“I’ve always thought of business as a contact sport. I’m not going to play just in the Negro Leagues. I’m always going to play in the global leagues,” said Byron Allen.
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Byron Allen Expands Empire with Purchase of Fox Regional Sports Networks

NNPA NEWSWIRE — As a result of the $10.6 billion acquisition deal, Allen’s company, Entertainment Studios, announced that it will buy four local stations from Bayou City Broadcasting for $165 million, according to Variety. […read more]

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In early April, with his FOX Sports contract having expired at the conclusion of the 2018 BIG3 campaign, the league inked a new deal to have games televised on the CBS network. However, armed with a high-profile group of investors with deep pockets of their own, Ice Cube has a much bigger vision. But reaching that goal won’t come without challenges, or a fight.
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Changing the game: Ice Cube’s battle to buy regional sports networks

NNPA NEWSWIRE — …Ice Cube is looking to take the next step in not only raising the profile of his professional basketball brand, but his personal profile as a Black business mogul. In early April, with his FOX Sports contract having expired at the conclusion of the 2018 BIG3 campaign, the league inked a new deal to have games televised on the CBS network. However, armed with a high-profile group of investors with deep pockets of their own, Ice Cube has a much bigger vision. But reaching that goal won’t come without challenges, or a fight. […read more]

Photos from “What Men” Want, starring Taraji P. Henson
Commentary

FILM REVIEW: What Men Want

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Twenty minutes into it, the outrageous sight-gag sex scenes, flippant dialogue and over-the-top performances yank the old premise firmly into the 21st century with a brand of humor fans of Bridesmaids will enjoy. There isn’t one subtle comic turn in this entire film. That gives Henson a chance to show her Tiffany Haddish side, which is more than willing to do anything to make viewers laugh. […read more]

Sports

Two Weeks in New York

John Branch, THE NEW YORK TIMES     NEW YORK (The New York Times) — The path to a Grand Slam had been weed-whacked of obstacles, and Serena Williams, maybe the greatest women’s tennis player in history having her greatest season, needed to do nothing Read More

Op-Ed

To Be Equal: The Year of the Black Quarterback

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “The NFL is entering the golden age of Black quarterbacks.” – Jason McIntyre, writing in “The Big Lead” “Sports” is one of the most race-neutral meritocracies in America. From the record-shattering feats of Jesse Owens to the transcendent accomplishments Read More

Sports

Meet The Black Athletes of Team USA

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Women’s Basketball Seimone Augustus, age 28, studied at Louisiana State University http://www.london2012.com/athlete/augustus-seimone-1133206/ Swin Cash, age 32, studied at University of Connecticut http://www.london2012.com/athlete/cash-swin-1133425/ Tamika Catchings, age 33, studied at University of Tennessee http://www.london2012.com/athlete/catchings-tamika-1133428/ Tina Charles, age 23, studied Read More