Before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games come to a close this weekend, a reflection is in order to acknowledge how pivotal a role Blacks/Africans around the world have played in taking home medals to their respective countries, and breaking records ...
Emmett Ashford (1914-1980) was the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Jefferson High School graduate broke down racial barriers much the same way as his friend Jackie Robinson.
With the school year right around the corner, many athletes who participate in fall sports are already hitting the practice field in record numbers.
The world’s attention will be focused on Brazil for the next two weeks, with the opening ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games scheduled tomorrow. That will launch a two-week athletic spectacle, where the world’s fastest, strongest, and most skilled ...
View Park, an area of town affectionately called “The Black Beverly Hills,” was added this week to the National Register of Historic Places.
Once again, the Venice Basketball League (VBL) has returned to the beachfront. Local community players as well as professional players will be competing all summer for the right to bragging rights for the next year and of course to hoist ...
The start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio is fast approaching and it appears as though Team USA Men’s Basketball is more than ready for the challenge. On Sunday July 24, Team USA Men’s Basketball held an exhibition game ...
Nate Thurmond, one of the most respected centers in NBA history, died July 16 after battling with leukemia. He was 74.
Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Strode (1914-1994) was one of the most prolific and reliable African American actors of a generation. Acting wasn’t his first passion, however, as football at Jefferson High School and UCLA brought him initial fame.
Candace Parker hit four three-pointers and finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Washington Mystics 93-82 on Sunday night.
One reoccurring theme at the Sport Summit was that “If you stay focused on business, you can have a career in sports.”
Major players from the business side of sports will meet at UCLA this Monday, July 13, for the Sport Summit.
The first-place Sparks made 30 of 57 (52.6 percent) field-goal attempts and are off to the second-best start in WNBA history trailing only Houston. The Comets started the season 20-1 in 1998.
The next game is Sunday July 3, against New York at Staples Center at 2:00 PM.
The Los Angeles Sparks held a sneaker night in honor of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt.