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Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

Joe Louis' Life Story Set For Broadway Debut

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, "Rocky" — the producing team behind some recent sport-related Broadway shows have just gotten the rights to tell the st...

Making Way for Jackie Robinson: The Quiet Fight of the Brown Bomber

Michael G. Long | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael G. Long

It's that time of the year when we honor Jackie Robinson for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball in the 20th century. While he appreciated the sentiment, Robinson often recalled he was not the only black pioneer in sports.

Letters from Prison

Mark Osler | Posted 11.10.2013 | Religion
Mark Osler

If we are honest, we all have an agenda. My own agenda is shaped by a passage my mom taught me, Micah 6:8. It teaches that what God requires is that we seek justice, love mercy, and "walk humbly with our God."

WATCH: 15 Sports Moments That Will Make You Chant 'U-S-A'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.04.2013 | Sports

Take note, viewing the collection of highlights below could lead to raised heart rate, nostalgia, tears and in some cases uncontrollable chanting of "...

Detroit's Most Contentious Symbol

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.16.2012 | Detroit

More than 25 years after its creation, the giant bronze fist that hangs in downtown Detroit is still a controversial, complicated symbol to Detroiters...

America's New Fighting Hero: Bones Jones

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

The anonymity of Bradley and Alexander has less to do with Detroit and more to do with inadequate promotion and the growing sense that America has given up on its homegrown boxing heroes.

Bonanno Family Wiseguy Nabbed in 30-Year-Old Mob Rubout

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Armando Rea, a little-known Bonanno soldier, just learned what light-heavyweight champ Billy Conn found out nearly 60 years ago when he took on Joe Louis: "You can run, but you can't hide."

Protecting the House Where Lena Lived!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Never again in our history will citizens be forced to live segregated lives, not according to race at any rate. Yet once, not so long ago, this reality was a difficult to oppose matter of course.

Black Style Now? Shouldn't the Obamas Also Choose Black Designers?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Is the fact that the Obamas have so far passed over black tailors or dress designers a triviality? Or is it a crucial indicator of what's to come?