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Austin Coleman soars to success on his BMX bike and with his USC degree
October 24, 2012
After watching the very first X Games in 1995, Austin Coleman had dreams of making it there.  This past summer he was there competing, soaring above a ramp inside the Nokia Center.  ... read more »
World’s Best Skate and BMX Pros Converge on Venice Beach to Launch Sony’s New POV Action Cam
September 26, 2012
African American BMX biker TJ Ellis competed in “Sony Big Ari Triples” at Venice Beach.    Thousands of fans took to the iconic Venice Beach boardwalk today to watch 18 of the world’s best BMX and skateboarding pros compete in the Sony Big Air Triples - a collaboration between ASA Entertainment and Sony Electronics designed to launch Sony’s new point-of-view video camera – ... read more »
2012 X Games Los Angeles Photo Gallery
July 3, 2012
Manny Santiago (left) from Puerto Rico flies through the air on the street course.  In his first career appearance in the street finals he placed sixth.  ... read more »
X Games is this weekend at LA Live
June 28, 2012
Nyjah Huston was the star of last year’s X Games, and he is looking to defend his skateboard street title. Photo by Travis Burke/ESPN Images   X Games’ ... read more »
ESPN’s X Games Celebrates 10th Year in Los Angeles
June 21, 2012
Legendary skateboarding Steve Steadham catches some air at the Skate Pro Legends event at the X Games 16.  Photo by Jason Lewis The X Fest allowed fans to interact with the weekend events.  ... read more »
Bad Boarderz will be at the LA Ski Show & Snowboard Expo
November 30, 2011
Members of Bad Boarderz at a recent trip to Mammoth Mountain. Get great deals on lift tickets and equipment, and interact with the ski and snowboarding community at Ski Dazzle. ... read more »
Diversity in Action Sports
August 4, 2011
There was only a few black athletes who competed at X Games 17, but there were a number of black athletes who participated in the weekend’s festivities.  ... read more »
World class skateboarder host local youth clinics
July 27, 2011
Anthony Mosley has won skateboard competitions all over the world.  Now he looks to pass his skills on to younger riders from the communities that he grew up in.  ... read more »
Snowboarding… The Odyssey
March 10, 2011
By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.net We’ve all had that moment, when we’re doing something that’s borderline insane, we say to ourselves, “black folks just don’t do this.” I recently had one of those moments while at Bear Mountain in Big Bear.  ... read more »
Skate park opens at Rancho Cienega Park
September 24, 2010
Skateboarder Khizhar Gejn flies through the air at the new skate park at Rancho Cienega park. Photo by Jason Lewis Skateboarders no longer have to travel to the Westside to skate. ... read more »
Planet Maple Skateboard and Surf Shop
September 18, 2010
Black owned skate and surf shop promotes the extreme sports in the black community By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editor For the past four years Planet Maple has been the hub of black skateboarding in Los Angeles. ... read more »
How We Roll at CAAM
September 4, 2010
Art exhibit showcases blacks in surfing, roller-skating, and skateboarding By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editor Walking through the How We Roll art exhibit at the California African American Museum (CAAM), ... read more »
Gabby Maiden: First black female competitive snowboarder
August 26, 2010
Gabby Maiden competes in the Snowboarding Rail Jam at the 4th Annual Supergirl Jam event at Venice Beach. (Photo by Jason Lewis) Gabby is a free spirit who loves traveling around with her friends from one mountain range to another. ... read more »
Road to the X-Games
August 11, 2010
Legendary skateboarding champion Steve Steadham catches some air at the Skate Pro Legends event at the X Games. (Photo by Jason Lewis) One of the most thrilling competitions at the X Games was the BMX Freestyle Vert. ... read more »
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