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A Privacy Bill Kobe Bryant’s Death Inspired Moves Forward
May 28, 2020
On May 20, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee approved a bill that would make it illegal for first responders to take pictures or record video of a deceased person at the scene of an accident or crime. ... read more »
Pro Football Player Jerimiah Spicer Continues to Bet on Himself
May 28, 2020
Jerimiah Spicer, a Los Angeles native, has dedicated his life manifesting his dreams of playing in the NFL, a reality. The 29-year-old has overcome his fair share of adversity from experiencing multiple bouts of homelessness and the loss of his grandmother, who was his only stable parental figure. ... read more »
Safe at Work: Pro Franchises Open Facilities to Players
May 21, 2020
The training facilities for Los Angeles professional teams opened recently, giving a glimmer of hope that sporting events will resume soon. ... read more »
Body of WWE’s Shad Gaspard found after suspected drowning
May 21, 2020
Former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was still missing Tuesday after he was swept out to sea in Southern California last weekend while swimming with his young son.  ... read more »
Seimone Augustus Starts New Chapter with Sparks
May 14, 2020
After 14 years of being a key contributor for the Minnesota Lynx, four-time NBA champion Seimone Augustus signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Sparks. ... read more »
SoLa partners with former NBA Player Baron Davis to give away Chromebooks in South LA
May 7, 2020
Davis says tech companies should invest in kids in the inner city. ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant Sends Emotional B-Day Message to Daughter Gigi
May 2, 2020
Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late Laker legend Kobe Bryant, posted an emotional tribute today on what would have been her daughter Gigi's 14th birthday. ... read more »
NBA POSTPONES NBA DRAFT LOTTERY 2020 AND NBA DRAFT COMBINE 2020
May 1, 2020
The NBA today announced the postponement of NBA Draft Lottery 2020 and NBA Draft Combine 2020, both scheduled to take place later this month in Chicago. ... read more »
Senators Bradford and Skinner Respond to NCAA’s Announcement on Name, Image, and Likeness
April 30, 2020
Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statements regarding the NCAA Board of Governors’ announcement today on, “supporting rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements both related to and separate from athletics.”  ... read more »
WNBA Hosts Virtual Draft
April 23, 2020
The WNBA practiced social distancing by hosting the first virtual Draft on Friday, April 17 on ESPN. One of the few athletic events that was not impacted by the COVID-19, the Draft was mainly broadcasted from the houses of league commissioner Cathy Engelbert and the Draftees. ... read more »
WNBA INTRODUCES KOBE & GIGI BRYANT WNBA ADVOCACY AWARD
April 18, 2020
The WNBA today introduced the Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award, which will recognize an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the visibility, ... read more »
XFL Succumbs to COVID-19
April 16, 2020
On April 10, the XFL suspended their operations and laid off nearly all of their staff. League owner and WWE CEO Vince McMahon filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing $10 million to $50 in debts and assets. ... read more »
“Full Dissidence” Examines Racial Disparity in America
April 9, 2020
Senior ESPN writer and author Howard Bryant released his ninth book “Full Dissidence: Notes From an Uneven Playing Field” earlier this year. The book consists of ten essays that explain the different ways in which American Society shows their disdain for Blackness and Black people. ... read more »
Kobe Bryant Elected Into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
April 5, 2020
“No amount of words can fully describe what Kobe Bryant meant to the Los Angeles Lakers,” said Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss. “Kobe was not only a proven winner and a champion, he gave everything he had to the game of basketball. His fierce competitiveness, work ethic and drive were unmatched. Those qualities helped Kobe lead us to five titles – and have now brought him to the Hall of Fame, where he will be enshrined with the greatest to have ever played the game. No one deserves it more.” ... read more »
Wyomia Tyus, Tennessee State, Blazed a Trail for Womens’ College Athletics
March 25, 2020
 When Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 was passed, academic institutions had to ensure equality in the federal funding of activities for men and women. Prior to that, women’s athletic activities go little to no funding. ... read more »
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