Freeman’s Footnotes

Commentary-Style Storytelling Creating Conversation

Black lives won’t matter until the killings stop

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963, he did so in the context of Black people…

Gun violence and my children’s America

(News4usonline) – America has a problem. Specifically, it has a gun problem. Forget about the Second Amendment and let’s address the elephant in the room. Gun violence is now the…

It’s time to move on from the Oscars

(News4usonline) – By now, just about everyone has expressed their opinion about the high-profile incident between actor Will Smith and comedian Chris Rock at the 94th version of the Academy…

Super Bowl Monday? The national holiday debate

(News4usonline) – I believe that the Monday following Super Bowl Sunday should be considered a holiday for many American football fans out there in the United States. Every year, Americans…

Society

Sports, Systemic Racism, and Social Justice

Karen Bass wins it for LA mayor

Bass becomes the first woman to lead Los Angeles as mayor

 Court blocks racially gerrymandered maps

Court Issues Preliminary Injunction in Case Challenging Jacksonville City Council and School Board Maps, Ordering Drawing of New, Fairer, Maps JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Through a preliminary injunction, a court blocked Jacksonville…

College professor gets justice after being fired

Collin College professor reinstated after being fired for union advocacy, supporting the removal of Confederate monuments McKINNEY, Texas — Two down, one to go in a trio of lawsuits against…

Voter restriction laws may impact California

The Decennial Census and the Voting Acts that Address Discrimination  Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution (the Enumeration or Census Clause) mandates that every ten years people are…

Black Schools

The Hotspot for What's Happening in the HBCU Universe

Jackson State gets $100K donation from GMA

JACKSON, Miss. — Good Morning America Co-Anchor Michael Strahan traveled to Jackson State University to celebrate Homecoming with the Tigers during a live broadcast of the show. During the broadcast, the University was surprised…

Southwest Airlines partners with Paul Quinn College

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces a partnership with Paul Quinn College to become the College’s official airline and a member of the school’s celebrated Urban Work College Program. Southwest Airlines® has long…

Morehouse wins ‘Moguls in the Making’ competition

Students from Morehouse College take home top honor including $20K scholarship and a guaranteed internship offer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The team from Morehouse College took top honors in this year’s Moguls in the Making entrepreneurial pitch competition, where 60…

Jackson State preserves its visual legacy

JACKSON, Miss. — The first image Jackson State University Archivist Darlita Ballard scanned as part of the inaugural Getty Images Photo Archives Grant for Historically Black Colleges was of royalty: A photo of a JSU…

NFL

News & Notes from the National Football League

NFL contenders weeding out the pretenders

The NFL season has been a strange one. The teams we thought were going to be the cream of the crop of the league find themselves struggling to meet the…

Chargers-Raiders: a different rivalry

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (News4uonline) – The Los Angeles Chargers ended their season last year playing the Las Vegas Raiders. The Chargers walked away from that game with an overtime defeat at…

A good kickoff for Rams and Chargers

Both teams rest starters as reserve players dominate the action

Sandra Douglass Morgan is Raiders president

In making history, Las Vegas hires a Black woman to lead the team

College Football

What's Happening in the Pac-12 & College Football

USC-UCLA: A game that matches the rivalry 

PASADENA (News4usonline) – Finally, UCLA and USC lived up to the billing of putting on a show. The head-to-head matchup between the crosstown and Pac-12 Conference rivals had everything in…

USC staves off UCLA’s upset bid

Trojans survive six touchdowns by Dorian Thompson-Robinson

Arizona stuns No. 12 UCLA with upset

PASADENA (News4usonline) – If there is a lesson to be learned about competitive sports, it would be that there is no such thing as a gimme win, even if you’re…

USC dispatches Colorado in home win

Trojans roll to their ninth win of the season

Dodgers

The Boys in Blue. Tradition. All-Time Greats. World Champions.

Padres end Dodgers’ magical season

San Diego silences the bats of Los Angeles to win NLDS

Dodgers leave behind Game 2 chances

LA leaves 10 runners on base in 5-3 loss to the Padres

Dodgers continue their remarkable season

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (News4usonline) – The Los Angeles Dodgers are doing so well this season that it has become almost expected that they perform at a high level. They have…

Dodgers march on with MLB’s winningest mark

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (News4usonline) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have been so good during the 2022 season that the team has an outside chance of doing the unthinkable. With the…

Angels

Trout and Ohtani are MLB All-Star Starers

ANAHEIM–Mike Trout (OF) and Shohei Ohtani (DH) have been selected via fan voting to start for the American League in the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday,…

Angels get a no-hitter from Reid Detmers   

ANAHEIM (News4usonline) – Reid Detmers made history against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. On a night in which the bats of the Los Angeles Angels came alive with…

Taylor Ward’s hot bat lead Angels to first place

With the Los Angeles Angels off to a hot start in 2022, outfielder Taylor Ward is giving the team a big lift with his hitting and by getting on base.

WNBA

The Ladies Have Game and a Social Conscious to Boot

Katie Lou Samuelson making a point with Sparks

(News4usonline) – Former Los Angeles Sparks head coach Derek Fisher got it right when talking about the potential contribution that forward Katie Lou Samuelson might be able to add to…

Sparks are no match for Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES (News4usonline) – In their first game since the firing of head coach Derek Fisher, the Los Angeles Sparks were blown out by the Las Vegas Aces, 89-72. Interim…

Sparks’ center Liz Cambage is finding her way

 (News4usonline) – It’s been a rough couple of weeks to open the 2022 WNBA season for the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks sit in fourth place in the Western Conference.…

Howard’s House

Explaining the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling

Howard University Dean of Law Danielle Holley-Walker breaks down what the High Court’s decision in regards to abortion rights means for women and the law   On June 24, the United…

Howard University to archive the Black press

HU honors Chadwick Boseman with college renaming

Bison Backyard

Howard’s volleyball team seeks domination

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Over the past decade, Shaun Kupferberg has taken the Howard University women’s volleyball program to great heights, having posted five 20-plus win seasons, six Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament…

Howard wins MEAC women’s outdoor track title

Howard track makes a strong impression

Performance

Show Business Synopsis, Entertainment News and a Dash of Spectacle Escapism

Xscape on tap for ‘Lady of Soul’ award

The talented and longtime singing quartet of “Kandi” Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott of the legendary, multiplatinum-selling R&B supergroup Xscape will collectively receive the ‘Lady of Soul’ honor at the 2022 “Soul Train Awards,” the feel-good…

Smokey Robinson wows the crowd

COSTA MESA, Calif. (News4usonline) – Smokey Robinson still has it. The Motown legend made his way down to the city of Costa Mesa and put on a dazzling show at…

Maxwell brings soul flavor to O.C. Fair

COSTA MESA, Calif. (News4usonline) – When Maxwell came on the music scene in the mid-1990s with his debut album (Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite), R&B was still a dominant force. That’s…

Opposites attract in ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’

COSTA MESA (News4usonline) – Ok. The storyline of “Pretty Woman: The Musical” is weird but it works. A rich guy falls in love with a prostitute and they have a…

Brands

Luxury Experience & Co honors cancer survivors

 The V Foundation is the benefactor of the ESPYS gift lounge at the Petersen Automotive Museum LOS ANGELES, CA – Luxury Experience & Co presented an exclusive gifting lounge in…

Meet Melissa McAvoy, the gift lounge experience savant

BEVERLY HILLS (News4usonline) – Melissa McAvoy has had years of experience of schmoozing and connecting name and luxury brands to clients like professional athletes and celebrities. So, it’s no surprise…

BET Awards, GBK Productions and the gift experience

HOLLYWOOD, CA-When it comes to distributing the right moves and adding on perfect touches to its many events that are specifically curtailed to the entertainment industry, GBK Productions is always…

Variety comes to MTV Movie Awards style lounge

LOS ANGELES-CA-Giving is always better than receiving if you’re a vendor manning the usual event gifting suite trying to get a celebrity or two to fall in love with your…

Destinations

Places to Go, Things to See and Eating Great Food

It’s ‘Wakanda Forever’ at the Disneyland Resort

ANAHEIM (News4usonline) – The Disneyland Resort wants you to have a merry, merry holiday. The theme park dubbed The Happiest Place on Earth (transformed into The Merriest Place on Earth),…