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Is Removing Confederate Monuments, Changing Sports Teams Names Just A Distraction?
January 21, 2021
Protests and unrest in 2020 sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, shined an even brighter spotlight on police brutality against African Americans.  ... read more »
Top National Stories of 2020
December 31, 2020
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OneTen, a Coalition of Major Corporations, Vows to Hire 1 Million African Americans in High-Paying Jobs
December 25, 2020
"This is a moment in time for Americans to move past our divisions to come together and reach our full potential as a nation," Ken Frazier, the chairman and CEO of Merck and a OneTen founder stated. "Our country's workforce of the future will be an increasingly diverse one," Frazier proclaimed. ... read more »
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NBA MVP and Three-Time NBA Champion Steph Curry Launches New Under Armour Collection Just in time for the Holidays
December 3, 2020
Latest partnership with NBA’s top shooter, Steph Curry, looks to bring opportunities to kids in low-income communities.  “Curry” by Under Armour focuses on the significance of sports as a tool for youth development.   ... read more »
Nike ‘Made to Play’ Panel Shows the Benefits of Women in Sports
September 24, 2020
Nike hosted a virtual panel on Wednesday about the importance of girls playing sports. The panel consisted of decorated athletes: newly crowned WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson, Olympic Medalist and Nike coach, Shalane Flanagan, Team USA long-distance runner Marielle Hall, and Portland Thorns FC forward Sophia Smith. ... read more »
Black Couple Files Racial Profiling Lawsuit Against Nike
July 16, 2020
The child’s mother, TaMiya Dickerson, claimed that “Being in that store and seeing him play with that ball was really a special moment, and it was robbed from us … which hurts me the most because it’s not something that we can’t get back.” ... read more »
Sneaker Culture is Focus of Outreach to Youth by ArtCenter College of Design
June 18, 2020
ArtCenter College of Design will provide free Sneaker Science workshops to kids ages 11 through 18 to encourage them to pursue higher education and, ultimately careers in the creative economy. Leveraging the tremendous popularity of the sneaker culture, the College hopes to raise awareness among middle and high school students about degree programs and professional opportunities in the footwear field.  ... read more »
Basketball Africa League Announces Seven Host Cities For Inaugural Season
August 23, 2019
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) announced Cairo (Egypt), Dakar (Senegal), Lagos (Nigeria), Luanda (Angola), Rabat (Morocco) and either Monastir or Tunis (Tunisia) as the host cities where the inaugural BAL regular season will take place and Kigali (Rwanda) as the host city for the first-ever BAL Final Four and BAL Final. ... read more »
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The Rams and Nike Host High School Football Tournament
June 27, 2019
High school football teams throughout the Southland united at El Camino College to clash in the 11-ON Passing Tournament and Lineman Competition, hosted by the Rams and Nike. ... read more »
Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over rights to his logo
June 6, 2019
Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns. ... read more »
Champion, Queen, Goddess, Mother: Serena Wins at French Open and it Makes her 800th WIN
May 28, 2019
PARIS (AP) — This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. ... read more »
Marisa Johnson Promotes Women in Fitness in Downtown Inglewood
May 16, 2019
As part of her She Is speaker series, Johnson led an event on mental and physical health for women at her creative workspace in Inglewood. ... read more »
Art Center College of Design Honors Legendary Shoe Designer from Inglewood
May 2, 2019
On April 27, D’Wayne Edwards, who has designed shoes for some of America’s top companies like Nike and Adidas, received an honorary degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Unremarkable as it seems (Edwards has been a professional designer for about 30 years now), it’s not something Edwards imagined would happen for him. But he’s honored nonetheless,  to have received the degree; it’s something that has sparked a look back at his life in somewhat of amazement. ... read more »
Nike Unveils Black History Month 2019 Collection
January 23, 2019
...  is celebrating African American culture to start of 2019. The sportswear giant will be releasing a drop that will help consumers embrace their heritage. As part of a yearly initiative  ...   ... read more »
Rams’ Todd Gurley Champions Childhood Literacy Initiative
December 6, 2018
On Tuesday, Los Angeles Ram's towels whirled above the heads of students inside the Worthington Elementary School auditorium accompanied by chanting, “Who’s House?...Rams’ House.” Students eagerly awaited the appearance of Rams’ All-Pro running back Todd Gurley for his Childhood Literacy initiative in conjunction with Pizza Hut, the Rams, and The BOOK IT! Literacy Project. ... read more »
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