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Black History

The Black Olympians: Class of 1936

Gymnast Simone Biles. Swimmer Simone Manuel. Shot putter Michelle Carter. All three won gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics in sports not typically associated with Black American athletes. Eighty years ago, a grand total of two Black American women athletes, Tidye Pickett and Louise Stokes, both in track and field, traveled to the 1936

Blair Underwood
Arts & Entertainment

Man Crush Monday: Blair Underwood

Can we just start by saying that Blair Underwood is fiiiiiiiiine? The accomplished actor damn near caused a commotion when he recently stopped by our Chicago office to talk to our Vice President, Head of Digital Editorial, Kyra Kyles. Though Underwood is working on a number of projects, including a story arc on The Good

Anthony Mackie to Star in Jesse Owens Project at Relativity
Arts & Entertainment

Jesse Owens Biopic to Star Anthony Mackie

Relativity is in talks to develop a biopic about American track and field hero Jesse Owens with Anthony Mackie attached to star. It’s the third Owens movie in the works in Hollywood, following the completed “Race” at Focus and an untitled Owens project at Disney, based on the book “Triumph,” written ESPN host Jeremy Schaap.

Anthony Mackie Developing a Jesse Owens Biopic
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Anthony Mackie to Produce and Star in Jesse Owens Bio?

Anthony Mackie to possibly produce and star in Jesse Owens biopic.  Anthony Mackie, of Captain America fame, is shopping around a Jesse Owens biopic with We Are Marshall writer Jamie Linden, according to Deadline. The would-be movie, which Mackie would produce and star in, focuses on the lead-up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where Owens

Jesse Owens Biopic
Arts & Entertainment

Jesse Owens Biopic in Development

Disney is currently developing a Jesse Owens movie based on Jeremy Schaap's Triumph, a biography spanning the track-and-field star's childhood all the way to his success at Nazi Germany's 1936 Olympic Games. David Seidler, the Oscar-winning writer of The King's Speech, is also attached.