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GritGrindGrizz: About Conley’s Achilles

We all knew that Grizzlies star point guard Mike Conley did not look like himself for much of the season. On Friday, it became...

Where the ‘Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency’ symposium fell short

By Cardell Orrin Before-and-after success stories work because they’re shorthand for transformation. So when former youth offenders took the stage during a youth voice portion...
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Woman may descend from enslaved woman, president

By KRISSAH THOMPSON, The Washington Post (via The Associated Press) ORANGE, Va. (AP) — In her mind's eye, Bettye Kearse could see her ancestor walking the worn...

I Tried It: I’m Not Mad at the ‘Come Meet a Black Person’ Event...

iStock Photo/GMG When I told my mother I was going to the “Come Meet a Black Person” event in Lawrenceville, Ga., she readily told me...

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has announced that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Jackson described in a letter to supporters how he was diagnosed...

Handy Heritage Awards deliver annual 2-in-1 pleasure

For the 21st year – as in years past – the Annual W.C. Handy Heritage Awards served to honor “Authentic Beale Street Musicians” and...
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Now on Netflix: Mary J. Blige in “Mudbound”

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement, but Dee Rees'...
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After scoring a touchdown, why was this 49ers star crying?

If you watched Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants, you watched the Niners get their first win, a...

ALL OVER TOWN: Sinbad at Chuckles; Royal Studios turns 60!

November 17-19 - Sinbad will be at Chuckles Comedy House for a hilarious set of performances. Best known for his roles on the television...

Common Stars as His Own Comic Book Character, Caster

Common as Caster (courtesy of Webtoon) More black-nerd news: Common recently announced that he will create an original multimedia comic series called Caster. The series will...