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Black History Month In Focus: From Sidney Poitier To Mahershala Ali

Sidney Poitier is the Gold Standard for every black male actor who has come after him, and you can see threads of his influence in each of his aspiring predecessors.

Black History Month in Focus: Sidney Poitier


This is part of The Shadow League's Black History Month In Focus series celebrating

Happy Birthday To Wesley Snipes, The Personification Of Dark Skin Cool


Wesley Snipes continues to personify black cool on the movie screen. 

He was the first dark-skinned man to become a leading man in Hollywood since the heyday of Sidney Poitier. Indeed, on July 31, 1962, a superstar was born in Orlando Fl

“I Just Know When I Had A Chance To Interview It Was Awesome” |...

It was only a matter of time before we heard from Black coaches around the league, regarding the bombshell dropped by former Miami Dolphins...

Denzel Washington Turns 66

Denzel is one of the greatest of all time and deserves each and every one of these words of praise. Oftentimes there comes an entertainment...

Black History Month In Focus: Classic Black Power Hip Hop Anthems

This is part of The Shadow League’s yearly Black History Month In Focus series celebrating Black excellence in sports and culture. *** Hip-Hop has long been an expression...

Black History Month In Focus: NAACP’s Contributions To Equality In Sports, Beyond

On February 12, 1909, the organization that would later become the National Association for the Advancement of People of Color was founded by the...

Tyler Perry Unveils First Black Owned Studio

Beyonce, Stacey Abrams, Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay and Samuel L. Jackson were just a few of the many big names that attended the grand...

NAACP President Derrick Johnson Talks Race, Voting And More


Recently, The Shadow League had the chance to discuss the hot topics permeating modern society with NAACP President Derrick Johnson. 

The NAACP is the oldest civil rights o

Cam Newton Is At His Best When Asked To Do The Most


On any given Sunday, Monday or Thursday, the variables and factors governing who wins or loses in the NFL form along an unpredictable trajectory.  Preparedness, talent and a lot of luck are involved in insuring victory from week to week in the