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Surveying the historical and cultural contributions of Black women BY GREGORY CLAY MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Most of us know prominent Black women in Hollywood — from the late Cicely Tyson to Halle Berry to Kerry Washington. We know superstar Black female athletes, such as the tennis-playing Williams sisters, and we remember bronze medal winning figure […]

The baseball great’s achievements included helping others achieve success, especially children. BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Henry Louis “Hank’’ Aaron, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, who endured racist threats as he broke Babe Ruth’s iconic career home run record, died on Jan. 22. He was […]

ASSOCIATED PRESS Reaction to Hank Aaron’s death from former presidents to fellow Hall of Famers to everyone who knew him followed a theme: how the one-time home run king handled the racism he faced on the way to passing Babe Ruth’s hallowed record nearly 50 years ago. Joe Carter met his childhood idol when he […]

Outfielder from Florida is excelling in the sport at Alcorn State. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER Pensacola’s own Brandon Rembert, 22, is a rising baseball star at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. The outfielder had a break junior season in 2019 posting stat lines of .345 BA, 3HR, 22RBI, 48H, 38R, .489SP, .951 OPS. It […]

BY JACK HARRIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS One hundred years later, the Negro Leagues are finally, officially, a major league too. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Wednesday that seven of the historic all-Black professional baseball leagues, which operated between 1920 and 1948, will be elevated to major league status, giving what MLB described as […]

WORLD SERIES 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, middle, celebrates with Mookie Betts (50), who scored the go-ahead run on Oct. 24 against the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning during Game 6 of the World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Roberts became the second Black manager to win the coveted […]

BY RICK HUMMEL ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/TNS St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall of Famer Lou Brock, who had fought through a number of medical conditions in recent years, died Sunday afternoon (Sept. 6). He was 81. Brock will be remembered for many accomplishments. He was the National League’s all-time leader in stolen bases with 938. He had […]

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida A&M University (FAMU) head softball coach Veronica Wiggins will put down her clipboard at the conclusion of the 2020 softball season. In doing so, she leaves a legacy unlike any other. The records, the accolades, and the championships will pale in comparison to what she will leave the game […]