Sports

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

| October 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Last year it was the survivors of the Charleston Church Massacre leading the way to unity in our community, and now six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be at the front of the line. Having been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, her athletic accomplishments are literally second to […]

Read More

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down

| October 17, 2017

By Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times/NNPA Member) Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us […]

Read More

American flag soaked in black blood

American flag soaked in black blood

| October 13, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts; and why should they? […]

Read More

Remembering James Hardy: A mother’s perspective

Remembering James Hardy: A mother’s perspective

| June 12, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Early on, it was evident that James Hardy III was destined for greatness. The sturdy 6’5” young athlete was being noticed as early as middle school for his athletic potential but it was Elmhurst38” High School that folks around the state—and the country—began to recognize his abilities on both the basketball court and the […]

Read More

Metro Youth Sports no longer at Paul Harding

Metro Youth Sports no longer at Paul Harding

| March 7, 2017

Metro Youth Sports football program will not use Paul Harding’s football field for the year 2017.  Hopefully, EACS system will provide a place where our children can get in action and have fun in their community in after school programs in the near future.  We need drum majors and advocates who can communicate to organization […]

Read More

Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

| December 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Omar Washington, a former professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox, is on a mission to increase minority participation in Major League Baseball. It wasn’t long ago that comedian and actor Chris Rock referred to African American baseball fans as an endangered species, […]

Read More

Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

| December 9, 2016

Four Students Win $20,000 in Total Scholarships; Treated to VIP Race Experience at the AAA Texas 500 Courtesy of the NNPA FORT WORTH, TEXAS—NASCAR and Chevrolet today announced the winners of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway. Four undergraduate students from across the country were […]

Read More

Why mainstream media loves NBA legend Marv Albert, hates Bill Cosby

Why mainstream media loves NBA legend Marv Albert, hates Bill Cosby

| December 5, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last week, I was watching some NBA games on TNT and one of the game’s announcers was famed broadcaster Marv Albert. He is considered by many to be one of the top announcers in all of sports history. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame […]

Read More

Young high school hoops star Peytin India Chamble passes away at 17

Young high school hoops star Peytin India Chamble passes away at 17

| November 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City is mourning the loss of one of its youth bright lights with the passing of a local high school basketball star, Peytin India Chamble. Peytin India Chamble, was born on January 29, 1999 in Des Moines, Iowa to Rodney  and Tyjuana  Chamble.  She was a senior at Snider High School in […]

Read More

East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

East African runners excel on track, scooping NYC Marathon’s first prize

| November 8, 2016

(GIN)—Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and Kenya’s Mary Keitany won the New York City Marathon Sunday, with Keitany becoming the first woman to win three straight titles in more than three decades. The 19-year-old Ghebreslassie—the youngest-ever male winner in the contest—finished his first race in New York with a time of 2:07:51, capping what amounted to a […]

Read More