Father-daughter team Clyde Bell and Shaneka Cunningham were crowned winners of the 2023 Get These Hands Spades tournament.

Y’all. Got. These. Hands. 

Nov. 3’s game night once again affirmed that with a community like ours, we can never lose. People power is what keeps us going, and we want to thank everyone who came out or bought a ticket — your investment ensures our journalism remains fiercely independent. 

We also want to congratulate the winners of MLK50’s Get These Hands Spades tournament, team Hard To Kill, featuring father-daughter duo Clyde Bell and Shaneka Cunningham. Special shoutout to those who came in second, Team Black Joy, featuring Cardell Orrin and Kenya Bradshaw.

As MLK50 founder Wendi C. Thomas shared, “the issues we report on and care about are heavy, but it’s important to make time for joy. Black joy.” 

Thank you for sharing your joy with us. We hope to see you all next year! 

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