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Historic Columbia’s annual jubilee honors black history
September 21, 2016
An annual event this weekend in Columbia is honoring black history and culture in a very special place. ... read more »
African American Museum Educates, Inspires and Sparks Personal Memories
September 21, 2016
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will officially open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. More of a narrative than a museum, the exhibits tell the story of African Americans from slavery to the nation's first black president. Courtesy photo. ... read more »
The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Telling America’s Story   
September 14, 2016
"It is the purpose of the National Memorial Association; to erect a beautiful building suitable to depict the [N]egro's contribution to America in the military service, in art, literature, invention, science, industry, ect.-fitting tribute to the Negro's contributions and achievements, and which would serve as an educational center giving inspiration and pride to the present and future generations that they may be inspired to follow the examples of those who have aided in the advancement of the race and Nation.." - National Memorial Association, 1915 ... read more »
The Rise and Fall of Soul Newspaper
July 27, 2016
Black America’s Entertainment News magazine ... read more »
Gabaldon Day Gives Surf Lessons to Urban Youth
June 15, 2016
To commemorate the legacy of Gabaldon, children from South Los Angeles-based organizations are invited to take surfing and boogie boarding lessons. ... read more »
Muhammad Ali: American Icon, Civil Rights Hero
June 9, 2016
Renowned boxer and courageous activist Muhammad Ali left the world on Friday at 74-years old. For decades, Ali used his boxing talent as a foundation to influence Black pride and to display his allegiance to the Nation of Islam. ... read more »
NFL greats remember legendary sports agent Eugene Parker at Indiana funeral
April 21, 2016
Sanders and Woodson were among the NFL stars gathered to remember one of the first prominent African-American football agents, ... read more »
Black Females in Sports Leave Lasting Legacy
February 24, 2016
Lucy Diggs Slowe Lucy Diggs Slowe entered in the American Tennis Association’s first national tournament in 1917. She won the tournament title, becoming the first African American women to win a major sports title. ... read more »
Historic Los Angeles Moments of Athleticism
February 10, 2016
1984 Summer Olympics Los Angeles became the hub for global athleticism for the second time in history during the 1984 Summer Olympics. 140 nations competed in 221 events that year. ... read more »
Martin Luther King Jr. Found Power and Fun in Sports
January 13, 2016
DID YOU KNOW? Dr. Martin Luther King took interest in playing Billiards during his college years. According to the book ‘The Everything Martin Luther King Jr. ... read more »
Golfer Charles Sifford Inducted in PGA Hall of Fame
November 25, 2015
Legendary golf player Charles Sifford was one of seven golfers inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame 2015 class on November 12. Other inductees included Tommy Bolt, ... read more »
This Week in Black History (August 6)
August 5, 2015
This week in Black History. ... read more »
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 »
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