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How Obama’s backing for NBA Africa venture could boost basketball on the continent

Former US president Barack Obama’s decision to invest in the National Basketball Association’s Africa venture reflects a lot about his past – his basketball playing youth and his African roots. It also signals that his future ambitions stretch beyond US borders. NBA Africa was launched in 2021 as a collaboration between the National Basketball Association …

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Bringing Back Broadway: The Theatre Leadership Project Announces New Company Management Program

The Theatre Leadership Project (TTLP), an ambitious nonprofit aimed at providing resources to programs that seek to diversify commercial theatre leadership, has launched its latest endeavor designed to develop BIPOC company managers and assistant company managers for Broadway productions. TTLP’s Company Management Program will offer fellowships featuring supplemental opportunities for continued learning and mentorship to up …

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YouTube Lawyer inspires during Black and Women’s History Months

By Derrel Jazz Johnson Inspiration can always be found all around us, even within us. Carletta Higginson, Director, Global Head of Music Publishing at YouTube, found inspiration in a classic television show that not only inspired her but changed the lives of others who look like her. Being the only Black girl in her lower …

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DJ D-Nice shares how he is using his talents to help worldwide during Coronavirus Pandemic

Derrick Jones, better known as hip-hop legend DJ D-Nice, already enjoyed a great deal of success, having played at the White House for President Obama and the 50th birthday party of Sean “Diddy” Combs to name two of his high-profile bookings. But now, after launching “Home School,” a social distancing party on Instagram Live, he …

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Global Music Icon Janet Jackson Returns to Las Vegas for Epic Residency

(Photos by Farrenton Grigsby/Getty Images for JJ) by Derrel Johnson Global music icon Janet Jackson made her performance debut at MGM Casino in Las Vegas, at the tender age of 7. Some 46 years later, Jackson is back at MGM and she returns replete with her massive catalog of hits and an army of dancers. The singer …

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Brian McKnight Celebrates Love, Prince, and Whitney Houston in Las Vegas Concert

by Derrel Johnson Singer, producer, songwriter and musician Brian McKnight took his audience on a journey through his 27-year career of creating beautiful music while also paying homage to some of the greatest performers of all time during his recent concert at the 1,500-seat Encore Theater at Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada. Performing songs from his 1992 …

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Today’s Hip Hop: Sports TV Station Ownership and Leadership

By Mashari Grissom Photo: Ice Cube and LL Cool J taken by Dylan Buell (Getty Images) Thank you for Hip Hop—was the comment that resonated the most on social media after LL Cool J and Ice Cube’s recent business venture was announced. The two legendary Rappers stapled in Hip Hop history, are in the process …

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Travis Scott Performing at Superbowl Only if NFL Donates To A Charity of His Choice

by Mashari Grissom Despite the controversy around NFL, the Rapper and Producer Travis Scott will be performing at the Super Bowl LIII. It was announced in early January that Scott will headline Pepsi’s Super Bowl weekend party at Planet Pepsi in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, Feb. 1. The performance will be held days before the …

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