Wrongful death lawsuit targets Democratic donor Ed Buck

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A wrongful death civil rights lawsuit has been filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court against California Democratic major Ed Buck, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Assistant Head Deputy District Attorney Craig Hum in the 2017 death of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore. The suit has been filed on behalf […]

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The uninvited guest: Brad Pye Jr.’s fight for black press equality

Brad Pye Jr. has had a history of firsts during his illustrious sports journalism career. The Hollywood Walk of Fame may not call Pye’s name, but they should. The “Switch Reels” guy made radio sports talk cool to listen to before it became customary barbershop gossip. The beneficiaries of all this coolness have been urban […]

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Elizabeth City State upends Shaw in CIAA Tourney win

Charlotte, NC – Day one of the 2019 CIAA Women’s Basketball Tournament tipped-off this evening at Bojangles Coliseum. Monday’s action featured the first opening round matchup between the Elizabeth City State Vikings and the Shaw Lady Bears. Food Lion MVP Asia Deal scored 22 points to lead four double-figure scorers as Elizabeth City State relied […]

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Hollywood’s diversity and inclusion representation falls flat

Wonder Woman took moviegoers by storm in 2017, taking in more than $820 million in ticket sales worldwide. And Patty Jenkins’ role as director of the blockbuster was part of a positive — if possibly short-lived — trend for women directors that year. Counting each year’s 200 top-grossing films, the number of women directors nearly […]

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Director Gregg T. Daniel explores Dr. King in ‘The Mountaintop’

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought hope with him when he became the face and the public mouthpiece of the freedom movement across the country better known as the American Civil Rights Movement. King inspired and was that glimmer of sunshine to millions of people who otherwise found themselves trampled under the ragged death throes […]

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Trojans’ upset bid of No. 10 Stanford bid comes up short

LOS ANGELES, CA-Defense matters. For three of the four quarters that the USC women’s basketball team engaged in with No. 10 Stanford, the Trojans were at their best, limiting the Cardinal to 11, 15, and 13 points, respectively. USC was able to hold Stanford to just 39 points in those periods because of the Cardinal sloppy play. […]

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Gonzaga keeps it pushing in win against Loyola Marymount

LOS ANGELES, CA-Out of the 10 teams that make up the West Coast Conference, Loyola Marymount University’s men’s basketball team currently resides in the eighth seat. But that didn’t stop the Lions from getting under the skin of No. 3 Gonzaga in a home game played at Gersten Pavilion on Valentine’s Day. Yeah, this was […]

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In beating Hugo Ruiz, Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis reigns supreme

CARSON, CA-Like a rock star, WBA Super Featherweight Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis entered the ring to the sounds of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” with dancers. The fast-rising boxing superstar demonstrated a cool, calm swag as the crowd rose to their feet in anticipation of the main event. Davis took his place in the blue corner of […]

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TV One puts spotlight on NAACP Image Awards and new shows

PASADENA, CA-Valentine’s Day came a day early for TV One. Holding a spot at the Television Critics Association 2019 Winter Tour press event at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California, TV One presented an assortment of panel discussions as well introduce to media members several shows expected to garner high ratings for the network. […]

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Black College Expo reflects the culture of the HBCU experience

LOS ANGELES, CA-If she had her choice of where she wanted to attend college, Ashley Joseph would have picked Spelman College, the historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia, with a dominant female student-body. However, Joseph said she was not able to get into the revered institution. So she settled on attending UCLA to obtain her […]

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Judge Hatchett tells Kentucky State students to write their own story

Kentucky State University students, staff, faculty and administration heard words of wisdom and inspiration from the honorable Judge Glenda A. Hatchett during the 2019 Heritage Assembly. Hatchett, star of long-running television show Judge Hatchett, announced up front that hers wouldn’t be a traditional black history month speech. Rather, it would be a challenge. “We are […]

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The ECM Music Group salute the troops in song and praise

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – While some chose to boycott the Super Bowl (Super Bowl LIII), the Experience Christian Ministries in Los Angeles refused to pass up the opportunity to minister in song to the troops at the 10thAnnual Crisp Family Super Bowl Sunday party for more than 500 invited military guest including active duty Marines […]

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Howard seniors see their debts erased thanks to donation

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) in Alexandria, Va., presented Howard University with a $100,000 gift to cover the outstanding tuition and fee balances of 34 graduating seniors. Wesley announced the contribution during a special service at Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. Ministers and staff of ASBC joined the Office of Financial Aid to surprise and present unexpecting […]

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