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“My best friend is gone. I can’t play the game I love. Everybody just got their hand out. Nobody is checking on me for me. It’s always coming with something attached. Who’s there to hold me down now? What’s the point of being here?... Money and fame don’t mean sh*t if you don’t have peace in your life." - NBA guard John Wall writing about his mother's death in "The Players' Tribune"

Falling the day after Democracy Day, National Black Voter Day recognizes the power and importance of Black voters. The post Michelle Obama And Chris Paul Celebrate National Black Voter Day [Watch] appeared first on NewsOne.

Michael Jordan‘s got the Midas touch when it comes to legendary memorabilia.  Weeks ago a jersey featured in his ESPN documentary The Last Dance, made its way to Sotheby‘s auction block and has now officially sold for $10.1 million. The record-breaking price marks the highest price anyone has ever paid for any Jordan-related momento, which […]

MLB remembers Roberto Clemente on the 21st annual Roberto Clemente Day.

The sports data experts at Jeffbet used the Influencer Hub Instagram Influencer Earnings Calculator to determine who the top 20 earners would be.

Happy Anniversary! Read more fun facts about Cousin Skeeter and discover how Penny Hardaway's Nike commercial became its inspiration.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded for three-time NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell.  Following a better-than-expected 2021 season, the Cavs look poised to make a bigger leap this year.

To make sure we remember the legacy of the 'Queen of Tennis," we put together a photo album of Serena Williams' 25 years at the US Open.  The post Her GOATness!: A Serena Williams Photo Album From 25 Years At The U.S. Open appeared first on NewsOne.

The project was led through the Orlando Magic center’s philanthropic imprint, the Mo Bamba Foundation. Construction for the state-of-the-art basketball courts started in April. The sports facility will serve over 200 children daily. The post NBA Player Mohamed Bamba Creates Basketball Facility For Youth In West Africa appeared first on NewsOne.

The New York City neighborhood was the backdrop of Gibson’s coming-of-age journey. Gibson and her family hailed from South Carolina and moved to the community during the Great Migration. The post Harlem Street Named After Trailblazing Tennis Legend Althea Gibson appeared first on NewsOne.

The school, one of the city's largest and oldest elementary institutions, has operated without a library for a decade. The shelves of the new space will be stocked with pieces of literature penned by diverse authors and stories in which students can see themselves reflected.   The post Stephen And Ayesha Curry’s Nonprofit, Rakuten To Open Reimagined Library At Oakland Elementary School appeared first on NewsOne.

Now, you may remember some of these guys on the football field… but did you know that they can hit a note just as well as they can hit the gridiron?! Melissa Wade got a chance to chat with Bryant McKinnie, a former NFL pro and Super Bowl 47 champion (with the Baltimore Ravens). He is […]