"I just think that representation and visibility are so important," he said. "I actually hope that one day videos like this and the whole coming out process are just not necessary. But until then, I'm going to do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that's accepting, that's compassionate."
The business of college sports, which includes millions in television contracts and sponsorships, resulting in a world of lucrative payouts for everyone other than the players, may have met its match at the U.S. Supreme Court.
When she takes the field in September, Maia Chaka, a Norfolk State University graduate and health and physical education teacher, will do so as the first Black woman to work as a referee in the NFL. She’ll also be just the second woman to wear the zebra stripes. Sarah Thomas, who worked last month’s Super Bowl, is the other.
“When you look at mobility of Black men and Black women in professional sports, it’s poor,” said Troy Vincent, the league’s executive vice president of football operations. The only person in a higher post in the NFL is Commissioner Roger Goodell.
While attempting to administer a shot to Tyrod Taylor's ribs, a Los Angeles Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured one of the quarterback's lungs instead.
The Pac-12 will resume play this fall, reversing a previous decision to hold off on the season because of Covid-19.
The NFL's Washington Football Team is facing new allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace from four women who spoke to ESPN's Jeremy Schaap.
"I'm calling on you, all coaches. Let's step up," said Carroll. "No more being quiet, no more being afraid to talk to topics, no more I'm a little bit uncomfortable. "
Last month the Washington football franchise announced the retirement of the Redskins team name, a decision that followed what the organization called a "thorough review" that came "in light of events in the country and feedback from our community." In May, the killing of George Floyd -- an unarmed Black man -- set off a national response, resulting in coast to coast protests and a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Three months later, the football team from Washington is without its oft-criticized, racially insensitive moniker, and with a Black president for the first time ever.
Nike, Adidas and Under Armour sign sponsorship deals sometimes worth hundreds of millions of dollars with universities with strong athletics programs. For the universities, the deals are an important revenue stream; for the companies, they're a key source of brand exposure to both high performance athletes and the broader consumer base.
Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim decided to share the gold medal in the men's high jump in the Tokyo Olympic Games in an unprecedented move that prompted cheers around the world for their sportsmanship.
The publication wrote, "If Beyoncé's self-titled visual album established her as one of the greatest artists of all time, her surprise-released 'Formation' video (and ensuing album Lemonade) marked her as one of the most important."
Black philanthropy is rooted in West African culture and traditions of communal giving and sharing. These traditions traveled to the United States as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the practice of helping each other was essential to our ancestors’ survival.