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Atlanta, Commentary, Music, NFL, Rihanna, Super Bowl, Super Bowl LIII -

Forget the phenomenal Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City, the juggernaut Los Angeles Rams offense and the always potent New England Patriots. One of the most dramatic NFL storylines leading up to the Super Bowl is who will perform at halftime. Rihanna recently turned down an invitation to take the world’s most-watched stage, apparently in support […]

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Allen Moore, Barack Obama, Jay Z, Michelle Obama, News, Register to Vote, Rihanna, Super Bowl, SUPER BOWL 2019, Vote -

  Crestline, Ohio mayor, Allen Moore, was caught using racial slurs during a conversation with police chief Joe Butler and it was caught on his body camera. After the release of the video, residents were outraged and demanded Moore to resign. Moore said the following, “i am greatly saddened that my conduct has in anyway […]

The post The Download | October 19th: Mayor in Crestline, Ohio caught using racial slurs + Rihanna stands with Colin Kaepernick appeared first on theGrio.

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Maroon 5, Music, NFL, Super Bowl, Usher -

If there’s a sporting event happening in Atlanta, then you can pretty much guarantee a hip-hop collaboration isn’t far behind. The Hawks spent the past few seasons having three-time Grammy winner T.I., Gucci Mane and six-time Grammy winner Big Boi giving halftime and postgame performances. Atlanta United has hosted Waka Flocka and Killer Mike at […]

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In keeping with its trend of appeasing fans who believe God so loved the world he gave us his only begotten son whose name is either Tom Brady or Donald Trump, the National Football League decided to overlook the 1,203,034 musical acts in Atlanta, Ga. and announced that Maroon 5 will perform at halftime of Super Bowl…

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black ish, cleveland browns, damilare sonoiki, linebacker, mychal kendricks, philadelphia eagles, really, super bowl -

Mychal Kendricks, the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker currently playing for the Cleveland Browns, was involved in insider trading, using tips given to him by Damilare Sonoiki, a television writer for Black-ish, according to federal prosecutors who charged both men. They could be looking at a substantial amount…

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Beyonce, Grammys, Hip-Hop, Jay-Z, Music, NFL, Soul, Super Bowl -

I said no to the Super Bowl / You need me, I don’t need you/ Every night we in the end zone/ Tell the NFL we in stadiums, too/ Last night was a f—ing zoo — ”Apes—” Beyoncé and Jay-Z just released a joint album. It’s called Everything Is Love. The album arrived without notice, […]

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Comedy, Eniko Hart, Entertainment, Film, Kevin Hart, Super Bowl, Torrei Hart -

Though they’ve had their share of public up and downs, Torrei Hart says people need to give her ex-husband, comedian Kevin Hart, a break following his on-air drunken shenanigans at the Super Bowl. “Was he driving? No. Was he at the Super Bowl celebrating a victory? Yes,” the comedic actress said of her comical ex-husband […]

The post ‘Let the Man Live!’ Torrei Hart defends ex-husband Kevin Hart after Super Bowl antics appeared first on theGrio.

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Minneapolis, NFL, Super Bowl, Super Bowl LII -

Beyond the chilly Minneapolis temperatures, the highly anticipated gridiron showdown, the electrifying halftime performance and the presentation of the Lombardi Trophy, there were a plethora of community service events surrounding Super Bowl LII, as is the case each year. Sunday’s season-ending celebration closed with a 41-33 win for the Philadelphia Eagles over the New England […]

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Blacture, Pras Michel, Super Bowl -

On Super Bowl Sunday, Pras Michel’s message was simple: Be celebrated. Not tolerated. In a somewhat mysterious ad directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), the Grammy-winning artist introduced his new media platform, Blacture. The aim appears to be for Blacture to be “the epicenter for everything that is black — black excellence.” Michel wants the […]

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Cardi B, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Leigh Steinberg, Shaquille O'Neal, Super Bowl -

MINNEAPOLIS — Despite freezing weather, football fans crisscrossed the Twin Cities for some spectacular nightlife. There were some dynamic and exclusive events, parties and concerts before what ended up being the Philadelphia Eagles upsetting the New England Patriots 41-33. If you were in the right places, you could catch Jamie Foxx playing waiter and Shaquille […]

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Super Bowl, Super Bowl LII -

The time has come. As the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots gear up for Super Bowl LII, companies are vying equally as hard for a chance to be featured in one of the year’s most important (and expensive) ad slots. This year, 30-second ads slots are going for an estimated $5 million — about […]

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NFL, Police Misconduct, Super Bowl, Take A Knee Nation -

MINNEAPOLIS – Using the spotlight on the Super Bowl to illuminate the problem of police violence, a group called Take a Knee Nation will focus its efforts on changing the criminal justice system during a two-day conference scheduled to start Saturday. Organizers have invited social-justice activists from across the nation to join them in discussing […]

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Erica Campbell, Gospel Music, Music, Super Bowl -

Growing up, on any given Sunday, Grammy-winning gospel singer and radio host Erica Campbell had to do two things: go to church, and then pile on the couch at home and watch football. Dad’s rules. “No matter how we felt,” Campbell said from the room in her house that stores the awards she and her […]

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@AP, Black History Month, News, NFL, Racial Profiling, Sports, Super Bowl -

The Associated Press surveyed 56 of the 59 black players at last weekend's Pro Bowl game as part of its look at how African-American athletes have long used their sports platforms to impact social and political change...

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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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Blake Griffin, Grammy Awards, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Podcast, Super Bowl, The Plug -

You can’t talk sports this week without talking about Super Bowl LII: the New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles. So what’d we do with that? We introduced a “Faceoff” segment. An Eagles fan and a Pats diehard each try to convince us why their squad will hoist the Lombardi trophy on Sunday night. After that, […]

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Chris Long, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl -

PHILADELPHIA – While most of his Philadelphia Eagles teammates left the locker room quickly late Jan. 21 to continue celebrating their NFC championship game victory, Chris Long remained behind and reflected on his impactful performance this season both on and off the field. The veteran defensive end made his mark in a new protest movement […]

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Bitcoin, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Practice Squad, Super Bowl -

Hosted by 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 the following segments: The Extra […]

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Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl -

PHILADELPHIA — The party was already well underway throughout the stands at Lincoln Financial Field, so Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins finally joined in. As usual, his timing was impeccable. With the Eagles again looking to their leader to set the tone, Jenkins smiled, bounced and stomped Sunday night during the final minutes of their […]

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Entertainment, Featured, Janet Jackson, Joe Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Music, News, Nipplegate, Super Bowl -

'Janet is ready to comeback and I think it will happen,' says the Jackson family patriarch

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#RememberWhensdays, Martin Luther King Jr., NFL, Super Bowl -

On March 19, 1991, NFL owners voted to remove the 1993 Super Bowl from Phoenix after Arizona voters failed to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday. The NFL originally awarded the game to the Arizona Cardinals and owner Bill Bidwill on March 13, 1990. Before the state vote on the King holiday […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Houston, Kevin Warren, Minnesota Vikings, Super Bowl -

Kevin Warren, the chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings, will be honored by Texas Southern University during Super Bowl weekend with the school’s inaugural Pioneer Award. Warren, the first African-American COO in NFL history, will receive the award on Feb. 4 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Proceeds from the event […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Julio Jones, NFL, Super Bowl -

For starters, you had to wonder how Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones even got off the hash marks, let alone continued to play after making the most spectacular sideline catch you might ever see in a professional football game, never mind the Super Bowl. The degree of difficulty on that grab was Simone Biles […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Detroit, Donald Trump, Kyle Shanahan, Super Bowl, The Morning Roast -

We were all back for The Morning Roast this week, even though both Domonique and Mina were in Houston together. It made for a rather interesting dynamic, aka it made me laugh quite a bit. Give it a listen here. It feels like every week someone’s got a new plan to save Detroit. The once-bustling […]

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Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, NFL, Super Bowl, Super Bowl LI, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Tom Brady brought the New England Patriots back from a 25-point deficit, converted two two-point conversions at the end of regulation and helped the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in the first-ever overtime Super Bowl game. The Patriots scored 31 unanswered points and the Falcons never saw the ball in the extra […]

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Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, NFL, Super Bowl -

This is it: Super Bowl LI. After the wild-card round, the divisional playoffs and the conference championships, the NFC’s Atlanta Falcons and the AFC’s New England Patriots are the last two teams standing. But on Sunday at Houston’s NRG Stadium, only one team will overcome the obstacles in its path. Only one will complete a […]

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More than 100 million people will tune in to watch the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. But not everyone is watching for the game. The commercials have captivated audiences for decades and this year will be no different. The New York Times estimates that companies paid about $5 million per […]

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Atlanta Falcons, NFL, Super Bowl, T.J. Ward, Terron Ward -

For now, Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward still has bragging rights: He’s the only member of his family who owns a Super Bowl ring. But come Sunday night, the list may grow. Terron Ward, T.J.’s younger brother, is a running back and special-teams player for the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, who face the AFC’s New […]

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An Undefeated Conversation, Colin Kaepernick, Super Bowl, Super Bowl LI -

HOUSTON – A panel of current and former NFL players discussed race relations, current issues and social responsibility as public figures during a two-hour session at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts on Friday afternoon. The discussion, which was split up into two hourlong panels, was part of The Undefeated’s first public forum of […]

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All Day Podcast, Charles Barkley, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Super Bowl -

This week, Justin Tinsley was out of town working on a story so Martenzie Johnson filled in for him. To get things started, Martenzie broke down an interesting situation that happened between he and his wife at the grocery store. Remember when you were a kid and you asked your parents if you could get […]

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