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Documentary highlights NYC street basketball

Documentary highlights NYC street basketball

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   The best basketball players often aren’t found in college or in the NBA, but on the nation’s blacktops. Using a late 1970s tune by the Blackbyrds as its overall theme, Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball,...

Keith knows what he wants but not how to get it

Keith knows what he wants but not how to get it

Dec. 11 | How in the hell do you get someone to want you back? Keith was always a firm believer that you can’t make someone want you. Which is why devastatingly gorgeous women never drove him quite as crazy as they did other guys in this line of work. You...

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Dec. 3 |       While local media types flew to a former Minnesota Timberwolves player in town, asking him once again what it’s like to play against his former team, this reporter opted instead to hang around a native Minneapolis player’s...

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain

Sep. 18 | President Barack Obama stands in that shadow   Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of 1930s Great Britain, went to Munich, Germany to seek peace with Hitler. The “ghost” of Chamberlain refers to his miscalculating achieving “peace in...

On having to prove one’s self-worth

On having to prove one’s self-worth

Jun. 5 |   Ossie Davis (1917-2005) remembered a Southern sheriff pouring syrup on his head as a child. Davis regarded this incident as pivotal, instilling what he called the “ni***r” effect in his mind: a form, function and reaction of cowardice...