Black Athletes

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles faces one of the hardest challenges of her perso Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). Biles took to Twitter to share an emotional post, marking her first official statement on the news since her brother’s arrest made headlines. “My […]

In America, we idolize our favorite sports stars for their astounding athleticism, tireless work ethic and upstanding sportsmanship in the face of competition. In many communities, our favorite athletes become the role models we use to shape our own character. Still, every so often we get a glimpse into their more human sides — the buzzer […]

16-year-old Sachia Vickery is steadily rising among the ranks of America’s next great tennis stars, but her ascension has been anything but easy. As she sacrificed on the court, her mother sacrificed off, working two jobs and enduring many disparaging days so that her daughter could continue to play. Because of her mom’s effort, Vickery is […]

22-year-old Donald Young beat No. 24 Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina to advance to the fourth round of The U.S. Open. Young, one of four Americans among the final 16, entered the Grand Slam an 84th-ranked wild-card entry. He was a prodigy at 15, a washout at 20, a poster child for the perils of […]

22-year-old Donald Young beat No. 24 Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina to advance to the fourth round of The U.S. Open. Young, one of four Americans among the final 16, entered the Grand Slam an 84th-ranked wild-card entry. He was a prodigy at 15, a washout at 20, a poster child for the perils of […]

PHILADELPHIA-Although Horace Spencer is just in 8th grade he is receiving a great deal of media attention and hype due to his size and athleticism. Another 14-year-old Canadian is also being recognized for his athleticism despite his young age. Jamar Ergas, who is only 14 has been receiving a lot of media attention due to […]

Boston — Personal honors never meant much to Bill Russell, one of America’s most successful athletes, with 2 college titles, 1 Olympic gold medal and 11 — count ’em, 11 — N.B.A. championships with the Boston Celtics. He has never visited the Basketball Hall of Fame, where he was the first black N.B.A. player enshrined, […]

Andre Johnson finally had enough from Cortland Finnegan, sparking a fistfight for which both were ejected, and that could lead to further discipline from the NFL.

Wichita native Barry Sanders, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was named a 2010 Trailblazer on Saturday by the Kansas African American Museum.

We are at a crucial time in American history. Members of the black community from every part of the diverse African American community have pledged their support for Obama, both vocally and financially. Actors, singers, businessmen and  rappers have all pledged their support through T-Shirts, statements and, fundraisers and songs. However there is one high […]