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Richard Williams’ Hall of Fame Nod Destroys His Early Vilification


The American Tennis Association has chosen Richard Williams as the first inductee into its new Tennis and Education Complex currently being built in Florida.


Richard Williams: A Driven Man Who Made Tennis History


How many times have we watched that stern, focused visage give way to a knowing grin as Richard Williams awaited the inevitable embrace from one of his just-won-a-grand slam daughters, Venus and Serena? Their names synonymous with tennis dominance,

Little Richard, The Architect of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Passes At 87

Little Richard, the true King of Rock 'N' Roll, grew up in Macon, Georgia, the product of a religious upbringing that connected him to...

U.S. Open: The Seeds Of The Williams Sisters’ Legacy Bear Fruit

Black women in pro tennis have never been so plentiful and talented. The future of the game is in great hands and the fact...

Zion Williamson Gets The Bag At Hoophall


During the Martin Luther King weekend, I make an annual pilgrimage to Springfield, Massachusetts, basketball's birthplace, for the Spalding Hoophall Classic, which is now in its 16th year. The event provides some one-stop shopping when it comes to

Venus Williams Is On A French Open Mission 


Serena Williams is at the French Open, but as a spectator because shes pregnant with her first child. The owner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles is chilling as the spotlight switches to her older sister, rival, mentor and best friend Venus, the lege

Dr. Richard Lapchick: MLB “Still Has A Long Way To Go” On Racial And...


The 2017 Major League Baseball Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) was released on Tuesday in conjunction with the 70th

Deron Williams Is King James’ Playmaker


It wasnt that long ago that Deron Williams was considered a Top 5 point guard in the NBA and easily a Top 25 player. Back in 2012 when he signed with the Nets after five seasons as a budding star in Utah, Williams was rocking neck and neck with CP3

The Williams Sisters Are The Greatest American Sports Story Ever


I'm not sure if the majority of people understand what we just witnessed this morning.  Yes, Serena Williams has solidified herself as the greatest women's tennis player ever. She is also undoubtedly the most dominant athlete period that the m