Sports

Palmetto State Games set to return in July

After a nearly 35-year hiatus, the Palmetto State Games Track and Field Championship returns to showcase South Carolina’s top athletes. The all-comers meet takes place at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC, on June 19-20 and the Palmetto State Games Championship on July 17-18. “We wanted to provide competition opportunities for athletes who did not…

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NFL Continues Strong Social Justice Initiative with $250 Million Commitment

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The National Football League’s social justice initiative has continued to inspire change in underserved communities, including a $250 million commitment to bring awareness, dialogue, and a renewed direction to the conversation of racial and social inequality. On Thursday, June 11, officials revealed exclusively to Black Press…

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar ‘It’s Important for Athletes to Speak Out’ in Wake of George Floyd Protests

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is no stranger to social activism and protests. Jabbar, the all-time leading scorer in NBA history who earned six world titles, boycotted the 1968 Olympics in the wake of social unrest and the aftermath of the murder of Dr. Martin…

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NFL Announces Major Steps to Incentive Teams to Hire Minorities for Top Posts

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia National Football League teams must now interview at least two minority candidates for head coaching positions under new resolutions that the league hopes will improve diversity among its 32 teams. In an expansion of its Rooney Rule, which had previously called on teams to interview minority…

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NFL & Players Coalition Commit $3 Million+ to Communities of Color in Support of COVID-19 Relief

  The NFL, through its Inspire Change platform and the Players Coalition, today announced a donation of $3,050,000 to seven markets that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Recipients of the funds include health systems, individual hospitals, and non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., Chicago, Ill., Detroit, Mich., Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. While…

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NFL Exec Troy Vincent Talks Draft, HBCU Initiatives

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Troy Vincent’s career and life have come a long way since the Miami Dolphins selected him with the 7th pick in the National Football League (NFL) Draft in 1992. The former five-time Pro-Bowl cornerback has risen to become the second-in-command for America’s most popular sports league,…

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