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Black History Month In Focus: From Sidney Poitier To Mahershala Ali

Sidney Poitier is the Gold Standard for every black male actor who has come after him, and you can see threads of his influence in each of his aspiring predecessors.

Black History Month In Focus: AT&T ‘Dream in Black’ Honors Iconic Black Future Makers,...

This Black History Month, AT&T* Dream in Black presents the return of Black Future Makers, a future-forward celebration of inspirational people in the culture.  The...

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.

Black History Month In Focus: Joe Taylor Named To The College Football Playoff Committee

The CFP Committee which has chosen the four-team playoff in FBS football since 2014, has named former Hampton Pirates head coach Joe Taylor to...

Black History Month In Focus: These Black Knights Should Be In The Baseball HOF

Barry Bonds, Curt Flood, Dick Allen, Dave Parker, Gary Sheffield and Fred McGriff should all be in baseball's Hall of Fame.

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

Black History Month In Focus: Discover What MLB Clubs Have Planned

Major League Baseball, its Clubs, and media entities (MLB Network and MLB.com) will observe Black History Month 2021 in a variety of ways, across...

Black History Month in Focus: 3 Little Known Black Basketball Facts


This is part of The Shadow League's Black History Month In Focus series celebrating Black exc

Black History Month In Focus: Legendary Temple Coach John Chaney Has Deep HBCU Roots

Last week the great John Chaney passed at age 89. Chaney was the legendary head basketball coach at Temple by way of Cheyney State....

Black History Month In Focus: MLB Has Ken Griffey Jr. & All the Bases...

Earlier this week, MLB landed a diversity gem when legendary Black Knight Ken Griffey Jr. was hired as a senior adviser to baseball Commissioner...