Monday, September 23, 2019

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George Foreman Became America’s Top Pitchman on...

The amazing thing about George Foreman goes beyond winning the heavyweight championship at the creaky boxing age of 45, after losing it at 25...

7 Outraged Reactions by Black People to...

Malcolm X: Killing Crackers With the passage of the Selective Training and Service Act in August 1940, all American men between the ages of 18...

Mike Tyson’s Loss To Buster Douglas 25...

Twenty-five years ago today, Mike Tyson lost to someone named James “Buster” Douglas in an astonishing result that resounded from Tokyo, Japan to points...

6 Ways Muhammad Ali Changed Boxing and...

Muhammad Ali was a paragon and a paradox, a brilliant fighter in the boxing ring and a committed man to Black people’s causes outside...

Evander Holyfield Says Corrupt Boxing Officials Will...

Former four-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, in a wide-ranging interview with Atlanta Blackstar, said boxing is so corrupt that the sport’s silent, nameless...

‘The Greatest,’ Muhammad Ali, Hospitalized With Pneumonia...

Legendary world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was admitted into a hospital on Sunday with a “mild” case of pneumonia, according to his spokesman Bob...

Etan Thomas Took Down Charles Barkley, Now...

When Etan Thomas played for the Washington Wizards in 2001, he and teammate Jahadi White were stopped in a car Thomas was driving by...

Athletes Need to Do More Than Express...

Athletes took to Twitter to express their dismay at the Ferguson grand jury's decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of...

7 of the Most Memorable Sports Interviews...

Talking to and interviewing some of the most accomplished and intriguing people in sports and entertainment has been part of my job responsibilities for...

10 Epic Athlete Nicknames That Are Truly...

The Greatest It’s only on the list because it perfectly fit Muhammad Ali, as a one-of-a-kind boxer and man of conviction. The Refrigerator William Perry...

Muhammad Ali’s Doctor Says The Greatest ‘Doing...

Muhammad Ali’s doctor, Abraham Lieberman, said recent health concerns about the former champion are overblown. Ali, 72, has been battling with Parkinson’s Syndrome since...

13 Black Celebrities You Thought Were Christians...

The late King of Pop Michael Jackson converted from Jehovah's Witness to Islam.     Actress Lauren London is half Jewish. Rapper Drake is half Jewish.     Comedian Dave Chappelle converted...

Jamie Foxx to Portray Mike Tyson in...

Mike Tyson's mercurial, controversial, sad and accomplished life will be played out on the big screen in the near future, with none other than...

6 Athletes Who Would Have Had More...

Muhammad Ali Former professional boxer Muhammad Ali is generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport’s history. But the champion was not only highly...

Rand Paul Says Obama, As 1st Black...

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) once again showed he's not afraid of taking on the topic of race, telling a crowd of Berkeley students yesterday...

12 Pairs of Black Icons Who Share...

  Louis Armstrong, born Aug. 4, 1901, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans. Barack Obama,  born Aug. 4, 1961,  is the 44th and current president of the United...

LeBron James Named AP’s 2013 Male Athlete...

LeBron James was named the Male Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press, another mark in the Miami Heat player's career that continues...

10 Celebrities Who Might Have Led Rebellions...

The idea that enslaved Blacks were docile and submissive "Sambos," who accepted and enjoyed the benefits of paternalistic master-slave relationships on plantations, was debunked...