Sports

Revered South Carolina State Coach ‘Buddy’ Pough Prepares to Exit Alma Mater

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In South Carolina sports lore, no program is more revered by African Americans than the South Carolina State University Bulldogs. And, not many coaches are as beloved as Oliver “Buddy” Pough. When the Bulldogs face Delaware State on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium, it’s…

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Rihanna Says No to Super Bowl Halftime Invite – Social Media Explodes

By Stacy M. Brown,NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When the National Football League invited Rihanna to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl, the 9-time Grammy winner and Fenty business mogul took a knee. Reportedly, the pop princess not only said, “No,” but her words were more like, “Hell no.” Rihanna said she’s showing solidarity with Colin…

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Howard University Gives Way to Inaugural Sports and Entertainment Summit

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC — Celebrating the official start of the academic school year, Howard University, gave way to their 151stopening convocation with award-winning journalist, NBC anchor Lester Holt, who received an honorary doctorate during the event. Challenging students at the historically Black institution to engross themselves in critical thinking, and to…

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Johns Island County Park hosting Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K October 13

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites runners to participate in the annual Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K! Mark your calendars and start training because this race will be back Saturday, Oct. 13 on the beautiful trails of Johns Island County Park. Lowcountry Trail 1-2 Marathon-22 Trail runners will likely see breathtaking fall…

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Serena’s Issue Is Bigger Than Gender

By Dr. William Small, Jr. I must confess that I have great admiration for the Williams family and the contribution that they have made to professional sports and to professional tennis in particular. The family’s odyssey from Compton, California to “center stage” in the world of professional tennis is truly a great American story. The…

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Kenyan Runner Sets New World Record

The fastest man in the world – Kenyan track star Eliud Kipchoge – not only held onto his title but broke his own record at the Marathon held this week in Berlin. President Uhuru Kenyatta led Kenyans in congratulating compatriots Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono who retained their respective Marathon titles. “Congratulations my friend Eliud…

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