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Tennis phenom Venus Williams can add a new achievement to her resume: Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

What happened to black sports figures showing a real concern for social activism? Let's take a look back when it mattered...

In America, we idolize our favorite sports stars for their astounding athleticism, tireless work ethic and upstanding sportsmanship in the face of competition. In many communities, our favorite athletes become the role models we use to shape our own character. Still, every so often we get a glimpse into their more human sides — the buzzer […]

16-year-old Sachia Vickery is steadily rising among the ranks of America’s next great tennis stars, but her ascension has been anything but easy. As she sacrificed on the court, her mother sacrificed off, working two jobs and enduring many disparaging days so that her daughter could continue to play. Because of her mom’s effort, Vickery is […]

22-year-old Donald Young beat No. 24 Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina to advance to the fourth round of The U.S. Open. Young, one of four Americans among the final 16, entered the Grand Slam an 84th-ranked wild-card entry. He was a prodigy at 15, a washout at 20, a poster child for the perils of […]

Is ESPN Radio personality Colin Cowherd race-baiting Black players? If you read some of his recent quotes, you may be able to make an argument. The radio blowhard once said that NBA player John Wall will have trouble becoming a leader because he comes from a fatherless household. He also opened his mouth this week […]

Sport is the American religion — with many rituals and different temples of worship. The gods, heroes and giants wear varying colors and play on opposing teams. Everyone has a preference, and we often choose the sports we love at an early age. The culture surrounding professional athletics in America and abroad has traditionally been […]

Former NBA player and Fab Five member Jalen Rose was suspended indefinitely by ESPN after reports surfaced that Rose had been arrested for drunk driving. According to ESPN, Rose was being sent to the bench for not reporting the incident to the network.  Rose allegedly failed a blood-alcohol test after his truck crashed in Bloomfield, […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Maya Moore is The Associated Press player of the year for the second time in three seasons after leading Connecticut to another spectacular year. ALSO READ: Dating Website Kicks The ‘Fatties’ Off The senior averaged 22.5 points and guided the Huskies to the Big East regular season and tournament championships. She has them […]

I admit that I froze up when I heard about Grant Hill becoming offended about Jalen Rose referring to he and other black Duke University players as “Uncle Toms.” During the recent ESPN documentary about the Fab Five, Rose was especially candid in describing his disdain for Duke University.  Using colorful and entertaining language, Rose […]

PHILADELPHIA-Although Horace Spencer is just in 8th grade he is receiving a great deal of media attention and hype due to his size and athleticism. Another 14-year-old Canadian is also being recognized for his athleticism despite his young age. Jamar Ergas, who is only 14 has been receiving a lot of media attention due to […]

Boston — Personal honors never meant much to Bill Russell, one of America’s most successful athletes, with 2 college titles, 1 Olympic gold medal and 11 — count ’em, 11 — N.B.A. championships with the Boston Celtics. He has never visited the Basketball Hall of Fame, where he was the first black N.B.A. player enshrined, […]