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Miami Heat’s Victor Oladipo Battles A Familiar Foe: Adversity

By: Lem Satterfield

By Lem Satterfield Victor Oladipo and the Miami Heat face a tough challenge entering Game 5 of Wednesday’s Eastern Conference Finals at the Boston Celtics’ TD Garden. The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2, with Boston having the momentum after winning Monday night by 20 points. It’s not as if the...

Benavidez’s Bloody TKO Of Lemieux Sends Message To Rivals

By: Lem Satterfield

By Lem Satterfield Mike Tyson once called David Benavidez “The Mexican Monster.” The reason was evident in Benavidez’s vicious blood-letting of former champion David Lemieux Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) relentlessly battered Lemieux (43-5, 36 KOs) before a boisterous partisan crowd...

Buffalo Shooting Underscores The Human Cost Of Hatred

By: Hamil R. Harris

By Hamil R. Harris The fatal mass shooting inside a Buffalo, New York, grocery store on May 14 has shaken the faith of national political leaders by echoing a tragic and familiar refrain across the country — another mass shooting that appears motivated by race and hate. Payton Gendron, 18,...

Jada White Turned Her Hardships Into Poetry 

By: Percy Lovell Crawford

By Percy Lovell Crawford How someone deals with tragedy can define a life. For Jada White, writing helped her cope with losing her father at 6 years old, and her grandmother drowning in the floodwaters created by Hurricane Katrina. Those incidents prompted her to write two poetry books:  “The Flower...

Combate Global Set To Be Most-Watched MMA Brand In North America

By: George A. Willis

By George A. Willis First he was the co-creator of the of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Now Campbell McLaren is making his MMA Hispanic sports and media franchise into the biggest in North America. Today the UFC is one of the most successful franchises in sports history and Combate Global...

Hyundai Launches New Electric Appeal For African Americans

By: Kevin Michael Briscoe

By Kevin Michael Briscoe Hyundai unveiled one of the world’s largest marketing efforts to sell electric vehicles to African Americans. Culture Brands, a Washington, D.C.-area firm that made news last year by becoming the automaker’s first minority advertising agency of record, is leading the strategy and design of the new...

Chasing Victory: Female Runner Sets New Record Of 102 Marathons In 102 Days

By: John Murphy

By John Murphy After losing her leg to a rare form of cancer, long-distance runner Jacky Hunt-Broersma spent her life overcoming physical obstacles, climatological hurdles and thousands of miles to do exactly what people said was impossible for her. This year, for 102 straight days, Hunt-Broersma ran a full marathon...