On this day in 2007, Anthony “Tony” Reed completed an amazing achievement. The Dallas-based project manager and executive became the first Black person to complete a marathon race on all seven continents of the world. Reed, a St. Louis native, was born on July 22, 1955. At the age of eight, he was diagnosed with […]

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This month marks the 40th anniversary of baseball legend Hank Aaron’s home run record. On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record by hitting his 715th home run for the Atlanta Braves. In front of 50,000 fans, in the Atlanta Braves season opener, Aaron hit the record home run at Fulton County Stadium. Hank […]

HBCU Sports, Newsletter

Miami police say that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is NOT under investigation, only that  a “suspicious incident” was reported earlier this month at a Miami hotel. Police cautioned that any investigation is in its early stages and that no charges have been filed. Kaepernick took to his official Twitter account to say that the […]

It’s just human nature that extreme measures have to be taken just to make people in power do the right thing. We’ve seen it with civil rights, affirmative action and now, maybe, with college sports. When I first heard the news about college football players at Northwestern University wanting to unionize, I initially thought they […]

Coach Nolan Richardson will be honored during Final Four this weekend. The legendary coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks initiated the “Forty Minutes of Hell” defense that took his team to the NCAA Championship in 1994. In 22 years with the Razorbacks, he went to the tournament 20 times. Richardson was also a member of the […]

Little Known Black History Facts, Newsletter

William Horatio Butler, Jr. was a welterweight boxer from Bimini, Bahamas. Standing at 5”9, 175 lbs., the young boxer started his career with a form of street boxing called battle royals. Popular in the 1940’s, battle royals was a game in which six or more boys would box one another blindfolded until there was one […]

Julius “Dr. J” Erving says he didn’t mean any harm in writing his new autobiography. The NBA living legend known as much for his towering Afro as his towering talent, says his new book “Dr. J: The Autobiography” was an attempt to tell the truth without glossing over the facts of his life. Revelations included […]

Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee is one of the greatest athletes of our time, and now that she’s retired from track and field she wants to help others reach their goals. She’s part of the The Boys and Girls Clubs National Kid’s Day, which is actually not just for kids at all. It’s a […]

Michael Vick is back on the football field and for Philadelphia Eagles fans, that’s good news after a dismal last season. Now with a new coach in Chip Kelly, who replaced Andy Reid, the Eagles may again be contenders. While Kelly has yet to name a starting quarterback, most around the Eagles organization believe it […]

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman is already used to overcome tough challenges as an NFL football player. By participating in Allstate’s “Give It Up For Good” he hopes to encourage others to help their fellow man through their own challenges. The campaign rewards those who participate in community service by “There’s a lot of […]