The Historic Hampton House celebrates Black history with ‘The Greatest Weekend’
The Historic Hampton House will host “The Greatest Weekend,” Feb. 25-27, with films, entertainment and guest speakers who will reminisce about the boxer, his challenges and achievements. For a moment, it seemed the Hampton House was destined to close its doors as well. Now, they hope to get The Historic Hampton House rebuilt, up and running, and fully functioning. “I remember the first time I walked through the doors and felt the Hampton House,” Smith said. For more information about the Historic Hampton House, check out their website.themiamihurricane.com
Aaron Jones staying with Packers on 4-year, $48 million deal
The Pro Bowl running back, Jones has agreed to a new deal with the Green Bay Packers and wont be exploring free agency. Drew Rosenhaus, Jones agent, confirmed that his client had agreed on a four-year deal worth $48 million that includes a $13 million signing bonus. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones has agreed to a new deal with the Green Bay Packers and won’t be exploring free agency. Drew Rosenhaus, Jones’ agent, confirmed that his client had agreed on a four-year deal worth $48 million that includes a $13 million signing bonus. “We anticipated bigger offers in free agency, but Aaron wanted to stay with the Packers,” Rosenhaus said via email.
Regina King on directing "One Night in Miami"
Regina King on directing "One Night in Miami" The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress makes her film directorial debut with an acclaimed story, set in the 1960s, of a re-imagined meeting of four Black icons – Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke – discussing the civil rights movement. Regina King talks with CBS News' Michelle Miller about her artistic ambitions, her promotion of social justice, and the blessings of her fruitful career.cbsnews.com
Regina King: "God put me here to tell more of our stories"
King tells Michelle Miller she believes God put her on Earth to tell these stories, in an interview for "CBS Sunday Morning," to be broadcast March 7. The characters in "One Night in Miami" discuss using their fame and their voices to make a difference, something King tells Miller, co-host of "CBS This Morning: Saturday," that she thought a lot about after the killing of George Floyd. "So … it's what makes the conversation in 'One Night in Miami' so urgent right now. Actress-director Regina King, right, with CBS News' Michelle Miller. "I think that God put me here to tell more of our stories," King said.cbsnews.com
Four beautiful, talented Black men portray four beautiful, talented Black men in ‘One Night in Miami’
It is difficult to play a non-fictional character, especially for Hodge, who played Jim Brown, the film’s only living historical figure. In “One Night in Miami,” there were four, and every man shined just as bright as the next. Jim Brown debated if he wanted to throw in his cleats for a career in acting. Everything about “One Night in Miami” is deep—the depictions, the cast, the dark and humid setting, and the dialogue. “One Night in Miami” premiered in selected theaters on Christmas and is available now on Amazon Prime Video.thewestsidegazette.com
With a Storied Miami Motel as Backdrop, One Night in Miami Honors Four Black Icons
From the 1950s to the '70s, the Hampton House thrived as an after-hours hangout for community members and celebrities. By the early 2000s, the Hampton House was on the brink of demolition, but a grassroots campaign to save the landmark succeeded. After a multimillion-dollar renovation and a 15-year battle, the Hampton House reopened as the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center in 2015. Enid Pinkney, founding president and CEO of the Historic Hampton House Community Trust, deserves much of the credit for saving the motel. “We would leave work, go home, and get dressed to go to Hampton House,” Pinkney tells New Times.miaminewtimes.com
Floyd Little, Syracuse and Broncos great, dies at 78
FILE - In this Sept.1969 file photo, Denver Broncos' Floyd Little avoids the tackle of New York Jets' Steve O'Neal (20) during a football game in Denver. Little, the Hall of Fame running back who starred at Syracuse and for the Denver Broncos, has died. (AP Photo/File)DENVER – Floyd Little, the versatile running back who starred at Syracuse and for the Denver Broncos, has died after a long bout with cancer. “So, I supposedly saved the franchise.”Little was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. “Floyd Little was a true hero of the game," said David Baker, president and CEO of the pro hall.
From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1993, file photo, Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is carried on his team's shoulders after his 325th victory, against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Not long after came a seismic jolt, the helicopter crash of Kobe Bryant in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. Football lost a big piece of its heart: Don Shula, Gale Sayers, Paul Hornung, Bobby Mitchell. The losses, of course, came against a backdrop of a pandemic, its number of fatalities rolled out daily on TV screens. Kurt Thomas in 1978 became the first U.S. male gymnast to win a world title but lost an Olympic shot in 1980 because of the boycott.
‘One Night In Miami’ Opening January 1st
[MIAMI] – Holding significance to the city of Miami and the Historic Hampton House, Miami Film Festival is pleased to open ‘One Night In Miami’ on New Year’s Day, 2021 at Tower Theater. ‘One Night In Miami’ is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s. Directed by Regina King, the film is based on the stage play by Kemp Powers which screened as Miami New Drama’s season opener in 2018 at Colony Theatre. Select screenings are available January, 1st – January, 7th 2021Set on the night of February 25, 1964, ‘One Night in Miami’ follows a young, brash Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. The film’s characters are played by Eli Goree as Muhammad Ali, Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown, Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Cooke and Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X.Click below to watch the One Night in Miami – Official Trailersflcn.com
A winner: Chiefs vs Saints, with Brees back to face Mahomes
1 conference seed is tight, with the Packers one game ahead of the Saints, the Rams and Seahawks one game behind. Drew Brees will be active after missing four games with fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, making for an intriguing matchup with Patrick Mahomes. The Bills (11-3) scored twice in a 17-second span in the third quarter to ice their fourth straight victory that officially ended the New England Patriots’ 11-year reign atop the division. Jerry Rice caught a touchdown pass in 12 straight games in 1987 and A.J. Green did it in nine straight games in 2012.
Henry runs wild, Titans hand Jags 12th straight loss, 31-10
Enjoying a big performance about 25 miles from his hometown of Yulee was something new for Henry. He managed just 13 yards as a rookie in 2016, followed by outings of 92, 57 and 44 yards in front of friends and family. Henry had 170 yards on 17 carries in the first 30 minutes, including a 36-yard touchdown run. He added a 47-yard scamper early in the third as the Titans (9-4) started to pull away. AFC South-leading Tennessee clinched its fifth consecutive winning season and moved a step closer to securing a playoff berth.
Burrow, Bengals hit road vs Browns on NFL's 100th birthday
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) reacts after running for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. Outside, Burrow got lessons on Paul Brown, Jim Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bernie Kosar, The Ickey Shuffle and Dawg Pound. “In my eyes I played terrible through 3 1/2 quarters and then played up to my standards in the last drive and almost won the game,” Burrow said. RUN OVERThe Bengals significantly overhauled the NFL’s worst run defense of last season — 149 yards allowed per game —- and had a tough start against the Chargers, who ran for 155. Bengals coach Zac Taylor expects Bullock, who fully practiced on Tuesday, to handle kicking duties against the Browns.
NFL 100 commercial definitely took it to the house
Maybe the most talked-about Super Bowl commercial of this season took place before the game actually began. Before kickoff on Sunday, the NFL aired a “NFL 100” commercial to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the league, and it gave people chills -- in a good way. The ad features 12-year-old football prodigy Maxwell “Bunchie” Young, a native of Los Angeles who is already a YouTube sensation. The commercial then finishes live at the Super Bowl LIV, with Young leading other youth football players representing each of the league’s 32 teams onto the field before kickoff. Read below for the cast -- and if you missed it, check out the full three-minute video below.
Mo Rocca picks up lacrosse tips
NFL great Jim Brown is also a legend in America's oldest team sport: lacrosse. Brown picked up the game during high school, and even made it into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Mo Rocca delves into America's fastest-growing team sport, a favorite at schools and universities across the U.S.cbsnews.com