Sports

MEAC Suspends Fall Sports Season Due to COVID-19

The Council of Presidents and Chancellors of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announces that the league will suspend all sports competition, championship and non-championship segments, for the 2020 fall season, as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. A decision is yet to be made on whether fall sports schedules will be moved to the…

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NFL Will Play Black National Anthem at Games

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem to bring awareness to social and other injustices faced regularly by Black and Brown individuals in America, the National Football League, President Donald Trump, and others wrongly associated the quarterback’s actions as a…

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Rachel Robinson, Hank Aaron, and Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton & Carter Launch the Month-Long “Tip Your Cap” Campaign to Honor the 100th Anniversary of Baseball’s Negro Leagues

Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, in collaboration with civil rights hero Rachel Robinson and baseball legend Hank Aaron, are joined by scores of baseball players and other professional athletes, sports executives, entertainers, journalists and others for an unprecedented tribute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues.  The Tip Your Cap campaign, which is being directed…

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HBCU Heroes Hosts First-Ever Virtual Esports Tournament For Historically Black Colleges And Universities In Conjunction With John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Call-To-Action To Increase Student Voter Participation

The Good Trouble Takeover is a 4-hour, online NBA 2K20 tournament between six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and premiere-a-thon to support the release of JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, a documentary about the Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights Icon. Celebrities, entertainers, professional athletes, HBCU leadership, political influencers, activists and the filmmakers are joining forces…

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Sugar Ray Leonard Talks Boxing, Personal Demons, and Greatest Triumphs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The Quintuple Champ, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, has won five world titles in five separate weight divisions, lineal titles (defeating undisputed champions) in three weight divisions, as well as the undisputed welterweight title. Leonard is widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. In this…

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Future SCSU Hall of Famer Memorialized

Former South Carolina State basketball standout Tyrone Williams, Sr., a member of the Bulldog scheduled 2020 Hall of Fame Class, was memorialized during a livestreamed Celebration of Life Service Monday, June 22 at Ridout’s Gardendale Funeral Chapel, Gardendale, Alabama. Williams, 71, died June 18 at Birmingham, AL following a brief illness. Williams, a Birmingham native,…

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Howard University Men’s Basketball Set to Host Notre Dame on MLK Day 2021

June 19, Howard University Athletics announced the men’s basketball team is set to host the University of Notre Dame on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2021 inside Burr Gymnasium. Tipoff and game broadcast details will be announced at a later date. The matchup features Notre Dame visiting an Historically Black College and University (HBCU) for the…

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NASCAR Joins Growing List of Those Taking Stand Against Racial Injustice

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Since protestors and demonstrators have taken to the streets around the globe in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, many businesses and organizations have issued statements and taken measures to communicate their stand against racial injustice. On Wednesday, June 10, NASCAR…

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