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Concussion

From left, Will Smith, Dr. Bennet Omalu and director Peter Landesman on the set of the film, Concussion By Jerry W. Ward, Jr. Although a trustworthy friend recommended the film Concussion and the Internet trailers featur...
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The Force Awakens: Chewie, We’re Home

By Allen Callaci More words will be written about Star Wars: The Force Awakens than there are grains of desert sand on Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. The box-office performance of the movie will be monitored a...
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If Women Ruled Hip Hop …

By Raven Dorsey Rap and Hip Hop originally expressed Black male anxieties and feelings. Although synonymous with Black Music — with the word “Black” representing all humans of the similar heritage — Hip Hop w...
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Yvonne “Batgirl” Craig: A Terry-Cloth Appreciation

By Allen Callaci Yvonne Craig, Batgirl from the classic Adam West Batman TV series flew away. The actress lost her battle with breast cancer at age 78. There was far more to Craig than just being Batgirl of course. She &...
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Pain Masked While Memory Stands By

By Zakeia Tyson-Cross July 15th 1969, my daddy was taken away from me He left with a plan to make hot summers cooler and Cold winters nights, warmer New York municipality wouldn’t give him a job And the candy factory &he...
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Tribute to B.B. King

By Chris Barnes The world has lost Blues musical icon, Riley B. Jackson, affectionately known as, Blues Boy (BB) King. Introduced to the world on 9/16/25, he left us on 5/14/15. He will be missed. My introduction to Mr. ...
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Toni Morrison: A Full Circle in Motion

By Jerry Ward Abraham Lincoln’s surmising that Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin begat the War Between the States is a folkloric salute to the power of language and imagination. Stowe used a lot of sugar to advan...