NBA Owners, Players Get Closer to Lockout


The NBA is headed to deadline day, with perhaps one last chance to avoid a lockout. Negotiators for owners and players will meet Thursday, about 12 hours before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement and seemingly nowhere close to a deal. The sides remain far apart on just about every major issue, from salaries […]

Venus and Serena’s Dad Has Harsh Words for His Daughters’ Losses


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World It appears that Richard Williams, father and coach of Serena and Venus Williams, took his daughters’ losses at Wimbledon quite hard. Never had his girls been eliminated on the same day at Wimbledon let alone so early in the competition. He stated, “There’s a time when they were sick and […]

No, Terrell Owens Isn’t Retiring, But He Did Have Surgery


by Ayvaunnn Penn, Your Black World Recently there have been rumors saying that NFL player Terrell Owens tore his ACL while shooting his reality TV show and was planning on retiring. Whereas two thirds of the rumor was untrue, one third of it was accurate. ESPN reports that “the agent for Terrell Owens confirmed Tuesday that the receiver had […]

PatriceJohnson: Gilbert Arenas Sues to Keep Ex-Finance Off Basketball Wives

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by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World Gilbert Arenas & Laura Govan… Since his ex-finance is no longer in a relationship with him, Gilbert Arenas feels that Laura Govan has no reason to be a part of the Basketball Wivescast. Arenas wants the courts to prevent his ex-fiancé from going onto the Basketball Wives: L.A. show, because he fears that she […]

Former NCAA Basketball Star Dies in a Bus Crash


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World R.I.P. Lorenzo Charles… This past Monday, 47-year-old Lorenzo Charles died in a tour bus accident in Raleigh, NC. According to the associated press, Charles was driving an Elite Coach bus on Interstate 40 when the accident occurred. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Charles was responsible for one of the most […]

Why I’m Raising my Child to be a Nerd


You know the kind of dad who registers his son for soccer almost as soon as he takes his first step? That was me. You know that dad who yells so much on the sideline that he leaves the game a little hoarse? Yeah, that was me too. You know the dad who cheers when […]

NFL Player Becomes Substitute Teacher During Lockout


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World It is not common to hear of NFL players leaving the league and taking on the role of teacher, but that is exactly what David Bruton of the Denver Broncos did. According to reports from he has become ”a substitute social studies and math teacher at Jane Chance Elementary School and […]

From Homelessness to the NBA Draft: The Jimmy Butler Story


Brook Griffin, Your Black World. Expected NBA draft pick Jimmy Butler has a story that you wouldn’t believe if it were in a movie.  Well, if he is successful, it might be made into a movie one day. Butler was kicked out of the house by his mother at the age of 13.  Since that […]

Braylon Edwards Fined by NFL After Car Crash


Authorities say New York Jets receiver and former Michigan standout Braylon Edwards was involved in a minor car crash on the Detroit River island park of Belle Isle. Officer Phillip Cook said Edwards was driving a two-seat sports car with an unidentified passenger about 3:40 a.m. Friday when he lost control, drove off the road and into […]

Ron Artest Wants to Change His Name to “Metta World Peace”


Your Black World Reports. If you were ever in doubt that Ron Artest was a bit abnormal, you now have official confirmation.  The same man who publicly thanked his psychiatrist after winning an NBA championship has announced that he’d like to change his name to “Metta World Peace.” Yes, there was once another NBA player […]

Serena Williams Cries at Wimbledon


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World After treatment for blood clots in the lungs, two foot surgeries, and lots of time off the court, Serena Williams has been more like buried under the weather. She certainly did not even think that she would be at Wimbledon, let alone win anything. Detroit Free Pressreports that “Serena Williams opened […]

Is Depression Pushing Tiki Barber Back Into Football?


Brook Griffin, Your Black World. Former NFL great Tiki Barber says that struggling off the field after retiring from football led to a battle with depression.  He also says that he needs football more it needs him.  Barber is set to share his sentiments in an HBO special airing this week. Barber is now 36 […]

The LeBron James Demonization is a Black and White Issue

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by Frank Igwe, PhD. Yes, I watched it, and odds are that you did too. I’m talking about “The Decision” on ESPN, which left many of us slack jawed as superstar LeBron James revealed where his talents would reside over the next few years. In the beginning, I and most of the people I associate with, were […]

William C. Rhoden: Stop Villifying LeBron James


William C. Rhoden of the New York Times, author of the best-selling book, “Forty-Million Dollar Slave,” goes out of his way to let America know that it’s wrong to put a bulls-eye on the back of LeBron James.  Rhoden makes note of the fact that James did not steal money like many Wall Street bankers […]

Floyd Mayweather Fails to Show up for Deposition in Lawsuit


Already facing a litany of legal problems, undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. failed to appear at a deposition Friday as part of a defamation lawsuit brought against him by rival fighter Manny Pacquiao, the Los Angeles Times reported. The paper reported Thursday that Mayweather’s attorney had informed Pacquiao’s attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, that his client would […]

My Dad, Muhammad Ali Uses His Fame for Good


Editor’s note: Hana Ali is the third-youngest of Muhammad Ali’s nine children, and the co-author, with her father, of The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey, his autobiography. (CNN) — Muhammad Ali, my father, has never been afraid of confronting conflicts outside of the ring. His recent attempt to free two hikers held captive […]

Black Men Make up 50% of the Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes


The list of the highest paid athletes in the world is still led by none other than the embattled Tiger Woods.  Apparently, Tiger’s sex scandals have not slowed his ability to haul in the cheddar, with many of his deals with corporate sponsors being long-term and guaranteed.  Woods’ eight year grip on the number one […]

Dr. Boyce: LeBron James Is Guilty of Being an Arrogant Negro


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. My mind is still unable to wrap itself around how LeBron James went from being considered to be a great athlete and conscientious athletic ambassador to becoming one of the most hated athletes in all of sport.  I hear people talk about LeBron like he’s the devil or […]

Former NFL Star Says Gay Marriage Would Leave to Anarchy

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Your Black World Reports Not only does ex-NY Giants star David Tyree not believe in gay marriage, he also believes it could lead to chaos in the United States. The National Organization for Marriage, a faith based anti-gay marriage group, interviewed Tyree, asking his thoughts on the legalization of gay marriage in America.  His response: […]

Michael Vick Gives His First Commencement Speech and a Special Surprise


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World “I stand before you today a changed man. Use me as an example at how to become an instrument of change … you can do it as well.” These were among the words cheered as Michael Vick delivered the commencement speech for 450 students graduating from Camelot — a network of 6 […]

Shaquille O’neal Accused of Arranging Robbery and Kidnapping of Man Who Slept with His Wife


PatriceJohnson writes about an interesting affair in which former NBA star Shaquille O’neal is being accused of arranging for a man to be robbed and beaten for allegedly sleeping with his wife.  Apparently, the man is a former friend of Oneal’s, for he also claims that he was threatened because he had evidence of a […]