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Ric Flair: Thanks For The Memories

As the press build up progressed for the Ric Flair 30 for 30 it took me back to the days my youth. So many Saturday afternoons and Saturday nights were devoted to wrestling or “raslin” as my Big Mama called it. Watching Nature Boy on ESPN was like being in a...

Dick Clark Dies — Dead at 82

      Courtesy TMZ.com Update: Clark’s rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John’s hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the “massive” heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Dick Clark — famed TV producer, and “New Year’s...

Remembering the Legacy of Civil Rights Pioneer Bayard Rustin

By Wade Henderson and Joe Solmonese One hundred years ago this past Saturday, an unsung hero of the civil rights movement was born. Bayard Rustin’s contributions to the world far outweighed his credits – and his 100th birthday is an opportunity to appreciate how his lifelong fights for equality live on...

Monique Woodard: Creator of Speak Chic App

I could probably blog for weeks (since I’m only going once or twice a week now, maybe years) about all the great peeps I met at South By Southwest.  But I want to give the first shout out to Monique Woodard, Co-Founder of Black Founders and creator of the mobile...

Let’s get caught up

First off I’m thankful to be back on the blog.  It’s been a busy year so far but you really can’t tell that here.  So that will get better….promise. Last week I was blessed to be a guest lecturer at Youngstown State University during their Black History Month calendar of...

The Root Spotlights the Nation’s Top Young African-American Trailblazers Meet The 2012 Young Futurists Honorees

The Wire Blake Leeper:  an athlete who is changing people’s perspectives on people with disabilities and who is vying to compete at the Paralympic Games this year in London.  Adam Holland: a 16 year-old young capitalist who started a highly successful shaved ice business to help pay for his sister’s education.  Adele Taylor: a...

Live Stream of President Obama’s State of the Union Address

The White House has released a number of ways for Americans to connect with the President’s State of the Union address as well as participate in the conversation through social media.  You can watch a stream of the President’s speech here or through the White House Live App on Facebook , YouTube  and their Google+ page. Tomorrow I’ll...