A. Sherrod Blakely

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Black Quarterbacks Are Gaining Ground in the NFL

Like so many of you, I have spent the last few weekends with a cacophony…

Carmelo Anthony’s Memoir Takes Us to ‘Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised’

In an exclusive interview with EBONY, the NBA All-Star discusses several key moments of his…

Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell is Delivering $1M Assist to Teachers

As a youngster, Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell vividly recalls late-night treks with his mother…

The Track Star We Should Really Be Talking About

OK, I’ll admit it. When I sat down to start writing this column, I had…

Life, Legacy Lessons Live On As We Remember the Late Kobe Bryant

Having spent this week in Los Angeles with my family, you can’t go a city…

Words Matter: One of Many Lessons Being Taught to the Media by Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka didn’t sign up for this. No, I’m not talking about the issues she…

The End Game: When Belief and Understanding One’s Value Goes Terribly Wrong

When it comes to salary negotiations, the NBA isn’t all that different from any other…

The Olympic Conundrum Between Black Excellence and Humanity

With short-cropped hair that’s half green and half purple, Team USA shot-putter Raven Saunders stands…

Black Female Athletes Continue to Carry the Torch for Change

There are few symbols more iconic when it comes to the Olympic games than the…

The Nigerian Roots of ‘The Greek Freak’ Should Not Be Ignored

In the coming days, weeks and months, we are going to hear a lot about…

Olympic Great Gail Devers Passes the ‘Baton of Knowledge’ When It Comes to Graves Disease

Gail Devers is one of the greatest American sprinters ever, a track and field icon…

The Phoenix Suns Show Us What We Can Achieve When We Have Our Own Lead the Way

As the final horn sounded, the crowd at Los Angeles’ Staples Center was in both…

Haters Are Always Gonna Hate: ESPN’s Maria Taylor Incident Reminds Us What Happens When Black Excellence Becomes Too Excellent

This is what happens when Black Excellence becomes, well, too excellent. When you talk about…