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Pugilist Clarissa Shields—Fighting like a GIRL

“You play to win the game!” That’s what we were told, emphatically. Sometimes, though, it’s not just about the win. Those with a self-confidence that’s through the roof have a different set of parameters. For them it’s also about how.

Nipsey Hussle: Final victory lap—thank you

Time for reflection. Rewind a spell to the time of the vaunted issue of XXL Magazine’s Freshmen Class 2010.

NAACP Image Awards highlights

To live up to its assessment as the premiere multicultural award show and truly acknowledge the excellence in the broad scope of creative expression the NAACP Image Awards would be one long show or as it plays out currently, a ...

Tempting tribute on Broadway

Outside of the Imperial Theatre was a buzz that only a premiere of a new production on Broadway can provide.

This beautiful East Coast-West Coast b-ball thing

In the bigger scheme of things, the outcome didn’t really matter. Still, it’s us against them…New York vs. Los Angeles, Bad Boy vs. Death Row, Yankees vs. Dodgers, East Coast vs. West Coast and yeah, the Knicks vs. the Lakers!

Setting off the Standard

Classic. We hear the word thrown around so much that we’ve become immune to the actual definition

Celebrating the Women of Power Summit

It got no realer over the span of Feb. 28–March 3, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada at the host hotel, ironically called the Mirage.

Essence of the ’90s

For those who point to the ’90s as music’s golden era, 1994 could be used as the yardstick in which the decade was measured.

Sports n politicking!

Think we can now get a clear understanding of how it now works.

Grammy yeah or nah?

For all intents and purposes the 2018 music year is a wrap. It was put to rest Sunday, Feb. 10, with the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

Still Standing Alliance brings purpose to Super Bowl LIII weekend

From the gate you can tell it was going to be a long Super Bowl LIII weekend for the supporters of the Los Angeles Rams.

Get on board The Soul Train

We’ve all heard the adage of necessity being the father of invention. Not so popular is the phrase pertaining to the ridicule, scrutiny and overall struggle of the inventor.

Shutdown suffering, NFL shenanigans, national anthem exposure

It has occurred before, but not quite like this time. Here we are in Day 33 (as we went to press) of the longest government shutdown on record.

Beale Street is talking now!

A few short months ago on these very pages, we stated that come award season, the work put in by Regina King for her work in “If Beale Street Could Talk” would warrant strong consideration to hear the words “and ...

Benefactor Charlo’s boxing best and philanthropy

The last two times he fought at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Jermell Charlo delivered consecutive knock outs.

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