Robinson Ready to Lead Beavers

October 31 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman  Oregon State men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson doesn’t lack for confidence. In his fourth season as the Beavers’ coach, Robinson, who is the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, is expecting big things from his Oregon State team this season. Despite the fact that Oregon State hasn’t […]


The Legend of Charlie Sifford

October 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman Charlie Sifford says he holds no grudges towards the folks who did him wrong because of the color of his skin. He isn’t bitter about not being allowed to participate at the prestigious Masters because of the Professional Golf Association’s “Caucasian Clause” that once barred non-whites […]


Black College HOF Honors Players

October 20 Dennis J. Freeman 0

  Black college football players and coaches have played a significant role in the build up and mainstay of the National Football League. Without their contributions to the history of the league, it’s a good bet that the NFL wouldn’t be the popular and successful sport it is today. In […]


Stuntwomen Recieve Recognition

October 18 Dennis J. Freeman 0

The 4th Annual Celebrity and Stuntwomen’s Awards Luncheon honored past and present black stuntwomen, individuals who have excelled and built productive careers living life on the edge.  The stuntwomen awards banquet recognizes and honors the achievements of extraordinary women in the stunt community, and benefits the Diamond in the RAW […]


Boxing Has Become A Circus

October 17 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Professional boxing has now become a haven for clowns. It is no longer regarded as the sport where people once reverenced it as the sweet science. Boxing has now become a sport reduced to more ridiculous and laughable sideshows than for putting on great performances. The people who continue to […]


Beatles’ George Harrison on Display

October 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

It’s been a decade since Beatles guitarist George Harrison passed away from cancer. But his memory and his music are very much alive today. Harrison’s influence on the music world and his philanthropic contributions to humanity resonate inside as well as outside of the entertainment industry. Alicia Keys is holding […]


Al Davis Pushed for Diversity

October 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

  Al Davis will be remembered for many of the wonderful things he accomplished on and off the football field. He’ll be remembered as being the face and the pulse of the Oakland Raiders. He’ll be remembered as the guy who ran the Raiders’ organization, from top to bottom, as […]


Lockout Silences NBA Arenas

October 7 Dennis J. Freeman 0

It’s been quiet on all fronts at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. This time of year and all the way up through the beginning of summer, Staples Center is a place of constant movement and buzz with basketball hawkers trying to make deals with patrons on NBA tickets. […]


Running from Dad’s Shadow

October 4 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Standing in the shadows of an American icon can be a pretty daunting task if your father is Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. But John David Washington, Denzel’s son, decided he was going to draw up his own path to success, choosing to play football. That path has mandated no […]


Slavery by Another Name

October 3 Dennis J. Freeman 0

  Author Douglas A. Blackmon took a column he wrote a decade ago about slavery in this country and ran with that theme all the way to winning the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. In 2009, Blackmon won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for his dynamic storytelling of black Americans enslavement from the […]