Category: Urban News

Inhale Success: Blakk Tatted Becomes Overnight Millionaire With Hookah Brand 

By Percy Lovell Crawford NEW ORLEANS — Blakk Tatted loves the idea of being an overnight success. He obtained financial wealth in a staggering nine-hour span. Financial wealth that exceeded $1 million. The young entrepreneur from New Orleans scored big with his Blakk Smoke hookah brand. The FDA recently banned JUUL and other tobacco and nicotine-based

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Fight Club: Artur Beterbiev Challenges Boxing Rivals Dmitry Bivol And Canelo Alvarez

By Lem Satterfield Boxing champ Artur Beterbiev is ready for all comers. Beterbiev holds titles from the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the World Boxing Council (WBC). He craves an undisputed all-Russian 175-pound battle with WBA counterpart Dmitry Bivol, as well as a clash with twice-beaten four-division champion Canelo Alvarez. Beterbiev

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Kentucky City’s Incubator Seeks To Produce More Black-Owned Businesses

By George A. Willis Two years ago, Dave Christopher knew something had to change. COVID-19 shut down his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, in the spring of 2020. Many businesses in his city didn’t survive, while others barely managed with the help of grants and Paycheck Protection Program loans. But Christopher took a closer look and

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Mykal Manswell Manages To Maintain As Mental Health Advocate

By Lem Satterfield Mykal Manswell speaks with maturity beyond his years, especially when addressing mental health concerns among African Americans related to racism and the pandemic. The 25-year-old former college football player referenced racial suffering having affected blacks since the birth of America and beyond during an interview with Zenger. “The African-American community has unfortunately

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Ashley Mudge Celebrates Juneteenth, The Women Of Color Expo As Artistic Empowerment

By Lem Satterfield Ashley Mudge is powered by art. She finds meaning in the upcoming June 17-19 Women Of Color Art Expo (WOCAX) at the downtown lakefront in Columbia, Maryland, and the message of empowerment it conveys. “When you feel like giving up, push harder. Talk to other women and share experiences. Never be afraid

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Unified Champion Fulton Defends His 122-Pound Crowns Against Former Titleholder Roman

By Lem Satterfield Daniel Roman knows what it’s like to lose his title in the ring. Now, he wants Stephen Fulton to feel the same way. Roman has won twice since January 2020, when he was dethroned as IBF/WBA champion following a disputed split decision loss to undefeated southpaw Murdjon Akhmadaliev. Fulton abandoned his stick-and-move

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Davis Stops Romero Before Star-Studded Crowd

By Lem Satterfield Gervonta Davis’ fights guarantee high-drama, celebrity-filled crowds and knockout victories, and Saturday night’s clash with Rolando Romero was no exception. “Tank” Davis scored a highlight reel sixth-round stoppage of Romero, defending his WBA 135-pound title before a sold-out arena record 18,970 fans at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “Tank is the biggest puncher

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Battle Of The Unbeatens: Gervonta Davis Versus Rolando Romero 

By Lem Satterfield Gervonta Davis called Rolando Romero “a dumba** fighter” during Thursday’s pre-fight press conference at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Romero countered by mocking Davis’ “big head for me to hit,” saying “He’s scared of me” and vowing “to hit him with one punch, and we’re going to be done.” Davis (26-0, 24

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Miami Heat’s Victor Oladipo Battles A Familiar Foe: Adversity

By Lem Satterfield Victor Oladipo and the Miami Heat face a tough challenge entering Game 5 of Wednesday’s Eastern Conference Finals at the Boston Celtics’ TD Garden. The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2, with Boston having the momentum after winning Monday night by 20 points. It’s not as if the Silver Spring, Md., native hasn’t

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Combate Global Set To Be Most-Watched MMA Brand In North America

By George A. Willis First he was the co-creator of the of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Now Campbell McLaren is making his MMA Hispanic sports and media franchise into the biggest in North America. Today the UFC is one of the most successful franchises in sports history and Combate Global seems to be tracing the

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