Society

Sports, Systemic Racism, and Social Justice

Ben & Jerry’s celebrates the power of Black voters 

National campaign kcks off with a seven-week tour in Georgia encouraging fans to stand up for voting rghts and turn out for historic midterms  ATLANTA, GA — On National Voter Registration Day, Ben…

LA teachers vote to boycott

(Los Angeles, CA)— On April 22, Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) announced four optional “Accelerated Days” for all students and all C-Basis employees—about 80% of United Teachers Los Angeles…

DOJ brings charges in Breonna Taylor case

Four former and current officers are charged in deadly pre-dawn raid

UCLA taps Darnell Hunt as executive vice chancellor and provost

Darnell Hunt, the dean of the division of social sciences and a professor of sociology and African American studies, has been appointed UCLA’s next executive vice chancellor and provost. “A…

Black Schools

The Hotspot for What's Happening in the HBCU Universe

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…

NCCU’s Philips is a MEAC Esports game-changer

NORFOLK, Va. – As the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) builds its esports community, bringing the rapidly growing industry to the league’s historically Black campuses, one name has come to the forefront,…

MacKenzie Scott drops $50 million on Prairie View A&M

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Writer and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has given $50 million to Prairie View A&M University to be used at the discretion of the President to support the needs of the university. Ruth…

NFL

News & Notes from the National Football League

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

Jen Welter follows through on football dreams

(News4usonline) – There are many women out in the world who are making things happen and changing the landscape of their environment. Dr. Jen Welter is one of those individuals.…

Dodgers

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

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…

Dodgers bats red hot after National series

LOS ANGELES (News4usonline) – The month of July was good for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Before playing the Washington Nationals in a three-game series at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles was…

Gonsolin silences the Padres’ Big Three

LOS ANGELES (News4usonline) – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin handled the San Diego Padres bats with relative ease in the first game of a three-game series against their Southern…

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,…

College Football

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

Trojans run wild against Fresno State

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (News4usonline) – The USC Trojans and Fresno State Bulldogs went after each other for the first time in several years at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on…

A strong debut for Riley and Trojans

(News4usonline) – Lincoln Riley is undefeated as the head coach of the USC Trojans. Riley made his debut as the head man for the Trojans against Rice. It turned out…

USC coaches and players believe they can win

USC Media day focused on positional players and assistant coaches LOS ANGELES, Calif. (News4usonline) – The Heritage Hall located on campus was home to USC Media Day, where players and…

UCLA wants to build off last season’s success

Bruins head coach Chip Kelly is focused on his players and the season HOLLYWOOD (News4usonline) – The Novo was home for the Pac-12 Conference Media Day on July 29. The…

Sparks

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.…

Sparks keep their heads up to the Sky

LOS ANGELES (News4usonline) – This is gut-check time for the Los Angeles Sparks. No need to cry over spilled milk. The Sparks are in an odd predicament these days. Nneka…

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

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…

Daytime Emmys and the red carpet flavor

Different looks, different vibes from the Daytime Emmys

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 Halloween Time at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (News4usonline) – It’s Halloween Time at Disneyland. The spooky fun for tourists will run all the way through Oct. 31. If that is not enough, guests will have…

Muse

Commentary-Style Storytelling Creating Conversation

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…

Vaccination hypocrisy: Aaron Rodgers vs. Kyrie Irving

In the current time that we are living in due to the pandemic, the emphasis on being vaccinated is heightened. Athletes in several different sports are now faced with much…

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