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New book tells the story of Glenn Burke, the first openly gay player in MLB His Dodgers teammates were slow to recognize signs that were obvious to others

New book tells the story of Glenn Burke, the first openly...

Dusty Baker loved road trips to Houston. The Astros were a talented team, but it...

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The 2021 NBA All-Snub team These stars didn’t make the cut, but they made our squad

The 2021 NBA All-Snub team These stars didn’t make the...

If there was ever a year an All-Star snub could quickly get over not being selected...

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‘Shaking my head’: Black coaches react to Wolves passing over David Vanterpool Minnesota’s decision to hire Raptors’ Chris Finch left many disappointed

‘Shaking my head’: Black coaches react to Wolves passing...

“They are always moving the goalposts.” Those words are regularly spoken by aspiring...

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The troubling overreaction to a kid trash-talking Cam Newton When it comes to Black children, public mistakes are taken most harshly

The troubling overreaction to a kid trash-talking Cam Newton...

In the summer of 2016, Chris Paul was chilling with his family. The LA Clippers...

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Top HBCU football players to watch this spring Some top players we won’t see because either their teams canceled the season or they’re preparing for the NFL draft

Top HBCU football players to watch this spring Some top...

The 2021 FCS spring football season is underway and athletes, mostly from the Southwestern...

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Magical Negroes can’t exist without a Mister Charlie or Miss Ann A look at a persistent movie trope in which clueless white characters depend on selfless Black helpmates

Magical Negroes can’t exist without a Mister Charlie or...

This project was supposed to be a joke. Some months ago, I saw a tweet proposing...

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In the NFL’s coaching ranks, equality is still but a dream The promised land is nowhere in sight as Black NFL assistants are still too often judged on the color of their skin

In the NFL’s coaching ranks, equality is still but a dream...

After yet another disappointing NFL hiring cycle, frustrated Black assistant coaches...

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Director LeSean Thomas’ animated journey from the South Bronx to South Korea His new project about African samurai Yasuke will appear on Netflix this spring

Director LeSean Thomas’ animated journey from the South...

The protagonist of Netflix’s new anime series, Yasuke, is a true historical oddity:...

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Who’s afraid of ‘Malcolm & Marie’? Certainly not Edward Albee. In the new Netflix film, nothing will come of nothing

Who’s afraid of ‘Malcolm & Marie’? Certainly not Edward...

If anything is clear about Malcolm & Marie, the new film starring Zendaya and John...

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The secret to Eric Bieniemy’s unstoppable offense The Chiefs’ offensive coordinator leads Patrick Mahomes and his teammates with care, trust and a little tough love

The secret to Eric Bieniemy’s unstoppable offense The Chiefs’...

When Mecole Hardman muffed a punt in the first quarter of the AFC Championship Game,...

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Antonio Hamilton is thankful he didn’t give up on football After transferring to South Carolina State, he excelled once given a chance

Kansas City Chiefs’ Antonio Hamilton is thankful he didn’t...

For Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Antonio Hamilton, becoming a Super Bowl champion...

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Super Bowl 2021 and COVID remind us a lot can happen within a year These last 12 months have taken an emotional toll, so celebrating football is a welcome distraction

Super Bowl 2021 and COVID remind us a lot can happen within...

TAMPA, Fla. – This time last year 200 colleagues and I from the national and international...

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Byron Leftwich joins Eric Bieniemy as OCs who won the Super Bowl. Now what? Despite both Black assistant coaches leading prolific offenses this past season, neither will be taking on new jobs in the coming weeks. And that’s unusual.

Byron Leftwich joins Eric Bieniemy as OCs who won the Super...

While nothing can take away from Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron...

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Patrick Mahomes’ quest to overtake Tom Brady as the GOAT has been put on hold But even in losing his first Super Bowl, Mahomes appears on track to be next

Patrick Mahomes’ quest to overtake Tom Brady as the GOAT...

TAMPA, Fla. — Patrick Mahomes has been here before, on the wrong end of a final...

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Buccaneers WR Scotty Miller tests assumptions about race and athleticism The white receiver continues to catch defenses off guard with his speed

Buccaneers WR Scotty Miller tests assumptions about race...

With just eight seconds remaining in the first half of the NFC Championship Game...

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Chicago Cubs’ new apparel to honor bond between Buck O’Neil and Ernie Banks A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit a nonprofit that focuses on helping youth on the West side of Chicago

Chicago Cubs’ new apparel to honor bond between Buck O’Neil...

“Cubs to Scout College Campuses.” That was the headline in the Chicago Defender,...

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Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton proving to be ‘perfect’ fit for Sacramento ‘He’s going to be special in this league for a long time on and off the floor’

Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton proving to be ‘perfect’...

The arrival of Black History Month is sometimes bittersweet for African Americans....

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Cicely Tyson led a generation that defined themselves with dignity Her death marks the winding down of an era when Black glamour and elegance wasn’t just a choice, but an insistence on Black humanity

Cicely Tyson led a generation that defined themselves with...

T here was a time when Black dignity on screen wasn’t guaranteed. It had to be fought...

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Coach Jerry Johnson’s legacy at LeMoyne-Owen reaches back to basketball’s roots Johnson, who died at the age of 102, spent 46 years at the college and won an NCAA title in 1975

Coach Jerry Johnson’s legacy at LeMoyne-Owen reaches back...

The history of Memphis, Tennessee, basketball is a lot like the city itself — blue-collar...

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