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Tennis Legend, Arthur Ashe Gets Virginia Street Renamed In His Honor

Ashe achieves hometown glory. ESPN reports that thousands of people attended Saturday’s ceremony to celebrate the formal renaming of Tennis superstar Arthur Ashe Boulevard. https://twitter.com/usta/status/1141394218914582528   Several elected...

Kaepernick, Serena, And The Legacy Of Arthur Ashe


While watching Serena Williams play her sister Venus at the U.S. Open this past weekend, there was a moment that struck me. And it had nothing to do with what was happening on the tennis court or the continuing evolution of the Williams sisters bei

Frances Tiafoe: America’s 1st Black Male Tennis Star Since Arthur Ashe


Theres a new potential American star in mens tennis. And hes African-American. The Williams Sisters have been the lifeline of American tennis for decades and the novelty of them being African-American has changed the face of the sport forever. The

They Reminisce: Arthur Ashe Adds Some Color To Wimbledon


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.

Arthur Ashe Learning Center Honors A Tennis Legend and Social Visionary


The Arthur Ashe Learning Center opened this weekend in conjunction with the start of the US O

Arthur Ashe Wins Wimbledon


The All England Club in London is the oldest and widely considered the most prestigious venue in all of tennis.  It serves as the Mecca of tennis championships hosting its crown jewel, Wimbledon.  In the history of this illustrious tourna

Arthur Blank Is Shopping For An MLS Franchise


Sure that whole hockey in the Dirty South fad didn’t work out and its fan support is questionable, but the city of Atlan

ESPN’s latest 30 for 30, Arthur and Johnnie, Is About Brotherhood And Sacrifice


The expression, “It takes a village to raise a child” firmly applies to the life of Arthur Ashe. Ashe was a man whose athletic prowess broke barriers in the exclusive game of pro tennis in the ‘60s. He later used the same courage

Sloane Stephens Crashed Serena’s Party, Now Let’s See If She Stays


The Williams sisters remain the long-standing chocolate darlings of tennis and torch bearers for future stars of the sport, but it was all set up for Sloane Stephens, another brown-skinned cuti

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...

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