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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 »
Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later
May 31, 2018
President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. ... read more »
Prayer Guides the Way for Elgin and Elaine Baylor
May 23, 2018
Elgin Baylor is internationally known for his sports career. A trailblazer in professional basketball, he moved effortlessly from player to coach to front office executive. Countless pages on Google trace his professional rise, ... read more »
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 »
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