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African American Athletes

Chris Rock: ‘Why Don't Black People Like Baseball Anymore?'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices

Chris Rock says he’s among the last of a dying breed of black baseball fans -- or rather an “endangered species,” as he describes in a video for...

Making Way for Jackie Robinson: The Quiet Fight of the Brown Bomber

Michael G. Long | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael G. Long

It's that time of the year when we honor Jackie Robinson for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball in the 20th century. While he appreciated the sentiment, Robinson often recalled he was not the only black pioneer in sports.

Buy Arthur Ashe's Wisdom Teeth

Posted 01.31.2013 | Black Voices

Tennis (and, perhaps, dental) enthusiasts are in for a treat next week when the estate of legendary sportsman Arthur Ashe goes on sale. The auction...

Politics and Athletes: They Do Mix After All

Etan Thomas | Posted 11.07.2012 | Black Voices
Etan Thomas

This sounds like a generation of athletes who are very much involved and passionate about helping their community and see a bigger picture than themselves.