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Black History Sports, Donovan Mitchell, Entertainment, John Collins, NBA Rookie of The Year 2018, Rookie On The RIse, Rookie On The Rise episode 5, Television, Utah Jazz -

It’s almost time for the NBA to decide which baller deserves the title of “Rookie of The Year” and Donovan Mitchell has his eyes on the prize. You may think you know the 411 about the talented athlete, but his new digital docs-series offers an inside look at his whirlwind life in Rookie On The […]

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Virginia Tech sent out apologies Tuesday after video circulated of its women’s lacrosse team belting out n-word laced lyrics of a Chris Brown and Lil Dicky rap song. The racially explosive, 13-second video was recorded on the team bus and sent out via Snapchat, the New York Daily News reported.  In a statement, coach John […]

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Black History Sports, Colin Kaepernick, Confederacy, flag protest, News, Ole Miss, Opinion, Sports, TheGrio Originals -

The Ole Miss coach's statement is just another in a shamefully long and embarrassing line of white people in power attempting to control Black people who disrupt the nationalism status quo.

The post Kaepernick backlash at Ole Miss and NFL means Black men can’t be free on the sports plantation appeared first on theGrio.

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Black History Sports, Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Featured, News, NFL -

Eric Reid announced that he has yet to be picked up as a free agent, and he believes it is because of his public support of Black Lives Matter and Colin Kaepernick. On Thursday, the former San Francisco 49er safety tweeted his sentiments publicly and didn’t hold back. “The notion that I can be a […]

The post Why Eric Reid believes he’s being blackballed for kneeling with Colin Kaepernick appeared first on theGrio.

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Black History Sports, Featured, Serena Williams, Style -

Serena Williams is back with a bang! Just last week, the former world champion confirmed her comeback by a big win at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden against Zarina Diyas. And today, TMZ reported that the sports legend is taking her game to the world of cosmology. According to reports, the new mother filed legal documents […]

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Alexis Jr, Alexis Ohanian, Black History Sports, News, Serena Williams, Video -

The last time Serena Williams steeped onto a tournament court was for the 2017 Australia Open last January. She won, of course, and went on to shock fans when she revealed she was in the early stages of her pregnancy with her newborn baby, daughter Alexis Jr. during the match. This week, the Indian Wells Tennis […]

The post Serena Williams wins first post-baby tennis match like the boss she is appeared first on theGrio.

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Black History Sports, Michael Bennett, News, NFL, Politics, Seattle -

Kobe Bryant made a powerful statement during his Oscar acceptance speech. The former NBA Lakers player revealed, “As basketball players, we’re really just supposed to shut up and dribble.” That statement seems to be a common theme, carried out throughout the sports industry overall. And now, some are wondering if the Seattle Seahawks want Michael […]

The post Will Seattle Seahawks trade Michael Bennett because he won’t shut up and block? appeared first on theGrio.

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Betsy Devos, Black History Sports, Donald Trump, Dwyane Wade, Gun Violence, News, Politics, School Shooting, Video -

Someone in the Education Department apparently thought it was a good idea to send Betsy DeVos to visit the site of the Parkland school shooting that left 17 students and teachers dead on February 14. Not surprisingly it did not go well. Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School expressed their anger both on social media […]

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Ayesha Curry, Ayesha Curry pregnancy, Black History Sports, Entertainment, Featured, Princess Kate, Steph Curry, Video -

Ayesha Curry is expecting her third child with her husband, Stephen Curry, and she’s having a rough pregnancy this time around. The 28-year-old wife, chef, and restauranteur revealed that she has been diagnosed with Hypermesis Gravidarum, the same illness that has affected Princess Kate during all three of her pregnancies. Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a form […]

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Black History Sports, Celebrity Weddings, Chanel Iman, Entertainment, Sterling Shepherd, Style, Video, Weddings -

Supermodel Chanel Iman got hitched over the weekend looking like she was ready for the runway. The 27-year-old Victoria’s Secret beauty wed New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard. She and her groom tied the knot just four months after their dreamy engagement in Beverly Hills. The exclusive coverage of the celebrity wedding by Brides.com confirms […]

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Shaquille O’Neal is pretty proud of his moves. The former NBA star and current commentator on Inside The NBA took to social media to share a video of him and his family busting some of the latest dance moves and it’s certainly worth watching. Shaq doesn’t let his huge stature slow him down when the […]

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After the NCAA scandal that broke this week everyone is weighing in—including President Barack Obama. An avid basketball ball player, Barack Obama said that the NBA should consider creating a junior division with the NCAA that would foster talented youth well before the big leagues. The junior league could serve as a feeder system into professional basketball […]

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Allen Iverson, Black History Sports, Chris Webber, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Iman Shumpert, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Lonzo Ball, Metta World Peace, NBA, News, Opinion, Rakim, Rap, Shaquille O'Neal, TheGrio Originals -

Lonzo Ball fouled out with his new rap album and It should come as no surprise that most of these rap “careers” from NBA players flame out quickly like the dumpster fires that they are. But not all of them are terrible. Here’s a look at just a few NBA rappers and their varied levels of success.

The post From Struggle Raps to Real Bars: 7 NBA players turned rappers appeared first on theGrio.

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The former front woman for the Black Eyed Peas performed a disgraceful rendition of The National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game on Sunday and folks pulled no punches dragging her on social media.

The post Fergie RUINS the National Anthem plus best Twitter reactions appeared first on theGrio.

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Jamie Foxx has been notoriously private about his love life and it looks like that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Friday night, the actor was preparing to play in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game when an interview with SportsCenter‘s Michael Smith took a decidedly awkward turn. — LeBron James, Cavaliers ride the New York subway […]

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Black History Sports, News, Racism, Social Media, Tennis -

The Association of Tennis Players is reviewing a complaint made by Donald Young that his opponent, Ryan Harrison, used racially charged language during a tense match at the New York Open on Monday. During a changeover following the first set, Harrison and Young were seen having a war of words on the court. There is […]

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has a history of supporting social justice movements, and now he’s making sure everyone in the NBA understands the importance of celebrating Black History Month. –Bronx principal faces protests after reportedly barring Black history lessons – “I think it’s pretty obvious,” he told reporters. “The league is made up of a lot of […]

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Sports Illustrated’s iconic swimsuit issue has a new cover model, and her name is Danielle Herrington! Tuesday, the highly anticipated annual issue debuted with Herrington featured in a skimpy pink bikini – making her only the third black model to ever get the coveted spot. Following the announcement she made her first appearance on “Good […]

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Serena Williams is a real life superhero in more ways than one and just in case you’re not completely convinced, check out her latest photo shoot. The amazing athlete and new mommy is gracing the cover of Vogue‘s February issue and she carved out some time to bust some serious moves on an airport runway […]

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Alexis Ohanian, Black History Sports, Entertainment, Featured, News, Serena Williams, Serena Williams baby, Serena Williams marriage, Serena Williams VOGUE, Video -

Serena Williams is serving up some major #GOALS in the February issue of VOGUE. The superstar athlete and her adorable baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, graces the cover of the venerable fashion magazine’s February issue and inside, Williams opens up about marriage, motherhood, and her return to the tennis court. Here are 6 things […]

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When it came time to get in the game and put our ballots where our mouths (and tweets) were, Colin Kaepernick was dishearteningly absent.

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Black History Sports, Gun Violence, Kentucky, News, Trinity Gay, Tyson Gay -

A father and son are the latest arrests in the investigation into the fatal shooting of the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay.

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In a Facebook post, Serena Williams vowed to not be silent in the wake of countless black men being killed at the hands of police violence.

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Black History Sports, Gabby Douglas, Gabrielle Douglas, Gymnastics, Hair Controversy, Living, Natalie Hawkins, News, USA Gymnastics -

Gabby Douglas’s historic run at the 2012 Olympics in London may be over, but interest in the world-class gymnast is just beginning.

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The former wife of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade was ordered by a Cook County judge to temporarily shift visits with her children from Chicago to Florida...

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In just four years, Bronx native Justus Williams went from chess novice to being awarded the level of chess master by the United States Chess Federation at age 12, becoming the youngest African American chess master in history. He describes himself as “the “LeBron James of chess.”

WATCH theGRIO’s TODD JOHNSON INTERVIEW CHESS MASTER JUSTUS WILLIAMS:
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Williams was your typical Air Jordan-wearing, music-loving kid going to public school. In third grade he started looking for an extracurricular activity to get involved in, and his mother suggested chess. Williams joined an after-school program called Chess in the Schools and caught on to the game quickly. His teachers took notice. From there, Williams started competed nationally and internationally, winning titles along the way.

Justus Williams is making history as… an internationally recognized chess master. Williams is ranked fourth in the world in his age group and has traveled all over the world to play other renowned chess players, some more than twice his age. As the youngest African American chess master, Williams is catching the attention of the black community, a group not often linked to the game.

What’s next for Justus?
Williams continues to compete internationally and is working on releasing a series of video tutorials on how to play chess. He also launched the Dare To Be Different campaign, a national effort encouraging young people to tell their stories of why they chose an unusual path and to expose them to the game of chess.

A little-known fact…
While Williams broke the mold as the youngest African American chess master, two other African Americans closely followed him in earning that distinction. Joshua Colas, a few months younger than Williams, became a chess master a few months after Williams, and James Black Jr. became one in July 2011.

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Basketball Wives, Black History Sports, Chad Ochocinco, Entertainment, Evelyn Lozada, Florida, Hotels, Media, Miami, Popular Culture, Television, VH1, Wedding -

Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco’s fame from the VH1 show Basketball Wives might cost them a wedding in South Florida next month...

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