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Arthur Ashe

The Historic Cemetery Where Black Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Rests In Eternal Peace

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

With all the recent talk of the Confederate flag, it seems appropriate to highlight one of the many overlooked places that are sources of real Southern pride and heritage -- particularly that which is black and Southern.

Maxwell Strachan

The Backlash Against Caitlyn's Award For Courage Is Proof She Deserves It

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.04.2015 | Sports

The haters have proved themselves wrong.

Caitlyn Jenner To Receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPYs

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports

The Arthur Ashe Award is given to those "possessing strength in the face of adversity."

Who and What We Trust Might Kill Us

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Ashley Wren Collins

Trust. It's a hefty word, stamped on American currency ("In God We Trust"), integrated into marriage vows, and considered a vital component for both professional and personal relationships. Yet too often trust is on autopilot, given freely unless proven otherwise.

Obama Applauds LeBron James For Wearing 'I Can't Breathe' T-Shirt

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

Although Lebron James is known as an NBA star, he's been making a name for himself as an athlete who's concerned with social consciousness, and he's a...

'Black-ish': Horrible Parody of Black Family Life

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I cringed when I saw the name and promos for Black-ish. But, I tried to reserve judgment until I saw it. And sure enough, its premise and the actual show is as offensive as its name.

If It Weren't for a Handful of Sports Figures, America Would Not Have Integrated as It Did

Michael J. Cramer | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Michael J. Cramer

Why were a boxer and a baseball player of such consequence? The answer lies in the tortured history of the treatment of African Americans dating back to the late 1800s.

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...

Is Li Na the Next Arthur Ashe?

Michael Levy | Posted 08.29.2011 | Sports
Michael Levy

Chinese tennis star Li Na is a red star on the rise. She has the tabloids eating out of her hands; she has sponsors running around in circles; most of all, she bucked a Communist system that desperately needs her.

The "Don't Ever Give Up" Business Plan

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Seth Godin, who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs be productive, says that business people never realize that with a little bit of push, they can move past a seeming dead end and reach business success. I hope that is true in my case.

Interview with a Philosopher: On Tennis and Life - What the Racket is All About

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What do philosophers have to say about life that's relevant to your interests? Can modern thinkers help us better understand our experience in the wor...

Wimbledon Tennis: Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim Updates the Greatest Sports Book Ever Written

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew DeBord

You wouldn't think it could be done, taking John McPhee's 1969 book Levels of the Game and using it to make something equally compelling. But Wertheim has, and that's his personal triumph.