L-R) Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram pose for a photo during media day at the UCLA Health Training Facility in El Segundo, Calf. (Photo by J. Diaz/Lakers.com)
Los Angeles Sentinel

LeBron James Tempers Expectations in Lakers’ Return to Competitiveness

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — The Los Angeles Lakers held media day on Monday, Sept. 24. It was different from just one year prior as dozens of media members filed into the UCLA Health Training Facility in El Segundo eagerly awaiting the first signs of LeBron James. It was the first time James addressed media since signing a $153.3 million contract to become a Los Angeles Laker. […read more]

Business

In the Black and the Green

by Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Black entrepreneurs, Black millionaires, a Black billionaire and questions about the reality of true economic power CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – Despite upward trending employment statistics and financial achievement for some Blacks, the key to […read more]

Sports

Vote Is Unanimous to Change Finals

[ESPN NBA] NEW YORK — NBA owners voted unanimously Wednesday to change the Finals format to 2-2-1-1-1 after nearly 30 years of a 2-3-2 format. The change will take place effective for the 2014 Finals in the spring. Commissioner David Stern called it an “easy […read more]

Op-Ed

Everyone is Hopping on the Gay Rights Bandwagon

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist You can call it the “bandwagon effect,” or “political opportunism,” or, the “wake-up-call effect,” or, less cynically, an old American tradition. Whatever you call it, in the last month it seems everybody and their momma in the political arena […read more]