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Southwest Carpenters Host Combine at LA Trade
March 31, 2022
 Prospective carpenters and hiring contractors gathered in downtown Los Angeles on March 26, at 6 a.m., as the Southwest Carpenters held their first post-pandemic Carpenter’s Combine Day at L.A. Trade Technical College. ... read more »
Black Women Who Broke Barriers in Gymnastics
March 10, 2022
Black women who used thier talent and effort to take the gymnastics world by storm. ... read more »
Trailblazing Black Coaches in the NCAA
February 10, 2022
Coaches who have made a lasting impact in the NCAA ... read more »
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LA City Council Approves Games Agreement Ahead of 2028 Olympics
December 3, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today approved a Games Agreement with the Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games -- providing a framework for an array of details, including insurance for disasters and ticket loss and the city's financial liability in the event of a deficit. ... read more »
Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self
July 27, 2021
The American star withdrew from the competition following one rotation, opening the door for the team of Russian athletes to win gold for the first time in nearly three decades. ... read more »
US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends
July 25, 2021
The U.S. missed its final nine shots, five of them coming in a 21-second span in the final minute shortly after Fournier — who led all scorers with 28 points — made the go-ahead 3-pointer. ... read more »
Ogwumike files appeal to play in Olympics
July 19, 2021
Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams have filed appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a last-ditch effort to play basketball for Nigeria in the upcoming Olympics, said two people familiar with the situation. ... read more »
Candace Parker to be first woman on cover of NBA 2K game
July 15, 2021
Candace Parker grew up playing video games, and now she’ll be the first female basketball player on the cover of one. ... read more »
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The Sparks Will Focus On Nneka’s Greatness
June 24, 2021
Sparks superstar Nneka Ogwumike is once again snubbed from playing in the Olympics. Most say it’s politics, but there has to be deeper reasoning because Nneka is undoubtedly one of the best players in the WNBA. ... read more »
Matt Kemp, USA Baseball Teammates Begin Attempt to Qualify for Olympics
May 31, 2021
The U.S. is scheduled to begin its second attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in baseball today against Nicaragua in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with a roster including Matt Kemp and three other former Los Angeles Dodgers. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Florence Griffith-Joyner
April 8, 2021
Delorez Florence “Flo Jo” Griffith-Joyner is the fastest woman of all time with track and field records that stand to this day. Along with having exceptional athleticism, she was also known for sporting one-legged body suits and elaborately decorated six-inch nails. ... read more »
Free Agency Creates A New Era for the L.A. Sparks
March 18, 2021
The free agency this offseason brought on a new core of players for the Los Angeles Sparks. Forward Nneka Ogwumike as well as head coach and general manager Derek Fisher are embracing certain changes as well. ... read more »
Color Me Digi, An Online Seminar For Empowerment
December 17, 2020
Influencers, professional travelers, and life coaches all gathered for Color Me Digi, an online seminar sharing ideas for self-empowerment through lifestyle. The six-hour event was hosted by Color Me World Founder—Karisma Shackelford and finished with Olympian and World Championship Gold Medalist Mechelle Lewis Freeman as the keynote speaker. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
November 25, 2020
William Hubbard, the first African American to win a gold medal at the Olympics as an individual, was born Cincinnati, OH, 1903. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Thursday July 30, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
July 30, 2020
Three-time Olympian and two-time gold medal winning hockey player Jarome Iginla announced his retirement, 2018. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at Black365.com ... read more »
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