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It’s no secret we’re quite fond of the new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan (née Markle). But if there’s anyone we especially adore, it’s her mother, Doria Ragland, she of the pierced nose, perfectly-coiffed locs, teacher of yoga poses and admirable poise amidst family drama during her daughter’s nuptials last spring.

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Christmas, NFL, Practice Squad -

Hosted by our senior writer — and former NFL cornerback — Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show that features various segments inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, weird and subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features some of […]

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As it is with the NFL and Thanksgiving, the NBA is synonymous with Christmas Day. “It’s about what the fans wanna see,” says Tom Carelli, NBA senior vice president of broadcasting, “and our great storylines.” For the past decade, the NBA has rolled out a five-game palette packed with the biggest, brightest and most talked-about […]

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Earlier this month, our 24-year-old son Marc came home from Maryland to cut down the family Christmas tree, something I started doing when we lived in Connecticut and Marc was a toddler cradled in his aunt’s arms. During my time as a holiday woodcutter, a daunting question hung over the proceedings: Would I pass out […]

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Business, Christmas, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Holiday Gift Guide -

Off the megaretailer path — on hosted online stores such as Etsy, or on individual websites — there are a multitude of black-owned businesses offering unique gift ideas for your entire list. Not to mention, supporting a black-owned business shows a commitment to diversity and a diversification of gifts under the tree. Black businesses have […]

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After Big Mama and Big Daddy clear the table of fried turkey, mac ’n’ cheese, collards, potato salad and more — and after the last football game ends — it’s time to head to the movies with a slice of pie. But instead of vegging out to watch marathons of delicious reality shows (you know […]

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Christmas, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted -

The holiday season has ceased. Christmas decorations are almost put away. Pine needles are everywhere. People have gone back to their daily routines. Some will have horror stories about mommy kissing Santa Claus. Some will have feel-good stories about how they were able to give back during the 2016 holiday, many athletes among them. Here […]

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Christmas, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Kyrie Irving, NBA, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Basketball fans asked for and received a loaded NBA slate on Christmas Day. The rematch between the reigning Eastern and Western Conference champs did not disappoint, as the Cleveland Cavaliers prevailed over the Golden State Warriors again. While only a regular-season matchup, the Cavs once again had to make a furious comeback, this […]

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Christmas, Community, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Tyrese -

Actor and R&B singer Tyrese Gibson has taken Atlanta by storm in the last week, helping to raise a record amount for the United Negro College Fund’s annual Mayor’s Masked Ball and hosting two parties for needy families. Gibson, who goes by just Tyrese, told children in attendance that he wanted them to “do things […]

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Christmas, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, LL Cool J, New York City -

It’s not every day that your Secret Santa is a big celebrity. The Greater Allen AME Cathedral Church in the Hollis neighborhood of Queens, New York, held its annual Christmas gift giveaway and participants may have gotten the best Christmas surprise ever: Rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur LL Cool J showed up with gift-wrapped presents […]

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All Day, Christmas, Cindy Stowell, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Grayson Allen -

All right, kiddos, announcement time. Starting Jan. 8, I, Domonique Foxworth and Mina Kimes will be hosting an ESPN Radio show on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon EST. We’re very excited and hope you’ll tune in! The other night, I flipped on the television to watch Jeopardy! A woman got the final answer correct and […]

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Christmas, Donny Hathaway -

“I want my music to live.” — Donny Hathaway Gwen’s not new to this, but she is true to this. Shipping packages all over the world with one headphone in — while occasionally checking the phone in a pocket on her work apron — is second nature. A dedicated employee of the U.S. Postal Service […]

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Christmas, Commentary, Pots And Pans -

As we approach Christmas, holiday memories bring comfort and joy. My favorite memories feature loved ones, especially those who live solely in my most delicious reveries. When I was a child, my grandfather, 5-foot-7, thin and regal, reigned as the “tall one” in our household. A native of Missouri, my grandfather Elzie Bowman wore starched […]

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All Day, Christmas, Holiday Gift Guide -

It’s that time of year, kiddos, where people start wondering if the folks that say they love them plan to make that fact known through the giving of presents. Some will swaddle them in shiny wrapping, others will stick them in bags with tissue paper, or if they’re like me, they’ll use newsprint to bestow […]

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All Day, Cam Newton, Christmas, Daily Dose, Joe McKnight, NFL -

Quick programming note: Domonique Foxworth and I will be hosting NFL Nation on ESPN Radio on Dec. 11 from 7-10 p.m. If you want to hear a couple of mid-30s dudes from the East Coast talk trash, tune in. Police finally arrested the man who shot and killed former NFL player Joe McKnight. But that’s […]

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Christmas, Community, Larry Jefferson, Santa Claus -

A black Santa Claus will greet children and pose for Christmas photos at the Mall of America (MOA) for the first time in the mall’s 24-year history. Landon Luther — owner of the small photo studio inside the mall for 10 years called the Santa Experience — looked far and wide for a more diverse […]

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Christmas, CulturePlay, Hollywood, Movies, Will Packer -

Will Packer is doing it for the culture — always. He’s well on his way to becoming one of the most successful contemporary TV and film producers in Hollywood. Straight Outta Compton, Think Like A Man, and the Ride Along franchise are all his, and he’s currently executive producing BET’s Being Mary Jane. The Florida […]

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African American, Almost Christmas, Black Family, Cheaters, Christmas, Danny Glover, David Tablert, DC Young Fly, Entertainment, Family, Fathers, Gabrielle Union, holiday movies, JB Smoove, Keri Hilson, Love, Marriage, MoNique, Omar Epps, patriarchs, Relationships, Romany Malco, Video, Will Packer -

In the highly anticipated holiday movie Almost Christmas, Gabrielle Union plays a divorcee who comes home for the holidays and gets pursued by an old flame (Omar Epps). Through lots of awkward moments and laughs, the two figure out whether they have what it takes to try love again. Both Union and Epps know a […]

The post Gabrielle Union & Omar Epps offer hilarious & real love advice appeared first on theGrio.

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Almost Christmas hits theaters November 11th, just in time to bring holiday cheer! Director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and Executive Producer Will Packer (This Christmas) spoke with theGrio about why their movie is unlike any other holiday film. They also talk about why Almost Christmas focused on a father (Danny Glover) as a central character […]

The post David E. Talbert, Will Packer talk creating ‘Almost Christmas’ movie: ‘It’s really a love story’ appeared first on theGrio.

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All Day, Barack Obama, Chance The Rapper, Christmas, Music, White House -

Last week, Tennessee State University’s band took to the White House’s South Lawn and as part of a medley played Chance The Rapper’s No Problem. It was a rousing rendition that left this reporter speechless, as I never thought I’d hear a band like that, playing a song like that, in a place like that. […]

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Brandon Henderson, christmas, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA Charity, Sports, vince carter -

While many professional athletes and sports teams make a habit of giving back to the […]

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