Jeremy Lin Leaves NBA, Heads to Chinese Basketball Association
“To challenge stereotypes, make history, rep Asians at the NBA level and pave the path as others have done for me has been an absolute privilege.”
New Statue Honors Tennis Great Althea Gibson
“In our sport of tennis, she was the one that really broke the color barrier. She is the Jackie Robinson of tennis.”
Colin Kaepernick Praises Those Who Continue to Protest Police Violence
The athlete shouts out football players Eric Reid, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson II, who are still kneeling: “They have never moved past the people.”
Jay-Z Partners With NFL, World is Confused
With athlete-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick still out of work for protesting police violence, many don’t understand how the MC can support the league that blacklisted him.
Simone Biles Makes History, Again
The gymnast is the first woman to land a triple-double in a floor routine during competition.
Caster Semenya is Out Magazine's Latest Cover Star
The South African record-breaker says that she’s here to inspire the world.
Mariano Rivera Makes Baseball History With Unanimous Hall of Fame Vote
The Yankees’ pitcher was inducted alongside Mariners’ third baseman Edgar Martinez, marking the first time two Latinx athletes have been added to the Hall of Fame at the same time.
Richmond Boulevard Renamed to Honor Arthur Ashe
The tennis great is honored via a series of events in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.
Twitter Users Defend World Champion Sprinter Caster Semenya
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the South African Olympian must reduce her naturally occurring testosterone levels to compete.
This Artist Spent Super Bowl Halftime Painting Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid
Brandan “Bmike” Odums wanted to support the athletes’ activism against police violence during the big game. So, he made a mural.
Martellus Bennett: 'Let Black Boys Dream Big'
Ahead of the Super Bowl, the artist and former NFL player reflects on the messages society gives Black boys about their worth.
Tarell Alvin McCraney Asks: What If Black Players Took Over the NBA?
The “Moonlight” co-writer discusses his upcoming Netflix film, “High Flying Bird.”
Louisville Renames Airport After Muhammad Ali
“It is a fitting testament to his legacy.”
Serena Williams Covers Allure, Talks Being Black in Tennis
“Venus and I started out being successful, continued to be successful, and we were also unapologetically ourselves. We were not afraid to wear braids. We weren’t afraid to be Black in tennis. And that was different.”
Alaska Native Teens Honored for Role in Historic Denali Climb
John Fresden and Esaias George assisted Walter Harper in the first recorded summit of North America’s tallest mountain.
Eric Reid Uses Cleats to Celebrate Activist Art and Kaep's Cause
New Orleans-based artist Brandan Bmike Odums designed the Carolina Panthers safety’s cleats with references to the Black Panther Party.
Eric Reid, Allies Question NFL's Repeated 'Random' Drug Tests
Some of the Carolina Panthers safety’s supporters say that his disproportionate testing for performance-enhancing substances is retaliation for his kneeling protests.
49ers Cheerleader Kneels During National Anthem
Many assumed it was a continuation of the protest that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began in 2016.
Rihanna Says No to the Super Bowl
The singer reportedly declined to perform at the halftime show in solidarity with blacklisted NFL player and activist Colin Kaepernick.
Google Doodle Celebrates Latinx Baseball Legend Roberto Clemente
Clemente’s batting prowess and humanitarian work made him a hero to sports fans long before he became the first Latinx player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.