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The 2016 Rio Olympics may officially be over, but that doesn’t mean that some of your favorite athletes just disappear for another four years. While their names were on everyone’s lips in Rio, athletic superstars and Olympic gold medalists Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles found time to star in a new ad for […]

When I played basketball in college there was no WNBA. There were no endorsement deals with women gracing the cover of cereal boxes. The ability to see someone like me on television, someone I could look up to and emulate, was sparse. Cheryl Miller was it for me in basketball and Flo Jo in track. […]

While the world is watching her already impressive and practically guaranteed gold medal-winning performance in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games, powerhouse women’s gymnast Simone Biles is tuning out the noise and is laser-focused on giving it her best. However, the rude comments of an Olympic commentator prove that there will always be someone who […]

From Tommie and John’s Black Power salute to Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win an individual gymnastics title, here are some of the most memorable moments for African Americans in the Olympics.

From Tommie and John’s Black Power salute to Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win an individual gymnastics title, here are some of the most memorable moments for African Americans in the Olympics.

The start of the 2016 Rio Olympics is just a week away and one of the most anticipated events is the gymnastics competition, where all eyes will be on powerhouse gymnast Simone Biles. Her talent and skill level is almost otherworldly and certainly earned her the coveted spot on the Olympic gymnastics team. Now she […]

In this edition of the Faith Talk, GRIFF tells the story of a friend whose philanthropic business venture was suffering, and she was unsure about whether it would survive another year. Becauswe of this uncertainty, she was afraid to go forward. She had to press send on an important message, but was hesitant to do […]

First Lady Michelle Obama admitted to being a “real, lifelong, die-hard Olympics fan," unveiling a new initiative to encourage young people to take up sports.

On Thursday, officials in Philadelphia passed a resolution that not only honors Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson's color barrier-breaking appearance in the city in 1947 but also serves as a formal apology. On April 15, the day that Robinson shattered the barrier, his widow will receive a formal apology for the mistreatment her husband faced, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Serena Williams had quite the weekend. The tennis champion managed to both soak up the sun this weekend and call out the BNP Paribas Open tournament director for his comments about female tennis players. CNN reports that Raymond Moore, the tournament director of one of the most decorated events in the game, suggested women professionals should get "down" on their "knees" every night to thank the male players who paved the way before them.

A study finds that black men's college football and basketball players' graduation rates lag behind black male non-athletes at the same schools. Researchers say this is troubling because the additional financial and academic support the athletes receive seem to make no difference.

Although reigning NFL MVP and Carolina Panthers superstar quarterback Cam Newton is largely out of the news cycle after his team’s Super Bowl 50 loss to the Denver Broncos, he’s still making headlines. Black sportswriter Kimberley A. Martin, who covers the New York Jets, shared a letter she received from a racist reader after recently writing […]