Len Bias is Posthumously Going into the Hall of Fame

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Kendrick Johnson: New Footage Released in the Case

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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DNC 2012: When Clinton Speaks…

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Naomi Osaka: Will Donate Tournament Winnings to Haiti

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

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

Carnell Williams, often referred to as “Cadillac” by many in the Auburn fanbase, was the Tigers running backs coach before then-interim...
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Black Girls Play Soccer: Atlanta’s Southside Heat

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

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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