Sports

Father Figures: Jason Taylor

In honor of Father’s Day, Black PR Wire has launched a month long campaign, entitled “Father Figures,” to recognize African American men who have made a profound impact on the lives of others. This special feature edition of Power Profiler takes a closer look into the professional and personal lives of incredible men who have taken on…

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Essence Festival and Master P Partner for First-Ever Charity Celebrity Basketball Game

Time Inc.’s Essence Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® will partner with Team Hope NOLA, a foundation started by Hip Hop Mogul Master P benefiting New Orleans youth through basketball and community driven events, by hosting a one-of-a-kind celebrity basketball game as part of the previously announced “Day of Service” activation. Players will include celebrities Ray J, Trey Songz, Terrence J, Romeo…

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Sports Icons And Influencers Come Together To Support The Jesse Owens Foundation

On April 27, 2017, the International Athletic Association (IAA) and Moët Hennessy hosted the annual Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy Gala, where sports legends were recognized for exemplifying the ideals embodied by Olympian and humanitarian Jesse Owens: integrity, perseverance and service. The prestigious celebration recognized tennis legend Serena Williams and posthumously honored Muhammad Ali for…

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SC State Names New Athletics Director

Stacy Danley, a veteran administrator, has been named athletics director at South Carolina State University, President James E. Clark announced Monday. Danley, who joins SC State after spending the last two years with the SLD Sports Marketing Group, will assume his duties immediately. The former Auburn University graduate succeeds Paul Bryant, who resigned as Bulldog…

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March Madness Yields Billions for NCAA, Universities, While Most Student Athletes Left To Fend For Themselves

By Barney Blakeney As the University of South Carolina Gamecocks basketball teams get set to participate in the ‘Sweet 16” run to the final four of the NCAA National Basketball Tournament, the focus once again is cast on black student athletes. Their on-court performances translate into billions of dollars for corporate sponsors and the media.…

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Serena Williams And Muhammad Ali To Receive Jesse Owens Awards

The International Athletic Association (IAA) today announced that iconic tennis star Serena Williams and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali are the recipients of the esteemed 2017 Jesse Owens Awards. The prestigious awards recognize sports legends who exemplify the ideals embodied by Olympian and humanitarian Jesse Owens: integrity, perseverance and service. This year’s historic ceremony falls on…

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Fort Dorchester Star Adonicas Sanders Verbally Commits to Yellow Jackets

Staff Reports – On Monday, January 30, Fort Dorchester High School wideout/defensive back Adonicas Sanders verbally committed to play for The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at the next level, according to team officials. Sanders, who previously starred at Burke High School, made the most of his opportunity this past season. After catching 44 passes for…

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Agustus Holt Wins Award from RiverDogs

  The Charleston RiverDogs presented the 2016 T. Ashton Phillips Distinguished Service Award to Agustus Holt of Charleston at the team’s last regular-season game of the year, September 2. The award is given in honor of the late T. Ashton Phillips, a Charleston businessman, RiverDogs minority owner, and long-time RiverDogs season ticket holder who passed…

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Modie Risher, Sr. Day in the City of Charleston

  Mayor John Tecklenburg has declared today, “Modie Risher, Sr. Day” in the City of Charleston, honoring the life of the dedicated educator and coach. An outspoken civil rights activist on issues concerning the African-American community, Risher will also be remembered for his work with the youth of Charleston. Both during his long time employment…

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