Jason Collins Signs With Brooklyn Nets, Becomes First Openly Gay Player in Major Sports Leagues

Jason Collins Becomes First Active Openly Gay Player in Major American Sport

by Slate

It’s only a 10-day contract but it’s a historic 10-day contract. The Brooklyn Nets have signed on Jason Collins, effectively… Read More

LeBron James writes a letter thanking his absent dad

Lebron James to Absent Father: Thanks for Not Being There

by #teamEBONY

LeBron James' dad was never around. The best player in the world decided to take to Instagram to ... thank his absent father… Read More

 Former NFL safety Darren Sharper

The NFL's Problem With Sex and Women

by Slate

I know that most football players are decent human beings. And there’s plenty of love in the locker room culture, including… Read More

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving Wins All-Star MVP


Kyrie Irving validated the fan vote and offered a glimpse of how good he can be when surrounded by first-rate players. The Cleveland… Read More

Michael Sam Sr.

Michael Sam's Father Unhappy With His Son's Sexuality


While Michael Sam has mostly received an outpouring of support since announcing that he is gay, his father is struggling with the… Read More

Jason Collins and Michael Sam

Jason Collins and Michael Sam:
The Mythbusters

by Wade A. Davis, II

The narratives that we hear about ourselves are powerful because they become mapped onto our identities. The mind believes what it… Read More

Which Sports Have the Whitest/Richest/Oldest Fans?

Which Sports Have the Blackest. Whitest, and Richest Fans?

by The Atlantic

Although sports account for just barely 1 percent of all TV programming, it accounts for 7 percent of the total cost of pay-TV, and… Read More

Shani Davis

Shani Davis Seeks Sochi Gold [INTERVIEW]

by Kristin Braswell

When Chicago native Shani Davis put on his first pair of roller skates at two years old, all he wanted to do was go fast. Now, as… Read More

Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart Suspended Three Games for Shoving Fan

by #teamEBONY

Marcus Smart will sit three games as punishment for his shoving a Texas Tech fan last night in Lubbock. The Red Raiders athletic… Read More

Michael Sam

Michael Sam Forces the NFL to Confront Homophobia

by Slate

Michael Sam, who came out in interviews with the New York Times and ESPN on Sunday, is not a borderline case. The 6-foot-3… Read More

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