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Women’s History Month: The Legacy of Althea Gibson from FAMU To Tennis Immortality

Hailing from Silver, South Carolina in 1927, Althea Gibson grew up in Harlem, New York. After winning the New York City women's paddle tennis...

They Reminisce: Althea Gibson Wins Wimbledon in 1957


In our semi-regular column "They Reminisce", we take a quick look back at some of the more memorable and lasting moments in sports and entertainment.

Screen Time: American Masters Presents Althea Director Rex Miller (Video)


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Venus Williams: A Dream Come True


July 8, 2000 - Richard Williams' outlandish dreams for his daughters, nurtured first on the courts of Compton, California, came true on this day.  His older daughter Venus joined Althea Gibson as the only African-American

Black Excellence In White Spaces: Serena Williams, Tiger Woods And The End Of An...

For the last 26 years the biggest names in women's tennis and golf have been Serena Williams and Tiger Woods. Nobody moved, and still...

“Will I Have To Explain To My Daughter That Her Brother Is Gonna Make...

Serena Jameka Williams is the greatest women’s tennis player to ever pick up a racquet and arguably the best athlete ever, male or female....

USTA Names Marisa Grimes As Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

To support the sport of tennis’ dedication to diversity and inclusion as 2020 has thrust social injustice, systemic oppression and lack of leadership opportunities...

CBS Sports Devotes Day of Programming To The Experience Of Black Athletes With “Portraits...

CBS Sports continues the conversation on racism in sports and society with James Brown hosting five hours of programming focused on tales of Black...

Colin Kaepernick And The Power Of Sports To Transform America


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Mike Pence Continues Trump’s NFL Clown Show Around The National Anthem


Yesterday's NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers was slated to be about more than just the game, as Peyton Manning was being honored by his former team for his remarkable accomplishments over his distinguished career.