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Student Athlete of the Week: Jonathan Cooper
March 7, 2019
Ohio State Buckeyes junior defensive end Johnathan Cooper found ways to pursue his academic goals while being a skilled contributor to a nationally ranked football program. ... read more »
Toni Harris Breaks Down Barriers in Football
March 7, 2019
East Los Angeles College (ELAC) free safety Antoinette “Toni” Harris made history in February by becoming the first female to sign a letter of intent for a football program. The Detroit native will be taking her talents to Central Methodist University in Fayette Missouri on a full football scholarship. ... read more »
USC Hustles for an Overtime Victory on Senior Day
March 4, 2019
The Women of Troy ended their season on a high note by defeating the Utah Runnin Utes 83-77 in an overtime thriller. When the game looked out of reach with seconds left in regulation, three pointers and accurate free throw shooting gave USC a second chance when both teams tied at 68 points at the conclusion of the fourth quarter. ... read more »
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 »
USC Fights With Tenacity Against Bay Area Foes
February 22, 2019
The will of the Women of Troy was tested last weekend as NorCal schools visited. USC bested the California Golden Bears 86-76, but lost to the #7 Stanford Cardinal 69-67 in the final minutes of their game. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Jonah Edmond
February 21, 2019
Crenshaw senior defensive back Jonah Edmond rises up to a challenge, whether it is solving math equations or solving the offensive schemes of opponents. With a GPA of 3.5, he had the highest GPA on the football team. ... read more »
The Flood v. Kuhn Case Was a Catalyst to Free Agency in Pro Sports
February 21, 2019
Throughout history, professional athletes battled against the league they play for over unfair treatment. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Kennedee Rankin
February 14, 2019
The Hamilton Yankees girl’s basketball team had a contending in-season run, propelling them from division II to Open division playoffs. Junior Kennedee Rankin is co-captain of the team, playing at the forward and center positions. ... 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 »
NCAA Champion is New Member of the Harlem Globetrotters
February 14, 2019
After 93 years, the Harlem Globetrotters are still going strong with shows in the Southland this month. Many talented athletes became players and good will ambassadors for the Globetrotters. Harlem rookie Champ Thompson came from two highly competitive programs in college. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Ingvar Moseley
February 7, 2019
Hurdler Ingvar Moseley has been a stand-out athlete in is native country Canada and has broken records at Cal State L.A. He has achieved both All-American and All-Academic honors during his college years. ... read more »
Dorsey Girls, Crenshaw Boys Win Rivalry Games
February 7, 2019
The Dorsey girls basketball team remained undefeated in the Coliseum league when they beat Crenshaw 61-44. Sparks scored 29 points for the Dons, senior Kierra Haynes made 10 rebounds and senior Jaidin LaCount made seven steals. ... read more »
Historical Black Super Bowl Winners
February 7, 2019
Although many Black athletes earn an opportunity to play in the NFL, there are certain barriers only a few have been able to break. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Chima Uka
January 31, 2019
View Park sophomore Chima Uka enjoys a solid team effort, his involvement with the Knights football and track and field teams reflect that. ... read more »
Johnathan Franklin Keeps the Rams in the Community
January 31, 2019
Since they returned in 2016, the Los Angeles Rams created ways to aide various Southland communities. One of the people who help make that possible is former NFL player and South L.A. native Johnathan Franklin, who is a manager of Community Affairs and Engagement for the franchise. ... read more »
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