance' just days before her death His career spans over 30 years but only includes 15 acting credits to date. Kyle has not been seen acting on screen since 1996 when he starred in the short,...
    (CNN)George Takei and J.J. Abrams paid tribute to the late "Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols, who died Saturday at the age of 89.Nichols had played Enterprise crew member Nyota Uhura on the series and multiple "Trek" films. "I shall have more to say about the trailblazing, incomparable Nichelle Nichols, who shared the bridge with us as Lt. Uhura of the USS Enterprise," Takei wrote on social media. "For today, my heart is heavy, my eyes shining like the stars you now rest among, my dearest friend." I shall have more to say about the trailblazing, incomparable Nichelle Nichols, who shared the bridge with us as Lt. Uhura of the USS Enterprise, and who passed today at age 89. For today, my heart is heavy, my eyes shining like the stars you now rest among, my dearest friend.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 31, 2022 Abrams, who directed the 2009 "Star Trek" reboot and 2013's "Star Trek Into Darkness," called Nichols "a remarkable woman in a remarkable role.""A remarkable woman in a remarkable role. Nichelle, you will be deeply missed. Sending much...
    Hollywood Walk of Fame Nichelle Nichols' Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame The death of Nichelle Nichols on July 31, 2022, has triggered dozens of tributes from notable figures who worked with her or whose lives and careers were impacted by the trails she blazed. Nichols, who originated the role of Lt. Uhura on “Star Trek: The Original Series,” and was also an activist, singer, jewelry maker, author, dancer, popular convention guest, and NASA recruiter, was 89 years old.Among those paying tribute were her surviving “Star Trek: The Original Series” stars William Shatner and George Takei, as well as Rod Roddenberry, Dr. Mae Jemison, LeVar Burton, Kate Mulgrew, Alex Kurtzman, Gates McFadden, Seth MacFarlane, NASA, and President Joe Biden. All of the statements and posts were made on July 31, 2022.“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Nichelle,” William Shatner wrote on Twitter. “She was a beautiful woman & played an admirable character that did so much for redefining social issues both here in the US & throughout the world. I will certainly miss...
    (CNN)The changes that "Star Trek" brought about to the global village sometimes seem as vast and multidimensional as that "final frontier" where several iterations of the Starship Enterprise have boldly gone for more than half a century now. Gene Seymour Most of those changes were far from apparent when what's now digitally marketed as "Star Trek: The Original Series" premiered in September 1966. It's true that one of the series' leads was an extraterrestrial first officer with pointed ears and the eccentric but weirdly familiar name of Spock. Strange beings from another world weren't always supposed to be heroes of these shows -- that is unless they had secret identities with names like Clark Kent. And there was the rest of the crew: men and women of different ethnic backgrounds in (more or less) the same uniforms. They weren't just there for decoration. They had names, faces and crucial roles to play every week. Read More Perhaps the most striking of these support crew members was the cool, sultry, supremely self-possessed Lt. Nyota Uhura, played by Nichelle Nichols, still...
    Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration,” Johnson wrote on her official Facebook page Sunday. “Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all.” Her role in the 1966-69 series as Lt. Uhura earned Nichols a lifelong position of honor with the series’ rabid fans, known as Trekkers and Trekkies. It also earned her accolades for breaking stereotypes that had limited Black women to acting roles as servants and included an interracial onscreen kiss with co-star William Shatner that was unheard of at the time. “I shall have more to say about the trailblazing, incomparable...
    (CNN) — La actriz y cantante Nichelle Nichols, mejor conocida por su original interpretación de la teniente Nyota Uhura en “Star Trek: The Original Series”, murió a los 89 años, según un comunicado de su hijo, Kyle Johnson. “Anoche, mi madre, Nichelle Nichols, sucumbió a causas naturales y falleció. Sin embargo, su luz, como las galaxias antiguas que ahora se ven por primera vez, permanecerá para que nosotros y las generaciones futuras disfrutemos, aprendamos y nos inspiremos”, dijo Johnson en un comunicado compartido en el sitio oficial de Nichols el domingo. “La suya fue una vida bien vivida y como tal un modelo para todos nosotros”. Nichols murió por causas naturales, dijo. Nichelle Nichols, en su papel de la teniente Nyota Uhura en “Star Trek: The Original Series”. Nichols interpretó a la oficial de comunicaciones, teniente Nyota Uhura, en la serie de televisión “Star Trek” y en muchas de sus secuelas cinematográficas. Cuando comenzó “Star Trek” en 1966, Nichols era una rareza televisiva: una mujer negra en un papel notable en una serie de televisión en horario de máxima audiencia....
    Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Ovation Nichelle Nichols, whose groundbreaking Star Trek role led her to a real-life role helping NASA recruit astronauts, has passed away at the age of 89, and news of her death has brought an outpouring of tributes for her remarkable life and career. Nichols’ portrayal of Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on the original Star Trek series and multiple films was not the first Black woman on a major television show. However, she was unique in that her part was not relegated to a domestic servant or other minor role, but one of the most senior officers on the Enterprise crew. She also participated in one of the first interracial kisses on U.S. television in a scene from a 1968 episode with William Shatner’s Captain James T. Kirk. Nichols herself described the kiss as having “changed television forever, and it also changed the way people looked at one another.” CNN Newsroom weekend anchor Jim Acosta introduced a video tribute complied by CNN national correspondent Jason Carroll to Nichols on Sunday’s program, describing her as a “trailblazer” who had had an “amazing...
    Nichelle Nichols, the actress revered by “Star Trek” fans everywhere for her role as Lieutenant Uhura, communications officer on the starship USS Enterprise, died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico. She was 89. The cause was heart failure, said Sky Conway, a writer and a film producer who was asked by Kyle Johnson, Nichols’ son, to speak for the family. Nichols had a long career as an entertainer, beginning as a teenage supper-club singer and dancer in Chicago, her hometown, and later appearing on television. But she will forever be best remembered for her work on “Star Trek,” the cult-inspiring space adventure series that aired from 1966-69 and starred William Shatner as Captain Kirk, the heroic leader of the starship crew; Leonard Nimoy (who died in 2015) as his science officer and adviser, Mr. Spock, an ultralogical humanoid from the planet Vulcan; and DeForest Kelley (who died in 1999) as Dr. McCoy, aka Bones, the ship’s physician. A striking beauty, Nichols provided a frisson of sexiness on the bridge of the Enterprise. She was generally clad in a snug red...
    Trailblazer was a word used by many to mourn the passing of actor Nichelle Nichols, who died Saturday at age 89. Nichols broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, and paved the way not just for future television actors of color but astronauts as well. Tributes from fellow actors poured in on social media Sunday. Her “Star Trek” co-star George Takei said he would have more to say soon but that his heart is heavy. Celia Rose Gooding, who plays Uhura on the current “Star Trek” wrote that, “She made room for so many of us.” —- “I shall have more to say about the trailblazing, incomparable Nichelle Nichols, who shared the bridge with us as Lt. Uhura of the USS Enterprise, and who passed today at age 89. For today, my heart is heavy, my eyes shining like the stars you now rest among, my dearest friend,” George Takei, Nichols’ “Star Trek” co-star who played Sulu, on Twitter. “She made room for so many of...
    (CNN)Actress and singer Nichelle Nichols, best known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in "Star Trek: The Original Series," has died at age 89, according to a statement from her son, Kyle Johnson. How Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols helped shape a diverse future for NASA"Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration," Johnson said in a statement shared to Nichols' official site on Sunday. "Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all."Nichols died from natural causes, he said.Nichols portrayed communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura in the "Star Trek" TV series and many of its film offshoots. When "Star Trek" began in 1966, Nichols was a television rarity: a Black woman in a notable role on a prime-time television series. There had been African-American women on TV before, but they often played domestic workers and had small roles; Nichols'...
    Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols has passed away at the age of 89. Her son, Kyle Johnson, announced his mother had 'succumbed to natural causes' on Saturday night.   'I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years,' he posted to his mother's official Facebook page on Sunday.  'Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration. Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols has passed away at the age of 89; pictured 2017  Her son, Kyle Johnson, announced his mother had 'succumbed to natural causes' on Saturday night; Nichols pictured on Star Trek  'Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all. 'I, and the rest of our family, would appreciate your patience and forbearance as we grieve her loss until we can recover sufficiently to speak further. Her services...
    HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on TV’s “Star Trek,” has died at 89, her family says. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NICHELE Nichols was best known for her role in Star Trek, as well as her other stellar performances over the years. In addition to her acting, she was a versatile dancer and singer. 1Nichelle Nichols attends the Vintage Hollywood Wine & Food tasting benefiting The People Concern on June 9, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Who was Nichelle Nichols? Nichelle Nichols was born on December 28, 1932 (age 89 years), in Robbins, Illinois. Nichelle was a veteran singer, actress, and dancer who was best known for her role in Star Trek: The Original Series and its sequels, where she starred as Nyota Uhura. She also appeared in animated form as one of Al Gore's Vice Presidential Action Rangers in the Anthology of Interest I episode of Futurama. Additionally, she was the voiceover for Diane Maza, Elisa Maza's mother, in the animated series, Gargoyles. Aside from her vibrant performances in the entertainment industry, she also volunteered her time to promote NASA's programs and to astronauts from different gender and ethnic backgrounds. What was Nichelle Nichol's net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nichelle...
    Actress Nichelle Nichols, best known for playing communications chief Uhura in the original Star Trek series, has died, her family announced on Sunday. She was 89. "I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years," her son Kyle Johnson announced on Facebook on Sunday. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER "Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration," he added. "Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all. I, and the rest of our family, would appreciate your patience and forbearance as we grieve her loss until we can recover sufficiently to speak further. Her services will be for family members and the closest of her friends and we request that her and our privacy be respected." This story is breaking and will...
    Paramount Nichelle Nichols as Uhura Nichelle Nichols, the multi-talented actress, singer, and civil rights pioneer, has died today, according to a post on her official website. Nichols, who rocketed to worldwide fame, thanks to her iconic role of Uhura from “Star Trek” in the 1960s, and later on “The Animated Series” and the six feature films which followed, was remembered by her son, Kyle Johnson. “I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years,” Johnson wrote on the official website, Uhura.com. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away,” wrote Johnson. “Her light, however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration.” “I, and the rest of our family, would appreciate your patience and forbearance as we grieve her loss until we can recover sufficiently to speak further,” Johnson wrote. “Her services will be for family members and the closest of...
    Nichelle Nichols, who first played the role of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series, died Saturday night, her son announced on Facebook. She was 89. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away,” her son Kyle Johnson wrote Sunday. “Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration.” More to come
    STAR TREK actress, Nichelle Nichols, has passed away due to natural causes at age 89. In an Instagram post on Sunday, Kyle Johnson, Nichelle's son, said: 1Star Trek actress, Nichelle Nichols has died at age 89Credit: Instagram/@nichellenicholsofficial "Friends, Fans, Colleagues, World. "I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years. "Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration. Nichelle is best known for her role as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series and her acting career lasted for over 40 years. Her son's statement continued: "Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all. "I, and the rest of our family, would appreciate your patience and forbearance as we grieve her loss until we can recover sufficiently to speak further. Her services will be...
    ABC'S Who Do You Believe shows viewers true-crime cases from dual perspectives. In May 2022, the show will dedicate an episode to Star Trek alum Nichelle Nichols amid her conservatorship battle. 2Nichelle Nichols is an American actressCredit: Getty Who is Nichelle Nichols? Born December 28, 1932, Nichelle Nichols, 89, is known as an American actress and singer. She first rose to fame in the late 1960s by portraying the role of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series and other related films. At the time, her role was ground-breaking for African American female characters as they were not often represented on American television. Nichols then went on to star in other productions including Are We There Yet?, Snow Dogs, and Surge of Dawn. Read More on The US SunIN GOOD NIC Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols, 89, gives vulcan sign ahead of film releaseTHE ADVENTURE CONTINUES Everything to know about Star Trek Strange New Worlds She also lent her voice to several TV shows including Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Futurama, and...
    LONG hair is certainly desirable, but lengthy locks come with some maintenance and updates to your hair care routine. Luckily, a hair expert has revealed a product you might be including in your hair journey that's stunting its growth. 2Nichelle mentioned that not getting routine haircuts is a reason your hair may not be growing, as hair should be trimmed every eight to 10 weeksCredit: Getty 2According to Nichelle hair oils are effective at growing hair, despite previous beliefsCredit: Getty Shandi Nichelle, creator of organic hair care line Freewell, cited the consistent use of dry shampoo as a major reason your hair isn't growing and identified additional culprits. Your dry shampoo is suffocating your scalp Dry shampoo works wonders in a pinch but it should be used only on occasion, according to Nichelle. She explained: "Dry shampoo disrupts the balance of your scalp, causing skin to dry out and/or produce more oils. The build-up of dry shampoo may even lead to folliculitis, a fungal or bacterial infection of the hair follicle. "Bottom line: if your hair follicle is...
    Tiffany Rose/Getty Images Nichelle Nichols attends the Vintage Hollywood Wine & Food tasting benefiting The People Concern on June 9, 2018 For nearly a decade, Gilbert Bell served as Nichelle Nichols’ business manager. They first worked together on a project called “Noah’s Room.” From there. they collaborated on a few more projects before Nichols asked Bell to come on as her full-time business manager about six months later. He stayed on as her business manager until 2018 when her son, Kyle Johnson, filed for conservatorship over her person and her estate. Johnson claimed that he needed to be appointed as conservator for his mother because she had dementia and Bell was taking advantage of her. Johnson accused Bell of forcing his mother to work to profit off the commissions, stealing money from her estate, and living on her property without paying a fair market price for rent. He claimed that Bell was basically living off his mother’s estate and using her fame for his own gain. In an exclusive interview with Heavy, Bell explained how he began living...
    Mike Coppola/Getty Images speaks onstage at the "From The Bridge" Panel during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California. Nichelle Nichols, the iconic actress who played Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on “Star Trek: The Original Series,” has been at the center of a complicated legal battle over control of her personal life and estate for several years. In 2013 the actress was diagnosed with dementia. Her manager and friend Gilbert Bell, who lived in the guest house on her property, took on the role of caretaker as well. Nichols’ only son, Kyle Johnson, lived in New Mexico and was not available to take on such a hands-on role, though he visited when he could. So, Bell arranged for Nichols’ medical care and helped her with day-to-day tasks, such as cooking meals, in addition to managing her career and finances. According to a Los Angeles Times feature in August 2021, Johnson filed for conservatorship in 2017 after finding out that Bell had been given power of attorney over Nichols. Johnson believed...
    Friends of Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols are reacting to her son Kyle Johnson's recent offloading of her longtime Woodland Hills residence, which was sold for $1.22million to a remodeling and construction company in July. 88-year-old Nichols, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2018, is currently at the center of a bitter conservatorship battle between her son and her former manager Gilbert Bell amid accusations he exploited her. 'When the house was sold, I was very hurt for her,' Nichols' friend Angelique Fawcette told People on Thursday. Controversial: Friends of Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols are reacting to her son Kyle Johnson's recent offloading of her longtime Woodland Hills residence, which was sold for $1.22million to a remodeling and construction company in July; Kyle Johnson and Nichelle Nichols pictured in 2019 'She has no place to go back to anymore. It hurt me because I knew that it would hurt her. She stated that she wanted to remain in her home, yet the court let her son move her out.' Fawcette said that the legendary actress has 'been like a mother to me' and that 'it's been horrendous....
    Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols is at the center of a bitter conservatorship battle between her son and her former manager amid accusations he exploited her. The 88-year-old, who became one of the nation's first black women to star in a primetime show after being cast in 1966 as Nyota Uhura on Star Trek, was diagnosed with dementia in 2018. Since then, her son, Kyle Johnson successfully filed for conservatorship of his mother on the grounds that her health made her a prime target for exploitation by former manager Gilbert Bell, who spent about a decade living in a guest house on her Woodland Hills, California, property. Johnson said he filed the conservatorship petition because he learned Bell had transferred Nichols' home into his name as power of attorney in 2017, according to the Los Angeles Times.   Further complicating the case is her friend Angelique Fawcette, who has also sought to become Nichols' conservator after arguing that the actress deserved to live out her final days in the home she bought in 1983 for $100,000.  Records show the home sold...
    More On: star trek ‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois dead at 79 D.C. Fontana, Star Trek’s first female writer, dead at 80 ‘Star Trek’ actor Aron Eisenberg dead at 50 Walter Mosley quit ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ over N-word backlash Britney isn’t the only one fighting for control of her life.  Nichelle Nichols, the 88-year-old actress who played Lt. Uhura in the original “Star Trek” series, is spending her sunset years trapped in an ugly conservatorship battle involving her only child and current conservator, Kyle Johnson; her former manager Gilbert Bell; and her friend and actress Angelique Fawcette, according to a new report by the Los Angeles Times.  After successfully petitioning for his mother’s conservatorship in 2018, Johnson has had a tumultuous time running it, and he and Bell have filed lawsuits accusing the other of various aggressions and controlling actions. Fawcette, whom Nichols named as her successor, meanwhile, believes that — despite her dementia — Nichols is capable of living independently, without a conservator. She also alleges that Bell, who in 2018 tried to marry Nichols, allowed her...
    (CNN)It's summertime and the living is easy.At least, it feels easier than last summer. Time to turn up, as they say (that is, the air conditioning), and focus on some of that good living. I'm here to be your guide this week -- and every week if you are signed up for the Pop Life Chronicles newsletter. If you aren't, that's a shame -- what are you waiting for?! Three things to watchRead More'High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America'(From left) Stephen Satterfield and Jessica B. Harris explore Black foodways in "High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America." 'Tis the season of the cookout, and there isn't anything more perfect to watch right now than "High on the Hog."More from Pop Life Chronicles Pop Life Chronicles: Reuniting with 'Friends' and exes 'Army of the Dead' at full throttle and more weekend entertainment 'Money, Explained' and more of what you need this weekend Writer and cofounder of Whetstone magazine Stephen Satterfield "traces the delicious, moving throughlines from Africa to Texas" in this Netflix docuseries...
    (CNN)Start a conversation about the power of Afrofuturism, and it won't be long before "Star Trek" legend Nichelle Nichols's name is dropped. As the iconic Lt. Uhura, the actress made television history with her portrayal of a 23rd-century communications officer aboard the "Star Trek" USS Enterprise. It was one of the first times a Black woman was cast in a position of power on TV -- and it was in a science fiction series, no less.The result was radical, says Atlanta-area comic book creator and game designer Dedren Snead. "Seeing her as a Black woman on the show ... that was ... who was that?" Snead tells W. Kamau Bell on Sunday's "United Shades of America." "It was just, I never saw Black people in fantasy in that sense."A mission from Dr. KingLt. Uhura may have been a fictional character, but her on-screen authority in a futuristic world held immense influence at a time when Black Americans were fighting for civil rights.Read MoreNichols, who grew up near Chicago and began performing as a teen, had her heart set on Broadway....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- While the beauty of what is on the silver screen is highlighted on Oscar Sunday, it is also a day to show off physical beauty and showcase physical beauty as well as some of the products that make people look and feel good.Lifestyle expert Nekia Nichelle shared a list of items that will make you feel like an A-lister. The local products are from 180 Pure, Revel Nail, City Shoppe and Amazing Lash Studio."These affordable options will make you feel like an A-lister," Nichelle said.All the products can also be found on Nichelle's website.
    A New York City Council candidate blamed “intergenerational trauma” after a woman shot her ex-girlfriend in broad daylight on Wednesday, according to The New York Post. Brandon West, the candidate for New York’s District #39, wrote a lengthy Twitter thread Thursday responding to the murder of 52-year-old Nichelle Thomas. Thomas was shot point-blank by her ex-girlfriend, 38-year-old Latisha Bell, according to New York Daily News. The city council candidate wrote, “people don’t just wake up one day and choose to commit homicide.” He argued people grow up in “hostile and toxic environments, experience abuse and poverty, and receive minimal help or education from professionals and the government.” This can lead to “undiagnosed, unsupported mental and material issues that end up perpetuating violence,” West asserted. 1/ Yesterday afternoon, a Brooklyn mom was murdered in broad daylight on 4th Ave and St. Marks, practically on my block. So, let’s talk about violent crime in District 39:https://t.co/nDPD87nOdq — Brandon West for NY City Council (@brandonwestnyc) April 22, 2021 “We can only progress if we recognize that even murderers and abusers are victims,...
    The daylight assassin who shot her ex-lover, a mother-of-two, dead in the street on Wednesday should be treated as the victim of 'intergenerational trauma' who 'deserves compassion', according to a Democratic city council candidate.  Latisha Bell, 38, is in custody now for the murder of her 52-year-old girlfriend Nichelle Thomas.  On Wednesday, she walked up to her in the street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and shot her in the back of the head then, hours later, handed herself in to police.  Her sister has since revealed that she has mental health problems and that the pair were together for 20 years before splitting three years ago. It's unclear where Latisha was able to get a gun; New York is a red flag law state which prevents people with a documented history of mental illness from buying firearms.  Her sister told DailyMail.com that Nichelle did something to make Latisha snap, but wouldn't say what it was. That was what prompted her to commit murder suddenly.   But on Thursday, Brandon West, the Democratic candidate for District 39 (Park Slope-Gowanus) said that it was...
    The woman charged with murdering her former girlfriend of nearly two decades on a Park Slope street snapped and felt “enough was enough” following a contentious relationship between the pair, the alleged shooter’s sister claimed Thursday. The caught-on-camera, execution-style shooting on Fourth Avenue and St. Marks Place on Wednesday was the result of suspect Latisha Bell “not taking it no more,” Bell’s sibling, who declined to be named, said. “She felt that she couldn’t take it no more and enough was enough,” the relative told reporters outside of Brooklyn Criminal Court following Bell’s virtual arraignment in which she was ordered held without bail. Latisha Bell is escorted out of the 78th Precinct.Paul Martinka Prosecutors say that Bell ran up to 51-year-old victim Nichelle Thomas from behind and blasted Thomas one time in the back of the head at point-blank range before fleeing. Bell later surrendered herself to police at Brooklyn’s 78th Precinct station house and confessed, “I am turning myself in for the homicide. The gun is inside the bag,” a criminal complaint said. The suspect’s sister claimed that Bell...
    A Brooklyn woman who shot her ex-girlfriend of 20 years dead in broad daylight on Wednesday was arraigned for murder on Thursday while her family revealed she has mental health problems and was holding a grudge after splitting up with the victim three years ago.  Latisha Bell, 38, shot dead her on-off girlfriend of 20 years, Nichelle Thomas, 52, in Park Slope, an affluent area of Brooklyn, on Wednesday afternoon.  She walked up to Thomas and put a gun to the back of her head then pulled the trigger and fled the scene.  Bell later handed herself in to police. She walked into a police station and told the cop on duty: 'I am turning myself in for the homicide. The gun is inside the bag. I need to talk to the homicide detective. I did the shooting.'  On Thursday, her sister told DailyMail.com that she had been suffering mental health problems for years.  Scroll down for video  Latisha Bell, 38, shot dead her on-off girlfriend of 20 years, Nichelle Thomas, 52, in Park Slope, an affluent area of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was shot dead in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon. The Crime Scene Unit remained at the scene and had a corner taped off as it investigated what lead up to the killing of the victim, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported. READ MORE: Caught On Video: Mob Attacks 22-Year-Old Woman, Then Turns On 50-Year-Old Good Samaritan Who Tried To Protect Her NYPD officers were searching the block for evidence near a deli on 4th Avenue and St. Marks Place in Park Slope, where the woman was shot in the head on the sidewalk at around 1 p.m. The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Nichelle Thomas, of Brooklyn. READ MORE: Acid Attack Survivor Nafiah Ikram Speaks Out As Police Hunt For Her Attacker: My Whole Life Changed... I Can Just See Colors, Thats It Police say 28-year-old Latisha Bell, of the Bronx, has been arrested and is charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Police are asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers. MORE NEWS: Police: Tyrese Shubrick Charged With Manslaughter In Deadly Stabbing Of...
    THE chilling moment a woman shot her ex girlfriend in the back of the head after stalking her was captured on surveillance cameras. Latisha Bell, 38, had been stalking Nichelle Thomas, 52, before killing her in broad daylight in Brooklyn. 1Latisha Bell, 38, pulled out a gun and shot Nichelle Thomas, 52, in the middle of the day on a busy street Nichelle was shot as she headed into a bodega store on the corner of St. Marks place in Park Slope at 1pm on Wednesday. Police sources confirmed the women had been in a relationship, but the cause of the break up was not known. Just hours after the attack, Bell turned herself in to cops at the 78th Precinct with her lawyer present. She was charged with murder and criminal possession of a firearm. Mohammed Ali, 57, a local bodega cashier told New York Post: "I heard one shot and knew it was from a gun." He said he ran outside and saw "a lady lying face-up on the sidewalk and above her eyes there...
    NASA There’s been a long love affair between “Star Trek” and NASA. For decades, “Star Trek” actors have interacted with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), from Kelvin “Star Trek” actors (Chris Pine, John Cho and Alice Eve) to Scott Bakula welcoming a NASA return flight. Various astronauts have even had cameos on various “Star Trek” episodes. NASA named one of their shuttles after the famous NCC-1701: Enterprise. But there’s one “Star Trek” star who’s changed NASA and society as a whole: Nichelle Nichols. The shuttle program owes her a debt of gratitude.‘Star Trek’ and Nichols Boldly Pushing BoundariesNichelle Nichols Remembers Meeting Dr. KingNichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on 'Star Trek,' speaks about how meeting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., affected her career path.2018-01-15T18:58:02Z “Star Trek” and Nichelle Nichols have been pushing boundaries since it first aired in 1966. The bridge was staffed with a diverse crew at a time competent, multicultural actors and characters were a rarely seen on television. The Original Series showed an Asian-American man (Hikaru Sulu – George Takei) and an African-American woman (Nyota...
    STAR Trek star Nichelle Nichols gives the famous vulcan sign as she meets her younger character actress Loren Lott. The sci-fi legend, 88, was in California for the new film from the franchise Renegades: Ominara. 7Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols gives the famous vulcan signCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7The sci-fi legend met her younger character actress Loren Lott for the new film from the franchise Renegades: OminaraCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7Nichelle played Nyota Uhura in The Original Series in the SixtiesCredit: Getty - Contributor She played Nyota Uhura in The Original Series in the Sixties alongside William Shatner, 89, and Leonard Nimoy, who died in 2015. Nichelle reprises her role for the new flick with Loren, 28, playing a younger version of Nyota. Last year we reported that the Royal Mail released a set of 12 stamps to celebrate the iconic sci-fi show. The set of stamps features past and present characters, including Spock, Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard. 7Original cast member Nichelle starred alongside William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, who died in 2015Credit: BBC There have been more...
    YouTube Nichelle Nichols as Uhura. When it came to answering her fan mail on ‘Star Trek’, actress Nichelle Nichols reportedly gave some fans a special gift, but only certain fans were in the know. Here’s what we know about the story from the original series set. Nichelle Nichols Gave ‘Star Trek’ Fans in the Military Something Extra On #StarTrekDay watch @UnitedWeFanDoc and see how fans fought to save #StarTrek from cancellation in 1968! If not for their efforts, there would be no #StarTrekDiscovery, no #Picard, no #LowerDecks, no #StrangeNewWorlds! Avail to watch on #PrimeVideo in the US & UK! pic.twitter.com/5CLjSiFreR — United We Fan (@UnitedWeFanDoc) September 8, 2020 In a piece for StarTrek.com, legendary Trek Superfan Bjo Trimble shared a story from her time on set with Nichelle Nichols. Bjo and her husband had ample opportunity to interact with Nichols and other members of the Star Trek cast. Bjo, born Betty Jo, went by “Bjo” among friends and fellow Trek fans. At first just a fan of the series, she and her husband eventually worked behind...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — We all make promises to take better care of ourselves, especially at the start of the new year. Lifestyle expert Nekia Nichelle has some things she says will help your mind, body and skin in 2021. Olay Regenerist Ultra Rich Moisturizer moisturizer aims to provide long lasting moisturization without a greasy look or feel. It costs less than $30. Cure.Fit is a wellness app that offers interactive on-demand workouts as well as meditation programs to improve sleep and reduce stress. It costs $9.99 a month. Most Days is an app offering self-care for mental physical and emotional wellness and is currently free. Tranquini is a drink to reduce stress and anxiety and increase focus and mental relaxation. It sells for $9.99. More information on all of the products Nichelle mentioned can be found on her website. Also From CBS Chicago: Struggles Exacerbated On Magnificent Mile With Gap, Macy’s Leaving, But Advocates Say Reinvention Will Come Mayor Lori Lightfoot Wants To Reopen Restaurants And Bars ‘As Quickly As Possible’ To Reduce Risk Of Underground Parties Schererville, Indiana Family...
    Getty Images Actress Nichelle Nichols arrives at the premiere of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre Since 2018, Nichelle Nichols, the iconic actress who portrayed Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series, has been entangled in a legal battle over control of her estate. Kyle Johnson, her only child, claims that his mother’s former manager, Gilbert Bell, committed elder abuse by taking advantage of her diminished capacity to steal her money and control her finances. Bell claims that Johnson has been intimidating him and Nichols for years and that Johnson is attempting to sell Nichols’s properties out from under her. The allegations have led to a complicated, multi-year battle over who will control Nichelle Nichols’s estate, specifically, the properties she owns in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.What is a Conservatorship? Getty ImagesSupporters of Britney Spears gather outside a courthouse for a #FreeBritney protest as a hearing regarding Spears’ conservatorship is in session According to the California judicial system’s website, a conservatorship is a legal arrangement where a person or group of people is placed...
    NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Star Trek” star Nichelle Nichols, who was born in 1932; Oscar-winner Maggie Smith, who was born in 1934; musician Edgar Winter, who was born in 1946; “It’s Raining Men” singer Martha Wash, who was born in 1953; TV personality Gayle King, who was born in 1954; Oscar-winner Denzel Washington, who was born in 1954; Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, who was born in 1960; former N.Y. Mets outfielder Benny Agbayani, who was born in 1971; NFL placekicker Adam Vinatieri, who was born in 1972; talk show host Seth Meyers, who was born in 1973; “Ordinary People” singer John Legend, who was born in 1978; former tennis player James Blake, who was born in 1979; and “American Sniper” star Sienna Miller, who was born in 1981.  *** NOW PLAYING: On this day in 1895, the Lumiere brothers — Louis and Auguste — projected short films for paying customers at the Grand Café in Paris. This was the first time this had ever been done and is considered a key moment in film history.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The COVID-19 pandemic has been a game changer for many people. Some are starting new businesses. Others are taking a hard look at their budgets. Lifestyle expert Nekia Nichelle introduces us to a new app and an online tool to help those launching a new business or who want to organize all of their important documents and their budget in one place. The Fabric app aims to help plan for long-term financial wellbeing, including organizing accounts, life insurance, and wills. TRUiC is an online tool that can help people who want to start a new business with finances and provide business advice. TRUiC also offers free logos and business plans on their website. Find more information on TRUiC and the Fabric App on Nichelle’s website.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — During the pandemic many of us have packed on some pounds. You know who you are! With Hanukkah here and Christmas around the corner, lifestyle expert Nekia Nichelle has some items that can help us enjoy the holidays without watching our waistlines. All the products Nekia featured in the video above can be found on her website. Also From CBS Chicago: Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Shoots, Kills Son During Domestic-Related Incident In Garfield Ridge Maria Quiroz Became A U.S. Citizen In October, But Now The Documents To Prove It Are Missing In The USPS System 2 Young Girls Killed In Ingleside House Fire
    “Star Trek” icon Nichelle Nichols has beamed into an out-of-this-world legal battle. The 87-year-old actress’ son, Kyle Johnson, last week filed a lawsuit against her caretaker and manager, Gilbert Bell, accusing Bell of “financial elder abuse.” In the Aug. 10 filing, Johnson alleged that Bell “took advantage” of and “exploited his relationship” with Nichols and has “exerted his undue influence and took control over Ms. Nichols’ assets and personal affairs” over the past decade. Johnson further accused Bell of a “breach of his fiduciary duty” to Nichols, as well as an “intent to defraud” her. The Post has reached out via email to an attorney for Bell requesting comment regarding the ongoing proceedings. The suit comes two years after it was reported that Nichols was diagnosed with dementia. Johnson’s lawsuit claims that she was officially diagnosed in 2013. Nichols suffered a stroke in 2015, requiring constant care. Nichols is best known for portraying communications officer Lt. Nyota Uhura in NBC’S 1966-69 “Star Trek” series, six movies and a 1973-74 animated serial. She and co-star William Shatner, who played Capt. James...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Heading back to school in a world of COVID-19, parents are faced with in-school and e-learning options. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot spoke with lifestyle expert Nekia Nichelle about the latest products to help students make the transition to at-home or in-school learning easier. Touchpoint is a non-invasive wearable Nichelle says helps boost students’ mental performance and sleep during this stressful time. She says it reduces stress by 70% and improves focus by 50%. SnapCalc helps parents by giving step-by-step solutions to math problems when you take a picture of the problem. Little Learning Hands is a monthly subscription service created by a mom who is an avid traveler. It helps with cultural exploration for children from six to 12 and includes puzzles, recipes and more. Shure AONIC 50 headphones are premium headphones that provide wireless studio sound and allow you to adjust the noise cancellation. They have 20 hours of battery life. All of the products and subscription Nichelle mentioned can be found on her website, nekianichelle.com.
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