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To know me is to know I am a Minneapolis native, raised in Chicago, who spent two decades living in Brooklyn, N.Y.—and that basketball is the only sport I even remotely follow (despite my 5-foot, 10-inch frame). So to say I was a little hype over the second release of Nike’s City Edition jerseys would be a slight…

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100th episode, Black-ish, Entertainment, Prince, Top Stories -

ABC’s hit show Black-ish is dedicating its 100th episode with a celebration for the musical legend Prince and from the looks of the trailer, the Purple one would approve – it’s going to be a party on your TV. Set your DVR’s because it all goes down Nov. 13 when the tribute episode will air. And of course, […]

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“Black excellence” is a phrase oft-used at The Root, but we’re not sure it’s quite adequate to describe this news: In the midst of completing her highly anticipated drama for Netflix, The Central Park Five, Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay is also in production on another documentary for the…

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It's been confirmed that feature length documentaries about Chaka Khan and Prince are in the works.

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Donald Trump likely does not care for or about black people. It is evident in his policies, the way he set up his administration, and the way he is currently exploiting the lunacy of Kanye West.

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he University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand […]

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor […]

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The family of the late-great rock star Prince Rogers Nelson has filed a lawsuit against his former doctor for failing to treat the singer’s opiate addiction, which ultimately led to his death. As noted by The AP, Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl April 21, 2016. The lawsuit alleges that Dr. Michael Schulenberg […]

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It begins with piano riffs and drum. Prince’s dulcet falsetto pours out the first verse, then drops a register for verse two. It is, in a word, sublime. It is Prince at his most soulful, with the growls and runs that mark his genius.

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BlackKklansman hits theaters today and we can’t wait for the world’s reaction to the Spike Lee joint that highlights how much is at stake when we let hatred reign supreme. The flick stars John David Washington as Ron Stallworth, the real-life detective who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s and draws undeniable […]

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Entertainment, Jay Z, Music, New Album, Posthumous, Prince, Tidal, Top Stories -

Jay-Z is working on a full-length album of previously released music from Prince and will release it on Tidal

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Basketball, Carlos Boozer, NBA, Prince, Utah Jazz -

It’s been two years since the world was rocked by the news that Prince, one of the most talented artists to roam this earth, had died in his home. As the world grappled with such a significant loss, others attempted to fill the void with some of their fondest memories of Prince. Sharing stories of […]

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An Appreciation, Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant, NBA, Prince, Shaun Livingston, Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr -

OAKLAND, California — Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Rihanna. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Rapper E-40. Neymar. Dave Chappelle. Russell Wilson and Ciara. Snoop Dogg. These are a few of the celebrities who have sat courtside to watch the Golden State Warriors. But of all the stars who have graced the seats at Oracle Arena, none distracted the Warriors […]

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Longtime Beyonce critic Wendy Williams unexpectedly changed her tune.

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Andrew Wiggins, Denver Nuggets, Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Live 18, Prince -

Now that we have come to the final night of the NBA season, the basketball gods have blessed us with a winner-take-all showdown in Minneapolis between the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. The loser goes fishing, and the winner gets the honor of being molly whupped by […]

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Entertainment, Featured, Music, Opioid Crisis, Prince, Video -

The autopsy report for legendary singer Prince determined that an ‘exceedingly high’ level of the opioid fentanyl was detected in his body when he died April 21, 2016.  Six weeks following The Purple One’s death, it was confirmed that fentanyl, a drug known to be 50 times more powerful than heroin, was, in fact, Prince’s cause […]

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Canelo Alvarez, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Ichiro Suzuki, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James, Minnesota Timberwolves, NFL Draft, Peyton Manning, Prince, Roger Goodell, The Week That Was, Tubby Smith -

Monday 03.05.18 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, showing the young boys how it’s done, ran a faster 40-yard dash time (5.41) than six draft prospects. Professional boxer Canelo Alvarez, last seen accepting a steak from Sylvester Stallone in a Mexican beer commercial, tested positive for a banned substance that his camp is blaming on contaminated meat […]

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Janet Jackson, Kevin Garnett, Minneapolis, Minnesota Timberwolves, Music, NBA, Prince, Super Bowl -

One night in the mid-1990s, Kevin Garnett was hanging out with a few of his Minnesota Timberwolves teammates at South Beach, his favorite Minneapolis nightclub at the time. He saw a legend walking toward him. The icon pulled Garnett to the side — Prince wanted to have a conversation about basketball. Prince loved the game, […]

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Ballet, Kevin Plank, Misty Copeland, Prince, Under Armour -

Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, sat down with reporters and fans at the National Press Club on Monday to talk about her first health and fitness book, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You. The 34-year-old has had an […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Hakeem Olajuwon, Prince, Super Bowl -

Domonique and Mina are sending me pictures from the Puppy Bowl and I’m so extremely happy for them, and really, really mad I’m not there. I don’t care about football. I do care about dogs, though. I’m so jealous. The Trump administration is a mess. If nothing else, its outward-facing game is so unbelievably off […]

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4Ever, Music, Prince -

It’s mid-November at Motorco Music Hall in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Most are standing on this night, save the few old heads up in the sparse bleachers. Bilal — the Philly Soul son, who ain’t got many hits, but for sure has some songs — is more than halfway through an already exhausting set. Yet […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Locker Room Lawyer, Prince, Rio Olympics 2016 -

Welp, we’re all done with the Olympics, kiddos. But not before we got in one more episode of Locker Room Lawyer — Rio version, specifically about swimmer Ryan Lochte, who is a liar. Check it out here. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has gotten his week off to a blistering start. My man kicked down […]

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@AP, Entertainment, Fentanyl, Health, News, Opioid, Prince, Prince Death -

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of the pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press Sunday on condition of anonymity because […]

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My life changed last August. I’ve been an entertainment reporter for 17 years. Nothing and no one has ever given me pause. And then it happened — Aug. 8, 2015. I met Prince. As a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, I attend an annual convention that we host every summer. I was […]

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Basketball, Minnesota Lynx, NBA, Prince, WNBA -

Most champions walk off the court after their wins, throw a party, and go home. But on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, after winning the WNBA championship, the Minnesota Lynx went to Prince’s house. In style. Limousines picked them up, and one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known was on stage, waiting for […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Music, Prince -

On April 21, fans around the world tuned in as news of Prince’s death unfolded. For days and weeks, mourners cherished his memory by acknowledging his music — a legacy he created that will always be a part of history. In the past three months, we learned more about the pop icon. We’ve always known […]

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When Prince Rogers Nelson died on April 21, the world collectively mourned the man who so often connected with it on his own otherworldly level. From his first interview as a teenager in 1976 to posthumous tributes by the likes of Stevie Wonder, from The Paris Review to Vibe to The Offing, this list of […]

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Black History, Movies, Prince, Purple Rain -

Summer 1984. My best friend Erika and I slouch down next to each other in the back row of Jacksonville, Florida’s, Norwood Twin movie theater. A boy on my left and a boy on her right. Two hours in the dark, groping beneath strategically placed jackets the having of which made not a lick of […]

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Most Undefeated 2016, Prince, Purple Rain -

My first time with Prince was like something out of a Prince song. It was 1979 and I was maybe 12. He was shirtless, pretty, staring at me from a poster on my friend’s bedroom wall. His hair was blown-out, parted off-center, flipped at the ends and it all gave me a quickening I didn’t […]

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