This Week in Good Black News: Snoop Dogg Joins Paris Games as Correspondent, Sha’Carri Wins 100-Meter Olympic Qualifier, and Lakers Draft Bronny, Creating NBA’s First Father-Son Duo with LeBron James

Plus, Prince, Nia Long, Sherri, Busta Rhymes, and more are inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It was an eventful week in sports. Track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson made significant strides toward her first Olympic games. Meanwhile, rapper Snoop Dogg landed a new role as a sports correspondent and basketball superstar LeBron James made NBA history alongside his son Bronny. Plus, several entertainment legends are receiving their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep reading for more in This Week in Good Black News

  • Sha’Carri Wins 100-Meter Qualifying for Paris Olympic Games

    24-year-old sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson is heading to the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France, after winning the 100-meter final on Saturday (June 22) at the Olympic trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The Texas native finished in first place with a time of 10.71, the fastest time in the 100-meter event in the world in 2024.

  • Snoop Dogg joins NBC Sports as a correspondent at the Paris Olympic Games

    Snoop Dogg left fans in tears when he shared his thoughts alongside Kevin Hart during the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. This year, the legendary West Coast rapper is back after being tapped to join NBC Sports as an Olympics correspondent for the upcoming Paris Games.

    When asked why he took the role, the 52-year-old told TIME, “Why not? Not why. This is what I do. You know what I’m saying?” He added, “I love being in front of the people. I love sports. I know what I'm talking about. The network is appealing enough to understand that we deserve each other. So we’re gonna make magic.”

  • LeBron James and Bronny become the first NBA father-and-son duo

    The James household earned its second NBA player and the league’s first father-and-son duo after the Los Angeles Lakers selected LeBron’s oldest son, Bronny, as their 55th Draft pick on Thursday (June 27.)

    At USC, the 19-year-old averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 19.4 minutes per game. Last year, he took a break from basketball following a cardiac arrest episode, which led to surgery to correct a congenital heart defect.

  • Prince, Nia Long, and more are inducted into the Hall of Fame

    The Hollywood Walk of Fame 2025 class is here and packed with legends across entertainment. The organization chose Nia Long, Sherri Shepherd, and Courtney B. Vance in motion pictures and television. Fantasia, The Isley Brothers, Busta Rhymes, and the late Prince have joined the recording category. Lastly, ballet dancer Misty Copeland will earn her star in the live theater/live performance category.  

    Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies.

  • Will Smith will be performing at the BET Awards 2024

    The BET Awards 2024, hosted by Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. Henson, promises a night of music, tributes, and exciting award wins that fans won't want to miss. Academy Award winner Will Smith will take the stage to perform a new original song, marking his first release in over a decade. Be sure to tune in on Sunday, June 30, at 8 PM to witness this incredible event.

  • Ludacris performs a free concert for fans in Milwaukee

    Legendary rapper Ludacris didn’t let weekend weather ruin his fans’ parade. On Saturday (June 22), the star delivered an unannounced free concert at Milwaukee’s 3rd Street Market Hall after storms cut his performance short at the Tacos and Tequila Festival at Franklin Field that night.

    Clips across the internet capture the emcee-turned-actor bursting into the food hall to perform his hit single “Move (Expletive)” with only a JBL speaker and local rapper SteveDaStoner as a hype man.

  • Ice Cube makes progress on “Last Friday”

    Fans may finally be getting the highly anticipated Last Friday, the fourth installment in the Friday franchise, after Ice Cube shared some positive updates on the project during a visit to Flavor Flav’s SiriusXM show, “Flavor of the Week.”  

    According to the emcee-turned-filmmaker, who appeared in the first three movies, revealed “We’re working on it.” Cube said, “We finally got some traction and Warner Bros,” who is under new leadership with Mike DeLuca. He continued, “Mike DeLuca was there. So, now he's running Warner Bros., And him, and my man Michael Gruber was like, ‘Yo, what the f**k is going on with Friday? Man, let's get this s**t back online.’”

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