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Hispanic Heritage Month: Brazilian Hoops Legend & Offensive Wizard Oscar Schmidt


This is part of The Shadow League's Hispanic Heritage Month In Focus series celebrating Latino excellence in s

Kobe Rejected: The Oscar Winner Is Barred Entry Into Film Academy


Kobe Bryants basketball mastery and artistry has few equals. In retirement, he continues to break new  ground and create art that captivates people, touches lives and will last forever as he

Tony Allen’s Four-Point-Flop Flagrant Helps Get Memphis To OT


Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals seemed to be over at the start of the fourth quarter. It wasn't quite Miami-in-the-opening-round over, but the experienced San Antonio Spurs rode a comfortable 12-point lead into the fourth quarter a

TSL CREED II Preview: Michael B. Jordan

We got an exclusive with Michael B. Jordan before the release of Creed II. When Sylvester Stallone reignited the mythical Rocky franchise around the son...

Fruitvale Station’s Impact Remains Strong 5 Years Later


Today is the fifth anniversary of the official release date of the critically-acclaimed Ryan Coogler's debut film.

HBO Spotlights Short Films at ABFF Awards Competition


The art of creating a short film is something that is often overlooked by the general public. But the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has an appreciation of this nuanced craft.  On day two of

Welcome To post-Post-Race America With Colin Kaepernick


You remember: Barack Obama won the presidency, everyone was feeling all bloated with hope and the images of the Civil Rights era took on a shiny new hue, on the way from legend to prophecy. Eulogies for the recently deceased specter of rac

Lee Daniels’ The Butler Isn’t The Film You Think It Is


Lee Daniels’ The Butler isn’t the best film I’ve seen in 2013, but it may very well be the most powerful. And not just for black folks either. As I sat in the pitch black screening room watching the movie, my att

Fruitvale Station Will Remind You of Trayvon Martin And The Victims Before Him


Amidst all of the uproar following the acquittal George Zimmerman that is fresh in our minds, the release of Fruitvale Station last week — favorably reviewed by the

Manny Pacquiao Says Ugas Is Him Twenty Years Ago

With undefeated WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence sidelined while recovering from retina surgery, all eyes are on WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugás. Ugás stepped up...