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Former WWE wrestler James Harris was more than ‘Kamala’

by David Dennis Jr. --  The name James Harris doesn’t mean anything to you, but the character he played for most of his career, Kamala, is an iconic name in wrestling, especially in the South. He died Sunday at the age of 70 after complications from...

Morehouse cancels fall sports as HBCUs grapple with rapid changes

As if anymore proof was needed that crises that strike America strike the African American community even harder, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) absorbed another big hit on Friday with Morehouse College canceling its fall sports season. The Atlanta college canceled football and cross...

Prince in his time needs to be seen now!

by Bomani Jones -- YouTube is hosting a Prince and the Revolution concert from March 30, 1985, in Syracuse, New York. It is the most incredible Prince thing on the Internet, surpassing both the guitar solo from “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the 2004...

Titans’ Malcolm Butler: From champion to cheerleader during global pandemic

by Jason Reed -- Best known for making the most impactful interception in Super Bowl history, Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler is still doing big things on the field. And during a time of crisis, he has stepped up off it as well. In an...

For third time, Staples Center becomes place to mourn

by Kelley L. Carter -- LOS ANGELES -- I’ve never heard a silence so loud. A few minutes after 10 a.m., when the lights went down and a video montage began playing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the lull in the audience was...

Jesse Owens vs. Hitler wasn’t the only story at the 1936 Olympics

By Andrew Maraniss, The Undefeated In the decades to come, Jesse Owens’s record-setting performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the gold medals he won in the 100-meter sprint, 200-meter sprint, long jump, and 4×100 relay would be celebrated as a powerful rebuke of Adolf...

Can HBCU athletes get paid for use of their images and names?

By David Steele, The Undefeated Christina Chenault, a senior heptathlete at UCLA, has been operating a website for about two years called The Top Five. It began as a YouTube channel, evolved into a blog, and emerged as a platform for her fellow athletes to...

Eddie Murphy’s return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ feels great and there’s more to come

It wasn’t exactly Muhammad Ali in the streets of Zaire in 1974, but hearing the Saturday Night Live crowd chant Eddie Murphy’s name was surreal. The greatest living comedian returned to the SNL stage he helped save for the first time in 35 years....

Earth, Wind and Fire brought the funk to the Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON — Earth, Wind & Fire was a definitive part of LL Cool J’s childhood soundtrack in Queens, New York. Now he was hosting the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which featured the landmark ensemble as one of its five esteemed guests. “I remember my...
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