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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

Fred Willard’s ‘Fernwood 2 Night’ Performance Introduced a Unique Comic Genius

He may have cemented his schtick with ‘Best in Show,’ but he perfected it on ‘Fernwood’