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Former Pro Baseball Player Omar Washington Training Black Youth for the Big Leagues

by Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) on

“The competition we surround our players with is unmatched and it really gives our kids an edge,” Washington said. “I bet you that 90 percent of Black kids in Texas, who have played professional baseball came through my organization.”... Read full article

How Meeting Obama Changed the Attorney that Now Fights for Justice and Fights for Black Boys

by Millions Two One Staff on

One of Jackson's close friends told him, "You can't wait for the perfect season to go be great." He started laying down the foundation of Building Powerful Minds. Jackson's aim was to fight against the prison industrial system. ... Read full article

Carmelo Anthony Calls on Activists to Continue their Work in Response to Trump Victory

by St. Louis American on

"Now it’s our responsibility as men and women to take things into our own hands and be role models and be our own leaders at this point, regardless of who is commander-in-chief,” Anthony said. ... Read full article

Kobe Bryant Launches $100 Million Venture Capital Fund

by Charise Frazier on

“This is one of my passions,” Bryant told CNBC after he rang the opening bell Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. “We are one gear, 100 percent laser-focused, and here we go.”... Read full article

Junior Bridgeman Shedding Restaurants; Signs Major Deal with Coca-Cola

by David Mann - Biz Journals on

Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman owns Manna Inc., the nation's newest Coca-Cola bottler.... Read full article

Jill Scott to Release New Album, Titled WOMAN

by Ebony on

The Grammy award-winning artist will release her 5th studio album July 24th!... Read full article

NBA, NFL and MLB Wives Meet in DC to Synergize!!!

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"The professional women in sports often operate behind the scenes, but they deserve to have their voices heard as well,” stated AJe’ English during an interview by the United States Black Chamber's Black Directory.... Read full article

Serena Williams’ touching Facebook post: ‘I won’t be silent,’ quotes Dr. King

by Yvette Cassin - Rolling Out on

“I’m a Black woman, and I am in a sport that wasn’t really meant for Black people … So to those of you involved in equality movements like Black Lives Matter, I say this: Keep it up. Don’t let those trolls stop you." Serena Williams... Read full article

Serena Defeats Older Sister Venus on the Road to Grand Slam

by Associated Press on

“She’s the toughest player I’ve ever played in my life and the best person I know,” Serena said in an on-court interview.... Read full article

76ers Apologize To Sevyn Streeter For Yanking Performance

by EURWeb on

Days after pulling Sevyn Streeter’s scheduled performance of the national anthem because she wore a shirt that said “We Matter,” the team has issued an apology.... Read full article

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