ESPN’s Jemele Hill Scores as Analyst

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By Dennis J. Freeman In a world of athletic and jock machismo, black female sports reporters are a rare breed. Black female sports columnists are even harder to find.  Head into just about any sports locker room and a glimpse of a black female sports reporter is as visible as […]


Brotherhood/Sister Sol Empowering Youth Through Education

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By Marie Y. Lemelle contributor Childhood friends Jason Warwin and Khary Lazarre-White, Esq., co-founded a grassroots organization in 1995 to address some of the issues affecting black and Latino male youths by investing their time, money, resources, and heart to change the statistics that plagued the youth in Harlem. […]

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Under the Hill…Petty Things

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By Angela N. Parker columnist Recently a co-worker of mine, who I’ll refer to as the Q-Tip due to her big, gray afro, finally got the boot after terrorizing the office for years. The whole company went into shock. Nobody expected to be rid of her, but what surprised […]


Steve Blake the One to Watch in Lakers Playoff Run

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By Dennis J. Freeman El-Segundo, CA-Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake doesn’t mind lurking in the shadows of his more famous teammates. On a team that features future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, a perennial all-star in Pau Gasol, a Lakers legend in Derek Fisher and the flair of ultra-skilled […]


Elizabeth Taylor: Forever the Queen of Hollywood

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By Dennis J. Freeman  Commentary Another film and Hollywood starlet has left us behind. Nearly a month after the passing of movie star Jane Russell, the storied life of famed actress and philanthropist Elizabeth Taylor has been permanently interrupted at 79 years. Perhaps the last of the Great Ones, Taylor […]


Los Angeles Kings Cool Down Calgary Flames for Win

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By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-The Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames couldn’t settle their fifth meeting of the season until both teams engaged in a shootout after coming up empty in regulation and overtime. The Kings prevailed when Anze Kopitar dipped and swiveled his hips just enough for Calgary […]


Buzzer-Beater Lifts Washington to Pac-10 Tourney Title

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By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-Men’s basketball Pac-10 regular season champ Arizona went up against Washington’s Mighty Mite Isaiah Thomas and lost.  Thomas struck Arizona right in the gut with a last-second dagger, connecting on a step-back jumper at the buzzer to give Washington a 77-75 overtime win for the […]


Trojans Falter Against Arizona with Coach Suspended

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By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-USC men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill was suspended just prior to his team’s Pacific Life Pac-10 Conference Tournament semifinal matchup against the Arizona Wildcats at Staples Center. That distraction didn’t seem to faze the upset-minded Trojans. Knowing that a potential NCAA Tournament berth was at […]