Category: Black Athletes

Althea Gibson: First Black Tennis Champion – Fast Facts | History

May 5, 2016
Althea Gibson was a trailblazer in the enormously segregated sport of tennis. Find out more about her achievements and influence in this video. Explore the life ...

The Greatest American Moments In Olympic History

May 5, 2016
1. Jesse Owens Wins Gold In Nazi Germany View this image › Associated Press / AP With the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, Hitler hoped that Aryan supremacy would be on display for the world to see. Jesse Owens had other plans. Owens won four gold medals at the ‘36 games and returned to America a

Things you may not know about Mike Tyson

March 3, 2015
      WWE Mike Tyson’s fame is for the boxing ring and not wrestling, but he did spend time as an enforcer or referee for the WWE. He also participated in a tag-team match with Chris Jericho against D-Generation X. His participation in WWE brought the sport a great deal of publicity that may

Black History Facts You May Not Know

January 31, 2015
Take a look at some of these black history facts. Send us your own. Maybe you just haven’t had time to learn them. February is the shortest month, after all. 1. It’s a sure bet you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. View this image › By Minnesota Historical Society [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia

Politics And The Olympics

January 17, 2015
  The Olympics: The World’s Largest Political Platform        Politics and the Olympics   View this image › Evgeny Feldman / AP The Olympics Games, being the longest-running regularly scheduled gathering of athletes and nations in the world, have often been a stage for political theater of all kind, from blatant propagandizing to