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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 »
Muhammad Ali: American Icon, Civil Rights Hero
June 9, 2016
Renowned boxer and courageous activist Muhammad Ali left the world on Friday at 74-years old. For decades, Ali used his boxing talent as a foundation to influence Black pride and to display his allegiance to the Nation of Islam. ... read more / view gallery »
NFL greats remember legendary sports agent Eugene Parker at Indiana funeral
April 21, 2016
Sanders and Woodson were among the NFL stars gathered to remember one of the first prominent African-American football agents, ... read more »
Black Females in Sports Leave Lasting Legacy
February 24, 2016
Lucy Diggs Slowe Lucy Diggs Slowe entered in the American Tennis Association’s first national tournament in 1917. She won the tournament title, becoming the first African American women to win a major sports title. ... read more »
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