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ESPN announced the nominees for the annual ESPYS yesterday. Stephen Curry, Candace Parker and Allyson Felix are some of the top names among the nominees.
Tiger Woods playing golf
Tiger Woods is already one of the most accomplished golfers of all time, and now he can add another impressive feather to his cap. According to Forbes, Woods' net worth is now estimated to be at least $1 billion, which would make him one of only three athlete billionaires...
“Small businesses are critically important to the culture of their communities, but these business owners have faced so many barriers, particularly in recent years,” said NBA legend Gary Payton Gary Payton is the definition of grit and passion. Nicknamed “The Glove” throughout his playing career, Payton had a legendary run...
Over the weekend, the Black Star Initiative held their inaugural Detroit clinic for their new collaborative program with Detroit’s hometown soccer team, Detroit City FC.  Photo Cred: Sekou Thornell Kids from all backgrounds ran drills, scrimmages and training modules with the assistance of their mentors and City FC coaches for the...
Mannequins
Photo Credit: Pedro Vit Sha’Carri Richardson reminds me of Tiffany Richardson from Cycle 3 and 4 of “America’s Next Top Model” – we were all rooting for her, even when she didn’t live up to our expectations. Sha’Carri placed last in the Prefontaine Classic earlier this month, losing to even more...
The John Shippen National Golf Invitational was established by Intersport to identify historical barriers and expand upon Black representation in the sport of golf to create awareness, access, and opportunities for persons of color in the business of sports. The event is named after John Shippen, Jr., the first...
On Tuesday June 22, the NBA held their annual NBA Draft Lottery to define order for the upcoming NBA Draft, taking place at the end of July. The Detroit Pistons came into the lottery with a 14% chance of acquiring the number one pick, along with the Houston Rockets...
Palmer Park Tennis Academy
This lover of the game heads a youth-focused, community-based tennis league, teaching basic skills and life lessons.
basketball
Experts point to a rising trend of NBA and NCAA recruiters seeking and developing elite, white players from Europe and elsewhere outside of the States instead of nurturing homegrown, African American talent. Are our boys slowly being squeezed out?
Kobe Bryant
“As a community, we watched him mature as a man and as a player.”
Corner Ballpark
The permanent installation celebrates Michigan's long athletic history.
gymnastics
Black Detroit has long had a bond with gymnastics, and as young brown-skinned tumblers continue to dominate the sport, local tumblers remain as passionate as ever.
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