Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal

He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the famous Four Horsemen who grew up with King James in Ohio. And one of the only people on earth who knows if that lifetime Nike deal was really worth a billion dollars. Here, Maverick Carter shares his battle-tested tactics—and the big secret.He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the Read more about Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal[…]

Misty Copeland Made Sure the Barbie Inspired by Her Had a Very Specific Body Type

Yes, Misty Copeland has a Barbie made in her image now — but the patriarchy hasn’t imploded, and racial equality still isn’t a thing. That’s part of why the 33-year-old #BlackExcellence ambassador — the first black female principal dancer in the history of the American Ballet Theater — gave very specific directions for how her Barbie should Read more about Misty Copeland Made Sure the Barbie Inspired by Her Had a Very Specific Body Type[…]

Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tabrez Noorani, a producer on the Academy Award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, will direct a movie on sex trafficking after first encountering victims of the trade in Los Angeles more than 10 years ago. “Love Sonia”, which starts filming next week, will feature actress Freida Pinto, who starred in “Slumdog Millionaire”, Read more about Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’[…]

George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles

How To Overcome Obstacles And Achieve Success, As Told By George Lopez It was April 23,1984, when George Lopez woke up on his friend’s couch. He had no money to his name, he had just been fired from his job and he had just gotten kicked out of the home he grew up in. That Read more about George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles[…]

Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates

“My family is seventh-generation from Los Angeles, my great grandfather was actually the first Mayor of Santa Monica. I think I lived in 16 different houses growing up, everywhere from Elvis’s old bachelor pad, to living across the street from the old Tate House on Cielo [where the Charles Manson “family” committed the Tate murders in Read more about Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates[…]

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is What Happens When Black Women Control Their Art

Millions of people saw one of the world’s most powerful black women fight her demons on Saturday, and win. Not far into Lemonade, Beyoncé is in a Victorian-era room, submerged in water. It is one of the more gripping scenes in the hourlong visual album that previewed her most recent album release. In it, she sings Read more about Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is What Happens When Black Women Control Their Art[…]

Twitter Wins NFL Deal To Stream 2016 Thursday Night Football

The NFL has struck a deal with Twitter to live stream, for free, the 2016 season of Thursday Night Football online through the social media site. For the NFL, this is a push to reach the growing cohort of people who might not have a cable subscription. For Twitter, it might prove to be a Read more about Twitter Wins NFL Deal To Stream 2016 Thursday Night Football[…]

Four years a student-athlete: the racial injustice of big-time college sports

Before Robert and Amy McCormick could see the racial injustice at the heart of big-time college sports, they had to wake up—literally. It was the summer of 2002, and the McCormicks, a married pair of professors at Michigan State University, were living in an East Lansing neighborhood located between a block of student housing and Read more about Four years a student-athlete: the racial injustice of big-time college sports[…]