LaVar Ball, with his brashness and seemingly unfiltered remarks, has gotten people’s attention inside and outside the sports world. With his son Lonzo spending one year at UCLA and now preparing for the upcoming NBA Draft, the elder Ball has gotten attention usually reserved for a player like his talented son.
With his son Lonzo spending one year at UCLA and now preparing for the upcoming NBA Draft, the elder Ball has gotten attention usually reserved for a player like his talented son.
It’s hard to recall a parent who’s taken over the spotlight from their soon-to-be professional athlete progeny in this manner, but that’s part of what makes LaVar Ball such an interesting anomaly.
Updated May 23, 2017 - 12:45:37 PM
National News Black law enforcement group calls for NFL boycott
The Black law enforcement group has started a petition to boycott the NFL and their sponsors until Mr. Kaepernick is signed. “This is not just about boycotting the NFL. Pick a sponsor and boycott them. Even if you’re not a football fan, just pick a sponsor like McDonald’s and boycott them,” said Mr. Jones.
Updated May 24, 2017 - 2:21:41 PM
National News Report: one in five Blacks in prison are in for life
According to the report, “Still Life: America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences,” America’s epic incarceration rates reached new heights last year. On a national average, at least one of every seven people in prison were serving a life or virtual life sentence.
Updated May 22, 2017 - 5:37:45 PM
National News MOVE: A story of government-sanctioned murder?
PHILADELPHIA—May 13, 1985 represents a day that will forever live in infamy. The city, in the midst of a crack epidemic that was reeking havoc on the Black family and community, opted to drop a bomb on the MOVE compound killing six adults and five children.
Updated May 22, 2017 - 5:31:17 PM
National News More Fallout In Trump Administration Follows Ouster Of FBI Director
WASHINGTON—Less than four months in office, and yet another wheel has fallen off the Donald J. Trump presidential train. The president fired FBI Director James Comey May 9, only days after Mr. Comey reportedly requested additional resources to conduct the FBI’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election.
Updated May 17, 2017 - 4:57:25 PM
National News Another Ferguson activist dies under cloud of suspicion
ST. LOUIS—The activist community in nearby Ferguson, Mo., mourned the loss of Edward Crawford, a friend and fighter for justice. Mr. Crawford was a “front liner” during the Ferguson unrest in 2014 ignited after the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Updated May 17, 2017 - 4:53:47 PM
National News Nationwide efforts to bail out jailed moms
Around the country, activists in 16 cities including Oakland, Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Montgomery, Memphis, Minneapolis, Durham, and Atlanta bailed out mothers who otherwise would have spent Mother’s Day in a cell simply because they cannot afford bail.
Updated May 17, 2017 - 4:51:19 PM
National News Trump’s first 100 days in office
WASHINGTON—Just 100 days into the job, and with precious few of his campaign promises kept, President Donald J. Trump admitted in an interview that being president “is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
Updated May 15, 2017 - 12:14:08 PM