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Black Fact of the Day: August 18, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 18, 2019
On this day, August 18, 2014, pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis became the first little league player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Boxing Great Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker Dies
July 18, 2019
Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker’s illustrious International Boxing Hall of Fame journey to stardom was launched in Los Angeles at 1984 Olympic Games where he captured Gold as a member of arguably the greatest Olympic boxing team ever. His life came to a tragic end on Sunday July 15th in Virginia Beach about 18 miles from his birthplace of Norfolk, VA. He was 55. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 7, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 7, 2019
On this day, July 7, 1986, Morehouse graduate and paralympic gold medal athlete Jerome Singleton was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 5, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 5, 2019
On this day, July 5, 1975, Tennis star Arthur Ashe became the first African American to win a Wimbledon Men’s Singles Title. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
2019 NBA Awards: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins NBA MVP
June 27, 2019
As the 2019 NBA Awards came to an end on Monday, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019 NBA MVP at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Tears streamed down his face as the 24-year-old gave an emotionally charged speech after receiving the NBA’s highest honor. He thanked his family and the support system that he felt led him to this moment. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 15, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
June 15, 2019
On this day June 15, 2006, Michael Jordan bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats, 2006 ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 14, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
June 14, 2019
On this day June 14, 2019, a Sports Illustrated magazine cover called LeBron James "The Chosen One" and the name stuck. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (3/21-3/27/19)
March 28, 2019
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond . ... read more / view gallery »
The Peters Sisters Dominated Black Tennis
February 28, 2019
In 1916, the American Tennis Association (ATA) was founded when Black people were being banned from USLTA-sanctioned events. They began an annual national championship tournament a year later. Around Margaret Peters and Matilda Roumania Peters were born, Margaret in 1915 and Matilda in 1917. ... read more »
Negro Leagues Museum to celebrate league’s 100th anniversary
February 22, 2019
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of a Kansas City meeting that sparked the league with a yearlong celebration. ... read more »
Prominent Figures of the Negro Leagues
February 14, 2019
Before Jackie Robinson, many African Americans displayed top-notch performances on a baseball diamond ... read more »
Frank Robinson, MLB’s First Black Manager and Hall of Famer Dies at 83
February 7, 2019
First-ballot Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who was Major League Baseball’s first Black manager, has died at the age of 83 after a prolonged battle with bone cancer. Robinson is one of the most groundbreaking figures in MLB history. He heavily impacted the integration of Black players into the league. Nearly a decade after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1946, Robinson broke into the majors earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1956 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds. ... read more »
Cavs sign Drew to new coaching contract for rest of season
November 8, 2018
Larry Drew and his agent, Andy Miller, had been negotiating since the Cavs' top assistant asked for security and guarantees if he was going to become the rebuilding team's interim coach and replace Tyronn Lue, who was fired on Oct. 28 following a 0-6 start. Drew wanted a pay raise to finish out the season and got one. ... read more »
The Magic Touch: Johnson Lands ‘King’ James in Epic Free Agent Signing 
July 5, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers signed four-time League MVP LeBron James to a four-year $153.3 million deal on Sunday. ... read more »
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