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Perception Isn’t Reality: A Letter on Why We Scream Black Lives Matter

Hello? Is anyone there? Are you listening? There’s so much that needs to be said…but I want to make sure we’re heard. I figure it’s about time I use this platform I’ve been given for this specific reason. Years ago Dr. King said, “I’m tired of marching for something that should have been mine at […]

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Legacies Worth Honoring

In a twelve month span, we lost two monumental legends. When Nipsey Hussle was murdered in March of 2019, it changed the landscape of hip-hop and awards shows. Meek Mill released his single Letter to Nipsey, the BET Awards gave a segment to his memory, and more. Hussle’s phrase, “The Marathon Continues” was heavily adopted […]

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A New Era of Black Excellence

Every so often, there’s that one person who is an icon in their own way and it’s so beautiful and so magnificent that you can’t help but to be left in awe of that individual. When they create, produce and launch something, it’s something to marvel at. In my lifetime, Tyler Perry has been that […]

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Don’t Die: by Chance Drake

DON’T DIE. Here I am in plain sight, headed towards the light, fighting back with all my might. Despite my effort, I’m losing traction, life is in his hands and I can’t seem to grasp it. Now I’m asking in what aspect was I lacking? I didn’t have time to write wrongs in the present […]

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NFL News

The future is the Black quarterback

The quarterback position historically isn’t drawn up to be an overly entertaining and mesmerizing position. That was usually designated to wide receivers, running backs and special teams. Over time, the lead position on the football field has become less conservative and now, it’s downright liberal with quarterbacks free to add their flare to the position. […]

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Note 2 Self: By Chance Drake

I just turned 23. As I sit on this chartered jet I ponder the distance traveled on my journey thus far. Twenty-three, such a critical milestone, old enough to know better but still young enough to know nothing at all. Often I’m quite critical on myself as to why I’m not further along in life. […]

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Sports

Roc Nation, big save for the NFL’s culture

The NFL is in trouble, but the game itself is fine. What’s in jeopardy is the culture surrounding the league. From domestic violence to social justice issues, the NFL is in a tough spot and its reputation is slipping. A large percent of the league’s Black fanbase has become dissatisfied with the way those issues […]

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