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Raiders Star Keisean Nixon Hosts Backpack Giveaway in Compton
July 29, 2021
Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Keisean Nixon returned to his hometown of Compton to host a backpack giveaway to help young students for the upcoming school year. ... read more »
PVJOBS AMONG 56 NONPROFITS RECOGNIZED BY L.A. SUPER BOWL HOST COMMITTEE AS ‘UNSUNG HEROES’ IN LEAD UP TO SUPER BOWL LVI
July 22, 2021
In its journey to Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee has selected PVJOBS as part of the official Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program – Champions Live Here. PVJOBS is among a total of 56 local “Champion” organizations that were designated for the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program. These “Champion” organizations will receive grants and marketing recognition to support their work that represent diverse focus areas, including youth engagement, workforce development and social justice across the Los Angeles region. ... read more »
Marquis Curtis Remembered for Overcoming Obstacles
June 24, 2021
The story of Marquis “Bin Laden” Curtis is that of resilience and triumph. His talents at the quarterback position made the Crenshaw Cougars football team a competitive force in the mid 2000s. Curtis led the Cougars to their first Division I City Section title in school history. ... read more »
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Rams Host First Open Practice with Fans
June 11, 2021
The Los Angeles Rams are back in action. They were able to have their first open practice with fans. Over 30,000 fans attended the minicamp, and it was the first time they saw the new stadium and new uniforms in person. ... read more »
Kenny Young Teaches Youth How to Tackle Finances
June 10, 2021
Rams linebacker Kenny Young is helping youth understand their personal finances. His foundation, the Tackle Young foundation, has partnered with UNIFY Financial Credit Union (UNIFY) to create a 12-week financial literacy program called “Tackle Finances.” ... read more »
NFL Pledges to Halt ‘Race-Norming,’ Review Black Claims 
June 4, 2021
The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race bias.  ... read more »
Retired Black Players Say NFL Brain-Injury Payouts Show Bias
May 15, 2021
Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of ``race-norming'' to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL's $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is discriminatory. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Keyshawn Johnson
May 13, 2021
Keyshawn Johnson is one of the most iconic wide receivers out of USC who went on to have a 10-year NFL career. ... read more »
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Orange Blossom Classic Returns to Bring Exposure to HBCUs
May 13, 2021
After 43 years, the Orange Blossom Classic (OBC) will return to South Florida on Labor Day Weekend. The resurgence of the postseason clash between two Historically Black Colleges will feature Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Jackson State University (JSU). ... read more »
The Rams and Chargers Select Unsung Talents in the 2021 NFL Draft
May 6, 2021
For the 2021 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles football teams secured several picks in the later rounds. The Los Angeles Chargers only had one pick in the first round. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chargers Hosting Virtual Doggie Draft to Find Forever Homes for Undrafted Fur-Agents
May 5, 2021
More than 30 dogs available for adoption from shelters across Southern California ... read more »
Local Football Coach Hosts a Podcast About Black History
April 29, 2021
Coach Marguet Miller, the head coach of the West Los Angeles College football team, wants to spread his knowledge to others, but it is not his knowledge of football. ... read more »
Steelers Sign Coach Mike Tomlin to 3-year Contract Extension
April 20, 2021
The Steelers on Tuesday signed their longtime coach to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2024 season. ... read more »
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will Speak at NC State Graduation
April 20, 2021
NFL quarterback and N.C. State University alumnus Russell Wilson will return to the school this spring as a commencement speaker for the 2021 graduation ceremonies. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Donald Penn
April 15, 2021
Donald Penn rose from a local prep athlete to a three-time Pro Bowler with a long career in the NFL. ... read more »
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