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Brad Pye Jr., Trailblazing Sports Writer and Broadcaster, Passes Away
July 9, 2020
His career with L.A. County began in August 1987 as a deputy in Hahn’s Second District. Promoted to assistant chief deputy within three short months, Pye became a spokesperson for Hahn, and said, “I was his voice in ensuring that constituents were treated fairly and each complaint resolved in a timely manner.” ... read more »
Willie Brown, Jr., Is Not Dead
July 2, 2020
On the June 28 broadcast of the 2020 BET Awards, the network included Brown’s image and name in a video montage of famous African Americans who have died within the last year. The tribute included Diahann Carroll, Bill Withers, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, Pernell Whitaker and others.   ... 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 »
Black Fact of the Day: May 15, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
May 15, 2020
Ray Lewis, considered to be one of the greatest NFL linebackers, was born in Bartow, Florida, 1975. ... read more »
Rams and Chargers Reinvent Themselves in NFL Draft
April 30, 2020
Last week, the NFL broadcasted their 2020 virtual Draft. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced draft picks from his basement with videos of cheering fans being streamed on a monitor behind him. First-round draft picks, coaches, and general managers had cameras set up in their homes for viewers to watch them celebrate as picks were announced. ... 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 »
Bridgewater ready to be a starting QB again in Carolina
April 2, 2020
Teddy Bridgewater can't throw passes yet with his new Carolina Panthers teammates. He can't even meet them because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the Panthers' new $63 million quarterback is trying to get to know the tendencies of guys such as Christian McCaffrey, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel by simulating playing with them on Madden video games.  ... read more »
NFL great Michael Vick Featured in ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary
April 2, 2020
In a time of self-quarantine and social distancing, there is no better time to relive the great moments of sports through the countless documentaries available to be watched and streamed. ... read more »
Panthers replacing Newton with Bridgewater at QB
March 17, 2020
The Panthers have agreed to a three-year, $63 million contract with free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Host Panel Discussion for Girls High School Basketball team
February 27, 2020
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Sparks hosted a panel for the Marlborough girls varsity and JV basketball teams at the Athleta store at the Grove. The event was part of a two-day celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that is on February 5. ... read more »
NFL Putting Stronger Rooney Rule Front and Center
February 21, 2020
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and executive positions. ... read more »
Public Service Embedded in Ridley-Thomas’ DNA
February 20, 2020
When it comes to public service, Mark Ridley-Thomas has done it all. He’s served on the nonprofit, city, county and state levels. The only thing left is national office. ... read more »
Chargers Sign Eight Players to Reserve/Future Contracts
February 1, 2020
The Los Angeles Chargers signed the following eight players to Reserve/Future Free Agent Contracts, the organization announced on Monday. All eight players finished the 2019 season on the team’s practice squad. ... read more »
Chargers Icon Antonio Gates Announces Retirement Following Hall of Fame Career
January 15, 2020
NFL’s All-Time Leader in Touchdowns by a Tight End will join Chargers’ Front Office as Legends Ambassador ... read more »
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