Day: February 2, 2021

A Look Through the History of Black Fashion

The revolving door of fashion trends often comes back around, and with the internet at our fingertips, the cycle only becomes increasingly apparent. Though conversations around iconic figures who have shaped fashion as we know it often highlight names such as Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Kate Moss, we’d be remiss not to acknowledge the Black talent that stands behind a number of memorable fashion moments, and continues to influence the industry today.

Cultural references, or trends promoting empowerment in the face of oppression are evident when looking at the history of Black fashion and the many ways it has evolved over the years. However, once adopted by the masses, these >Ashro championing Afrocentric styles and trends rooted in Black fashion, you can still channel many of these looks today.

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Jewelry is one style component which has always held significance in Black fashion, and an area where

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Nets choke at end of shocking loss to Wizards, Russell Westbrook

The Nets were sure they had a road win. What they got instead was one of their worst collapses in years, served with a side order of humble pie.

From blowing a huge lead to missing Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s last-second go-ahead layup, Brooklyn suffered a 149-146 implosion in Washington.

The Nets (13-9) took it on the chin against the worst team in the East, losing a four-game winning streak and multiple leads along the way. They blew an 18-point cushion in the first half and a five-point edge with 12.3 seconds to play in a defeat that defies belief.

“It didn’t mean enough to get stops. Maybe we thought we had it in the bag, but too many times we let them waltz down the lane and get layups,” said coach Steve Nash. “We just let our foot off the gas, thought we were going to win, and that’s a dangerous

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Fantasy Stars & Studs, Week 17: Season-long standouts

NFL Week 12

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball while Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) defends in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The fantasy season is over, here we look at some season-long stars

The regular season is over, meaning that – unless you play DFS in the postseason – the time has come to forget about fantasy football for at least a few months.

As the dust settles and the focus is centered firmly on the teams still fighting for a place in Super Bowl LV in Tampa, there is time to reflect on some of the standout performers of the regular season, who delivered in significant fashion for the fantasy managers who invested draft picks in their services.

The 2020 season was a year in which several players outperformed their expectations. The top-performing quarterback was a previously much-maligned

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