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Golden State, News, Sneakers, Stephen Curry -

TORONTO (AP) — A letter from a 9-year-old girl has helped Stephen Curry fix online access to his shoes for kids. Riley Morrison of Napa, California, wrote to Curry to tell him she couldn’t buy his Curry 5 shoes because they weren’t available on the Under Armour website. They were only marketed to boys. READ […]

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Baker Kurrus, Election, Frank Scott, Little Rock, News -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Six decades after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School, the city at the center of the desegregation crisis may be on the verge of electing its first African-American mayor. But Frank Scott, the 35-year-old banking executive who may break that […]

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As you cruise down the portion of Crenshaw Boulevard that traverses South Los Angeles from Stocker Street all the way down to Slauson Avenue, you can see murals honoring black history and culture on the walls. Everyone from Malcolm X to Martin Luther King Jr. is represented in visual form for all to see.

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If you’re one of the daring few souls who are confident enough to give yourself or your loved ones a haircut, Wahl’s popular (as in, 12,000+ reviews popular) Color Pro hair cutting kit has a 20% coupon today, which brings it down to just $23. You probably spent more on your last haircut.

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Cynthia Bailey, Entertainment, Greg Leakes, Gregg Leakes, Kenya Moore, Nene Leakes, Nene Leakes husband, Real Housewives of Atlanta, RHOA, Television -

Real Housewives of Atlanta fans have been following Nene Leakes and her husband Gregg Leakes as they confront his cancer diagnosis on this season of the hit reality show and it looks like the couple may not be as close as they appear. Although Nene is known for speaking her mind, her fans were shocked […]

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I’ve been black all my life. Therefore when I came out of my mother’s womb, I turned, coughed a bit, smacked the doctor five and pulled him in close for the brother handshake. The doctor, a white man, was confused, and not because a newborn just smacked him five, but because he didn’t understand the handshake.

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Steph Curry has gone on record in support of gender equality (though we’ve yet to see any of that translate to equal or even higher pay for the WNBA). In fact, in an essay timed to coincide with Women’s Equality Day 2018, he wrote about the impact his mother, wife, and daughters have had upon his growing awareness and…

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Central Park Five, Linda Fairstein, News -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mystery Writers of America withdrew a major honor Thursday from author Linda Fairstein after other authors condemned the ex-prosecutor’s role in New York’s notorious “Central Park Five” case. The decision, just two days after the Grand Master Award was announced, marked the first time the group has ever rescinded the […]

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When you are making a film about Shirley Chisholm, you are making a film about a black woman icon who was not afraid to see her own power and go for what she wanted. It only makes sense to cast an actress that has the teeth to make us feel that pride, power and persona onscreen.

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Book Sales, Michelle Obama, News, Video -

  NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” is selling at a pace rarely seen for a political memoir, or any nonfiction book. READ MORE: Michelle Obama signs books at Costco as Ellen DeGeneres serenades her Combined hardcover, e-book and audio sales in the U.S. and Canada topped 2 million copies in the first 15 days, […]

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The aftermath of Jason Stockley’s acquittal for the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith carried an electric, emotional charge for members of the St. Louis community—but it was about to be an event for a few St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers.

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The holiday season is stressful, so roll out all that tension in your back and beyond with this $22 Gaiam Foam Roller, down to its lowest price ever. Foam rollers are a secret weapon of workout fiends for pre-workout loosening up or post-workout soreness reduction. Or just skip the workout altogether and lay on top of…

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Blackface, News, Racism -

A couple looking to take a honeymoon cruise to celebrate their nuptials were met by a strange and jarring display of racism when they boarded the ship. According to the Miami New Times, earlier this month, Laura Eka and her husband Ebong say that they were traveling from Barcelona on the ship when they discovered a […]

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All 22, Baltimore Ravens, Commentary, Lamar Jackson, Michael Vick, NFL -

When Lamar Jackson was electrifying college football through the air and on the ground, the comparisons to Michael Vick came almost immediately. The comparison was both apt and awkward. But with the Baltimore Ravens heading to Atlanta to take on the team that used the No. 1 overall pick to draft Vick in 2001, let’s […]

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It looks like The Trump Organization wasn’t just trying to build a mega building in his boo’s native land but the Trump Tower Moscow would’ve included a $50 million penthouse gift to his sidepiece, Russian President Bae-dimir Putin.

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After almost a full month of relative peace for the first time since September 2017, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are back in the kitchen, turning their thawing beef into some hamburger patties with diss tracks, diss videos and using the talents of enemies of enemies as friends.

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Of all New York’s monuments and statues, the best known is probably the Statue of Liberty, the iconic green woman serving as a beacon of America’s best self.

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Baker Mayfield, Ben Roethlisberger, Blake Bortles, Deontay Wilder, Devin Booker, Donald Trump, Hue Jackson, Jeff Brohm, Jon Jones, Kawhi Leonard, Reuben Foster, Sister Jean, Stephen Curry, The Week That Was, Willie Taggart -

Monday 11.26.18 In “we all look alike” news, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was mistaken for LeBron James, Le’Veon Bell and a nonspecific band member while traveling throughout New York City. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, not letting his 37.5 percent career winning percentage go to his head, called former Browns coach Hue Jackson “fake” […]

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NANTS INGONYAMA BAGITHI BABA. The inner child in many of us yelped when we heard these Zulu words on Thanksgiving. That’s when Disney dropped the first trailer for the live-action remake of The Lion King, which hits theaters on July 19, 2019. The cast for the reboot of the 1994 animated classic is absolutely loaded […]

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  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Payless taught fashion influencers a lesson about shoes by opening a fake store that sold Main Street shoes at Madison Avenue prices. Payless ShoeSource held a launch party in Los Angeles for the bogus label Palessi and invited the fashionistas to sample the merchandise. Payless posted a video of what happened on […]

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Commentary, NFL, Washington Redskins -

Another luckless Sunday for Washington’s NFL team — but not without a glimmer of hope. On Nov. 18, with D.C. down 20-14 to the Houston Texans and just over 12 minutes left, second-string quarterback Colt McCoy — filling in for Alex Smith, who suffered a gruesome, season-ending compound fracture in the third quarter — cocked […]

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College Basketball, HBCU Basketball, Mike Davis, SWAC, Texas Southern Tigers -

In the midst of a merciless way to start the season — 14 of the first 16 games on the road, including games against six Power Five opponents — first-year Texas Southern coach Johnny Jones laughed when asked whether he had inherited the potentially confidence-crushing slate of games. “This is all on me,” Jones said. […]

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Carmelo Anthony, Culture, Famous Nobodys, NBA, Style -

We’re well-versed with who Carmelo Anthony the NBA athlete is — even if we have no idea where he’s going next and who he’s going to play for. But there’s another passion brewing for Anthony. While he’s figuring out his next move as far as the world of professional basketball is concerned — and no, […]

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2018 black movies, black celebrities, black girl magic, black hollywood, black movies, if beale street could talk, new york film critics circle awards, regina hall, regina king, support the girls -

As Prince once sagely said, all the critics love you in New York—that is, if your name is Regina. That’s the case for 2018, when Regina Hall and Regina King garnered acting accolades from the New York Film Critics Circle.

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Once upon a time in New York City, a woman in her 30s went on a first date. When she showed up at the bar—a dimly lit dive in the East Village—her date was already waiting in a cozy booth. She sat down. They made small talk. When the conversation lulled, he reached over to the far side of the booth to grab something.…

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A group of women warriors (each a star in her own right), and a self-propelled social media phenomenon who turned authenticity into a platinum-selling career, Cardi B and the women of Black Panther cover two of four issues promoting Entertainment Weekly’s 2018 Entertainers of the Year.

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Let’s be real: sometimes at the end of a long week (November flew by, but this week? Wheewww!) you need a little Friday jam to pick you up. A little inspo to power you through the last dregs of the workweek. If this is the case for you, may I present the following to crown your “rise and grind” mood board, served up…

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Cinematographer Hans Charles wanted to visually frame the Wu-Tang Clan and all of their personas in a way that celebrated each of them as thriving black men in America. Likewise, director Sacha Jenkins understood that the real story in their four-hour documentary on Wu-Tang’s music and legacy is really about “black…

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There’s no such thing as too many blankets, or slippers, or pajama sets, or fleece-lined leggings, especially in winter. Today’s Loungewear Gold Box on Amazon caters to the cozy set with a variety of plush, warm apparel and throws from coveted brands like Land’s End, U.S. Polo Assn., and FILA. Snag everything you want…

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Black Women, Music, No Ceilings, Rayana Jay -

The Undefeated and Disney Music Group have released a remix by DJ Diamond Kuts of “Undefeated,” an anthem celebrating the resilience of black female athletes who face opponents on the courts, the playing fields and the track as they battle stereotypes and the weight of racial history. Published by Hollywood Records, “Undefeated” features an all-female […]

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HBCU volleyball, Howard Bison, NCAA volleyball -

Maybe the fourth time is the charm. The Howard University women’s volleyball team, which just won its fourth straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title, plays at Penn State in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday. Howard beat North Carolina A&T for the MEAC championship in straight sets (25-23, 27-25, 25-16) on Nov. 18 […]

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