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Lakers Commemorate Elgin Baylor With Statue
April 12, 2018
The Staples Center got its 10th statue when the Los Angeles Lakers immortalized NBA legend Elgin Baylor with a bronze bust on Friday. ... read more »
Women’s History Month:Tia Norfleet’s Quest to Top NASCAR as 1st Black Female Driver
March 22, 2018
The road to NASCAR has not been fast for Tia Norfleet. Her aspirations of dominating one of America’s fastest-growing sports as the first African-American female driver has been slowed. ... read more »
Athlete Activists: Sports Figures Who Spoke Up for the Masses
February 22, 2018
These athletes rallied for the masses in order to enforce equality ... read more »
How Perry Wallace Integrated the SEC
February 15, 2018
Players like Vanderbilt standout Perry Wallace had to triumph over arduous racism while being the first African American to play in the Southeastern Conference. ... read more »
Notable Black Soccer Players in History
February 1, 2018
People throughout the African diaspora have shown off their skills and inspired others with their talents on the field. ... read more »
Lakers To Honor Elgin Baylor With a Statue at Staples Center
January 25, 2018
The statue will be unveiled on April 6th during an outdoor ceremony at STAPLES Center prior to the Lakers vs. Minnesota game. ... read more »
Agree to Disagree: The King and the Greatest Form a Bond Amid Criticism
January 11, 2018
Initially, they did not share the same views, but they grew to support each other. ... read more »
Lakers Statement Regarding Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
December 24, 2017
In response to media inquiries regarding Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers issue the following statement:   “This is a legal matter, stemming from an incident that occurred last season while Kentavious was a member of another NBA team. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (11/30-12/6/17)
December 5, 2017
Notes, and things picked on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Student Athlete of the Week: Nickeisha Williams
October 12, 2017
Senior Nickeisha Williams is an outside hitter for the Cal State Northridge Matadors, aiding them with their 4-2 record in Big West play. ... read more »
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 »
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