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On the corner of Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, close to 200 people gathered in a semicircle. In the middle was The Unknowns, an area music group composed of Kenny Sway, Rahdeem “Jet” Baskin, Shelton “Sonny” Williams and Deveirce “D” Whittington that covers popular songs, with their speakers, drums, guitars and vocals that picked off […]

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2018 NHL Playoffs, D.C., NHL, Washington Capitals -

Contrary to popular belief, hockey attracts a diverse fan base, and especially in Washington, D.C. Those fans were represented at Tuesday’s victory parade for the Washington Capitals in downtown D.C. and at the National Mall. The Capitals’ win against the Vegas Golden Knights on June 8 is the first major sports championship win for D.C. […]

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2018 NHL Playoffs, Commentary, Detroit Red Wings, Washington Capitals -

I love hockey … professional hockey, college hockey, pickup games. I grew up in Detroit — a long-standing, bona fide hockey town. Since hockey is widely considered a “white sport” and I am black, I often surprise people with my knowledge of the sport. Black people tend to tune me out when I talk about […]

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2018 NHL Playoffs, Commentary, Devante Smith-Pelly, NHL, Washington Capitals -

You might call it the Devante swing. At the start of the third period, the nearly 15,000 people inside Capital One Arena had resigned themselves to the fact that this might not be the night that the Washington Capitals get it done. The Vegas Golden Knights had scored twice to end the second and take […]

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2018 NHL Playoffs, Devante Smith-Pelly, NHL, Vegas Golden Knights, Washington Capitals -

Devante Smith-Pelly threw caution to the wind discussing the possibility of the Washington Capitals visiting the White House before the team actually won Lord Stanley’s Cup. Interesting quote here from Devante Smith-Pelly re: visiting the White House: “The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist. Some of the things he’s said are pretty […]

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2018 NHL Playoffs, Devante Smith-Pelly, Las Vegas Knights, NHL, Washington Capitals -

Devante Smith-Pelly doesn’t put any stock in momentum. He’s not motivated to play better by impending contract talks after the season. Want to know why the Washington Capitals right winger is having such success this postseason? He’s just having fun. As cliché as it sounds, that has been the biggest difference for the seventh-year pro. […]

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2018 NHL Playoffs, Commentary, Devante Smith-Pelly, Washington Capitals -

WASHINGTON — Four months ago, Devante Smith-Pelly was picking up his hockey stick to confront racist fans from a Chicago penalty box. Saturday night, the Washington Capitals winger was using it to score his first career goal in the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights. For a league that at the time was […]

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