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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 »
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 »


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