A referee told a wrestler in Buena that he couldn't participate in a match unless he snipped his hair. (Photo: Screen capture CBS/YouTube)(Photo: Screen capture CBS/YouTube)
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Video of New Jersey of High School Wrestler’s Dreadlocks Being Cut Goes Viral

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “No-loc bans are designed to oppress and shame Black people not just for expressing Blackness, but *for* their Blackness. They have no place in our society and certainly not in our schools. Until we can abolish these discriminatory practices and norms, we are all complicit,” a message from the New Jersey ACLU read. […read more]

Cynthia Marshall - A Woman for all Seasons.Photos: Dallas Mavericks
Entertainment

Dallas Mavericks’ Cynthia Marshall: A Woman for All Seasons

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I wake up every morning to do the best I can do for people. I may not get it right every day. But I work hard to bring people together and be a light in this world and deal with the dark forces in the world. I feel uniquely equipped by God to bring pos¬itive things to this world. This is all I am trying to do. — Cynthia Marshall, Dallas Mavericks CEO […read more]

Willie McCovey attempts to tag Cincinnati Reds' shortstop Dave Concepcion out at first base (Photo: Sheldon Dunn/Wikimedia Commons)(Photo: Sheldon Dunn/Wikimedia Commons)
Black History

IN MEMORIAM: Baseball Great Willie McCovey Dies at 80

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “For more than six decades, he gave his heart and soul to the Giants – as one of the greatest players of all time, as a quiet leader in the clubhouse, as a mentor to the Giants who followed in his footsteps, as an inspiration to our Junior Giants, and as a fan cheering on the team from his booth.” — Giants CEO Larry Baer […read more]

Books

BOOKS: New Book Evokes Memories of Tiger Fever

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN RECORDER — The Tigers’ championship run a half-century ago, capped by winning the 1968 World Series in dramatic and historic fashion, was a healing salvo for a fractured city. The players said as much, reports Brendan Donley who, traveling by car or by plane, spoke to many of the surviving team members of both Detroit and St. Louis and assembled their accounts in An October to Remember, 1968 (Sports Publishing). […read more]

Community

A Legacy Realized: Dr. Henry A. Wise High School pays tribute to the school’s first and only football coach

WASHINGTON INFORMER — In this week’s episode, Dr. Henry A. Wise High School pays tribute to the school’s first and only football coach with a truly unique honor. In addition to honoring their coach, the school also pays tribute to the widow of the school’s namesake who just recently celebrated her 100th birthday. It is a special night in Upper Marlboro in this week’s episode of PG13. […read more]

Marvin “The Human Eraser” Webster (Courtesy Photo/Morgan State University)(Courtesy Photo/Morgan State University)
Afro

Morgan Alum’s Hall of Fame Journey to Be Chronicled By ESPN

THE AFRO — After more than four decades since leading the Bears to the historic milestone, Marvin Webster is finally being recognized for his impact on the sport. The “Human Eraser”–as Webster was known because of his ability to block shots during his basketball career–will posthumously be inducted into the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame this November. […read more]

Defender News Network

Texans win state battle, some questions remain

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — On the positive side, the Texans won back-to-back games in overtime for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2012 season. On the negative side, they never should have been in that predicament. The Texans gained 462 total net yards (88 rushing and 374 passing) on 76 offensive plays (6.1 avg.), yet only had 16 points to show for their effort in regulation play. […read more]

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)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]