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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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NBA-Milwaukee wins first NBA title since 1971, Antetokounmpo named Finals MVP

By Frank Pingue The Milwaukee Bucks, powered by a masterpiece from Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, ended their 50-year wait for a second NBA championship with a 105-98 win over the visiting Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. With the victory, the small-market Bucks clinched the NBA Finals 4-2 and became only the fifth team to win the …

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New Strategies in the Playbook: Athletes Turned Activists

By Jade Lawson From the boxing ring to the Olympic podium and the sidelines of football fields, athletes continue to harness the spotlight to raise awareness of racial injustice in America.  While millions are quarantined in their homes due to a global coronavirus pandemic, America has also been forced to reckon with an even longer …

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Basketball and Bravery from Harlem’s Polo Grounds

by Karen Roberts Jesse Daniels is one of those people that properly use perseverance and determination to get things done. His vehicle for doing so is basketball in what he described as his only way out of inconvenient and dangerous circumstances. His day starts with a vision board and words of encouragement for himself.  The …

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LL and Cube ( Dylan Buell. Getty Images)

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 (photograph by Mark Horton)

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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Magic Johnson Shares Favorite NYC Moments, Tips to Overcoming Addiction, and Lebron’s Reasoning for Choosing Lakers

by Derrel Jazz Johnson NBA legend and Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson was in New York City late last year to celebrate the release of the book “Aiming High” by best-selling author and his good friend Darren Prince, hosted by DuJour Media’s Jason Binn. Notables including former New York Knicks Charles Oakley, and television …

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Rookies Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Knox

Youth movement by New York Knicks Reveals Abundance of Young Talent

 by Derrel Jazz Johnson With 2018 NBA All Star Kristaps Porzingis still out with injury, the season for the New York Knicks is all about growth and development of young players. While the development of rookie Kevin Knox may seem obvious, players like Noah Vonleh, Allonzo Trier, and Damyean Dotson are also making strides in …

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Even While Injured, Kristaps Porzingis Is Still Leading the New York Knicks

by Derrel Jazz Johnson New York Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis returned to Madison Square Garden last week for the first time since his season-ending injury last month. Porzingis updated the media on how he is handling the injury, his rehabilitation, and his support system. I’ve been having a positive mind this whole and just going …

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