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Curtis Bunn is national award-winning sports journalist and best-selling novelist who has covered and written about sports' largest events and personalities for more than three decades at The Washington Times, NY Newsday, The New York Daily News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tourism Commissioner Sees U.S. Virgin Islands Business Development, Infrastructure as Key to Jobs and...

Beverly Nicholson-Doty was born in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, lives in the territory now and recently started her third term or ninth year as the governor-appointed Commissioner of Tourism. She and...

Why Does Maria Sharapova Make More in Endorsements Than Serena Williams?

In case you missed it, Serena Williams won her 20th singles Grand Slam title over the weekend at the French Open, a feat that adds to her legacy as the most dominant athlete on...

The Legend of LeBron James Is About Empowerment as Much as It Is About...

The legend of LeBron James was not just built on phenomenal talent, Adonis-like physical attributes and a decision to abandon his home-state team to partner with a pair of all-stars in Miami. That controversial move—which...

Why Isn’t There Outrage About Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha’s Broken Leg He Says Was Caused...

Thabo Sefolosha likely would not have made the difference in the Atlanta Hawks’ eventual elimination from the playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers—a probable sweep if the series’ pattern holds to form tonight. But the reason...

6 Reasons The Hawks Will Beat LeBron James and Cavaliers to Advance to Their...

The Atlanta Hawks had the best record in the Eastern Conference, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are favored to beat them and advance to the NBA Finals. The disregard for the Hawks is palpable—and misguided....

Henry Johnson, Black World War I Hero, To Receive Medal of Honor Nearly 100...

In 1918 during World War I, Germany was getting the better of France, so much so that United States Gen. John Pershing loaned troops—the Harlem Hellfighters, a battalion of Black men from New York. Among...

8 Interesting Facts About Cathay Williams, the Only Black Woman Enlisted as a Buffalo...

The First On November 15, 1866, Cathay Williams became the first African-American female to enlist and serve in the United States Army. She went by the name "William Cathay" as it shows on the application above.   Born...

Russell Wilson Deserves a Mega-Contract, So Why Are the Seahawks Offering Him a Low-Budget...

In his three years in the NFL, Russell Wilson has won more games than any quarterback in the league, won a Super Bowl and should have won a second a few months ago, barring...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The ‘Baltimore Uprising Is Not Just About Freddie Gray’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Hall of Fame former NBA player who won six championships and transformed the game with his patented “sky hook,” underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery last month. When the protests grew angry in...

Floyd Mayweather Sparks Racist Tweets After Showing He’s Boxing’s Best in Ring and Business

Floyd Mayweather was not impressive in beating Manny Pacquiao Saturday night. And he was not a coward, either, as so many who watched the fight contend. Mayweather was the same Mayweather he has been...

Golf Loses Black Pioneers Calvin Peete and Pete Brown

In two days, golf lost two of its historic Black figures. Calvin Peete, who won more on the PGA Tour than any African-American before Tiger Woods, passed on Wednesday in Atlanta. Friday, Pete Brown,...

10 Facts About Enslaved Africans in the Civil War They Don’t Teach in School

The Lincoln administration struggled with the idea of authorizing the recruitment of Black troops, concerned that such a move would spark the border states to secede. On July 17, 1862, Congress passed the Second...

Cowboys in Compton Bring Relief for Kids From Gang Life

Cowboys in hanging out in Compton—it's not exactly a common idea. But believe it or not, cowboys have an extensive history not just in California, but in a city that's most notorious for its...

Blazers’ Damian Lillard Earns College Degree, Fulfilling Promise to His Mother

Portland Trail Blazers all-star guard Damian Lillard received his degree from Weber State on Friday morning, three years after entering the NBA. He fulfilled a promise to his mother, who did not attempt to...

Baltimore’s Young People Have Tired of the Old Guard Leadership And Want An Influential...

The standard guard of Black people in distress—the reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and the old civil rights organizations—are relics to the young and angry of Baltimore who believe they push a self-serving,...

Jameis Winston’s Character Concerns Are No Concern For Buccaneers, Who Were Happy To Draft...

Jameis Winston’s arc to the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft is more like a trek through dangerously rugged terrain. That he made it to the other end, smiling, is as much an...

After 6 Years In Prison For A Murder He Did Not Commit, A New...

After six years and three mistrials, Terrel Banks was released from Rikers Island Prison, the truth finally coming forward that he had not committed the murder for which he was incarcerated. “It’s been a long...

1st NBA Game in Africa Will Be Life-Changing Honor For Players More Than Fans

In 1994, the NBA traveled to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, to build basketball courts. The league wanted its game to expand and more kids playing it around the world. I accompanied then-commissioner...

Poll Reveals That Many Young Americans Lack Faith in Judicial System

Almost half of young Americans believe that the justice system in the United States is racially and ethnically biased. The only thing surprising about these new survey results is that the number is not...

5 Reasons Floyd Mayweather Will Beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday

Defense Floyd Mayweather’s defense has been practically impenetrable. It’s hard to tell if he can take a series of power blows because he hardly ever allows many to connect. His ability to roll with punches...

How Entry-Level Job Seekers Can Move Their Résumé to The Top of the Pile

One of the problems for young people seeking employment is that they don’t actually know how to apply for jobs, a veteran application reviewer claims. Frustrated with the mistakes he saw over the years, an...

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