NFL Draft becomes a defensive affair for Chargers

COSTA MESA, CA-There was a time when the Los Angeles Chargers would just try to outscore people to win ballgames. Judging by the way the team improved on the other side of the ball last season under defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, that isn’t the case anymore. The Chargers don’t have to do that as much. […]

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Cleveland Browns go Baker (Mayfield) or bust

A Heisman Trophy winner. A shutdown defensive back. A punishing runner who can kick on the speed jets anytime he needs to. The Cleveland Browns are hoping that they got this NFL Draft thing right this time. If not, head coach Hue Jackson will be shown the door, probably quicker than later. Jackson and the […]

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USC gives Mt. SAC Relays the Norman and Terry treatment

TORRANCE, CA-In case you’re wondering, no track and field is not dead as a sport. The 60th Annual Mt. SAC Relays proved as much with Olympians such as Allyson Felix and USA Track and Field stars Fred Kerley, Ronnie Baker, Vashti Cunningham, Mikele and Me’Lisa Barber, and coming-of-age collegiate runners like USC sprinter Twanisha Terry, […]

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Florida Memorial University lit by visit of ‘Black Panther’ star

Among several other areas of study, Florida Memorial University (FMU) is proud of its innovative film and television department. FMU Professor Russell Motley recently coordinated an inventive event on FMUs campus, teaching students the basics of entertainment reporting. Several months ago, Motley hosted a similar event for the blockbuster Black Panther with thespian Letitia Wright, […]

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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach continues its speed tradition

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HBCUs feel the love after Beyoncé drops historic Coachella set

She first served up Coachella with a spectacular splashdown performance. Then she made some more noise with another reverberating act that will help several histocially black colleges and universities in keeping with their education mission. Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announced four schools that will receive the newly established Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the […]

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‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman returns to the ‘Mecca’

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Mr. Black Panther himself is coming to town. Howard University star alumnus Chadwick Boseman will deliver the keynote address during Howard University’s 150th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12. Mr. Boseman will address members of the Class of 2018 and their families, university trustees, officers, faculty, staff, and alumni. Howard University will confer upon […]

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Cultural game-changer ‘Black Panther’ re-defines moviemaking

Wakanda forever! Let’s see, what can I say that hasn’t already been said about Black Panther. The adjectives are almost endless. Churches have taken parishioners by the busloads to see the blockbuster. Celebrities like Kendrick Lamar and Octavia Spencer bought out entire movie theaters for kids to see the film. The movie has also given […]

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Style Fashion Week take over Palm Springs

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NFL prospects try making an impression with Chargers

COSTA MESA, CA-For National Football League hopefuls, more is merrier. Merrier in the sense that as many workouts in front of NFL teams that college stars can get mean a greater chance that a pro club might be willing to invest in their services, be it as a high draft pick or as a free […]

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Cannabis revenue could provide homeless shelters and services

What do Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have in common? They are all major cities on the West Coast and they all have the most severe housing shortages in the nation. In fact, the rapidly growing homeless population in cities like LA is responsible for the first national increase in homelessness in nearly a […]

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The magic of Alvin Ailey lives in dancer Matthew Rushing

COSTA MESA, CA-Matthew Rushing sees performing in the arts as a calling. The dance universe is where Rushing has exhibited this passion for the greater part of 25 years. As rehearsal director and guest artist for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Inglewood, California native is pretty good at what he does. An elder […]

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Clippers looking ahead to the next chapter

LOS ANGELES, CA-Reality just set in. Just a week ago, the Los Angeles Clippers were still in the hunt for a playoff berth. But by the time the Clippers stumbled their way to the last game of the regular season against the Los Angeles Lakers, those postseason aspirations had evaporated. Losing their last four games, […]

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Compton students get the CPR 411

COMPTON, CA-Kenny Landreaux wrapped up his major league baseball career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, spending seven of his 11 big-league seasons with the Boys in Blue. By all accounts, Landreaux is a Dodger at heart, even though he began his professional baseball career with the California Angels (now Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). He’s […]

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A stand for black justice

It has been 50 years since the 1968 Summer Olympics (Oct. 12-Oct. 27) took place in Mexico City, Mexico. But the act of defiance by two black U.S. sprinters still haunts this country’s divided race dilemma. The fight for equality and improving human rights abuses continue to tug at America’s soul. The Olympic Project for […]

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