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California State Assembly Passes Resolution Commemorating Legacy of Jackie Robinson
April 15, 2017
Robinson was born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia and was raised in Pasadena, California. ... read more »
Ken Griffey Sr.: An Icon in Baseball and Health
February 15, 2017
George Kenneth Griffey Sr. had an iconic 18-year run in Major League Baseball as a right fielder, winning the World Series twice, becoming a three-time MLB All Star and being the first player in Major League Baseball to play with his son on the same team. ... read more »
Jackie Robinson and King Became Friends Through Civil Rights
January 11, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King encouraged several athletes to speak out on civil rights. He even encouraged baseball icon Jackie Robinson. ... read more »
Magic’s HIV Announcement Reaches 25th Anniversary
November 9, 2016
Johnson gave HIV positivity a new face, a face that would be shunned by members of the sports world at that time. ... 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 / view gallery »
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 »
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 »
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