Celebrating the life of hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle

Isaiah Spencer | Staff Writer Flickr User Joey Zanotti Rapper Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was gunned down March 31 in front of his business in south central Los Angeles, California. According to NBC, the suspect, Eric Holder, Jr., pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. Nipsey Hussle’s funeral was April 11 at Staples Center in L.A., with an attendance of 21,000 guests, Vulture reported. Many people paid tribute to Hussle at the funeral, including multiple celebrities as well as persons who were inspired by … Continue reading Celebrating the life of hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle

NBA awards up in the air

Justin Norris | Staff Writer For the first time in recent memory, most of the NBA awards lack a clear frontrunner. The MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year races are all tightly contested, and depending on who you ask, there are multiple deserving candidates. The MVP award is a two-man race between Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and James Harden of the Houston Rockets. Antetokounmpo is a two-way, positionless force, averaging 27.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and 6 assists per game on the NBA-leading Bucks. The Greek Freak’s stat line is something the league has … Continue reading NBA awards up in the air

Faces in new places around the bases

Harrington Gardiner | Staff Writer Finally, Major League Baseball is back in full swing. After a long offseason and spring training, the bright lights, broken bats and packed ballparks have returned. There was plenty of noise involving free-agent signings, trades and managerial changes throughout the majors. Those transactions have a strong impact on both the American League and National League. So who will make it to October? American League The defending champion Boston Red Sox are looking to continue their dominance in the AL East. The Red Sox are led by AL MVP Mookie Betts and have the talent to … Continue reading Faces in new places around the bases

Hampton player watch: JP Napier

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Staff Writer HamptonPirates.com Hampton University is known for many things: basketball, football, beautiful scenery and academic excellence. One thing it is not known for … yet … is lacrosse. Hampton lacrosse did make a splash in 2015, when it was featured in an ESPN special. ESPN covered how HU was the first HBCU to have a varsity lacrosse squad. After moving up to Division I, the Pirates are looking to have their best season yet. Hampton was 5-8 last year and has started 4-3 this spring. One of the key contributors is junior midfielder Jonathan “JP” Napier. … Continue reading Hampton player watch: JP Napier

Entrepreneurial athletes are on the rise

Justin Whitner | Staff Writer October 18, 1984, Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan Nike sneakers were banned from being worn on the court in any game. The NBA, according to Forbes, notified Nike and the Chicago Bulls that the black-and-red sneaker from that day’s game broke the “uniformity of uniform rule.” He would immediately have to stop wearing the colorway on court. Nearly 35 years later, Forbes reported Nike’s revenue from the Jordan Brand line hit nearly $2.9 billion. Ever since the day Jordan’s sneakers were banned and then reinstated into the NBA, stars have taken numerous chances to make money … Continue reading Entrepreneurial athletes are on the rise

The Hot Seat: Cardi B and Jess Hilarious

Danae Workman | Staff Writer Grammy award-winning rapper Cardi B and Instagram comedian Jess Hilarious have been in the hot seat for previous behaviors that are viewed as immoral. It is essential to discuss these controversies, how the public has reacted and how the celebrities have responded to the backlash. According to Newsweek, four Sikh men were booted off a plane because Jess Hilarious was afraid of the way they looked. The public raged over her actions and hastily “canceled” Jess over these allegations. People following the story demanded that Fox remove Jess from the show Rel because this is … Continue reading The Hot Seat: Cardi B and Jess Hilarious

Tiffany Haddish: She’s ready for Netflix

Amber Smith | Staff Writer Flickr User Stock Catalog Celebrity comedian Tiffany Haddish is coming to Netflix in full force. Her new all-female stand-up comedy series, Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, will feature some of her fellow comedian friends, including Chaunté Wayans from 50 Shades of Black, April Macie from Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy, Tracey Ashley from The Last O.G., Aida Rodriguez from Last Comic Standing, Flame Monroe from Def Comedy Jam and Marlo Williams from Comicview. “I am introducing six of my favorite comedians—in my eyes, they are superstars. The epitome of ‘They Ready,’” Haddish said. The … Continue reading Tiffany Haddish: She’s ready for Netflix