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“Walking Alone” Celebrates the Legacy of Kenny Washington
September 15, 2022
The memoir “Walking Alone: The Untold Journey of Football Pioneer Kenny Washington” descriptively tells the story of Washington and his accomplishments on and off the football field. Washington is known for breaking the color barrier in the NFL when he signed with the Los Angeles Rams in 1946. ... read more »
NBA Icon Bill Russell Passes Away at 88
July 31, 2022
NBA Legend and civil rights activist Bill Russell passed away peacefully on Sunday, he was 88 years old. ... read more »
LeBron James Surpasses Karl Malone to Become Second All-Time Leading Scorer
March 24, 2022
With 5:20 left in the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards game, All-Star forward LeBron James took a pass from forward Stanley Johnson to commit a driving layup. That one shot brought over 20,000 spectators and fans to their feet for a standing ovation. ... read more »
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Black Women Who Broke Barriers in Gymnastics
March 10, 2022
Black women who used thier talent and effort to take the gymnastics world by storm. ... read more »
Trailblazing Black Coaches in the NCAA
February 10, 2022
Coaches who have made a lasting impact in the NCAA ... read more »
Black Winter Olympians and Paralympians
February 3, 2022
Black athletes who broke barriers during the Winter Games ... read more »
Dr. King Aided Progress in Sports, Too
January 13, 2022
Yesterday the world of sports and the rest of the world should have taken time off and saluted that man from Atlanta. ... read more »
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Vanessa Bryant Battles L.A. County as Other Families of Crash Victims are Granted Settlements
November 4, 2021
Vanessa Bryant, widow of the late great Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant, will not have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation for her lawsuit against Los Angeles County. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Jeanette Bolden
July 15, 2021
Jeanette Bolden is a well-decorated Track and Field athlete and coach. The Olympian and UCLA star helped bring out the talents of the runners, allowing them to reach national and international stages. Bolden is also the third-generation owner of the 27th Street Bakery in Los Angeles. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: John Young
May 27, 2021
John Young was a major league baseball player and scout, but has built a lasting legacy by creating the RBI program for underprivileged youth. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Keyshawn Johnson
May 13, 2021
Keyshawn Johnson is one of the most iconic wide receivers out of USC who went on to have a 10-year NFL career. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Jackie Robinson
April 22, 2021
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson is one of the most iconic figures in sports history. He was born in Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919, and his family moved to Pasadena one year later. Seeing his brother Mack Robinson compete in track and field inspired him to pursue sports. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Donald Penn
April 15, 2021
Donald Penn rose from a local prep athlete to a three-time Pro Bowler with a long career in the NFL. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Florence Griffith-Joyner
April 8, 2021
Delorez Florence “Flo Jo” Griffith-Joyner is the fastest woman of all time with track and field records that stand to this day. Along with having exceptional athleticism, she was also known for sporting one-legged body suits and elaborately decorated six-inch nails. ... read more »
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