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Still perfect: Team LeBron wins NBA All-Star Game 170-150

Mar. 08, 2021 00:35 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In the midst of a pandemic, this was assured of being an NBA All-Star Game like no other. The stands were mostly empty. The crowd noise was largely piped in. There were no A-list celebrities sitting courtside. Two players had to sit out after getting...

At the NBA All-Star Game, HBCUs will take center stage

Mar. 06, 2021 17:25 PM EST

Mo Williams played for the Eastern Conference in the 2009 NBA All-Star Game, and he fully understands the enormity of the event’s platform. His team lost that game. His current team — and a lot of others — should be big winners this time around....

NBA All-Star 2021: The game no one seemed to want

Mar. 06, 2021 14:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — It's the NBA All-Star Game almost no one seemed to want. Certainly not the players, who scoffed at the notion of playing an exhibition game in the midst of a pandemic. The city of Atlanta, picked as a replacement for original host...

The Pittsburgh Courier chronicled history of Black Americans

Mar. 06, 2021 03:02 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As a teenager, Robert Lee Vann plowed fields with an ox under the scorching North Carolina sun. But he didn’t plant seeds of justice until he came north for an education. After earning bachelor’s and law degrees at the University of Pittsburgh, the...

James, Durant choose their teams for Sunday's All-Star Game

Mar. 04, 2021 21:09 PM EST

LeBron James has faced Giannis Antetokounmpo as an opponent in the last three All-Star Games. The Los Angeles Lakers' star got him as a teammate this year. James used the No. 1 overall pick on Antetokounmpo — the NBA’s two-time reigning MVP from...

NBA says $3 million going to HBCUs through All-Star Game

Mar. 04, 2021 12:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The last shot of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game will be worth $300,000 for either the Thurgood Marshall College Fund or United Negro College Fund, the league said Wednesday in revealing how an estimated $3 million in charitable donations from the contest will be distributed. ...

With much respect, Cynthia Erivo takes on Queen of Soul

Mar. 02, 2021 13:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards could bring Cynthia Erivo another Emmy. Days after the British performer belted Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way” during a red carpet interview at the 2019 Tonys — explaining that it's her guilty pleasure song — she got a call...

NBA All-Star captains: It's LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant

Feb. 18, 2021 21:57 PM EST

The voters have spoken: They wanted LeBron James of the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers to be an All-Star captain, again. So, he is. And Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant will be his opposition. James and Durant were revealed Thursday as the leading fan...

Virginia House advances resolution on water as a human right

Feb. 05, 2021 18:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Petersburg made headlines last year when the city disconnected water service to non-paying residents preceding the COVID-19 pandemic. Del. Lashrecse D. Aird, D-Petersburg, criticized the city’s action as “inhumane” and the dispute...

Today in History

Jan. 24, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2021. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern...