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WNBA Stars Honor Breonna Taylor With a Game-Worn Sneaker Auction — Footwear News

WBNA stars Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are joining forces with Flight Club to use their sneakers for a push towards justice. Bird of the Seattle Storm and Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury will be auctioning off game-worn pairs in collaboration with the footwear retailer through an Instagram bid to benefit the Breonna Taylor Foundation.…

via WNBA Stars Honor Breonna Taylor With a Game-Worn Sneaker Auction — Footwear News

Remembering Wes Unseld — Black America Web

WRITTEN & CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS PAUL I grew up in a typical Black DMV (DC, MD, VA) household. And in a typical Black DMV household we cherished three things: God, hard work, and sports. So every week I worked hard in school and then went to church Sunday morning. And throughout it all there was…

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George Floyd Death: Former Ravens Receiver Torrey Smith Says He Was ‘Inspired’ By Young Generation Of Leaders, Peaceful Protests In Maryland — CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With protests all across the United States, the country is seeing a new generation of leaders. Many of the leaders are just teenagers, and America is taking notice. What we’re seeing right now is being described as a movement, and some of the leaders are teens or barely into their twenties. WJZ spoke…

via George Floyd Death: Former Ravens Receiver Torrey Smith Says He Was ‘Inspired’ By Young Generation Of Leaders, Peaceful Protests In Maryland — CBS Baltimore

Sneaker Stores Standing In Solidarity With George Floyd Protestors — The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

And in a sign of unity, Nike’s rival apparel company adidas retweeted the powerful message to remind everyone that we’re all in this together.

via Sneaker Stores Standing In Solidarity With George Floyd Protestors — The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Documentary About NHL’s First Black Player Coming To ESPN — NewsOne

The journey of Willie O’Ree—the first Black man to play in the National Hockey League—is coming to the small screen. According to Deadline, ESPN has acquired the rights to a documentary that delves into how the Canadian broke racial barriers in the realm of sports. ESPN Acquires Documentary About Willie O’Ree, NHL’s First Black Player…

via Documentary About NHL’s First Black Player Coming To ESPN — NewsOne

NBA Player Bradley Beal Hosts 50 Students On Howard University Tour — Majic 102.3 – 92.7

On Monday night Washington Wizards player Bradley Beal dropped 43 points on the court. But, he was up bright and early on Tuesday morning and hosted 50 students on a tour of Howard University as part of his continued partnership with Ron Brown College Preparatory High School (RBHS). According to NBA.com, the students arrived on…

via NBA Player Bradley Beal Hosts 50 Students On Howard University Tour — Majic 102.3 – 92.7

Gianna Bryant’s No. 2 Basketball Jersey Retired By Her School — 93.1 WZAK

Gianna Bryant’s No. 2 jersey was retired by Harbor Day School in Corona Del Mar, California, on Wednesday, her mother, Vanessa, shared on Instagram. Vanessa Bryant shared a photo of Gianna’s No. 2 jersey framed and on display during a ceremony inside the school’s gymnasium. She wrote on Instagram: “My Gigi. I love you! I miss you. You’ve…

via Gianna Bryant’s No. 2 Basketball Jersey Retired By Her School — 93.1 WZAK

[Video] Jay-Z Talks About Last Conversation He Had With Kobe Bryant — 106.7 WTLC

A lot of celebrities and friends are speaking out of the passing of Kobe Bryant. Bryant was one of the 9 victims in a tragic helicopter crash on Jan. 26 that also took the life of his 13 year old daughter Gianna (GiGi) Bryant. Jay-Z remembers the last time he talked with his good friend…

via [Video] Jay-Z Talks About Last Conversation He Had With Kobe Bryant — 106.7 WTLC

Vanessa Bryant Shares Grief On Instagram With Kobe’s Fans — NewsOne

Vanessa Bryant’s life changed forever on Sunday, Jan. 26 when her NBA legend husband Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash, along with seven others. Vanessa, who has noticeably gone back-and-forth between having a public and private Instagram page, maintained an immediate silence following the incident – presumably to seek solace…

via Vanessa Bryant Shares Grief On Instagram With Kobe’s Fans — NewsOne

Gayle King Faces Backlash For Asking Lisa Leslie About Kobe Bryant’s Rape Charge — Queenie’s Blog , LLC

I don’t think the question of the “RAPE CHARGE” should have been asked?!!? #periodt … Kobe went to court and it was dismissed there is nothing more that need to be said. And today Gayle posted a response on social media backlash. See video of interview and Gayle King’s response below. Share your thoughts in […]

via Gayle King Faces Backlash For Asking Lisa Leslie About Kobe Bryant’s Rape Charge — Queenie’s Blog , LLC