Little Known Black History Facts

Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton became a star in the horseracing world when he became the youngest person to win the Kentucky Derby. Clayton was born March 27, 1876 in Kansas City, Mo. As a boy, his family relocated to North Little Rock, Ark., where he then changed course by running away to Chicago at 12 years […]

A Black woman out of Texas made $1.2 million dollars at the Kentucky Derby after betting $18! Margaret Reid was floored as she watched her pick 5 predictions come out on top in every race including the main event whose winner was Justify, according to Essence. A “Pick 5” is when you place a bet on […]

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Orb wasn’t the only one to score big in the first stop in the Triple Crown. NBC Sports drew the most viewers for a Kentucky Derby in 21 years during Sunday’s race, which featured two rarities for the sport: a black jockey and a woman jockey. Goldencents, owned in part by Rick Pitino, coach of […]

If You Missed It, Originals

Huggy Lowdown recaps the weekend’s festivities including Mayweather’s fight, the Kentucky Derby, Mister Cee’s arrest and Antoine Dodson’s return to the closet.

If You Missed It, Originals

Tom and the crew open the show talking about Tom jinxing the Kentucky Derby. Plus, the crew talks about Kobe’s mama drama and provides tips on how to avoid the mama drama in your life!

If You Missed It, Originals

This is Chris Paul from the TJMS running through the top stories in roughly sixty seconds with The Morning Minute. The former voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash, just got a Emmy nomination even though he had to resign amid allegations of a sex scandal the puppeteer was nominated for outstanding performer.  But if you ask […]

Little Known Black History Facts, Originals

On April 6, 2013, horse jockey Kevin Krigger became the first black jockey to win the Santa Anita Derby in 76 years. The 29 year-old rider says he’s destined to win the upcoming Kentucky Derby on May 4th. If Krigger’s horse Goldencents leads them to victory, he will be the first black jockey to win […]

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The discovery of a man’s body Sunday in the stable area of Churchill Downs was being investigated as a homicide, but there appears to be no connection to the race track or the Kentucky Derby, police said. “At this point we don’t have anything pointing to the fact that this had […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Thirteen of the 15 riders in the first Kentucky Derby were African-American. One of those riders was Isaac Burns Murphy. A rider from 1876-1895, Murphy carried a 44% victory rate. He was the first jockey elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and was dubbed one of the greatest race riders […]