Len Bias is Posthumously Going into the Hall of Fame

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The internet is celebrating news that late basketball legend Len Bias will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Bias...

Haiti: 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits; 200+ Dead

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UPDATE: As of today, the death toll has climbed to 1,297 people as the search continues for survivors. Rescue workers continue...

Kendrick Johnson: New Footage Released in the Case

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CNN's Victor Blackwell is reporting that new surveillance video released Wednesday in the case of Kendrick Johnson, a Georgia teen found...

WATCH: Black Fives Founder Signs PUMA Contract and Honors Grandmother

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As we celebrate Black History Month, beautiful stories of family, grit, struggle, perseverance and success surface. Such is the case of...

DNC 2012: When Clinton Speaks…

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OPINION by Jasper Alexander In 48 minutes, former president Bill Clinton reminded the country of why he is considered by many to be one...

Naomi Osaka: Will Donate Tournament Winnings to Haiti

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka. has pledged her earnings from her next tennis tournament to help the Caribbean nation of Haiti which...

Seven HBCU Players Named to 2013 NFL Draft

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UPDATE (April 26, 2013): Florida A&M's defensive tackle Ellie Hyppolite has been named to the 2013 NFL Draft, making him the...

Cadillac Williams: Auburn Hires First Black Head Coach

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Carnell Williams, often referred to as “Cadillac” by many in the Auburn fanbase, was the Tigers running backs coach before then-interim...
2015 Southside Heat girls soccer team

Black Girls Play Soccer: Atlanta’s Southside Heat

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In July 2015, the U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup in front of a record-breaking television audience of 26.7...

We Can’t Let Star Athletes Like Oscar Pistorius and Ray Rice Off the Hook

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Writing for The Root, The Burton Wire's founder & editor-in-chief Dr. Nsenga Burton discusses the prevalence of violence against women in...

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