Black History Month: Honoring Former WNBA Star Lisa Leslie

The WNBA could not have scripted a better person to become the “face” of its sport! I’m happy to honor this statuesque beauty in my latest Black History Month post. Considered the greatest player in WNBA history, the beautifully poised … Continue reading

Black History Month: Remembering Jesse Owens

Before MLB’s Jackie Robinson, the NFL’s Jim Brown, the NBA’s Wilt Chamberlain or boxing’s Joe Louis, track star Jesse Owens was regarded as the USA’s first ever African American sports icon. In celebrating Black History Month, let’s remember this extraordinary … Continue reading

Black History Month: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

As we celebrate Black History Month, let’s recall the stunning athletic and physical accomplishments of Jackie Joyner-Kersee. In 1990, Sports Illustrated named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the greatest female athlete of the 20th Century. At that time, no one challenged the Sports … Continue reading

Remembering 1936 Olympic Champion Jesse Owens During Black History Month

Before MLB’s Jackie Robinson, the NFL’s Jim Brown, the NBA’s Wilt Chamberlain or boxing’s Joe Louis, track star Jesse Owens was regarded as the USA’s first ever African American sports icon.

In celebration of Black History Month, here’s an excerpt from my book Olympic Favorites about this extraordinary individual.

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Remembering Brooklyn Dodgers’ #42 Jackie Robinson during Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, here’s an excerpt from my book Favorite Overcoming Athletes about the great Jackie Robinson.

Robinson’s story should be required reading in every high school in American. Young people can be inspired by #42’s tremendous personal story and learn to never tolerate our nation’s ugly history again.

…..On April 15, 1997 Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig mandated an unprecedented edict. It was never before witnessed in any American professional sport.

Selig ordered all Major League Baseball teams to officially retire the #42 jersey in honor of Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson.

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