Sparks’ win highlight Ogwumike’s special night

LONG BEACH, CA-Alright, already. The Los Angeles Sparks don’t just have one MVP. They have two dominant forces. It’s still a while away, but that old saying of having two is better than one just might be enough for the Sparks to win the WNBA title this season. Nneka Ogwumike. Candace Parker. Parker. Ogwumike. Take […]

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The soul sound evolution of Niki J. Crawford

This is the first article of a three-part series feature on blues and soul singer Niki J. Crawford NORTH HOLLYWOOD-World renowned singer Jeffrey Osborne once said his father told him that if he couldn’t sing a whole in an “A” note, he couldn’t sing. Niki J. Crawford doesn’t have that problem. The volcanic eruption  of […]

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Track star Me’Lisa Barber finds honey in the jewelry

Preparation plus opportunity equals success. If that is the case, then dial in track and field star Me’Lisa Barber to the hotline. Some professional athletes struggle with what they want to do when their careers are over. Barber is not one of those individuals. The transition of going from one existence of making a living […]

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The gun has replaced the rope

At one time black people used to be scared of the rope. Now they’re terrorized by the gun. The gun has now replaced the rope. Terror used to come in the form of lynch mobs. Fearfulness of the men and women in blue is the new reality check for black America. Hood and white sheets […]

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Stanford’s comeback ills Bruins

PASADENA, CA-If all else fails, get defensive. Get rough. Get tough. Put the clamps down. Hit somebody. That’s what the Stanford Cardinal did against the UCLA Bruins Saturday at the Rose Bowl. There would be no magical moment for the Bruins to pull from UCLA sophomore quarterback Josh Rosen against the reigning Pac-12 Conference champions. […]

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Howard-Hampton: the real ‘HU’ rivalry continues

Howard. Hampton. It’s an HU thing. You might not understand. I do. I’ve been there and done that. When these two historically black universities go at each other, there is a lot more going on than school pride. There’s always a battle being fought within a war, a game within a game. It doesn’t matter […]

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Kylie Bunbury gives ‘Pitch’ the right groove

BEVERLY HILLS, CA-It’s showtime for Fox Television show “Pitch,” an introduction into the future examination on the possibility of a woman integrating Major League Baseball. There’s been plenty of word of mouth buzz and tons of advertisement around the new series. From all accounts, it’s been pretty strong in a good way. Most of the […]

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Pat Metheny wows with UCLA performance

LOS ANGELES-Jazz guitar virtuoso and living legend, Pat Metheny, was the chosen one to kick-off the 2016-17 season for the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA’s acoustically-sound Royce Hall on Thursday. He was welcomed with cheers, clapping, and ear-piercing whistles from all of his adoring fans. As an opener, Metheny strolled out on stage, […]

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The re-emergence of Melvin Gordon

SAN DIEGO-You can call it swag. You can describe it as confidence. Maybe, it is just a natural maturation process of evolving and growth. Whatever it is, San Diego Chargers second-year running back Melvin Gordon has it this season. Last year, Gordon, the Chargers’ first round draft pick (No. 15 overall) in 2015, came on […]

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Woodhead’s injury is NFL’s harsh reality

SAN DIEGO-Man down. Man up. That’s the approach the San Diego Chargers are taking these days with the rash of injuries the team has been hit with in the past month. They really don’t have a choice. The Chargers can’t afford to wallow in a pity-party after watching Danny Woodhead exit San Diego’s first home […]

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Beyonce pour out her ‘Lemonade’ on LA

LOS ANGELES-There was excitement brewing at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night.  No, it wasn’t Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw throwing a no-hitter. It was Beyonce and her “Formation World Tour” hitting a two-hour home-run on the concert stage set up in center field. The Queen B made a return visit to Los Angeles on the second […]

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Fox makes the right ‘Pitch’ with new show

LOS ANGELES-Girl power rocks. Female empowerment rule. Get used to it. The inevitable will soon become undeniable. Pro sports is a part of this equation. The day of women actually competing against men at the professional level in sports may not happen now, but can it be that far off? Could we see Major League […]

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Rutgers too hot to handle for Howard

It was a tough day at the office for Howard University last Saturday. The Bison ran up against a superior team in the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and came away with its second defeat of the season. Nonetheless, Howard (o-2) had a few bright spots during the 52-14 road loss. Two numbers stand out the most […]

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Peter Asher is still a musical force

SANTA MONICA, CA–When Gordon Waller passed away seven years ago, his long-time partner Peter Asher decided to carry the torch for the British duo that were famously known as “Peter & Gordon.” On Saturday at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Asher teamed-up with fellow Brit and also famous guitarist and vocalist, Albert Lee, for […]

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No ‘Gray’ area in Sparks win over Mercury

LOS ANGELES-Things were not looking good for the Los Angeles Sparks. Down 14 points late in the third quarter to the Phoenix Mercury, and already riding a three-game losing skid, the Sparks looked every bit like a team about to go down in flames for a fourth straight game. Guard Chelsea Gray would have none […]

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