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Our Story: Black Impact Within The Martial Arts


Before the great mixed martial artists of today could be seen as professional athletes, there was a generation that laid the path for combat sports.

Many of these pioneers were persons of color and their story is one that is seldom told. From

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The New Ali-Frazier I


(This story was original posted on February 25th, 2015)

Historically fighters of color have been placed in two personality categories: the brash and the humble.

In truth, to be ferocious in the rin

TSL Comic Book Convo Presents: Prolific Comic Book Artist Shawn Martinbrough Part 1


This weeks TSL Comic Book Convo brings you Shawn Martinbrough, a brother who has been illustrating some of the most cutting edge panels in recent memory. To say that Shawn is one of the most prolific comic book

Black Dynamite Returns


The American Black Film Festival went into its second day in grand fashion on a Friday, as industry insiders, sponsors and journalists alike checked snippets from the second season of the Blaxploitation animated serie

Why do you watch Mad Men? I don’t…


Mad Men’s premiere AMC Sunday had the world of entertainment aglow with the prospects of protagonist Don Draper (Jon Hamm) getting back in the game and dispatching his corporate enemies at the Ster

The Problem With My Nigga


It would seem that the "N" word is more in the news than ever, both in society and in professional sports as well.

Black Film: Yesterday, Today & 2014


Everything on Earth that we are able to observe is cyclical in nature. Films are no different. Back in the early 90s, gangster movies, hood-themed films, and over-the-top comedies were the only types of cinema, featuring predominantly black ca

Please Jam: We Need A Word, Jigga Man


(Editor's note: After a few weeks of special edition Please Jams, we're back to our regularly schedule program where associate editor James Carr sends EIC Vince Thomas some tracks he may or may not have missed from the past we

Great Moments In Colored Cinema: Black Dynamite


The 2009 blaxploitation spoof Black Dynamite doesn’t get mentioned with the great black films of the 21st century. It should have had a higher profile as the blaxploitation answer to Blazing Saddles. Unfortunately, more peop

2Pac and James Brown Mashed-Up and Unchained


Two of the music industry’s most revered acts are back from the dead, and this time not in hologram form. 2Pac and the hardest working man in showbiz, James Brown, are here to keep us company until Tarantino's Django Unchained