Reggie Bush Takes Off for the Miami Dolphins

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush is crossing over from New Orleans to Miami. The deal went down on Thursday with the Miami Dolphins negotiating Bush’s new contract.  ESPN reports that “Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed the deal, which sends reserve safety Jonathon Amaya to New Orleans and also involves an exchange of undisclosed draft […]

Jalen Rose Gets 20 Days in Jail for DUI


By JasmineHughes Jalen Rose was sentenced Wednesday to 20 days in jail for a March drunken-driving crash near Detroit. The decision came despite a recommendation that Rose, an ESPN analyst and former N.B.A. player, not serve jail time and despite the public support of several prominent figures, including Detroit’s mayor.   CLICK TO READ

NFL Lockout Comes to an End: A New Deal is Approved


After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the handshake and heard the words they awaited: “Football’s back.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith both used that phrase while […]

Death of NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Is Still a Mystery


MEMPHIS, Tenn.— In the year since Lorenzen Wright’s decomposing body was found in a secluded field in southeast Memphis, his mother has kept pressing authorities to find whoever killed the former NBA player. Deborah Marion has repeatedly visited and called the Memphis Police Department for answers about her son’s shooting death, though authorities have very […]

HS Athlete Wins $40,000, Then Gives It All Away


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World A Los Angeles high school student received $40,000 dollars in scholarship money then turned around and gave it all away. No, Allan Guei is not crazy. He is a young man with a big heart willing to help his fellow students along the road to success. Guei, whose parents are from the […]

Legendary Boxing Promoter Butch Lewis Dies at 65


Butch Lewis, the colorful boxing promoter who worked with Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Michael and Leon Spinks, has died. He was 65. Funeral home owner Sammy Congo of Congo Funeral Home in Wilmington, Del., says he received notification of Lewis’ death on Saturday morning and was expected to meet family members on Sunday. He […]

Tiger Woods’ Caddie is the Latest Person Seeking to Destroy Him


by Dr. Boyce Watkins It appears that Tiger Woods’ wife is not the only person who has a bone to pick with him.  Tiger’s former caddy, Steve Williams, is planning to write a tell-all book about his life with Woods, and some expect that it’s not going to be pretty.  After serving by Tiger’s side […]

USC Player Suspended for Telling TMZ That The School is Paying Him


By JasmineHughes Teaching a lesson off the field? A young University of Southern California football player is facing some serious consequences for words insinuating that USC pays their players.  He made the statements outside a nightclub to TMZ and the school is furious. Running back, Mark Tyler, was caught on a TMZ video outside of […]

Plaxico Burress Makes It Clear that He Wants to Play for the Miami Dolphins


Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Ironically enough, Plaxico Burress is looking for new shots in his NFL career — this time, the good kind — with the Miami Dolphins. The former receiver for the Giants and Steelers has not been on the field since his 2008 incarceration. He served almost two years behind bars for gun charges after […]

NFL Being Sued Over Brain Injuries to Former Players


By JasmineHughes It seems the league for heavy hitters is now taking a hit of its own. Seventy-five former professional football players are suing the NFL, claiming it intentionally concealed the harmful effects of game-related concussions for ninety years. According to the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, the players and their wives claim, […]

PatriceJohnson: Would Shaq Pay to Have Someone Murdered?

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PatriceJohnson, Your Black World. There are shocking allegations that former NBA star Shaquille O’neal has ordered multiple murders of others, including gang members, a record producer and a woman he impregnated.  That’s what’s coming out in court documents filed by Robert Ross, a former friend of O’neal.  Ross claims that the O’neal intended to harm […]

Michael Vick Goes to Congress to Battle Dogfighting


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Since Michael Vick’s dogfighting scandal, he has been touring the nation visiting schools and other organizations to speak out against the recreational crime. Now, Vick is taking his message to the ultimate level — Congress. The Associated Press reports, “Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is taking his anti-dogfighting message to Congress…The […]

Disturbing Study: Black Men Get Better Healthcare, Protection in Prison than Out


by Dr. Boyce Watkins. Many of us have seen the dismal statistics for black males in America.  African American men are at the bottom of the barrel in nearly every category of life, including healthcare, education, incarceration, and unemployment.  Many of us raise our black boys with little to no understanding of how many of […]

Dr. Boyce: How Sports Teaches Black Men to Marginalize Themselves


by Dr. Boyce Watkins I was driving out of Atlanta the other day, speaking to my baby sister.  She listens to me ramble, and that’s why I love her.  Our topic for the day was black men and sports.  I mentioned how I turned on ESPN in my hotel room (all 10 million channels) and saw […]

Shaquille O’Neal Teams Up with Turner Sports as Analyst


from The Grio  The calls came as soon as Shaquille O’Neal decided to retire, all wanting to hire one of theNBA’s greatest entertainers. TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio show had been O’Neal’s favorite as a player, so the choice was easy. Get ready for the Big Analyzer, Big Commentator, or whatever other nickname he takes in the next phase […]

James Harrison: “Is a black player punished more for a hard hit on a white player?”

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World After being docked a whopping $100,000 for illegal hits, James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers is unleashing his wrath on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a recent interview for the August issue of Men’s Journal, this linebacker and 2008 AP Defensive Player of the Year so admirably refers to Goodell in the […]

Did Tiger Woods Use Performance Enhancing Drugs? Attorney Says No


The attorney involved in the case of a doctor accused of possessing performance-enhancing drugs has made it clear that Tiger Woods did not receive any performance enhancing drugs.  Rod Personius, who represents Mary Anne Catalano (the former assistant to Anthony Galea) said, “I tell you categorically that Tiger did NOT receive either banned or performance enhancing […]

Meet the First Black Man to Ever Ride in the Tour de France


By JasmineHughes At age 30, the Guadeloupean member of the Europcar team, Yohann Gène, is the first black cyclist to take part in the Tour de France. Gène has been racing professionally since 2005 and is described by fellow cyclists as a model teammate. When Gène was only 17 he moved to Europe, and soon […]

Jasmine Hughes: The “Nap”tural History of Black Women


by Jasmine Hughes, Your Black World. How a person wears their hair says a lot about them. It can be worn big and free or sleek and straight; statements will be made and perceptions will soon follow. During slavery in the United States, most African Americans, torn form their roots (quite literally) attempted to style […]

Dr. Boyce: Dallas Cowboys Star Roy Williams Gets Ring Back From Ex-Girlfriend – Hmmmm


by Dr. Boyce Watkins. Dallas Cowboys star Roy Williams got the world’s attention when he sent a $75,000 engagement ring and videotaped proposal to former Miss Texas, Brooke Daniels.  Daniels had been Williams’ girlfriend for a year, but she turned down the player’s engagement request.   She did, however, decide to keep the ring. A […]

NFL Star Hines Ward Arrested for Drunk Driving


Your Black World reports. Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol.  Ward was later released on $1,300 bond.   He was booked at 3:41 am and arrested in DeKaulb County. The 35-year old Ward has had a successful NFL career, making it […]