Author: A. Suave Francisco

Founder & Editor-in-Chief. National Association of Black Journalists. University of Central Oklahoma.
Culture

John Singleton: Remembering a Good Brother and award-winning director

Growing up on the Eastside of Oklahoma City, OK, I knew what it was like to grow up in the hood, but not in South Central Los Angeles. I only heard what life was like in Southern California from those that have been there. With that being said, the 80s and 90s were a transformative […]

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Columns
Thunder Stories

Reality check: Thunder need to evaluate where they are, which direction they’re headed

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reached their third-straight off-season prior to the month of May. Other than the first year after Kevin Durant left for Golden State, there have been two straight years of high expectations ending in disappointment. More specifically, a first-round exit. As the Los Angeles Clippers are currently fighting, giving the dynasty […]

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Columns
Culture
Music

Donald Glover’s ‘Guava Island’ compares and contrasts cultures

Donald Glover, as free-spirited as ever, took the stage at Coachella wearing white linen pants, rocking an overly liberal beard on Friday evening. With full intentions of his performance being a soulful trip for the festivalgoers, he spoke to his crowd. “Tonight is a spiritual night, we need to feel each other,” he told the […]

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Sports
Thunder Stories

Westbrook stuck to his promise in Game 3

After Oklahoma City’s Game 2 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, everyone pointed the finger at Russell Westbrook who played one of his worst games of the season. After that performance, in his postgame interview, he took full responsibility for the Thunder dropping the game and promised he would do better on Friday night in […]

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NBA News

Lakers trading Russell resembles OKC and Harden

The Los Angeles Laker traded D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mosgov and a draft pick to the Brooklyn Nets at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 regular season. Trade talks were already active regarding the 20-year-old Russell, but after the storied “snitching” incident involving his then teammate, Nick Young, the Lakers almost needed to do so to keep […]

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Columns
Thunder Stories

Portland vs. OKC Game 1: Fix slow start, shooting, OKC will be fine

A near-historically bad shooting performance for the Thunder, while giving up 39 points in the first quarter to the Portland Trail Blazers nearly ended in a Game 1 comeback victory for OKC in the Moda Center. The narrative coming into this NBA playoff series has been that OKC is the better team, and even after […]

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NBA News
Thunder Stories

NBA Playoffs: Who will knock off the Warriors in the West?

After a dramatic end to the 2018-2019 NBA regular season, the Playoffs are here. The 82-game grind is over, and the top half of the NBA will have the chance to fight for a title. That’s if you think any other team actually stands a chance against a Golden State Warriors team that features an […]

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