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A graduate who rapped his dissertation has been appointed the hip-hop professor at the University of Virginia
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A graduate who rapped his dissertation has been appointed the hip-hop professor at the University of Virginia

A GRADUATE who who rapped his dissertation has taken on the role of assistant professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Music. A.D. Carson graduated with distinctions this past spring from Clemson University’s rhetorics, communication and information design doctorate program. His dissertation was a 34-track rap album titled “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics … Continue reading

The future of basketball: Brothers Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Cover SLAM magazine
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The future of basketball: Brothers Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Cover SLAM magazine

LOS ANGELES Lakers No. 2 overall draft pick Lonzo Ball and younger brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo appear on the cover of SLAM magazine’s newest issue, which focuses on the future of basketball. Their father, LaVar, who doesn’t appear on the cover, penned an essay for the issue titled “Whole New Ball Game.” In it, he … Continue reading

Graduate sets up company providing cheap transportation for people visiting loved ones in prison
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Graduate sets up company providing cheap transportation for people visiting loved ones in prison

WHEN KRISTAL Bush’s dad went to jail when she was just 3, the youngster would often visit him 300 miles away with her family. Now 27, Kristal has lost track of the hours spent and miles covered over the years visiting friends and relatives in prison. In 2012, the graduate and social worker from Philadelphia … Continue reading

Sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake breaks 30-year British record at the British Athletics Team Trials
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Sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake breaks 30-year British record at the British Athletics Team Trials

SPRINTER NETHANEEL Mitchell-Blake won the 200m at the British Athletics Team Trials and set a new British record in the process. Nethaneel stormed home in a time of 20.18 to eclipse John Regis’ Championship Best Performance set 30 years ago and reach the qualifying time for the World Athletics Championship next month. The 23-year-old said: … Continue reading

Kia Patterson makes history by opening the first black-owned grocery store in Compton selling organic food at affordable prices
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Kia Patterson makes history by opening the first black-owned grocery store in Compton selling organic food at affordable prices

KIA PATTERSON has made history by opening the first black-owned grocery store in Compton. The 36-year-old is the owner and proprietor of The Grocery Outlet, which she hopes will provide a way to bring organic food options to people at more affordable prices. For years, Kia worked at Smart & Final, warehouse-style food and supply store, … Continue reading

Chance The Rapper will donate his Grammy Award to Chicago’s Museum of African American History to help “build it up”
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Chance The Rapper will donate his Grammy Award to Chicago’s Museum of African American History to help “build it up”

CHANCE THE Rapper is donating his 2016 Grammy Award for Best Rap album to Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the charitable rapper’s announcement at the museum’s 100 Night Of Stars gala surprised the audience in attendance. He said during his speech that he wants to make the museum ‘a … Continue reading