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Nia Toliver Will Help Team USA Go for Gold in Tokyo Olympics
July 22, 2021
View Park alum Nia Toliver will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics with Team USA women’s rugby. ... read more »
A Set Back Can Be a Good Position For a Come Back
July 1, 2021
One of our own was thrown in the deep end a few years ago but he refused to drown, and like a phoenix he is rising.  His name is Tavis Smiley.  Tavis was born in Mississippi, raised in Indiana, but calls Los Angeles his home.  ... read more »
Beyoncé and Jay-Z Pay Homage to Olympic Legends for Halloween
November 2, 2018
Grammy award-winning artists Beyoncé and Jay-Z wore Halloween costumes to honor historic Olympians Florence “Flo Jo” Griffith-Joyner and Tommie Smith respectively. ... read more »
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Grammy Nominated Music Icon and Author, Charles Wright Offers College Scholarships
September 24, 2018
Charles Wright, Legendary soul and funk singer-songwriter ("Express Yourself") and author of “UP From Where We’ve Come," is showing his dedication to education by offering scholarships to deserving students in need of financial assistance. ... read more »
Bill Russell Supports Pro Athlete’s Fight Against Injustice
October 5, 2017
Bill Russell saluted current players for taking the reins in fighting for equality in the United States. ... read more »
Former Olympian Celebrates 25 Years Since Olympics
August 17, 2017
This month, Young celebrates 25 years since his undaunted accomplishment. ... read more »
Team USA Beat Bolt in His Last 100m Race
August 10, 2017
Bolt has stirred the Track and Field scene since his Olympic debut in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti and City Council bring Olympics to L.A.  
August 3, 2017
The Summer Olympics will head to Los Angeles in 2028, as the International Olympic Committee reached an agreement with Los Angeles city officials Monday, which now sets up Paris to be the frontrunning host of the 2024 Summer games. ... read more »
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Breanna Clark’s Journey to the Gold Medal in Rio
February 22, 2017
Breanna won a gold medal in the 400-meter event at the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... read more »
Serena Williams And Muhammad Ali To Receive Jesse Owens Awards
February 22, 2017
Fellow Sports Stars & Olympians Will Celebrate Athletes' Outstanding Achievements At the 2017 Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy Gala on April 27th in New York City ... read more »
Black Athletes of the 2016 Olympics in Rio
September 16, 2016
Congratulations to all the Black athletes who won medals in the Olympic Summer Games in Rio 2016! ... read more / view gallery »
Gabby Douglas won’t get a chance to defend all-around title
August 8, 2016
Douglas finished third behind Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. Only two gymnasts per country can compete in Thursday's final, leaving Douglas out of luck. ... read more »
Documentary Exposes Black American Athletes in the Berlin Olympics
August 4, 2016
The documentary ‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ extends the narrative to shed light upon all 18 African American athletes that helped defy the racism of Hitler and Jim Crow by competing at those Summer Games. ... read more »
National Sports Beat
July 27, 2016
LOS ANGELES—Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
National Sports Beat
July 14, 2016
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
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