Miss Black USA 2015 Reigns

ATLANTA (NNPA) – On August 9th, 2015 Miss Black USA made its return back to the Nation’s Capitol to crown Miss Black USA 2015. The big night was held at the Theatre for Performing Arts at the University of the District of Columbia. The pageant was hosted by Kalilah Allen-Harris, M.D. an actress, physician and a […]

Mayweather-Pacquiao lawsuits sent to California court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Plaintiffs who say the May 2 Las Vegas fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a fraud and they deserve their pay-per-view money back will argue their cases in front of a federal judge in California. Judge R. Gary Klausner, the same judge hearing arguments in cases filed against […]

Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday threw out a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation’s first college athletes’ union, saying the prospect of union and nonunion teams could throw off the competitive balance in college football. The decision dismissed a March 2014 decision […]

Sacramento residents drop Kings arena lawsuit against city

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Three Sacramento residents who sued the city alleging Sacramento gave the Kings an illegal “secret subsidy” have agreed to dismiss their lawsuit, enabling the city to secure financing for the downtown project. The plaintiffs gave up their-two year legal crusade Wednesday, two weeks after a Sacramento Superior Court judge rejected their claims, […]

Should the NBA Move to Top 8 Playoff Format?

(NNPA) The NBA is discussing eliminating the guaranteed playoff spot that accompanies division winners, and moving to a new structure that would award playoff berths to the eight teams in the Eastern and Western conferences with the best records. That potential move would remove the automatic bump that division winners receive in playoff seeding; currently, […]

Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from 76ers for Wallace

OAKLAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal. NBA champion Golden State announced the trade Friday, a deal that also gives Philadelphia cash and draft considerations. Warriors general manager Bob […]

Trevor Noah takes on racism, skips politics in standup gig

SANTA MONICA (AP) — In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” heir. Noah riffed at length Tuesday night about black fear of police violence. He called out pundits who make snap judgments linking Muslims and terrorism. And the native of […]

Black Female Golfer Makes History

(NNPA) – Renée Powell, a pioneering African-American golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, recently made history by becoming one of the first female members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, which is considered the birthplace of the sport. Last September, the R&A, […]

Kings, Seth Curry agree to 2-year deal

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Seth Curry is joining his brother in Northern California, after all. Just not together on the Golden State Warriors. Curry and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday night. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition […]

Film Review: Lila & Eve

(NNPA) – “When our child is killed we feel guilt. We feel like failures,” says the leader of a women’s group devoted to mothers whose children have been murdered.  “Get to acceptance, so you can get on with life.” Those words of comfort and guidance are lost on Lila (Oscar-nominee Viola Davis) in this oddly affecting, […]