Nicole R. Fleetwood calls her latest book On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination, "an act of love." But readers may end up referring to it as tough love.
About a month ago, we were watching the NBA finals and enjoying the back and forth battle between Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors vs. LeBron...
"This is the best night of my life," Amy Schumer addressed the exuberant crowd at Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday for the world premiere of her romantic comedy, Trainwreck. Director Judd Apatow stood nearby feeding the comedienne lines, reminding her to thank Universal and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, hosts of the spectacular launch, including the lavish after party at the refurbished Tavern on the Green.
To my mind, Trainwreck is both a very funny movie -- and yet another example of Apatow's inability to edit himself. Like every movie he's made, this one has several big laughs -- and could easily be 20 minutes shorter.
LeBron James is back in Cleveland. You can put your photoshopped pictures of him in your favorite team's jersey in your trash folder. It was pretty much a done deal that he would return to Cleveland even after he opted out.
"I usually don't f**k with the internet, but Nate, Zoe, Danez, and Gabe are on to something. Reading Beale Street Talks is my favorite way to spend an afternoon." - James Baldwin, 1968
Bernie is a great guy, but he is no Steph Curry, and he is no Alison Bechdel. His value, not to be underestimated, is in pressuring the frontrunner by energizing progressives.
LeBron is not a horrible player. He is one of the best of our time. However, announcing himself as the best player on Earth whilst being unproven in the Finals as well as having a bevy of contestant in what is probably the most competitive league we've ever seen just seems plain foolish.
LeBron James made a statement after the Cavaliers lost in Game 5. He said that he was the "best player in the world." On Tuesday night, he watched the best NBA team in the world hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy on his own home court.
As the Golden State Warriors prepared to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in this year's NBA Finals, most were preoccupied with the matchup of Stephen Curry vs LeBron James. I found myself more fascinated in each player's individual talent level and skill set.
One win away from winning the title, the Warriors really have nothing to lose. They head back to Cleveland to play Game 6 on Tuesday. Then they head back to Oakland on Friday for the final game of the series if necessary.
We are a sports-obsessed nation that doesn't know how to talk about sports. Take, for instance, the NBA Finals. The series isn't even over, and yet, the legacy of LeBron James is already being re-litigated from Cleveland to California.
Whether LeBron knows it or not, three generations of his family once called Cleveland home. LeBron has classic, Great Migration heritage, and two branches of his family tree made their way from the South to Cleveland.
On the basketball court, instant replays may make the call, but in the real estate arena, there are no rules. And when it comes to professional ballers LeBron James and Stephen Curry, it's not just an all-out battle in the NBA Finals -- it's also a war for the real estate crown.
Last week, Indians slugger Brandon Moss hit his 100th career home run. Unfortunately for him, the ball landed in the Indian's bullpen, prompting the team's relief pitchers to demand a "shopping list" of Apple products from Moss as a condition for turning over the souvenir.
MVP Stephen Curry showed up NBA's best LeBron James, and the Warriors beat the Cavaliers 108-100 in OT. James scored 44 points in 46 minutes and that wasn't enough against Curry and his teammates, who performed excellent defense in the final minutes.