NBA

Olympians, dunks, shoes and Nike Basketball

HAWTHORNE,CA-Saturday night at the Air Hangar in Hawthorne, California, turned out to be pretty a special night for Nike Basketball and the Jordan Brand. Team USA basketball members were in the house. The Drew League held court. Chance The Rapper performed. R & B crooner Chris Brown showed up and […]

News

Dropping the mic on Trumpism

Drop the mic. One of President Barack Obama’s greatest strengths has been his audacity to hope. He brought that hope to Philadelphia as he spoke at the Democratic National Committee Convention as the party’s leader. He also brought with him a dash of scorn and a scoop of rebuke for […]

Sports

Sumo wrestling and sushi in LA

LOS ANGELES-Three world Sumo champions, nearly 1, 500 pounds of brute strength, appeared at the Exchange LA in downtown Los Angeles at the Sumo Sushi Show during their tour of Southern California, presented by USA Sumo. Andrew Freund, executive director and president of USA Sumo, served as emcee while explaining […]

News

Michelle Obama’s Democratic TKO

First Lady Michelle Obama did what no other individual has been able to do to Donald Trump: she knocked him out. It didn’t take all night for her to do it, either. In less than 20 minutes, Mrs. Obama connected with a couple of Mike Tyson uppercuts that put Trump […]

Spotlight

LA Food Fest caters to the best of eateries

LOS ANGELES, CA-Food, food and more food. What would you expect from attending an event that featured a plethora of eatery vendors supplying the public with some of the best tasting foods in and around Los Angeles? Attending the 2016 LA Food Fest meant eating until you were stuffed in […]

NBA

Excitement buzz around Laker Girls tryout

EL SEGUNDO-Every July, there is summer excitement brewing at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers headquarters and practice facility in El Segundo.  No, it wasn’t the news that Brandon Ingram, the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, was practicing at the Lakers facility.  On Saturday, the excitement involved […]

News

Q&A: The Re-Segregation of America

EDITOR’S NOTE: After Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, the Republican Party determined that it needed to connect with the nation’s increasingly diverse electorate. But two years earlier, writes author Dave Daley in his new book Ratf**ked (Liveright), GOP strategists had already embarked on a strategy to win control of Congress […]

NCAA

UCLA’s Jim Mora stands by his man

LOS ANGELES-Sometimes no news is good news. That would not be the case for Jim Mora and the UCLA football team. This time of year should be about Mora, the head football coach for the Bruins, fielding questions on quarterback Josh Rosen’s star trajectory, the impact of losing two-way star […]

Dodgers

Seager’s hit game fueling Dodgers

This season, there’s a Dodger player who is racking-up some impressive stats. Rookie sensation and 2016 MLB All-Star shortstop Corey Seager accomplished a career-best 19-game hitting streak that was ended last Thursday at Dodger Stadium against the Padres.  The streak tied for the second longest by a Dodger rookie behind only […]

Performance

Peace and love from Aloe Blacc

The Ford Signature Series at the newly-renovated John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, a jewel in the Hollywood Hills, welcomed to the stage for the first time soulful singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc with a concert promoting peace and love. For this special performance, Blacc, well-known for his chart-busting 2013 hit, “Wake Me Up,” […]

Showbiz!

Steven Tyler ramps up ‘Sweet Emotion’

“Sweet Emotion” was felt by all of the fans in attendance at the Dolby Theatre when Steven Tyler, frontman for Aerosmith, took the stage with his band Loving Mary on his solo “Out on a Limb” concert tour and kicked things off with that great hit. It was a perfect […]

Culture

The Drew League’s line of defense

LOS ANGELES-Welcome to the Drew League, home of Nike Basketball. This is where summer pickup basketball becomes the next best thing to your mamma’s sweet potato pie. Yeah, it’s that good. NBA players annually climb down from their basketball perch to take on the local street legend, try to impress […]

Sports

Laker Girls tryout a lifelong audition

EL SEGUNDO, CA-The Los Angeles Lakers were light years away from other NBA teams when the Laker Girls first came on the scene. A thank you should be in order for Dr. Jerry Buss for that vision. It was Dr. Buss who came up with the idea of hot looking […]

Monday's Meditation

When have Black Lives ever mattered?

Black lives do matter. White on black crime used to be the norm, the way things were supposed to be. White robes, hooded sheets, cross-burnings and a good old-fashion lynching. The rope has been replaced by the gun. Black lives means just as much today as it did when Harriet […]

wnba

Candace Parker, Sparks are WNBA’s best

LOS ANGELES-Candace Parker makes everything that she does look easy. When you’re as versatile as Parker is, smooth becomes synonymous with your play. Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks have been on an effortless tear since their only loss of the season against the Minnesota Lynx back on June 21. […]