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Happy 43rd Birthday Kobe: 7 Black Mamba Facts

Kobe Bryant is a Mount Rushmore candidate for all-time great NBA players. He's also one of the more diverse and multifaceted personalities to grace...

James Jones & Monty Williams Are Making History | First Black GM-Coach Tandem To...

Monty Williams and James Jones are making history. They are the only Black head coach-GM duo in the NBA and are 10 games away...

Remembering Andre Harrell | He Masterminded The Elevation of Black Culture

If Black culture was a bus, then Andre Harrell was the driver through most of the 90s and 2000s. Remembering a legend one year after his death.

Steph Curry Keeps Tossing Daggers, Breaking Records & Crushing False Narratives

    Steph Curry deserves the MVP and all the love that the media and fair-weathered fans deprived him of, as he nursed an injury, dealt...

Tishaura Jones : St. Louis’ First Black Woman Mayor To Be Sworn In Tuesday

The people of St. Louis have spoken and another glass ceiling has been shattered as St. Louis treasurer Tishaura Jones has been elected Mayor....

50-Year Anniversary Of Ali vs. Frazier I — The Manifestation Of Black America

This month (March 8th) in 1971, NY's famed arena Madison Square Garden played host to an event of great cultural importance to Black America,...

Black History Month In Focus: Jackie Robinson’s Hall Of Fame Induction


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.

Black History Month In Focus: First Playable Black Video Game Character

As part of Black History Month, TSL would like to celebrate the first playable video game character of color -- Atari's Basketball (1979) for the Atari 800.

Classic Super Bowl Drip: Doug Williams Changes The Game For Black QBs


The National Football League is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of it's biggest event on Sunday, February 7th as Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers take on Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 at Levi'

Black History Month In Focus: Actors Discuss Lasting Importance of Jesse Owens Film “Race”


It is easy to get caught up in Hollywoods versions of true story tropes that haunt most sports biopics.  There is a tendency to highlight extremes as these are deemed dramatic, thus entertaining.  But what I found so endearing about th