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Bernard King’s New Memoir Is An Unforgettable Ride Beyond Basketball


New York Knicks and NBA legend Bernard King was notoriously private during and after his playing days. He rarely spoke to the press, and when he did it was never about anything other than basketball. For people that watched him at his apex in the 1

45 Years Later, “Super Fly” Remains Worth Celebrating


The '70s was a decade of expression and transformation.

It was the era of disco, when Donna Summers and The Bee Gees dominated the charts and radio waves. It was an era of expression, where sex and drugs seemed to be the norm as opposed to th

Caribbean-American Heritage Month In Focus: Rosa Guy


Rosa Guy, the Trinidad-born, Harlem-raised author of 17 books, is one of our greatest unsung treasures. 

It's the texture of her authentic language, combining her poetic, lyrical prose with street savvy black English and the sing-song ca

Chadwick Boseman: The Rebirth of Cinematic Slick


In each generation, there are stars that define a particular era and are a representative of that culture.  From a cinematic perspective, African American stars of the silver screen have always been a source of pride, both for the respective p

Bill Cosby Fooled Everyone, Except The Women He Raped


Now that I look back, Bill Cosby has always had a presence in my life. My favorite cartoon as a kid was Fat Albert. I not only looked forward to the adventures of Mush, Dumb Donald, Weird Harold, Bucky, Rudy and the rest of the Junkyard Gang, but t

Celebrating 20 Years of Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night


Tomorrow, January 28th marks the 20th Anniversary of Camp Los debut album Uptown Saturday Night.

No album, or artist, since then has been able to capture the style and impact of this conceptual classic. Oh, youve never heard of it? Or ma

They Reminisce: ‘Boyz N The Hood’ 25 Years Later


In our semi-regular column "They Reminisce", we take a quick look back at some of the more memorable and lasting moments in sports and entertainment.

Cam Newton and Russell Wilson Just Set Black People Ahead $100 Million Years


NFL season is in Al B. Sure effect mode and black quarterbacks have never been so well paid, well respected and accepted in supreme leadership roles on the football field.

The 2015 NFL season will have its usual carousel of highlights, lo

TSL Comic Book Convo: Lando, Your Favorite Scoundrel, is Space Pimpin’ In His Own...


As a child who grew up in the 1980s I cannot tell you how my mother completely blacked out when she found out that Billy D. Williams, then still considered heartthrob in the African American community, was going to be appearing in Empire Stri

Eye On Film: The Wedding Ringer


The media buzz surrounding Kevin Hart’s new film The Wedding Ringer has been on full-tilt since last September. In fact, that buzz has been so consuming to the marketing team over at Sony Pictures t