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USA Track & Field’s COO Renee Washington on Navigating the Sports World

The COO of USA Track and Field provides insight into how she navigates the sports world as a female executive

The USA Track and Field exec provides insight into how she navigates the sports world…

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Jeffrey Orridge, Canadian Football League-commissioner

Black History Month: Jeffrey Orridge, Canadian Football League

28 days of modern black history makers

In 2015 Orridge made history as the first African American chief executive of a major…

By Safon Floyd

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Making Herstory: Ibtihaj Muhammad Becomes First U.S. Olympic Athlete to Compete in a Hijab

Fencer wants to prove that "nothing should hinder anyone from reaching their goals."

After qualifying for the 2016 Olympics, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first U.S. athlete…

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Adidas Celebrates Jesse Owens With Black History Month Collection

Footwear inspired by an American sports hero and cultural icon

Adidas has announced a new Black History Month footwear collection, inspired by Jesse Owens.

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Claressa Shields, America’s Best Kept Secret

How she brought home America's first gold medal in womens' boxing

With the Olympic trials coming up in October, every day is spent honing her skills,…

By Michael Tolbert

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Former Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs Still Running Things

Track star inspires youth through sports to keep moving and eating healthy

It’s been 15 years since Joetta Clark Diggs competed in her last Olympic game but…

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Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win an Olympic Gold Medal, Dies

Pioneer won at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London

Alice Coachman, who ran track and field, died at the age of 90 in Georgia…

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Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas

Woman of Power: Olympic Champion and Super Bowl Correspondent Gabby Douglas to Star in Film

Film latest business opportunity for Douglas

Gabby Douglas is staying rather busy

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5 Reasons the Obamas Should Bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Chicago

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S. cities to land the Olympics. Make no mistake: the Obamas can bring it home, in their case, literally

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S.…

By Darren Sands

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Continuing the Legacy: Oprah’s Top 7 Landmark Interviews

A snapshot of recent TV moments that had us all watching

As the multimedia icon celebrates her 59th birthday, we take a look at a few…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Gabby Douglas is Essence Magazine’s Cover Girl

The teenage Olympian is all smiles

Gold medal-winning Olympian Gabby Douglas graces the cover of Essence Magazine’s Women of the Year…

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Venus Williams Launches New Designs in Active-Wear Line

Entrepreneur and tennis pro adds bold pieces for men

Tennis pro and entrepreneur Venus Williams expands clothing line, EleVen, with bold dresses, polo shirts,…

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How to Track the 2012 London Olympics

With the “social media games” starting today, see where you can catch coverage of the big event online

If you’re wondering how you can tune into the Olympics via social media, I have…

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Carmelita Jeter Talks About the 2012 Olympics and the Business of Track & Field

Next summer the world’s attention will be focused on London for 2012 Olympic Games and…

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Marion Jones Tulsa Shock

Preview Our World: Back on Track With Marion Jones

Also: African Americans and the criminal justice system

Former track star Marion Jones finds a career makeover in the WNBA as she shares…

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After a long fought battle with liver cancer, boxing great Joe Frazier passed away this past Monday, November 7, 2011 at the age of 67. While his name is often tied to flamboyant fighter Muhammad Ali, who he fought in three memorable bouts, Frazier built his reputation on his own blood, sweat and tears. The Beaufort, South Carolina native pulled himself up out of poverty to be one of the sport’s top fighters (32-4-1). In the wake of his passing, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look back at the many milestones in Smokin’ Joe Frazier’s life both in and out the ring. —Anslem Samuel

Joe Frazier Decoded: The People’s Champion Remembered

More than Muhammad Ali's rival, Smokin' Joe Frazier was a working class hero in and out the ring

In the wake of the death of Joe Frazier, boxing fans reflect on his legacy…

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Sanya Richards-Ross Goes for the Gold in Her Career, Business and Personal Life

How the Olympic medalist balances her life and her ambitions

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Sanya Richards-Ross, doesn’t intend to be defeated. Not as the world’s…

By Arlice Nichole

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TED WILLIAMS: It was the first feel good story of the New Year: homeless man with a "golden voice" becomes a YouTube sensation overnight and receives a job offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, a home, and an emotional reunion with his estranged mother after more than 20 years apart.  For Williams, this was more than a come up, it was a second chance to redeem the man he once was, the man he lost to decades of drug abuse and crime.  Williams' inspiring story has reinvigorated hope in millions of Americans that miracles do happen.

10 Remarkable Career Comebacks

Life has a tendency of knocking us down (just ask Ted Williams). These individuals found a way to get back up and gain a second chance at success

BlackEnterprise.com recognizes those who have reigned supreme after hitting on hard times.

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Visually Impaired Skier To Make Olympic History

CANMORE, Alberta (AP) — Cross-country skier Brian McKeever was selected for Canada’s Olympic team on…

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Cohen Revels In Her Latest Moment In The Spotlight

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — So this is what figure skating has been missing these last…

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