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Sugar Ray Leonard Talks Boxing, Personal Demons, and Greatest Triumphs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Quintuple Champ, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, has won five world titles in five separate weight divisions, lineal titles (defeating undisputed champions) in three weight divisions, as well as the undisputed welterweight title. Leonard is widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. In this…

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EXCLUSIVE: 40 Years of Cathy Hughes’ Leadership at Urban One

By Keith L. Alexander OXON HILL, Md. – Inside the illuminated MGM National Harbor towering over the Potomac River, the 3,000-seat theater slowly fills with African Americans donned in tuxedos and gowns as Hollywood’s and New York’s top entertainers mix with some of Washington, D.C.’s bourgeoisie including politicians and business leaders. All have gathered to…

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Golden Globe Awards Blackout — Travesty or Testament?

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor Many cultural critics and pundits were in an uproar over the shutout of black talent at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards held Jan. 5. The Golden Globes are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press, which is a non-profit organization composed of journalists, photographers and media…

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Dave Chappelle Receives ‘Mark Twain Prize for American Humor’

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent On Sunday night, Dave Chappelle, the legendary, no holds barred comedian, was awarded the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Gifted with a spirit of perseverance, determination and extreme creative intelligence, the award recognizes Chappelle as one of the world’s greatest humorists. Bestowed only on a select…

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How millennials are expanding the gaming industry

By Destiny Royston, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The gaming industry is expanding, and millennials are the driving force. What used to be considered a waste of time and quarters is now a full-blown industry. There is a such a thing as a professional gamer now. Some of them are celebrities on YouTube as…

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Lawsuit Cites Appalling Lack of Diversity in Radio and TV Ownership: Free Press and Allies Condemn FCC

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Free Press, the Massachusetts-based nonpartisan organization that fights for the right to connect and communicate along with several allies, filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Friday, April 12, challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal and relaxation of several of its…

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