black athletes

Okay, we know that Serena Williams doesn’t want to make a huge fuss over her retirement… but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world can’t! Ahead of tonight’s first-round kickoff of Williams’ final US Open, Gatorade dropped a brand new commercial to pay homage to her trailblazing career. Titled “Love Means Everything,” the nearly […]

This weekend marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut in Major League Baseball, shattering the color barrier in a sport Blacks dominated in their own leagues. The Los Angeles Dodgers will erect a statue in honor of the late Hall Of Fame star, which will serve as a lasting reminder of Robinson’s baseball legacy. […]

  Dawn Staley is one of the most celebrated women’s basketball players of her era and her collegiate career was filled with several highs but a national championship eluded her. Now, the head coach of the University of South Carolina Lady Gamecocks can finally count herself a champion after leading her squad to its first […]

Porter Magazine, the print extension of the website Net-A-Porter.com has its Incredible Women of 2016 issue  heading to magazine stands everywhere on Friday, December 2. In the issue, Serena Williams pens her take on what it takes for women to follow their dreams. Here’s her open letter to encourage other women to achieve success by […]

Toni “Tomboy” Stone was the first woman to play for a men’s professional baseball league. Although she was signed to save a lagging Negro League team’s ticket sales, she proved to be far more than just a novelty player. Marcenia Lyle Stone was born July 17, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Of her four siblings, Stone […]

History was made over the weekend when Stanford University women’s swimming teammates Simone Manuel (l) and Lia Neal (r) were named to the U.S. Women’s Olympic swim team. It is the first time two African-American women have represented Team USA in the swim competition for the Summer Games. Neal, 21, and Manuel, 19, are no strangers […]

Simone Biles became just the second woman in 40 years to win four consecutive national U.S. gymnastics titles, setting the stage for a potential gold medal haul at this year’s Summer Olympics. All eyes will be on Biles as she takes to the world stage in Rio, with some experts saying she could walk away […]

Nick Gabaldon has been recognized by California’s surf historians as the first surfer of color to emerge from the tight-knit community. Gabaldon has been hailed for breaking barriers in the sport, and serves as an inspiration for other Black and Latino surfers around the world. Nicolás Rolando Gabaldón was born February 23, 1927 in Los […]

Oakland Raiders player Marquette King holds a unique distinction in the NFL. He is league’s lone Black punter, and just the fifth Black player in…

The National Hockey League has seen a resurgence of Black players in recent times and Montreal Canadiens’ defenseman P.K. Subban is emerging as one of the…