African-Americans

Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver reacts during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 16, 2019 - 11:04 am
A diversity report shows the WNBA remains the leader among all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus grade, including an A-plus for racial hiring and an A for gender hiring, The Institute for Diversity...
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Lazio fans cheer during a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Genoa, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 03, 2019 - 5:50 am
ROME (AP) — After weeks of silence, Italian soccer leaders are finally starting to confront the growing problem of racism inside the country’s stadiums _ although not without another insulting gaffe by one official. Italian soccer federation president Gabriele Gravina hailed new rules approved this...
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In this Sept. 24, 2017 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan stands before an NFL football game against between the Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium in London. Khan announced Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, that he is a majority investor in the nation's only 24-hour news network aimed at African American viewers. The network is to begin broadcasting in November and will be based in Tallahassee, Florida's capital, with bureaus around the country. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
October 02, 2019 - 3:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan disclosed Wednesday that he will be the majority investor in the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at African American viewers, giving the network a deep pocket as it launches next month. The network has been in the works for...
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Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates his goal during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Inter Milan, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept.21, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 26, 2019 - 6:31 am
ROME (AP) — It was the day after Christmas and the festive atmosphere was quickly ruined when a soccer fan died in clashes outside of the venerated San Siro stadium in Milan. Inside the arena, the situation grew worse when Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who is black, was targeted with racist...
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September 20, 2019 - 4:55 am
LONDON (AP) — English soccer authorities say they have had a "productive and positive" meeting with representatives from Twitter in the wake of black players receiving racist abuse on the social-media platform this season. The Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League...
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Inductee Jack Sikma, right, stands with presenter Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 06, 2019 - 7:07 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jack Sikma used his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech to make a plea for the NBA to return to Seattle, where he led the SuperSonics to the 1979 NBA title. It was the only title for the franchise that moved to Oklahoma City in 2008. "There's a hole in Seattle that...
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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford reacts after missing to score on a penalty kick during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, England Saturday, Aug, 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 04, 2019 - 9:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Soccer players in England are asking social media companies to permanently delete accounts after a single racist post and commit greater resources to identifying abuse. The Professional Footballers' Association met with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after many of its members staged...
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FILE - In this July 5, 1958, file photo, New York's Althea Gibson waves the winner's plate aloft after she defeated Britain's Angela Mortimer in the women's singles tennis final at Wimbledon, England. Gibson won an amazing 11 Grand Slam titles in three years from 1956-58, including the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, the USTA will unveil a statue in her honor at the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/File)
August 24, 2019 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Althea Gibson basked in a ticker-tape parade in New York a decade before Arthur Ashe won the 1968 U.S. Open. Gibson won 11 majors in three years from 1956-58, including the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles. She integrated two sports — tennis and golf — during an...
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ARCHIVO – En esta fotografía de archivo del 23 de julio de 2019, Jay-Z anuncia el lanzamiento del sello discográfico Dream Chasers con Roc Nation en las oficinas de Roc Nation en Nueva York. La NFL y la empresa de espectáculos y representación deportiva de Jay-Z se asociaron para eventos y activismo social. La liga no sólo usará Roc Nation como consultora para sus espectáculos, incluyendo el medio tiempo del Super Bowl, sino que colaborará con la empresa del rapero para “fortalecer la comunidad a través de la música y la iniciativa Inspire Change de la NFL". (Foto Greg Allen/Invision/AP, archivo)
August 15, 2019 - 1:49 pm
Remember when Jay-Z was a dynamic hip-hop artist whose stark lyrics gave voice to the oppressed and downtrodden? Well, those days are over. He may have 99 Problems — but a conscience certainly ain't one. Completing his transformation to total sellout, Jay-Z climbed into bed with those racial...
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Maryland head coach Mark Locksley responds to a question during the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 19, 2019 - 3:32 am
CHICAGO (AP) — When Mike Locksley was hired in December as Maryland's head football coach — the first black head coach in program history — he knew the timing was perfect. Locksley, a Washington D.C. native, was Maryland's offensive coordinator and then interim coach for the latter half of the 2015...
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