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Jada White Turned Her Hardships Into Poetry 

By: Percy Lovell Crawford

By Percy Lovell Crawford How someone deals with tragedy can define a life. For Jada White, writing helped her cope with losing her father at 6 years old, and her grandmother drowning in the floodwaters created by Hurricane Katrina. Those incidents prompted her to write two poetry books:  “The Flower...

Combate Global Set To Be Most-Watched MMA Brand In North America

By: George A. Willis

By George A. Willis First he was the co-creator of the of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Now Campbell McLaren is making his MMA Hispanic sports and media franchise into the biggest in North America. Today the UFC is one of the most successful franchises in sports history and Combate Global...

Hyundai Launches New Electric Appeal For African Americans

By: Kevin Michael Briscoe

By Kevin Michael Briscoe Hyundai unveiled one of the world’s largest marketing efforts to sell electric vehicles to African Americans. Culture Brands, a Washington, D.C.-area firm that made news last year by becoming the automaker’s first minority advertising agency of record, is leading the strategy and design of the new...

Chasing Victory: Female Runner Sets New Record Of 102 Marathons In 102 Days

By: John Murphy

By John Murphy After losing her leg to a rare form of cancer, long-distance runner Jacky Hunt-Broersma spent her life overcoming physical obstacles, climatological hurdles and thousands of miles to do exactly what people said was impossible for her. This year, for 102 straight days, Hunt-Broersma ran a full marathon...

Errol Spence Overcomes Perilous Sixth Round To Stop Yordenis Ugas

By: Lem Satterfield

By Lem Satterfield Errol Spence declared “I’m the best fighter at 147 pounds and arguably the best fighter in the world” before Saturday’s 10th-round technical knockout over Yordenis Ugas in front of nearly 40,000 spectators at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Remaining undefeated at 28-0 with an equally impressive 22...

Boxer Yordenis Ugas Aims To Take Down Another Southpaw 

By: Lem Satterfield

By Lem Satterfield Yordenis Ugas wants to add Errol Spence to his impressive list of vanquished southpaw champions. The Cuban WBA 147-pound champion has been calling out IBF/WBC champion Spence for quite a while, and he’ll face “The Truth” in a unification bout on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington,...