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Award-Winning Journalist Rochelle Riley to Discuss Her Book, ‘The Burden,’ at L.A. Central Library
July 25, 2019
This Saturday, July 27, author and journalist Rochelle Riley will visit the Los Angeles Central Library to discuss her 2018 book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” a poignant collection of essays on America’s unfinished business with the aftermath of Black enslavement. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Taper Auditorium, at 630 W. 5thStreet in Downtown Los Angeles. Riley will be joined by two of the essayists in her book, author and filmmaker Paula Madison and actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh. ... read more »
Top Moments From The 2019 NBA Awards
June 27, 2019
The third annual NBA Awards marked the end of the 2018-19 NBA season on Monday, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal hosted this year’s awards. The evening brought out the NBA’s rising stars and legends, league executives and celebrities from Kareem Abdul Jabbar to Mark Cuban, 2 Chainz to Samuel L. Jackson. ... read more »
2019 NBA Awards: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins NBA MVP
June 27, 2019
As the 2019 NBA Awards came to an end on Monday, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019 NBA MVP at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Tears streamed down his face as the 24-year-old gave an emotionally charged speech after receiving the NBA’s highest honor. He thanked his family and the support system that he felt led him to this moment. ... read more »
Pelicans agree to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers
June 20, 2019
Since January, the Los Angeles Lakers desperately were in pursuit of pulling off a blockbuster trade that would pair LeBron James with 26-year-old superstar Anthony Davis. ... read more »
Zion Williamson Wins Big at College Basketball Awards
April 25, 2019
Some of college basketball’s biggest names were honored at the 2019 ESPN College Basketball Awards. Duke standout Zion Williamson and Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu were crowned with the John Wooden award, the most respected honor in college basketball. ... read more »
NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Talks Auction to Help Kids in STEM
March 7, 2019
All the mementos that served to recognize the Jabbar’s many accomplishments – the championship rings, MVP and All-Star trophies and other rare items from the legend – are available to the public in an auction that ends on Saturday, March 2. And, it’s all to benefit Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation, whose mission he said is to give kids a shot that can’t be blocked. ... read more »
Wilkes posts career-night; routing Arizona 90-69 in Pauley Pavilion
January 31, 2019
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sat along court side and cheered on his alma mater. The UCLA legend also took a photo with freshman 7-foot center Moses Brown, serving as an inspiration for the Bruins highly touted Five-star recruit. ... read more »
Young Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interviewed The King
January 17, 2019
Long before he was the leading scorer of the NBA, Showtime Lakers phenom Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a teenager who was granted an opportunity to speak with Dr. Martin Luther King. ... read more »
LeBron James Becomes 5th All-Time Scorer in NBA History
November 26, 2018
Lakers’ star LeBron James became the fifth all-time scorer in NBA history with a 44-point performance surpassing Wilt Chamberlain in the team’s second straight victory against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 14. ... read more »
King, Abdul-Jabbar Honored for Tackling Homophobia
October 11, 2018
Jean King and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are being honored for lending their names to the fight against homophobia in sports. ... read more »
Lakers Commemorate Elgin Baylor With Statue
April 12, 2018
The Staples Center got its 10th statue when the Los Angeles Lakers immortalized NBA legend Elgin Baylor with a bronze bust on Friday. ... read more »
Athlete Activists: Sports Figures Who Spoke Up for the Masses
February 22, 2018
These athletes rallied for the masses in order to enforce equality ... read more »
UCLA finds its rhythm against Stanford, in a 89-73 victory
February 1, 2018
UCLA got out and ran the lanes throughout the game, forcing the Cardinal into 13 turnovers while holding them to 30 percent from three-point distance and 40 percent overall through 20 minutes of play. ... read more »
Bill Russell Supports Pro Athlete’s Fight Against Injustice
October 5, 2017
Bill Russell saluted current players for taking the reins in fighting for equality in the United States. ... read more »
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