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‘The greatest honor’: Osaka lights Olympic cauldron
July 27, 2021
The four-time Grand Slam winner lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. ... read more »
LAPD Harass Black Couple Immediately After Their First Child Was Born
July 22, 2021
On June 27, L.A. Sentinel Contributing Sports Reporter, Khari Jones and his fiancé, Kayla K. Love, shared a life-changing experience; what was labeled a “health and wellness check,” turned into a terrifying reflection of the current abuse of power by the LAPD. ... read more »
LA County Face Mask Order to Apply at Dodger Stadium’s Covered Concourses
July 19, 2021
Anyone 2 years of age and older attending games at Dodger Stadium beginning tonight will be required to wear a mask or appropriate face covering while in covered stadium concourses and at concession stands, in accordance with the latest Los Angeles County Department of Public Health order. ... read more »
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World-Class Sprinter Sha’Carrie Richardson Is The Latest Casualty Of Decades Of Racist Application Of Marijuana Policies
July 15, 2021
“… ‘the rules are the rules.’ Yet, rules aren’t inherently neutral — more likely than not, rules are an extension of a status quo of racism, ... read more »
National Spelling Bee win could be footnote to hoops career
July 10, 2021
The biographical blurbs about competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee include a litany of other interests, from sports to musical instruments to science competitions to Indian classical dance. ... read more »
WATCH: Nate Robinson Shares Amazing Stories About His Early League Days! Buckets & Breakdowns Ep 1
June 22, 2021
Nate Robinson shares some amazing stories of his high school days in Seattle, his early days in the league and also gives away some of his on court secrets in the first episode of Buckets & Breakdowns! ... read more / watch video »
NFL Pledges to Halt ‘Race-Norming,’ Review Black Claims 
June 4, 2021
The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race bias.  ... 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 »
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Commission Report Determines It’s Time for a Racial Reckoning in College Sports
May 28, 2021
The report, released by the independent Knight Commission, features a call to the NCAA and member schools to improve and enhance the academic performance and career chances of African American athletes who obtain sports-related jobs at much lower rates than Whites. ... read more »
Steelers Sign Coach Mike Tomlin to 3-year Contract Extension
April 20, 2021
The Steelers on Tuesday signed their longtime coach to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2024 season. ... read more »
NFL Hires First Black Woman Referee
March 10, 2021
Maia Chaka knows well that Women’s History Month is all about commemorating, observing, and celebrating the vital role of the fairer sex in American folklore. ... read more »
NTSB Chief On Bryant Crash: `Bad Things Can Happen To Good Organizations’   
February 12, 2021
The NTSB found the crash was caused when pilot Ara Zobayan became disoriented in heavy fog that left him unable to discern up from down, causing him to slam the copter in a hillside. According to NTSB chief investigator Bill English, Zobayan told an air traffic controller ``he was climbing (to) 4,000 feet, however, by that time, the helicopter was in a tightening left turn and descending rapidly. ... read more »
Black coordinators make Super Bowl history with Buccaneers
February 5, 2021
Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio of Black assistant coaches serving as coordinators. Byron Leftwich calls plays for a potent offense led by Tom Brady, Todd Bowles orchestrates a stingy defense that's helped the team to Sunday's NFL title game, and Keith Armstrong directs the club's special teams. ... read more »
California Surgeon Gen. Embraces Idea of NBA Partnership for Vaccination Outreach
February 4, 2021
When Dr. Nadine Burke Harris heard that the National Basketball Association (NBA) was discussing educating the African American community about receiving COVID-19 vaccines, she said partnering with the league could be a game-changer in the state of California. ... read more »
NFL’s 2021 Opportunity to Diversify Team Ownership
February 4, 2021
As we approach the 55th NFL Superbowl next Sunday in Tampa, Florida amidst the continued national spread of COVID-19, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League (NFL) to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American business leaders who hope to join that exclusive club of owners.  ... read more »
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