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Report: Sage Steele, Kevin Negandhi To Replace Michael Smith, Jemele Hill On 6 P.M. SportsCenter

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Sage Steele and Kevin Negandhi have been tabbed as the new 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter anchor team, according to Richard Deitsch of The Athletic.

ESPN has yet to make an official announcement.

The 6 p.m. SportsCenter was previously headed by Michael Smith and Jemele Hill when their show “His & Hers” was converted into ESPN’s flagship show as SC6 in February 2017. Hill left SportsCenter to join The Undefeated as a columnist. Smith moved off SportsCenter in March.

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Arthur Mitchell, Pioneering Black Ballet Dancer, Dies at 84

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Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died.

NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. He was 84.

Mitchell died Wednesday at a New York City hospital according to his niece, Juli Mills-Ross. She said the death came after renal failure led to heart failure.

Born in Harlem, Mitchell started dancing with the New York City Ballet in 1955 under famed choreographer George Balanchine.

Balanchine put him in several leading roles, including one pairing him with a white female dancer in “Agon” in 1957.

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First Smithsonian African American Film Festival Will Feature Netflix’s Quincy Jones Documentary

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is teaming up with Netflix for its first film festival in October, the museum announced Tuesday.

Netflix will be streaming its new documentary Quincy at the Smithsonian African American Film Festival. The film, which premiered at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival, follows the life of music producer and singer Quincy Jones, and was directed by Alan Hicks and Jones’ daughter, actress Rashida Jones.

Quincy Jones will also appear at a panel following the screening, scheduled for Friday, October 26. It debuts on Netflix this Friday.

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The Roots’ Black Thought On How Art Saved His Life

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You know him as the always bespectacled, beard-donning front man of the legendary Philadelphia-born hip-hop collective The Roots, but Black Thought (aka Tariq Trotter) is many things: a father, an actor, a visual artist and a solo MC.

He’s also on television five nights a week with The Roots as part of the house band on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

A gifted lyricist from a young age, Black Thought co-founded The Roots with Questlove when the pair met as teens at The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. He has become known for his grasp of complex rhyming schemes, politically charged lyrics and an encyclopedic ability to pull references from literature, history, and popular culture.

Stretch and Bob have a long history with Black Thought, as he appeared on their WKCR show in the ’90s to spit rhymes like greats before him (Rakim being an obvious influence).

Black Thought joins the guys for a deep and open conversation about the early days of Philly hip-hop, how art saved his life after the murder of his mother, and his first order of business when returning home from tour.

Plus, the guys pull a 1994 clip of Black Thought’s first performance on their ’90s radio show.

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