Rachel Dolezal on NBC’s Today Show: “I Certainly Don’t Stay out of the Sun”

Rachel Dolezal

Embattled former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal sat down with NBC Today’s Matt Lauer to discuss the firestorm of controversy surrounding her personal racial identity.

Dolezal, who pretended to be black for 8 years, stepped down as president of the Spokane NAACP on Monday, just days after her parents outed her as being their biological daughter. Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal are both white.

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Rachel Dolezal’s Parents Hopes She Will Embrace Her True Racial Identity

Rachel Dolezal

The parents of former Spokane NAACP head Rachel Dolezal gave their first interview since she stepped down as president this morning.

Dolezal turned in her resignation as word spread that the national executives of the NAACP had planned to ask her to step down at a scheduled meeting tonight.

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Terrence Howard and Wife Miranda Welcome Baby Boy

Terrence and Miranda Howard

‘Empire’ star Terrence Howard and his wife Miranda are the proud parents of a newborn baby boy.

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Glory Johnson: ‘Brittney Griner Signed All Documents for In Vitro Treatment’

Brittney Griner Glory Johnson

WNBA player Glory Johnson says her estranged “wife” Brittney Griner knew all about her pregnancy before filing for an annulment weeks after their “wedding”.

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Celebs Out & About: Mary J Blige, Zendaya, Garcelle Beauvais, Malinda Williams, Essence Atkins, Britney Spears, Terry Crews

Zendaya and Mary J Blige

Actress, singer Zendaya Coleman, right, posed with singer Mary J Blige, left, and a young fan at the LadyLike Foundation 7th Annual Women Of Excellence Scholarship Luncheon at Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Monday.
Photos: Ciao Hollywood/Splash News

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Tina Knowles Lawson Covers Ebony

Tina Knowles Lawson and Richard Lawson

This is not a good time for women of a certain age to be on the cover of national magazines. Not unless they used to be men of a certain age, a la Bruce Jenner.

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Janet Jackson Coming to Atlanta

Janet Jackson performs during her Number Ones: Up Close and Personal World Tour

Pop icon Janet Jackson has announced her ‘Unbreakable’ tour in support of her upcoming album set to drop this fall.

The Unbreakable tour opens in Vancouver on August 31 and wraps in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 12. The tour will stop in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

The 49-year-old singer’s last concert in Atlanta was in 2011.

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UPDATE: Rachel Dolezal Resigns as Spokane NAACP President

Rachel Dolezal

Update: Rachel Dolezal has announced her resignation as embattled president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP.

Dolezal came under fire last week for lying about her race for the past 8 years.

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