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Durant Foundation Feeds 500 Families in Prince George’s

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By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Though absent while continuing to rehab from an achilles tendon injury that hasn’t allowed him to play this season, NBA all-star and two time world champion Kevin Durant scored big once again in his hometown....

Legendary NBA Star Wes Unseld Dies at 74

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Wes Unseld was one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and a world champion with the Washington Bullets. But, he was also known as a man of great integrity, who became a vital...

NFL Roger Goodell’s Statement on Floyd’s Death Deemed ‘Disingenuous

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By AFRO Staff NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement on the death of George Floyd is being slammed as hypocritical by detractors. The NFL family is greatly saddened by the tragic events across our country,” Goodell said in his statement, which was...

Magic Johnson Announces $100 Million in Loans for Business Owners of Color

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(Black PR Wire) — Since April, when the $2 trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Bill was passed and the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) began to address COVID-19’s financial hits, the first study to look at the novel coronavirus’...

NFL Announces Major Steps to Incentivize Teams to Hire Minorities for Top Posts

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia National Football League teams must now interview at least two minority candidates for head coaching positions under new resolutions that the league hopes will improve diversity among its 32 teams. In an expansion...

Vanderbilt’s Lee Becomes SEC’s 1st Woman Athletic Director

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By TERESA M. WALKER,  AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt's announcement Wednesday, Lee now is among...

Documentary Stamps Prince George’s Basketball Skills

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Although it is a Maryland suburb with one of some of America’s wealthiest Blacks per capita, Prince George’s County is somewhat overshadowed in national attention by the major city it borders- the nation’s capital. However,...

NNPA Exclusive: Iconic Entertainer and Entrepreneur, Ice Cube, Speaks to the Black Press of...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Like very few others, Ice Cube is celebrated for his groundbreaking accomplishments in music, film, sports and entrepreneurship. The legendary South-Central Los Angeles-born megastar is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of his debut...

Giants DB Baker Surrenders to Police in Armed Robbery Case

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The Associated Press New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker turned himself in to police on May 16 at the Broward County Jail. Baker has been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault...

Bob Watson, All-Star Slugger and Executive, Dies at 74

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By Dennis Waszak Jr. AP Sports Writer Bob Watson, an All-Star slugger who became the first Black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. The Houston Astros, for whom Watson...

Browns Re-Sign WR Higgins After Stunted 2019 Season

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By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Rashard Higgins is back on Cleveland's roster. It remains to be seen if he's back in the game plan. Higgins' signing to a one-year, $910,000 contract was made official Friday by the...

Majority of NFL First Round Picks Have Black Agents

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NNPA NEWSWIRE — Seventeen of the 32 selections Thursday night counted African Americans among their representatives. (More than one agent represents some players.) The scattered remote locations did nothing to diminish the significance of the milestone for a group...

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