The NFL still says Kaepernick isn’t being blackballed; here’s why they’re wrong

The NFL guys routinely back up their assertion that Kaepernick is unemployed by endlessly saying, first, it’s a football decision, and second, the NFL is not racist because it is overwhelmingly black, with lots of black coaches and GMs. Many ...

Deborah Riley Draper’s ‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ to screen at Vineyard film fest

Named earlier this year by Variety magazine as one of their “Top 10 Documakers to Watch,” Deborah Riley Draper is driven by passion to tell the stories of the numerous unsung African American trailblazers and heroes whose achievements and lives ...

'Jesse Owens' star on CityLine Sunday

CityLine Host Karen Holmes Ward talks with movie actor Stephan James who portrays Olympic legend Jesse Owens in the new biopic 'Race' that opens this weekend. Holmes Ward's interview airs Sunday at Noon on WCVB followed by a discussion on ...

In the news: Harshana Godamanna

Shri Lankan Tennis pro Harshana Godamanna has been appointed coach at the Sportsmen’s Tennis Club.

Celtics, Boston officials showcase Brother’s Keeper initiative

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with members of the Boston Celtics and City of Boston officials to discuss the Obama administration’s My Brother’s Keeper effort to improve educational and life outcomes for black and Latino boys and men.

Get Ready for the 3rd Annual Alumni Weekend for TheBASE

The BASE Annual Alumni Weekend & Showcase—a highly engaging experiential event featuring great baseball, as well as health, education and wellness activities designed to provide information, resources and inspiration to hundreds of participants

Burke High School graduate discusses stint on Libyan basketball team during uprising

Former Dorchester resident Alex Owumi speaks to gathering at Grove Hall Library about his harrowing ordeal as a member of a Libyan basketball team during the uprising that removed former dictator Muammar Quaddafi from power

The Boston Astros - Summer Playing Schedule

Come and watch great baseball playing this summer - the Boston Astros were the 2013 Triple Crown Sports’ US Baseball Champions”, and “2012 Team of The Year”. Here's their summer schedule.

NBA’s Donald Sterling is no aberration

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. On an audio recording that allegedly captures Sterling telling a girlfriend that he doesn’t want African-Americans at "my games" and it ignited a furor. But it’s part and parcel of ...

Stanford’s athletic diversity is unmatched by top schools

Add to Stanford University’s reputation for strong academics another distinction, this one in athletics. The elite private school’s record of coaching diversity in major sports over the last 25 years is hard to match.

Shani Davis skates for his legacy, Olympic history

Speed skater Shani Davis will go down in history for his succession of Winter Olympic firsts, most notably as the first African American athlete to win an individual gold at the Winter Games. But in his own sport, he is ...

Dolphins debacle puts issues of harassment, racism in spotlight

The flood of news coverage surrounding the alleged harassment of Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin by teammate Richie Incognito has brought issues of racism and harassment into the national conversation.

Boston honors basketball great Bill Russell with statue

City officials, NBA stars past and present and several hundred fans showed up for the unveiling of the city’s statue of Bill Russell last week on a windswept rainy day on City Hall Plaza.

Red Sox World Series victory underscores progress on team’s race issues

If the first World Series title of this century buried "The Curse of the Bambino" and the second threw dirt on the grave, then the third may finally put to rest the ghost of Jackie Robinson.

Washington Redskins name controversy latest battle in long war

When President Barack Obama recently suggested that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder consider changing the name of his football team, the long-simmering debate over offensive symbols came to a full boil.