For The Culture: Why You Need To See ‘Hands Of Stone’ 

It takes a special project for multi-platinum recording artist Usher Raymond to return to the big screen. In the midst of being a husband, father and coach on “The Voice”, the eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist has been mentally and physically training for the fight of his life in his latest acting role as legendary boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard.

Muhammad Ali: American Icon, Civil Rights Hero

Renowned boxer and courageous activist Muhammad Ali left the world on Friday at 74-years old. For decades, Ali used his boxing talent as a foundation to influence Black pride and to display his allegiance to the Nation of Islam. His performance in the ring was graceful, spontaneous, and intense. Ali’s nimble feet dodged jabs, his blows would subjugate several opponents multiple times. His boxing intelligence allowed him to ‘rope-a-dope’ and finished them off with an ‘anchor punch.’ Once Ali was outside the ring, his confidence and charisma equaled his boxing ability. Never too shy to spew trash talk and exalt

This Week in Black History (December 3)

December 3   1982- Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns won the WBC Junior Middleweight title. He was the first Black boxer to win titles in five different weight classes. December 4   1969- Ebony Magazine’s Moneta Sleet Jr. won a Pulitzer Prize for photography for his picture “Deep Sorrow”. Sleet captured the image of Coretta Scott King and her daughter at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King. December 5 1955- Historic bus boycott began in Montgomery, Alabama, at a mass meeting in the Holt Street Baptist Church. It all started when Rosa Parks refused to yield her seat to a

Welterweight Terrel Williams Gives Fans a Thrilling Night at the O.C. Fairgrounds

  A thrilling night at the Orange County Fairgrounds saw a sold-out crowd waiting for Los Angeles born undefeated welterweight boxer (13-0 12 KO’s) Terrel “Tyger” Williams to square off against seasoned veteran John Williams (15-3-1 6 KO’s). Terrel stated before the fight that he was ready to improve his record to 14-0. “I’m ready to win at all costs and I know that I have all the tools in my arsenal to do so,” he said. Six of his twelve knockouts have come in the first round and he utilizes an efficient, no nonsense, boxing style that has served

Andre Ward beats Paul Smith in long-awaited return to ring

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As soon as Andre Ward found his stride following his lengthy layoff, the fight quickly came to an end. Ward made a triumphant return to the ring and delighted his home crowd when he stopped England’s Paul Smith in the ninth round Saturday night in a nontitle fight. “It took some time to get the ring rust off,” Ward said. “I started with the jab. I wanted to come out big bang and get a first round KO but I have a great coach and he told me to take my time and the