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There can no longer be any doubt that there is a definitive link between playing football and concussions. A groundbreaking study of the brains of deceased NFL players by a research team at Boston University discovered that 99 percent of the specimens show signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The condition reached national prominence after…

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The man who is known as the “concussion doctor” is weighing in on the plight of ex-NFL star OJ Simpson. Simpson is currently serving a 33-year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping from an incident involving his sport memorabilia in 2008. Dr. Bennet Omalu made headlines for his work regarding chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a…

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Despite hiring funnyman Chris Rock to host the 2016 Oscars, it was immediately noted that the nominee list was eerily whitewashed. After facing backlash on social media and from top celebrities such as Don Cheadle, Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith, some of whom intend to boycott the program, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a public relations crisis…

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Though it’s been twenty years in the making, a sequel to the 1996 blockbuster movie Independence Day is finally upon us. Unfortunately for fans of the original film, one of the main characters, Captain Steven Hiller as portrayed by Will Smith, will not be a part of the upcoming project. In a recent interview with Yahoo, Smith,…

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On the surface in Concussion it seems as though actor Will Smith is simply imitating intelligent and superior Black doctor Dr. Bennet Omalu. Unearthing the NFL’s troubling position on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is critical to the conversation, yet the reputation and character of the man who uncovered this illness is attacked. Concussion is a must see but not as a testament to…

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Nothing else stood a chance. A number of factors played a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ never before seen record-breaking opening weekend of $238 million: the huge following and sheer dedication fans have to the brand, the massive marketing campaign embarked launched on behalf of the film, no fellow blockbuster to contend with in…

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Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him…

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Last night while on the red carpet for the premiere of his latest movie Concussion, Will Smith stopped to talk with rolling out about how special this story was to him personally, and why he wanted to be a part of the project. Interview: Mike Melendy Camera: Jason Turcios  

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Will Smith’s highly anticipated and already controversial new film, Concussion, will make its worldwide premiere at the upcoming American Film Institute (AFI) Fest on Nov.10. Centering around a 2009 GQ magazine article, the film tells the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born forensic neuropathologist who found chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of NFL…

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Good and bad news for fans of the Men In Black franchise: the good news is the series will soon see a fourth installment. The bad news is more than likely Will Smith won’t be cast in the film. In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, movie producer Walter Parkes confirms a new film is underway. “We’re…

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One would think at 23, anyone who’s dreamed of playing pro football their entire life and finally made it on to an NFL roster would be looking forward to a long career on the gridiron, but not Adrian Coxson. At the ripe old age of 23, Coxson is actually retiring from professional football without having played a single game.…

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The powerful trailer for Will Smith’s upcoming film, Concussion, released today. Smith will portray a Nigerian doctor who discovered that head trauma in NFL players can result in mental illness. The film is based off the 2009 GQ article, Game Brain: Football Players and Concussions, which discussed the findings of Smith’s character, Dr. Bennet Omalu.…

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Retired Super Bowl champion Dorsey Levens was interviewed by Isaiah Johnson, a current football player at Georgia Tech, about concussions suffered by amateur and professional football players. Levens is knowledgeable about concussive injuries because he has played the sport on all levels. Levens’ forthcoming documentary on the subject, “Bell-Rung,” details the devastating consequences of concussions.…

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