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Black Health, Wellness and Struggle: Towards A Radical Racial Healing
February 3, 2022
This year’s Black History Month theme, “Black Health and Wellness,” opens space for us to call into focus our self-determined and self-sustaining ways of knowing, working and struggling to achieve, protect, promote and sustain our health, health care and healing in a society which is the source of so much of our preventable sickness, needless suffering, and underserved deaths. And thus arises the undeniable need for righteous and relentless struggle, not only to achieve justice and end oppression, but also to achieve a comprehensive radical racial healing. ... read more »
BET+ Collabs with CBC to Launch New Series, “The Porter”
February 3, 2022
BET+ and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) have come together to release a new series, “The Porter”, which highlights the creation of a Black worker’s union in the roaring twenties. Inspired by real life events, The Porter follows a group of about five characters who hustle, move mountains, and stop at nothing to make their dreams come true and fight for the much-deserved liberation of themselves and their people. ... read more »
Rare Toni Morrison Short Story to be Published as a Book
January 12, 2022
To much of the world the late Toni Morrison was a novelist, celebrated for such classics as ``Beloved,'' ``Song of Solomon'' and ``The Bluest Eye.'' ... read more »
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Rose Bowl Hall of Fame to Add 3 Inductees at Pasadena Luncheon
December 30, 2021
Former USC running back Anthony Davis, ex-Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and All-American Michigan defensive standout Ron Simpkins will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame today. The trio will be formally inducted during a ceremony and luncheon outside the Rose Bowl stadium, just two days before the 108th Rose Bowl Game. ... read more »
Aaron, Elder Overcame Hate to Achieve Records, Milestones
December 28, 2021
Henry Aaron made history with one swing of his bat. A year later and on the other side of Georgia, Lee Elder made history with one swing of his driver. They both overcame racist threats to reach milestones that will always be part of sports lore. ``Hammerin' Hank'' supplanted Babe Ruth at the top of baseball's all-time home run list and Elder became the first Black golfer to play in the Masters. ... read more »
COVID-19 in UCLA Football Program Forces Cancellation of Holiday Bowl
December 28, 2021
Just hours before kickoff, the SDCCU Holiday Bowl between UCLA and North Carolina State at San Diego's Petco Park was abruptly canceled today due to COVID-19 issues within the Bruins football program. ... read more »
Court Officials Edging Closer to Dividing Prince Estates
December 27, 2021
Court officials are edging closer to dividing up pop superstar Prince's estate. ... read more »
Former USC Linebacker Arrested on Charges of Running COVID Benefits Scheme
December 21, 2021
Former USC linebacker Abdul-Malik McClain was arrested today on federal charges alleging he orchestrated a scheme that fraudulently sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-related unemployment benefits. ... read more »
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Rapper Dead After Stabbing at Exposition Park Concert
December 20, 2021
Los Angeles rapper Drakeo the Ruler has died after being stabbed outside a 12-hour concert at the Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park, according to multiple media reports. Los Angeles officials have not yet confirmed the victim's identity or death, but one of the rapper's representatives confirmed the information with Rolling Stone magazine. ... read more »
Lakers’ Westbrook now in Protocols as NBA Virus numbers Rise
December 17, 2021
Russell Westbrook entered the NBA's health and safety protocols Thursday, joining Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brooklyn's James Harden as past league MVP's currently sidelined by coronavirus concerns. ... read more »
Rapper SAINt JHN’s Route from Guyana to Miami to Stardom
December 13, 2021
SAINt JHN doesn't like the camera setup. He had chosen the location _ in the living room of his high-rise Sunny Isles condo where the view spans from the Miami skyline to the Guitar Hotel _ but something had changed. It just didn't work anymore. ... read more »
Ex-NFL coach Hue Jackson to take over at Grambling
December 11, 2021
 Former Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson is taking over as the coach of Grambling's storied football program. ... read more »
Investigation Continuing Into Killing of Rapper in Inglewood
December 10, 2021
The investigation was continuing today into the killing of Compton rapper Slim 400, who was gunned down in Inglewood. The shooting was reported about 8 p.m. Wednesday at Manchester Boulevard and Seventh Avenue. ... read more »
‘Halftime Game’ commercial features 2 HBCU marching bands
December 4, 2021
Marching bands from two historically Black universities are being featured in a new PepsiCo TV commercial that airs for the first time this weekend. ... read more »
Reaction to death of Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer at Masters
November 30, 2021
``Lee Elder was a pioneer, and in so many ways. Yes, he was the first black golfer to play in the Masters Tournament, but that simply underlined the hard work Lee put in to further the cause of everyone who has a dream to play on the PGA Tour and perhaps thinks there were too many barriers before them...." ... read more »

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