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Legendary Olympic Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos Earn Induction into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Their selection to the Hall of Fame, an honor based on character, conduct, and off-field contributions, comes 51 years after the U.S. Olympic Committee — and much of White America — vilified the heroes. “It sends the message that maybe we had to go back in time and make some conscious decisions about whether we were right or wrong,” Carlos told USA Today. “They’ve come to the conclusion that, ‘Hey man, we were wrong. We were off base in terms of humanity relative to the human rights era.’” […]

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NBA All-Star Steph Curry Kick Starts New Division I Golf Program at Howard University

     “Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible but just as impactful,” Curry said. “It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus and is impossible to truly master. So, when you hear about these passionate student athletes who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game, it’s tough. I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University and look forward to building their first men’s and women’s golf teams with them.” […]

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BLACK HISTORY  * SPORTS

Cori Gauff, 15, shakes hands at the net with Venus Williams after winning her Ladies’ Singles first round match during Day 1 of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2019, in London. Gauff is a native of Delray Beach, FL […]

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Memphis Tigers’ Head Coach Penny Hardaway welcomes high expectation of top recruiting class: “We want all the smoke”

     “This is what we want. This is Memphis,” Hardaway said in his first media session since capping his recruiting season with 5-star prospect Precious Achiuwa. “We don’t bluff. We want all of the smoke. We want everything to be about Memphis. We want it to be, ‘You guys are supposed to do this.’ We want to reach that. That is what this city wants. […]