The Best Films of 2016

It’s a perfect time to reflect on the most inspiring films, performances and artistic achievements of this last year

Notable Deaths  2016

  Billy Paul (file photo) Jazz and soul singer Billy Paul known for his No. 1 hit ballad “Philadelphia Soul” and “Me and Mrs. Jones,” died after battling with cancer. He was 80. Muhammad Ali (file photo) Legendary box Muhammad Ali known as the greatest of all time, died in early June at the age of 74. Ali is an Olympic gold medalist and a World Heavyweight Champion but, he was also known for his activism. Thomas Ford (file photo) Actor Thomas Ford, known for his role as Martin Lawrence’s best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit ‘90s sitcom “Martin,” passed away. He

Black Athletes, Many Medals at Rio Olympics

The 2016 Olympics has been nothing short of historic for Black Americans. Not only are there Black athletes in sports that are predominantly white, they are excelling and taking home medals in those competitions. Their international, record-breaking success comes at a time when Black bodies have little value in America. These athletes broke Olympic boundaries.