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Saturday Traditions: Rivals Unite – Grambling vs Southern


Known as the Bayou Classic, the football rivalry between Grambling and Southern began in 1932. The most popular annual game and rivalry in Historically Black College football, it is often informally referred to as "The Black Super Bowl".

The NC A&T Aggies Are Undefeated And Celebration Bowl Bound


Theres never any love lost when Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rivals North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central meet in the annual Aggie Eagle Classic.

In a matchup where the Aggies look to the Eagles as the little brothers of Tobacc

A Different World: Pivotal Coming of Age Show Turns 30


In 1987, I was a 14-year-old 9th grader attending Paul Robeson Junior High School in Trenton, New Jersey.  Alf was making horrible puns on television for NBC, Robocop, The Untouchables and The Witches of Eastwick moved the needle at the box of

NFL Rookie Running Backs Roll In Week 1


The last time a running back was drafted with the NFL's first overall pick was Ki-Jana Carter out of Penn State in 1996. Prior to that, the last one to go number one overall was Bo Jackson in 1986.   

Historically, teams in the Nati

Sloane Stephens and Kamau Murray Are Tennis’ New Dream Team


The impact of Sloane Stephens first U.S. Open Finals has so many dimensions. The 24-year-olds victory cemented her as a force in the womens game. It boosted optimism for the future of womens tennis and the tradition of African-American excellence t

Howard Was A 45 Point Underdog So They Went Out And Beat UNLV


This was quite a weekend in college football, especially in the HBCU landscape. 


FAMU Takes An “L” Before Their Game Against Arkansas, Then Loses Again


HBCU teams have been embroiled in the "Pay-for-Play" scenario for years, agreeing to play in games against the top teams in college football in exchange for big checks. They have no shot at winning, but the financial windfall the schools make from

FAMU Will Have To Bus It To Arkansas Game And Twitter War Erupts


The dilemma facing HBCU schools and universities in regards to "pay day" games is nothing new. But the story out of FAMU just made the reality of the situation faced by these schools even harsher.

In order to play their Thursday night prime t

Remembering Steve McNair


During my career in sports, I have coordinated interviews with many athletes who I watched and respected for both their on and off field performances and endeavors. Names of those whose styles I tried to emulate when I was on the gridiron, hardwood