Author: A. Suave Francisco

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

Jackie Robinson, the legend, the inspiration

For those that saw the movie 42, staring journeyman actor Chadwick Boseman, you know that as a baseball movie it was geared exclusively towards Jackie Robinson’s journey to his first start for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. That marked the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that held Black players to the […]

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Sports
Thunder Stories

Thunder will threaten Warriors if they stick to authentic identity

Instead of fighting fire with fire, why not fight fire with it’s biggest weakness, water? Basketball speaking, while every NBA team’s gameplan is to stock up on shooting power to compete against the Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder look to dethrone the Warriors dynasty with their stifling defense. Other than a slow early […]

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Sports

History of blackface and why many University of Oklahoma students are fed up

Students at the University of Oklahoma marched for justice after two blackface incidents on the college’s campus. The #BetterTogether march led and organized by junior political science major Aurelius Miles Francisco, Destinee Dickson and fellow members of OU’s Black Student Association was carried out to put further pressure on the campus’ leaders, specifically the newly […]

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Thunder Stories

Thunder look dominant in win over Portland

After a disturbingly early matchup in Philadelphia on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Thunder returned to the Chesapeake Energy arena about 30 hours later and picked up their second win in a row against another NBA power. For the second time this season, the Thunder defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in an impressive […]

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Lack of MVP hype for George speaks volumes: NBA cares only for scoring

Oklahoma City entered their game against Philadelphia with a (1-5) record over the last six games. History says Philly would be the place for the Thunder to get back to their winning ways as they’ve won 18-straight against the 76ers. Thanks to Paul George, the Thunder gained a quality win over a team with a […]

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Threes fall, defense lacks, Thunder lose fifth in six

Both the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers faced a must-win situation on Thursday night and only one team left the Chesapeake Energy Arena with that much needed ‘W.’ The Lakers came into Oklahoma City and torched Oklahoma City’s defense, defeating the Thunder 138-128 in overtime behind Kyle Kuzma’s 32 points. The 28th and […]

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Music

Chris Brown will be the youngest artist to earn masters

Pop and R&B artist Chris Brown has started the New Year off with a bang. One of the most iconic artists turned low-key has been making moves. He’ll be the youngest artist of all-time to own his masters. Brown’s upcoming album title “Indigo” will be his first under a new license agreement with his label […]

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