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Ice Cube Lands Deal With CBS To Air Big3 Hoops League

LA FOCUS — CBS is set to air over 20 hours of Big3 basketball coverage—including a June 22 season opener and the September championship—as part of a new deal Ice Cube inked with the network. Additionally, the network will carry up to 25 hours of live action of the course of the Big3’s 11-week season. […read more]


Movie Review: Ride Along 2

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Too soon. As the opening credits start to roll, you wonder why the producers didn’t’ give moviegoers a real break between “Ride Along” (2014) and “Ride Along 2” (2016). Two years is not enough time to make Read More


Movie Review: “22 Jump Street”

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic The film 21 Jump Street was a hip, focused, comic homage to the 1980s TV series. 22 Jump Street is an unfocussed potpourri of physical humor, sight gags and shtick that is shamelessly uproarious. In this sequel, undercover cops, Officer Schmidt (Jonah Hill) Read More


Film Review: Ride Along by Dwight Brown

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Kevin Hart is becoming the crown prince of comedy. These days, he’s the little, impish comedian who serves up big, huge laughs. In fact, his comic chops are often one of the most redeeming qualities in the films he Read More


Celebrating What Makes Hip Hop Unique

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Hip Hop has celebrated its heritage in recent weeks on many different platforms showcasing its rich love for the art form and its accomplishments. Events such as the Hip Hop Education Think Tank III, the Universal Zulu Nation’s 40th Anniversary, and Read More