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HBCU Battle of the Brains at SXSW was huge success in its first year Out of seven teams, Paul Quinn College won the first competition

I didn’t go to a historically black college or university (HBCU). Growing up in Hawaii, my only exposure to HBCUs was my parents’ stories about growing up in New Orleans, attending the Bayou Classic. When I left paradise to move to Austin, Texas, I came in search of educational and career opportunities, and a greater […]

Simone Biles and Sasha Farber reel in the highest score on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ debut The Olympic gold medalist is looking to win her own Mirrorball Trophy

On Monday, Dancing with the Stars kicked off its 24th season, marking the show’s 400th episode. After 11 dances, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles — the most decorated gymnast of all time — took to the floor with her partner Sasha Farber in hopes of raking in the Mirrorball Trophy in the end. One could […]

NBA family supports kids with cancer during ‘Hoops for St. Jude’ week Campaign unites NBA coaches, players and teams in the hospital’s lifesaving work

More and more children are fighting and defeating childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases, thanks to those who are fighting hard behind the scenes. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the leaders in saving lives of young patients. Last week, a nine-year partnership with NBA Cares once again helped create an opportunity for […]

Two for Tuesday: First female Globetrotter Lynette Woodard and trailblazing comedian Moms Mabley They both paved the way for other women in their fields to thrive

This week’s Two for Tuesday features a trailblazer in comedy, Moms Mabley, and Lynette Woodard, who is an Olympic gold medalist, the first female Globetrotter and a WNBA standout. Lynette Woodard When the Harlem Globetrotters were looking to add a female basketball player to their roster in 1985, they added Olympic gold medalist Lynette Woodard. […]