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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 »
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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 »
SoCal Legends: Paul Pierce
April 1, 2021
Paul Pierce, also known as “The Truth,” built a prominent basketball career by matching his talent with a strong work ethic. Born in Oakland and raised in Inglewood, CA, Pierce took an interest to basketball from watching the Showtime Lakers battle the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. ... read more »
The Thunderbirds Brought in a Golden Era in Los Angeles Sports History
March 4, 2021
During the 1960s and 1970s, the Roller Games hit a peak of national and international fame. Flocks of fans gathered to witness highly competitive and brutally physical banked track skating games. ... read more »
How NBA Legend Elgin Baylor Saved the Lakers in his Rookie Season
February 4, 2021
Among the Lakers retired jerseys is the no. 22 jersey which was worn by legendary player Elgin Baylor. He was drafted at a crucial time in the franchise’s history, back when they were the Minneapolis Lakers. ... read more »
Bruins retiring jersey of NHL barrier breaker Willie O’Ree
January 14, 2021
More than 60 years after he broke the NHL’s color barrier, Willie O’Ree will soon add another milestone to his career. ... read more »
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MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league
December 17, 2020
Willie Mays will add some hits to his record, Monte Irvin’s big-league batting average should climb over .300 and Satchel Paige may add nearly 150 victories to his total. ... read more »
Missed opportunities sum up Chargers season in loss to Bills
November 30, 2020
The forgetful season continued as the Bolts added another game to their loss column falling to 3-8 after a sloppy 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday morning. With a roster possessing deep talent across various positions, 3-8 simply isn’t good enough.  ... read more »
Legendary Black Golf Instructor Frank Snow Passes Away
September 10, 2020
Pro-am golf champion Frank Snow has passed away at the age of 78. Snow spent decades teaching Black youth how to golf and was a mentor of Tiger Woods long before he was famous. ... read more »
Dodgers, MLB Front Office Employees Tells HBCU Students About Sports Industry
September 3, 2020
To celebrate the legacy of Jackie Robinson, the Los Angeles Dodgers partnered with the L.A. Dodgers Foundation (LADF) to host a career panel for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. The career panel was to show students the various occupations in Major League Baseball. ... read more »
Dodgers honor Negro Leagues 100th anniversary with virtual forum
August 20, 2020
The Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), and the Inglewood Baseball Fund hosted a virtual forum in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.  ... read more »
Friends and Colleagues Reflect on Brad Pye’s Legacy
July 9, 2020
The recent passing of Brad Pye, Jr., the “godfather” of L.A.’s Black sports journalists, prompted many people to reflect on Pye’s legacy. The following are some of the comments his admirers shared with the L.A. Sentinel. ... read more »
Brad Pye Jr.: Journey of a Dreamer
July 9, 2020
Iconic Sentinel editor leaves lasting impression ... read more »
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