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Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse Bring NBA Edge to Tennessee
August 16, 2019
Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 10, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 10, 2019
On this day, August 10, 2008, singer, songwriter, producer and actor Isaac Hayes passed away in Memphis, Tennessee. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at ... ... read more »
Transformative 5G Technology Arrives
July 19, 2019
Cities, which include Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; Boston; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis; Phoenix; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego; and Salt Lake City; are the world’s first to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband mobility service. ... read more »
New Orleans Wins NBA Draft Lottery 2019 Presented By State Farm; Order Of Selection Set For June 20 NBA Draft
May 17, 2019
The Pelicans will have the first overall pick in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm, which will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.  The NBA Draft will air live on ESPN and ESPN Radio and stream live on the ESPN App. ... read more »
Paul R. Williams’ Artwork Resurrected at UCLA
May 16, 2019
In 1894, the infant Paul R. Williams was born into a happy family who traveled to Los Angeles from Memphis, TN, most likely in search of better opportunities. But he was only two years old when tragedy struck. His father died in 1896, his mother followed suit in 1898. ... read more »
University of Memphis Sit-In Commemoration Looks Back and Forward
April 26, 2019
On April 23, 1969, 75 BSA members at the University of Memphis staged a sit-in at then-President Cecil Humphreys’ office because he refused to provide $1,750 to bring U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., the first Black person to be elected from New York to Congress, to speak to the association. ... read more »
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo provides rare glimpse at African American cowboys, cowgirls
April 11, 2019
The main event – playfully named “The Greatest Show on Dirt” — is the rodeo itself. ... read more »
King, Memphis and the Morality of Sacrifice: Dangerous Unselfishness and Righteous Struggle
April 4, 2019
And let us move on in these powerful days of challenge to make America what it ought to be” and to remake the world. ... read more »
On King Holiday Commemoration: 600 Black Legislators Resolved to Push Policies for Economic Justice Resolution considered new win for Black Wealth 2020
January 30, 2019
It was three years ago that a group of national business leaders launched a movement called Black Wealth 2020 partially based on the economic vision articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King said in his final speech on April 3, 1968: "It's all right to talk about streets flowing with milk and honey, but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here and his children who can't eat three square meals a day. It's all right to talk about the new Jerusalem, but one day, God's preacher must talk about the new New York, the new Atlanta, the new Philadelphia, the new Los Angeles, the new Memphis, Tennessee." ... read more »
Ernest Withers: Undercover Agent for FBI or Forced to be a Spy?
January 24, 2019
Lauterbach’s book attempts a balanced and unbiased perspective on what Withers’ legacy will be: a traitorous informant who spied for the FBI or a blackmail victim forced to do as he was told. ... read more »
Lakers’ Two-Way Player Johnathan Williams Experiences a Wild NBA Ride
January 9, 2019
Lakers’ rookie Johnathan Williams made his NBA debut against the San Antonio Spurs as he introduced himself to the Staples Center crowd with a two-handed dunk on his first play of the game. After Lakers’ starting center JaVale McGee fouled out and Ivica Zubac found himself in foul trouble, Lakers’ coach Luke Walton called Williams’ number. Though Williams’ first NBA game ended in an overtime loss, he racked up eight points on 4-5 shooting, grabbed four rebounds and three blocks in 14 quality minutes. Williams joined Laker great Magic Johnson and Andre Ingram as just the third Lakers rookie of all time to notch eight points and three blocks in their NBA debut. ... read more »
Music and the Movement: The Lasting Legacy of the Queen of Soul
September 4, 2018
If you could choose one artist to embody the African American experience of the 20th century, it would have to be the incomparable Miss Aretha Franklin. ... read more »
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Celebrates 34th Anniversary
July 26, 2018
“The greatest show on dirt!” --famously known as The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo-- celebrated its 34th Anniversary at the Industry Hills Expo Center in the City of Industry on July 20-21st. The nearly sold-out rodeo combined country western fun and African American cowboy culture. ... read more »
Pres. Trump Commutes Sentence for Alice Johnson, a Drug Offender Championed by Kim Kardashian
June 14, 2018
President Donald Trump is commuting the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman convicted of drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. ... read more »
Senator Kamala Harris at National Action Network: ‘We Must Speak Truth’
April 24, 2018
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s 2018 Convention. She reflected on the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and outlined the fights our country faces today. ... read more »
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