Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were considered champions in and outside the spotlight. However, many of today's black athletes spend more time enjoying their fame and wealth, and less time using their fame and wealth to influence change.
Bowie State Experiences Triumph After Recent Tragedy of Freshman Student's Death
Throngs of students and alumni dressed in black and gold piled into the stadium at Bowie State University in Maryland for their homecoming game. Spirits were high as the Bulldogs led the game 34-14 into the fourth quarter, a staunch contrast to the sadness on campus following a stabbing death in a dorm.
Members of the Howard University Showtime Marching Band are upset that they will miss out on the game against Hampton University on Saturday and the annual ritual of helping to claim bragging rights as "the real HU." The $10,000 price tag to travel to Virginia doesn't compute in the band's budget cuts.
Come this Sunday, another chapter will unfold in the 50-year Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys rivalry. Although the teams are 1,362 miles apart, Washington has more than its fair share of Cowboys fans — something uncommon in rivalries. Who will win?Take the poll inside.
North Carolina Central University Hall of Famer Harold Hunter helped lead to victory the basketball team of what was then North Carolina College in the 1950 tournament of the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the former name of the CIAA.