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The first time I saw Kobe Bryant play live was at the McDonald’s All-American Basketball Game in 1996. The game was played in Pittsburgh that year, and I went to the Civic Arena downtown to watch it. I’d already had a relationship with the idea of him. He was the top high school basketball player in the country that

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When it comes to diversifying the fashion industry, “change” is more than a buzzword; it’s a moral imperative if the historically exclusive arena is to evolve. Last year, Gucci, along with many other luxury brands, was forced to confront its own missteps in creating “diversity and inclusion,” both hiring a dynamic new

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You know how folks will typically amp themselves up for a night out at the club by exclaiming, “This about to be a movie” and it is never an actual cinematic experience? Well, that is certainly not the case for one of the best Black Twitter threads in the history of the social media platform. That shit was most

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Grief isn’t typically a rational emotion; it’s a raw one. And while many of us sat shellshocked by the deaths of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and the seven other lives (including three children) tragically lost in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday morning, there was the very rational

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Multiple federal agencies have joined local authorities investigating what caused the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other passengers in Los Angeles County on Sunday. Currently, officials are focusing on foggy weather conditions in the area that day as well as potential

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A tragic pall was cast over the 62nd annual Grammy Awards Sunday night as news broke earlier in the day of Kobe Bryant’s untimely death. The fact that the awards were held in the Staples Center, the arena Kobe called home for the majority of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, only added to the mournful

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