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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.

Great Minds Not Thinking Alike: The Disappointing War of Words Between Michael Eric Dyson...

In 10,000 words, Michael Eric Dyson imploded his 35-year friendship with Cornel West—if it was not already there. Two of the country’s great minds and voices for just cause, supreme thinkers and revered intellectuals,...

6 All-Time Great Boxers Who Were Better Than Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather, whose legacy will be written in less than two weeks against Manny Pacquiao, said he respects Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson, but he’d never consider them better fighters. That begs a...

Tree Planted In Ferguson in Memory of Michael Brown Destroyed, Leaving the Community Dismayed

A day after the city of Ferguson planted a tree in memory of slain unarmed teenager Michael Brown, vandals inexplicably chopped down much of the tree—and confiscated a plaque at the base of it. The...

13 Black Celebrities Who Overcame Abuse as a Child to Find Success

Oprah Winfrey One of the world’s richest women reached her status despite a troubled upbringing that included physical abuse from her grandmother, who started out raising her. When she was 6, Winfrey was raped by a...

10 States That Have Exonerated the Most People Convicted for Crimes They Did Not...

From 1989 to Dec. 31, 2014, the National Registry of Exonerations tallied 1,578 exonerations in the United States, an obscene number. Black people have been exonerated in almost half of those cases — 750 —...

Derrick Rose is Back and Stronger Than Ever, Defying the Naysayers Who Called Him...

You don’t have to like basketball or be a fan of the NBA or even care about Derrick Rose. But if you have a heart and love a story of redemption, you almost have...

Hacked Sony Emails Reveal Henry Louis Gates Caved to Ben Affleck’s Request to Delete...

The fallout from the hacked Sony emails continues, with film star Ben Affleck this time engulfed in the exposure of private correspondences that could prove embarrassing. It seems Affleck requested and ultimately had—with Sony's assistance—the history of an...

LeBron James’ Legacy Rides On What The Cavs Do In These Playoffs

Today is why LeBron James went back to Cleveland, why the Cavaliers' fans forgave him and why pundits predicted his team would win the NBA championship this year. The playoffs. James has been rightfully criticized for...

With $300 Million In Play, Floyd Mayweather Is Right: Now is the Best Time...

When you consider the almost incomprehensible financial windfall for this one fight, Floyd Mayweather is right: He and Manny Pacquiao are facing off at the right time. That’s what the money says, and money...

L.A.’s Toxic Waste Outrage Mirrors Environmental Scandal in Black Communities Across the Country

An astonishing 91 percent of residents located within two miles of Los Angeles’ largest toxic waste area are African-American, meaning the pollutants that can cause cancer, heart and lung disease, asthma and other serious...

FBI, NSA Hoping For More Surveillance Room To Increase Spying Capabilities

Government agencies that spy on Americans in ways beyond imagination want an even more expansive scope of surveillance, and they will take their case to Congress to re-up on the so-called Patriot Act. Republican leaders...

Study Shows Black Italian Soccer Star Mario Balotelli Received More Than 4,000 Racist Social...

Mario Balotelli is one of Italy’s most talented players. He was born there to immigrants from Ghana, West Africa. He was officially adopted by a Jewish couple at 18 and said afterward: “I am...

University of Kentucky Acknowledges Joyce Hamilton Berry, 1st Black Woman at School to Earn...

In 1970, Joyce Hamilton Berry became the first Black woman to earn a doctorate at the University of Kentucky. Forty-five years later, Berry finally is being honored by the school as a Distinguished Alum. Berry,...

Adrian Peterson Finally Reinstated to NFL, But He Does Not Want to Play For...

Now that Adrian Peterson is back in the NFL fold—finally—the questions are: What took so long and where will he play next season? The game’s most explosive running back had been suspended since November 4...

8 Police Officers Who Were Convicted of Killing While On Duty

Randy Trent Harrison On March 14, 2012, Del City, Oklahoma, police officer Randy Trent Harrison reportedly saw Dane Scott Jr., 18, selling marijuana around the high school from a car. They had three previous encounters,...

Frustrated Leaders Planning a Hunger Strike Until Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

Nominated six months ago and cleared by the Judiciary Committee in February, Loretta Lynch remains unconfirmed as the U.S. Attorney General because the Republican Senate refuses to make the 15 minutes to do so....

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Wants To Suppress Public Viewing of Police Body Cam Footage

In Washington, D.C., once the nation’s murder capital and still a place of vast crime in particular neighborhoods, newly elected mayor Muriel Bowser is following the unpopular path other politicians have taken who do...

Emotions Rage After Teacher Has 3rd-Graders Send Letters To Ex-Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal

Marylin Zuniga, a third-grade teacher in New Jersey, had no idea an assignment she gave to her students to write a get-well letter to former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal would cause an uproar, cost...

Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha Blames NYPD For Broken Leg That Sidelines Him For Season

The Atlanta Hawks are amid the best regular season in their franchise history, with realistic ambitions on an NBA championship for the first time. But they will have to accomplish this without Thabo Sefolosha,...

Sacrifice In Your Relationships Can Tighten the Bond and Bring Big Rewards

What is a relationship without sacrifice? Not the sacrifice of letting your mate, spouse or partner have the last French fry, although that’s not a bad idea, either. Rather, we’re talking sacrifices, the giving of...

Emmitt Smith is Right: Football’s Culture of Violence Helps Parents Steer Kids From the...

Emmitt Smith, the Dallas Cowboy great and NFL all-time leading rusher, once played in a game with a separated shoulder. Refused to come out, kept running the ball, despite the indescribable pain. Why someone would...

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