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  • Deontay Wilder KO’S Breazeale BRUTAL Fashion (Video)

    WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder made his 9th defense of the title Saturday night in Brooklyn and ended the night in a blaze of glory. Needing only one round to dispatch mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale, Wilder connected with a supersonic right hand the left his opponent laid out on the canvas like a snow angel. Scroll down to see the KO

  • Manny Pacquiao To Return On July 20 Against Keith Thurman

    It was only a matter of time before Manny Pacquiao’s return to the ring and on Saturday night it became official. Making the announcement on Twitter (during the PBC on Fox bout featuring unified super welterweight champion Jarett Hurd and Julian “J Rock” Williams), Pacquiao revealed his next opponent will be WBA super welterweight champion Keith Thurman in a pay-per-view showdown on July 20. Pacquiao currently holds a version of the WBA welterweight title. [Writers Note: Julian Williams defeated Hurd to become the new unified champion.] Pacquiao last fought in January where he defeated Adrien Broner by unanimous decision. Thurman returned to the ring after a near two year lay off to fight and defeat…

  • Oleksandr Usyk To Postpone Heavyweight Debut

    For fans anxiously awaiting the heavyweight debut of undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will have to wait a little bit longer. CBS Sports reported on Tuesday that Usyk has withdrawn from a scheduled May 25 showdown against Carlos Takam of France due to injury. Usyk’s manager Egis Klimas made the announcement via Twitter. The card was to include recent DAZN signee Devin Haney vs. Antonio Moran and a title fight between women’s super lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill vs Anahi Ester Sanchez. No word if the card will continue without Usyk according to Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing.

  • Anthony Joshua To Face Andy Ruiz; Miller to Receive 6 Month Suspension

    After weeks of speculation, Anthony Joshua has a new opponent for his United States debut. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn Tweeted on Wednesday that the unified champ will face-off against battle-tested, Andy Ruiz Jr. (record 32-1-1) on June 1 in New York. Ruiz, who fought most recently to a knockout win against Alexander Dimitrenko, emerged as a heavy favorite for the assignment after the previous front-runner Luis Ortiz reportedly turned down a reported $5 million dollar and countered with his own offer of $10 million. Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, Joshua’s former opponent, may be missing out on the fight and a huge payday but he isn’t missing out on much else as the gavel came down…

  • What?! Eddie Hearn Says Luis Ortiz Turned Down $5M For Anthony Joshua Fight

    For boxing fans clamoring for a heavyweight showdown featuring unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Cuba’s Luis Ortiz, prepare to be disappointed. Speaking to the press on Thursday in Los Angeles, Hearn says Ortiz was offered a purse upward of $5 million dollars to which he declined and countered with a different offer. Unconfirmed reports state Ortiz was asking for something more in the neighborhood of $10M. A career high payday by leaps and bounds. “Ortiz was offered a lot more than what you just said. [reporter off camera said $5M dollars] Next week, when everything is said and done, I will expose Team Ortiz in triumphant fashion. I’m fed up with people lying about…

SOCIALLY SPEAKING: A Mix Bag of Opinions on Life and Culture

LA Leaders Want R Kelly Removed From iHeart Radio Stations

On the heels of the polarizing Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, Los Angeles activists are renewing their efforts to have R Kelly removed from local airwaves. Holding a press conference in front of 102.3 KJLH on Monday, Project Islamic Hope President Najee Ali and Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson implored iHeart Radio-owned stations to follow the lead of Stevie Wonder, who owns KJLH, to not play his music in any capacity. “We are here at KJLH radio to commend Stevie Wonder and the owner of the station and station management for banning R. Kelly’s music on the airwaves. Now we want iHeartRadio and Radio One to follow suit,” said Ali. “It…

Let’s Keep The Guns and Get Rid of the People

A couple of centuries ago, a bunch of guys huddled up and decided to contrive a set of rules that would make life seemingly fairer and happier for all parties involved. This became what we know today as the United States Constitution. More than 200 years later, after drastic, almost otherworldly social changes have taken place in society, modern man is expected to abide by this archaic rulebook, and it’s causing disorientation. Confusion. Specifically speaking, we’ve become our own pistol-packin, gat-toting, worst enemy, and this will likely never change. For further illustration; according to a report by the AJM, “Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns” than people in similar countries….

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement following the tragic shooting near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas that claimed at least 59 innocent lives and injured more than 500 people: “Like so many across the country, I woke up this morning to the horrific news that our nation had endured yet another act of senseless violence, resulting in the loss of at least 59 innocent lives and leaving more than 500 people injured. This shooting is a painful reminder of just how far we must go to root out acts of mass violence in our…

THE JUNK DRAWER: Music, Entertainment & Other Stuff

Christopher Darden To Withdraw As Attorney For Nipsey Hussle’s Killer; How Public Pressure Played a Part

Christopher Darden, the well-known attorney who played a major role in the O.J. Simpson trial, has withdrawn as the attorney for Eric Holder, the man accused of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle. TMZ reports that Darden made the decision to withdraw from the case after receiving death threats to himself and his children along with other hateful messages that brought back past memories of working on the Simpson trial. Darden says he’s filed a motion to withdraw as Eric Holder‘s defense attorney. Holder happens to have a hearing scheduled for Friday in L.A. Superior Court, and Darden says it’s the last time he will appear in court on the case.  “Just as they were in 1995-Cowards never…

Celebs Hit The Met Gala Red Carpet; Who Wore It Best?

It’s that time of year when the celebs hit the red carpet for Met Gala and the imagination-defying gowns and other assorted wardrobe options are over the top as usual. According to People.com, this year’s theme: “Camp: Notes on Fashion” shines references Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay, Notes on “Camp,” which begins by defining the term as “its love of the unnatural, of artifice and exaggeration.” In other words, bigger and faker is better, as usual. For those who don’t reside in the appropriate income bracket or talent bracket to attend the Met Gala, we’ll just skip right to the fashion. Scroll down to see memorable looks from Cardi B, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and more….

Random Googles: Who Was The First Person to C-Walk ?

Let me preface this by saying I am from South Central Los Angeles and still live in South Central Los Angeles and from time to time I like to randomly google things when they pop in my head. I’m sure a number of you are the same way. Let me also say I am by NO MEANS a card-carrying member of THE set or any other set. I am not gangster, AT ALL. As a life-long resident of South Central LA (except for a stint in Seattle), I think it’s fair to say I have at least working knowledge of gang culture. I can generally decipher the graffiti that appears on my wall every once…

Damien Lillard Sinks the Buzzer-Beating Three & the Thunder Cried (Video)

Damien Lillard is turning into a human highlight real with Tuesday night being no exception. Lillard capped off a phenomenal 50 point performance by nonchalantly tossing in a buzzer-beating three-point dagger from 37 yards out to lead the Trail Blazers to a 118-115 win to eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder from the first round of the playoffs 4 games to 1. The series looked to be headed towards game 6, as the Thunder lead in the fourth quarter by 15 points, before the Blazers caught up and captured the win. Paul George scored 36 points with Russell Westbrook adding 29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for his 10th NBA playoff triple-double for OKC. Tonight’s…

Watch Nipsey Hussle Victory Lap on Century Blvd In South Central (Video)

Following Nipsey Hussle’s moving memorial service, South Los Angeles gathered for a send-off fit for the king he was. Thousands gathered all across the City as the hearse carrying Nip’s boy, followed by family, friends and fans alike drove through the City before ending their journey at Angeles Funeral Home on Crenshaw Blvd. I had the honor of recording the motorcade as it passed through my corner of South Central and the numbers of people sharing love and support to each other as he passed were nothing short of awe-inspiring and beautiful. Enjoy my video, support black businesses, invest and purchase property and assets and let the work the Nipsey began live on. The Marathon Continues,…

Get a First Look at The Lion King Live Action Trailer! (Video)

Disney dropped a trailer from the new live-action remake of The Lion King and early signs point to an epic picture. With Jon Favreau at the helm, the same director who gave us the live-action Jungle Book, there’s no doubt this film will also be great. Here’s the new trailer:

Get a First Look at Captain Marvel; LADIES STAND UP (Video)

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden…

Get a Sneak Peek at Jordan Peele’s New Horror Film ‘Us’ – It Looks Scary!

Jordan Peele, the Academy award-winning genius behind ‘Get Out’, makes his directorial return to the big screen in a horror/thriller, Us. Peele, who wrote and directed the film told BET.com that audiences shouldn’t assume that white people are the antagonists of this film, instead of facing our worst enemy, ourselves. “Very important for me was to have a Black family at the center of a horror film,” he says. “It’s also important to note that this movie, unlike Get Out, is not about race.  It is instead about something I feel has become an undeniable truth. That is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.” Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean…

Take a First Look at The Intruder; And Prepared to Be Shook! (Video)

On Tuesday Hidden Film Group released the trailer for the soon-to-be-released thriller The Intruder. Scheduled for an April release, The Intruder is a psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property. Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Joseph Sikora, The Intruder Without further ado, Scroll down and get scared!

Ma Dukes Yancey to Host J Dilla Apparel Pop-Up Shop in Los Angeles

For Los Angeles-based JDilla fans, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey is keeping the Dilla legacy alive with the launch of new J Dilla inspired apparel. On December 14, Delicious Vinyl will host a JDilla Apparel pop-up shop at Delicious Pizza Cafe on December 14th. Shoppers will be able to pick up exclusive, first in the series designs. For further information, check out the info below.   Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Vintage Vibe Music Group and Delicious Vinyl proudly announces the launch of the new JDilla Apparel Collection. On December 14, 2018, Delicious Vinyl will host the The JDilla Apparel Collection Pop-Up Shop at Delicious Pizza Cafe on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Four new & exclusive, limited…