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Sean Connery Was the Best Bond. But He Represented the Worst Parts of the Character, Too

The beloved actor’s passing provoked plenty of accolades for his legendary career. But his attitude toward women too easily reflected the sexist worldview of his most famous role.

The John Thompson School of Unapologetic Black Excellence

The legendary Georgetown basketball coach passed away on Monday. But the influence he had on his players — and Black America — far surpassed whatever he helped them accomplish on the court.

Chadwick Boseman Didn’t Just Play Heroes: For the Black Community, He Was One

Despite making his name playing icons — from Jackie Robinson to King T’Challa — Boseman’s legacy isn’t just his roles, but the strength of the man behind them

That Time I Pitched Regis Philbin a TV Show in the Lobby of Equinox

The TV legend died today at age 88, and from my one meeting with the guy, he was everything you’d hope he’d be — and more