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Reflecting On Dick Gregory: Master Comedian, Activist And Teacher

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Dick Gregory was an American institution unto himself: a comedian, author, dietary expert, political satirist, cultural analyst, activist, orator and thinker.  When he was a young man, he was a track athlete at Southern Illinois University, se

Dick Gregory Passes Away At Age 84

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This evening we learned that comedian turned social and political activist, Dick Gregory, passed away. He was 84 years old.

Born on October 12th, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri, Gregory was a walking legend in the annals of Black History. He was

White Men Can’t Jump Turns 29: White Dunks That’d Make Billy Hoyle Proud

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Who can forget when cement-legged Billy Hoyle finished off the playground comp in true hustlers fashion, by defying the odds and slamming down an...

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

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

NAACP President Derrick Johnson Talks Race, Voting And More

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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

Alpha Phi Alpha Celebrates Its Founder’s Day

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Alpha Phi Alpha, the first Black Greek letter organization on an intercollegiate level, celebrates its Founders Day today. Founded on December 4th, 1906 by men known as the Seven Jewels on the campus of Cornell University, Alpha men have made signi

Hugh Hefner, Founder Of Playboy Magazine, Passes Away

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Tonight we received sad news that Playboy founder and media magnate, Hugh Hefner, passed away. He was 91 years old.

Jay Z Rides With Kaepernick, Declines To Perform At The Super Bowl

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Not long ago,  Jay Z faced much criticism for his lyrics, the lifestyle many felt he promoted and accused him of being irrelevant relative to younger participants in the Hip Hop game. With the release of 4:44, he has once again proven that agi

With Kyrie For Isaiah and The Rally For Kap, The Sports World Blew Up

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