Detention of WNBA’s Griner in Moscow extended by 1 month

Detention of WNBA’s Griner in Moscow extended by 1 month

MOSCOW (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner had her pre-trial detention in Russia extended by one month Friday, her lawyer said. Alexander Boykov told The Associated Press he thinks the relatively short extension indicated that Griner’s case would go to trial soon. The 31-year-old American basketball player has been in custody for nearly three months.…

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PATHWAYS TO SPORTS

PATHWAYS TO SPORTS

The Arizona Diamondbacks, Black Professionals & Allies, and TPRG (Team Player Resource Group), in partnership with BASE Arizona (Black Alliance & Social Empowerment), hosted over…

Witherspoon runs her best life

Witherspoon runs her best life

By Dee Ford Byas As she sits back with a cigar, Lauren Witherspoon, 25, describes running her business, running on a lacrosse field, and being…

MCC Faculty In Renowned Journal

MCC Faculty In Renowned Journal

Insights On Racism, Classism To educate and encourage others, Professor Andrea Brownlee, an education studies faculty member at Mesa Community College, shares his experience as…

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The Itty Bitty Open

The Itty Bitty Open

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) has been hosting the Itty Bitty Open for boys 3-5 years and girls 3-4 years. The event is always held near the start of the Phoenix Open, where professional golfers from around the world flock to Phoenix/ Scottsdale to participate in the “Greatest Show on Turf.” This year the Itty…

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IMPRISONED GRINER GETS SUPPORT FROM USA BASKETBALL TEAMMATES

IMPRISONED GRINER GETS SUPPORT FROM USA BASKETBALL TEAMMATES

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A’ja Wilson wishes that she and her USA Basketball teammates could do more to help Brittney Griner right now. They’ve all been straddling the line of trying not to say anything that could potentially hurt the WNBA star’s case as she’s still imprisoned in Russia on drug allegations, but also wanting Griner…

Central Arts Alliance Names Phoenix Center for The Arts CEO

Central Arts Alliance Names Phoenix Center for The Arts CEO

Arts, and the Maricopa Public Library, creating and managing diversity programs, music productions, and video programming. Sandra comes to her new position with experience working in the for-profit sector, with corporations such as Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Hostess Brands, and Mars, Inc. Originally from Detroit, Bassett has made Phoenix her home for the past 12 years.…

Fun Lovers Bowling League Ready For 2022

Fun Lovers Bowling League Ready For 2022

Special to the Informant When it’s bowl season during the end of the year, you think about college football. But there is about another type of bowl to take notice of: BOWLING. The game with a ball and 10 pins. The Valley of the Sun has a group that has run a bowling league for…

Smith Apologizes For Oscars Actions

Smith Apologizes For Oscars Actions

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA With news that the Academy officially launched a formal review of Will Smith’s assault on Chris Rock during Sunday’s ceremony, the Best Actor Oscar winner issued an apology to the comedian. As those in charge of the awards show asserted they would “explore further action and consequences in accordance with our…

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