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Related Links The racism factor in Obama’s opposition The first family in focus 100 years later, a lynching still echoes in Texas Will bad water wash away black Flint? Decades of segregation ends with a high school football game How the U.S. Supreme Court helped created police abuse American democracy can die and ignorance will […]

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‘Game, Blouses’ Misty Copeland en pointe Dance, Little Sister The Autumn of Charlotte’s Discontent Shaq, Diesel Westworld. Empire. Rosewood. Luke Cage. Insecure. Atlanta. A look back at a very black Fall TV season The best Drake album that never existed Saying we miss the Old Kanye is understatement—but for one night on the Saint Pablo […]

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RELATED CONTENT Michael Jordan: ‘I can no longer stay silent’ 36 hours in Beast Mode Obama, the aging athlete Game, Blouses Stop hating LeBron: Enough Implicit bias and the NFL draft Shaq to biological father: ‘I don’t hate you’ The difficulty of being Simone Biles Fred Whitfield and the black cowboys of rodeo Dak Prescott […]

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Related Content Penny Hardaway made 2016 one of his most meaningful years These black legends wowed us in 2016 and President Obama made sure they got their propers Raising boys to be men, Wanda Durant’s side of the game If you didn’t know these black animators you should by now U.S. Secretary of Education was […]

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HBCU Bands, HBCU Basketball, HBCU Football, Most Undefeated 2016 -

Related Content Bayou Classic: Fans Sound off about the 5th Quarter UNCF summit exposes HBCU students to inside look at Silicon Valley Howard University ranks No. 1 among top 10 HBCUs There’s no homecoming like an HBCU homecoming Millennials want something different from HBCUs — and they are getting it HBCUs unfairly penalized by NCAA […]

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Adam Silver, Basketball, Most Undefeated 2016, NBA -

Of all America’s professional sports leagues, none are feeling the aftershocks of the Obama-to-Trump transition like the NBA. Commissioner Adam Silver went from leading an organization whose employees dapped up and played with the current president to one in which players are questioning whether its 2017 champion will even show up for the traditional visit […]

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Basketball, CBA, China, China Basketball Association, Most Undefeated 2016, NBA, Sneaker Stories, Stephon Marbury -

Stephon Marbury was heading to practice with his Beijing Ducks on an October morning when his old NBA nightmares started to haunt him again. “They don’t want me at the game tonight,” Marbury said during the ride on Oct. 12. Seven years removed from the hard crash of his NBA career, Marbury has become a […]

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Celebration Bowl, Get Lifted, Most Undefeated 2016, Stayce Harris -

This summer, Stayce Harris, a major general at the time, was enjoying her work as the head of the Air Force Reserve’s 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia. She commanded more than 15,000 citizen airmen, 105 aircraft and missions including a specialized hurricane hunter, fire suppression and aerial spraying. She was […]

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Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Most Undefeated 2016, Robert "Whirlwind" Johnson -

In the midst of the Pierce Street Renaissance Historic District in Lynchburg, Virginia, cars pass by every few minutes. Passengers pause to stare at the white two-story bungalow home with a top half red exterior. The property is empty. It sits on the corner of Pierce and 15th streets, part of only two blocks of […]

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Commentary, Culture, Dylann Roof, Most Undefeated 2016 -

Have you heard the story about the Democratic National Committee hiring actors to disrupt Donald Trump’s rallies? What about President Barack Obama pulling $2.6 billion in funding for veterans to reallocate to Syrian refugees? No? Well, I’m sure you heard about the Colorado Rockies planning to sell pot brownies at Coors Field, right? These stories […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Most Undefeated 2016, NBA, NCF, Ohio State Buckeyes -

It was a late-fall off day a month into the NBA season, and Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James and J.R. Smith looked as good in scarlet and gray as they do in wine and gold. In street clothes, accented with a one-of-a-kind No. 23 Ohio State Buckeyes jersey beneath a black team varsity jacket, James made […]

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HBCU Basketball, Howard Bison, Howard University, Most Undefeated 2016 -

People associated with Howard University view themselves as being at the equivalent of an Ivy League school compared with other historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). That attitude gained renewed support when a recent Wall Street Journal survey named Howard as the top HBCU in the country and the only one to earn a spot […]

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Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Most Undefeated 2016, Muhammad Ali, Rumble Young Man Rumble -

Events of the past week have left many black Americans with feelings of angst and defeat. On Nov. 30, three months after the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer, authorities revealed there would be no charges filed in the case. The following day, former NFL player Joe McKnight […]

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Beqa Latsabidze, Commentary, Most Undefeated 2016 -

Think back to the 2008 or 2012 presidential campaigns. Now pretend we discovered President Barack Obama’s voters of color had been endlessly sharing obviously apocryphal stories relevant to the election yet they still believed them anyway. We undoubtedly would have held national conversations, rife with racial overtones, about these easily-duped Americans. Whispers about the need […]

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Commentary, Joe McKnight, Most Undefeated 2016, Trayvon Martin -

Back in 2012, following the shooting death of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman, comedian and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘s “Senior Black Correspondent” Larry Wilmore discussed the racial implications of Zimmerman, who is white and Peruvian, shooting and killing a black male and initially not being charged with a […]

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Community, Harris-Stowe State University, HBCU Education, Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls, LeMoyne-Owen College, Morehouse College, Most Undefeated 2016, Prairie View A&M University, United Negro College Fund, Xavier University -

Get your pitch on. Rules of engagement: 10 teams. Five to six members per team. Four-and-a-half minutes to state your case. Students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) doing the stating. Slide shows. Power Point packages. Video visuals. And the most important: the vocal presentations from the students themselves. Because the right voice and […]

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Bayou Classic, Grambling Tigers, HBCU Bands, Most Undefeated 2016, Southern Jaguars, The 5th Quarter -

It was the most wonderful time of the year again. Deep in the heart of New Orleans, native Louisianians, alumni, current students and fans of Southern University and Grambling State University gathered for the 43rd annual Bayou Classic — a battle that has, for decades, determined which school would reign supreme for the year. Each […]

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24K Magic, Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, D.R.A.M., Donald Glover, Most Undefeated 2016, Music, Solange, Starboy -

“In these days,” said Nina Simone in 1968, “in these hard times, you must be grateful that you are surviving. That you have your health.” Simone was speaking with an Italian radio station. Around this same time: Muhammad Ali resided in Chicago, further immersing himself in Islam. He was in the second year of his […]

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Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys, Most Undefeated 2016, NFL -

We all know about the Dallas Cowboys. They’re as much a part of our national consciousness as apple pie. And good Lord, we love apple pie. Decade after decade, that Blue Star draws us to it. The fascination started with winning football – those five Vince Lombardi Trophies tell that part of the story – […]

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D.C., HBCU, Howard University, Most Undefeated 2016, Washington -

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings of the top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are in, with Howard University topping the list. Howard, located in Washington, D.C., not only earned the No. 1 spot, but is the only HBCU to crack the top 100 overall college rankings at No. 87. The university, […]

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HBCU Homecoming, Howard University, Morehouse College, Most Undefeated 2016 -

As we inched down Georgia Avenue, the aroma of fresh fried fish filled the air. And as we crept closer to the entrance of the school, I saw swarms of people decked out in Howard paraphernalia. My mother, who normally wore beautiful blouses and pantsuits, traded in her professional attire for a Howard University alum […]

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Cicely Tyson, Daily Uplift, Diana Ross, Get Lifted, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Most Undefeated 2016, Presidential Medal of Freedom -

Resilience. Survival. Perseverance. Change. These four words represent the four black legends who make up a quadrant of 21 people who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 22. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross and Michael Jordan exemplify black excellence. The four living legends are some of the trailblazers who paved the […]

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Air Jordan, Michael Jordan, Most Undefeated 2016, NBA, Nike, Sneaker Stories, Spike Lee -

Thirteen years after playing his final NBA game, Michael Jordan is as strong as ever. Maybe not on the basketball court, but on paper, His Airness is king. Nike’s announcement of the 2016 annual sales numbers for Jordan Brand — which they separated from Nike’s basketball segment for the first time — showed that revenue […]

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Hasheem Thabeet, Kevin Durant, Milt Newton, Most Undefeated 2016, NBA, NCB, Oklahoma City Thunder, UConn Huskies -

About an hour after his Golden State Warriors beat his old team by 26 points on Nov. 3, Kevin Durant met with his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Hasheem Thabeet, who is still looking for work. Both are former No. 2 picks in the NBA draft in 2007 and 2009, respectively. While Durant rose quickly […]

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Barack Obama, Commentary, HBCU, Most Undefeated 2016, W.E.B. Du Bois -

When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, people in my circle pulled together more tightly. We consoled and counseled one another with phone calls from first jobs and grad schools. “Reagan was elected president,” someone would say of the former actor and California governor. “I can’t believe it. Damn,” the caller would continue. “But […]

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Gregg Popovich, LaMarcus Aldridge, Most Undefeated 2016, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

UrbanDictionary.com defines the slang word “woke” as “Being aware … Knowing what’s going on in the community.” In the sports world, there may not be a head coach more “woke” than this 67-year-old, opinionated, sarcasm-loving, world-adoring and socially aware white man named Gregg Popovich. “He’s not the typical coach for sure,” San Antonio Spurs forward […]

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Howard Bison, Howard University, James Daniel III, MEAC, Most Undefeated 2016 -

As Milan Brown walked through Howard University’s campus recently, the former Bison basketball star began experiencing a series of flashbacks. Flashback No. 1: He remembered escorting his girlfriend, Tina, down the long steps beside Founders Library and into the space known on campus as The Valley. Leading her to the center of the yard, Brown, […]

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Black Rodeo, Fred Whitfield, Most Undefeated 2016, Rodeo -

The time to beat was 7.4 seconds. Six cowboys had preceded Fred Whitfield in this early heat of the calf-roping event at the Calgary Stampede, a 10-day extravaganza that attracts a million visitors and the best professional rodeo competitors on the planet. He sat astride Jewel, his horse, in a chute on the side of […]

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Commentary, Most Undefeated 2016, Saturday Night Live, Social Activism -

Did a Saturday Night Live sketch last week hint at a future hard to envision in today’s bitter political climate — a future in which black and white people join forces against a broken government? That’s what Colleen Wessel-McCoy hopes. She and hundreds of others are working to organize a New Poor People’s Campaign in […]

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Joel Embiid, Most Undefeated 2016, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

Joel Embiid often compares his life to a movie. Exactly what type of movie — fairy tale or horror film — depends on the time period over the past seven years. The Philadelphia 76ers center started at age 15 in perhaps a fairy tale. It next became a horror movie for personal and physical reasons. […]

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Chandler Parsons, Doug McDermott, J.J. Redick, Kevin Love, Most Undefeated 2016, NBA, Ryan Anderson -

J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard […]

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Daily Uplift, Floyd Norman, Get Lifted, Leo D. Sullivan, Most Undefeated 2016 -

Meet Floyd Norman and Leo D. Sullivan, two legendary black animators you really should know. It was 50 years ago when both Norman and Sullivan entered the animation industry, where few blacks were employed. They paved their way into history, and our hearts, with some of the greatest animated films of all time. The two […]

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AMC, Diversity, Most Undefeated 2016, Television, The Walking Dead -

Who’s dead? That’s the question millions of viewers are asking themselves ahead of the season seven premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Last season’s nerve-wracking finale featured the debut of villain Negan, Lucille, his baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire and the most annoying cliffhanger since The Sopranos. And at least one of the show’s […]

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