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Great Athletes Who We Could Learn From
February 20, 2014
Olympic Track Great JESSE OWENS “Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.” The man who broke baseball color barrier JACKIE ROBINSON “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… ... read more »
Black History Month: Don Barksdale achieved many firsts on and off the basketball court
February 27, 2013
While at UCLA, Barksdale became the first black college basketball player to be named to the All-American team.   Even though white teammates did not pass black players the ball often, ... read more »
Black History Month- Josh Gibson: Arguably the greatest home run hitter of all time
February 21, 2013
Josh Gibson was one of the most famous baseball players in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s, even though he never played in the Major Leagues because owners would not sign black players.   ... read more »
Black History Month: The Legend of Golfer John Brooks Dendy
February 14, 2013
Before there was Charlie Sifford, Ted Rhodes, Bill Spiller or Lee Elder, there was John Brooks Dendy, the self-made golfer from North Carolina who made a name for himself in the 1930s.   ... read more »
Black History Month: Isaac Burns Murphy- One of the Greatest Jockeys of All Time
February 6, 2013
Isaac Burns Murphy is arguably the greatest jockey of all time.  By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.net Isaac Burns Murphy is one of the greatest jockeys ever, ... read more »
Black History: Charlie Sifford- A Hard Road To Golf Glory
November 6, 2012
Charlie Sifford won the Los Angeles Open in 1969.  After years of  battling racial prejudice in golf, he was able to get the PGA Tour to drop its Caucasian-only clause in 1961.  ... read more »
Gregory, Stills, Woodard Inducted Into National Black Golf Hall of Fame
March 22, 2012
Ann Gregory, who broke color barriers in golf, won more than 300 golf tournaments, including four United Golfers Association national women’s championships. She also won titles in Puerto Rico, ... read more »
Sports History: Dorsey wins City championship! 1976
March 22, 2012
Taking a Look Back: Los Angeles Sentinel, March 11, 1976 HOT & HEAVY – The action in the all-city 4-A title game between Dorsey and Crenshaw High Friday night at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion was hot and heavy as this photo indicates.  ... read more »
Women’s History Month: Maggie Hathaway-Community and Civil Rights Activist
March 22, 2012
Maggie Hathaway with Ray Charles at the 9th Image Awards in 1976. Maggie Hathaway opened doors for blacks in golf and entertainment By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.net Maggie Hathaway was a busy woman back in her heyday as she had a passion for ensuring that blacks in Los Angeles shared the same luxuries in life as whites did.  ... read more »
Black History Month: Taking a look back
February 22, 2012
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Black History Month: Desegregating college football
February 9, 2012
Southern football was reserved for white players only, but when USC’s Sam Cunningham ran over, and right by them, Southern whites knew that they needed black athletes to compete. ... read more »
Black History Month: The First Black Golfers
February 3, 2012
John Shippen played golf in an era before the PGA restricted blacks from the sport.  He played in the U.S. Open six times, twice finishing in fifth place, ... read more »
Los Angeles’ long and rich history of black professional football players
August 11, 2011
The Los Angeles Raiders and Los Angeles Rams both played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Marcus Allen (32) was one of many great black athletes to play professional football there. ... read more »
Black history: Pioneering African American Tennis Players
August 4, 2011
Althea Gibson, right, with Jackie Robinson.  Both of them broke color lines in their sports. Althea Gibson and Bob Ryland were some of the first Black tennis athletes to open the doors for future generations of black athletes. ... read more »
Black History: Jackie Robinson excelled at a higher level in other sports
July 14, 2011
Jackie Robinson’s best sport at UCLA was football, and before becoming a trailblazer by breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, Robinson was a professional football player. ... read more »
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