SPORTS / September 14, 2018 Perspective: Mainstream Media’s Depiction of Serena Williams’ Career

By: Sidney Johnson, Staff Reporter On Sunday Sept. 8, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka competed in the finals for the U.S Open in New York City. Many tennis fans were excited to view the match between the two powerhouse players, but the match took an unexpected turn after the umpire delivered a series of code...

SPORTS / September 2, 2018 Howard University Swimmer Set To Compete In The 2020 Olympics.

By: Tayler Adigun, Sports Editor (@TaylerAdigun) Howard University senior, Latroya Pina will compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Pina will compete alongside her siblings, Troy and Jayla, representing Cape Verde. The only pool in Cape Verde is currently under re-construction which limits how many people are able to get into swimming competitively....

SPORTS / May 10, 2018 Spring Sports Roundup: Howard Sports Shine as Season Comes to an End

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeezy) The Howard’s athletic teams are celebrating the end of the regular season from spring athletic as some teams get ready for postseason play.  As the year comes to an end it seems an apt time to reflect on the success of Howard Athletics this season. Howard had some historic...

SPORTS / April 11, 2018 Villanova’s National Championship Hero Donte Divincenzo Under Fire After Old Tweets Resurface

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeeezy)   On Monday, Villanova cemented its place in college basketball history with a win over Michigan in the NCAA Championship Game. Villanova won by a score of 79-62, defeating each tournament opponent by double digits with their closest margin of victory being 12. The Wildcats were led by Donte...

SPORTS / April 11, 2018 Can the Wizards Clutch their Season?

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeeezy)   After a tumultuous season full of ups and downs, the Washington Wizards are back at full strength for the first time in months as the NBA regular season comes to a close. Wizard’s superstar John Wall came back a little over a week ago after missing two months...

SPORTS / March 30, 2018 Blackballed for Protest: From Mahmoud Abdul Rauf to Eric Reid

By: Lawrence Dow, Sports Editor (@LJeeeeezy)   Eric Reid was one of the first players to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick while they were both teammates for the San Francisco 49ers during the 20162017 season. Reid continued his protest this season, repeatedly kneeling during the season. As a free agent this year, Reid has yet to...

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NBA All-Star Weekend: Saturday Night Recap
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NBA All-Star Weekend: Saturday Night Recap

By Evan Brooks, Contributing Writer Posted 04:45 PM EST, Sun., Feb. 26, 2017 The NBA’s Saturday All-Star night was filled with some of the most promising stars in the NBA, Feb. 18. To start things off in the skills competition, after knocking off DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings (now New Orleans Pelicans center) in the first round,…

All-Star Friday: East Dominates the West on Celeb All-Star Game
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All-Star Friday: East Dominates the West on Celeb All-Star Game

By Nathan Easington, Contributing Writer Posted 04:40 PM EST, Sun., Feb. 26, 2017 The stars shined bright Friday. Before Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets won the MVP award during the NBA Rising Stars Challenge, celebrities, known for their fame outside of basketball, participated in the Celebrity All-Star game on Feb. 17.   Fans have said in years…

Arthur Ashe: Tennis Legend and African-American Community Role Model
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Arthur Ashe: Tennis Legend and African-American Community Role Model

By Nicole Hutchison, Staff Writer Posted 01:00 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017 Arthur Ashe, the first African-American to win the men’s tennis singles at Wimbledon and the United States Open, and to be ranked number one in the world, set the stage for African-Americans to compete in the sport of tennis. The Richmond, Virginia native was…

Who is Willie O’ree?
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Who is Willie O’ree?

By Nathan Easington, Contributing Writer Posted 12:50 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017 He was a legend on ice. Historically, hockey is a sport that is populated, dominantly, by white athletes. But Willie O’ree, unfazed by the color of the sport, became the first Black man to ever tie up his skates as a player in…

Who is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
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Who is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

By Darnell Dinkins, Contributing Writer Posted 12:45 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most accomplished players to ever touch a basketball. He was a star from his days as a high school phenom at Power Memorial Academy in New York, to his days playing at UCLA for legendary coach John…

Who is Charles Haley?
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Who is Charles Haley?

By Evan Brooks, Contributing Writer Posted 12:35 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017 What do Tom Brady and Charles Haley have in common? Five Super Bowl Championship rings. Charles Haley was the first African-American NFL player to win five Super Bowl rings in the Super Bowl era. Haley was born on Jan. 6, 1964 in Gladys,…

Alice Coachman: The First Black Female Olympic Gold Medalist
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Alice Coachman: The First Black Female Olympic Gold Medalist

By Ayanna Alexander, Contributing Writer Posted 12:30 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017 Track star Alice Coachman made history as the first Black woman to win an Olympic Gold medalist at the 1948 London Games. Setting the high jump record at roughly 5-foot-6 and 1/8 inches, Coachman claimed the victory. Though she broke many records in…

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