Black Female Golfer Makes History

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(NNPA) – Renée Powell, a pioneering African-American golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, recently made history by becoming one of the first female members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, which is considered the birthplace of the sport. Last September, the R&A, […]

BET Enters The Boxing Arena With Roc Nation Sports Alliance

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NEW YORK (AP) — BET is storming out of its corner with its first-ever rounds of professional boxing. The network, which has traditionally programmed entertainment, music, news and public affairs for the African-American audience, , told The Associated Press it has partnered with Roc Nation Sports to air up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of […]

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Exploitation of Black Athletes

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WASHINGNTON – Under its television deal, each Big-10 university will receive $24.6 million annually. The Pac-12′s new television deal will pay each member $22 million a year. Each member of the Big 12 will get $20 million and ACC universities will receive $17 million when each academic year kicks off. To put those figures in […]

Film Review: 42

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NATIONWIDE – Jackie Robinson’s life is lesson in courage. It’s a sobering but inspiring reminder of the barbaric cruelty of racism and those who rallied against it. This revealing film tracks his ascension from the Negro Leagues to Major League Baseball. And though you think you may know his story, you couldn’t possibly fathom the […]

Regular Refs Back to Work After Agreement

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NEW YORK – The NFL’s regular officiating crews are back. Their return couldn’t have come soon enough for many players, coaches and fans. After two days of marathon negotiations – and mounting frustration across the league and among its fans – the NFL and the officials’ union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative eight-year […]

Williams Caps Off Great Summer With Win at US Open

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NEW YORK  – Serena Williams wrapped up her remarkable summer with the latest rendition of a scene that has become familiar the past few months. -Williams jumping up and down on the tennis court with a mile-wide smile across her face. -Williams picking up a big-time prize – this time, the U.S. Open trophy, which […]