By Tim Reynalds, The Associated Press Joe Dumars might have been destined for this job. He played with the Bad Boys, those Detroit Pistons teams that were physical, aggressive and intimidating. And even in those rough-and-tumble times, he wound up becoming the first recipient of the NBA’s sportsmanship award — now called the Joe Dumars
By Stacy M. Brown, Special to NNPA Newswire APGA Tour star Willie Mack III emerged victorious in a three-man playoff thanks to a tap-in par on the first extra hole, capturing the Butterfield Bermuda APGA Championship at Port Royal Golf Course. It was the first international competition in the history of the burgeoning APGA Tour.
By Brian Mahoney,AP Basketball Writer Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai said Oct. 28 he is disappointed that Kyrie Irving appears to support a film “based on a book full of antisemitic disinformation.” The Nets’ star guard posted a link for the film “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” on Twitter on Oct. 27. The
By Bianca Vázquez Toness and Sharon Lurye, AP Education Writers The COVID-19 pandemic devastated poor children’s well-being, not just by closing their schools, but also by taking away their parents’ jobs, sickening their families and teachers, and adding chaos and fear to their daily lives. The scale of the disruption to American kids’ education is
By Luca Powell,Richmond Times-Dispatch via The Associated Press Darryl Cousins counts three friends who have died of an overdose in the past two months. Some were folks he had used with years ago when he was in active addiction. Others he tried to help in his role as a counselor at several recovery houses in
Calling for congressional action now; bill is “necessary” for HBCUs’ growth and development By Black PR Wire UNCF has come out in full support of the revamped HBCUs IGNITE Excellence Act, H.R. 8803. This bill is the most important single piece of legislation for HBCUs before this Congress, and it must be passed by both
By Dennis Waszak Jr., AP Sports Writer New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other members of the sports world are condemning recent incidents of hate speech toward Jewish people — not just the anti-Semitic comments by the music mogul formerly known as Kanye West, but also outside of a college football game in Florida
*We caught up with the cast of Apple TV’s Emmy Award-winning kids and family series, “Ghostwriter,” to speak about the third season of this beloved series which premiered October 21. “Ghostwriter” is a reimagining of the hit early nineties series from Sesame Workshop. The all-new season features an entirely new cast and epic literary adventure.
*Los Angeles, CA — Saturday night, EBONY Media Group, the leading and most influential Black-owned media company in the world, held their signature annual gala, the 2022 EBONY Power 100 Gala, Presented by Coca-Cola Zero SugarTM at Milk Studios in Hollywood. The star-studded event, hosted by Emmy-nominated comedian and actress Amber Ruffin, honored the remarkable achievements of African Americans spanning across
*R&B group Xscape will receive the “Lady of Soul” honor at the 2022 Soul Train Awards next month. “Xscape is one of the most notable R&B supergroups of all time. Their powerful vocal harmonies laid the foundation for ‘90s R&B and some of today’s chart-topping hits,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music