James Blake

NEW YORK (AP) — By former pro tennis star James Blake’s account, the man approaching him in 2015 outside his hotel caused no alarm because he looked like an old high school buddy. Blake found out the hard way that it was instead a plainclothes police officer who mistook him for a suspect in a […]

Tennis pro James Blake calls into the Tom Joyner Morning Show to talk about his latest book Ways of Grace: Stories of Activism, Adversity, and How Sports Can Bring Us Together. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter!

Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day lends her powerful vocals to ESPN’s “Rise Up: A SportsCenter Special.” The one-hour long special looks at prominent black athletes and their personal experiences with the social justice issues that have taken centerstage in the media. Taj Gibson, Misty Copeland, Ian Simon and James Blake open up about their specific journey through rising up against police brutality, racial profiling, gun violence and […]

The board substantiated the charge of excessive force against NYPD Officer James Frascatore -- the cop who tackled tennis star James Blake -- and recommended punishment.

NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers involved in the mistaken arrest of James Blake, including one who allegedly tackled the former professional tennis player, will face an administrative trial after the city’s police watchdog substantiated Blake’s excessive force complaint. Mina Malik, the executive director of the New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, said […]

Retired tennis star James Blake is calling for the NYPD to fire the officer who wrestled him to the ground last month, reports TMZ. Blake was a guest on Cari Champion’s podcast “Be Honest” Thursday and blasted Officer James Frascatore, who slammed Blake to the ground in New York last month after mistaking him for […]

James Blake  is opening up about the NYPD officer who tackled him as he stood outside of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, casually and unsuspectingly awaiting…

Footage of James Blake being aggressively thrown to the ground by a New York police officer has surfaced on the web. The video was released by…

Under major criticism for a case of mistaken identity, the New York Police Department on Friday released disturbing surveillance video of the moment an undercover officer…

Footage of James Blake being aggressively thrown to the ground by a New York police officer has surfaced on the web. The video was released by…

NEW YORK (AP) — Former tennis professional James Blake said Thursday that he wants an apology after a case of mistaken identity led police to handcuff him and take him to the ground. “I’d like an apology,” Blake said on ABC’s “Good Morning America. “I’d like an explanation for how they conducted themselves because I […]

  Tennis professional James Blake was ranked as number four in the world. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about being named the chairman of the USTA Foundation. “This is bringing tennis and education to more kids. It’s something that our sport can always do a better job of. The sport has opened so […]