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Black History Month: Jeffrey Orridge, Canadian Football League

28 days of modern black history makers On April 29, 2015, Jeffrey Orridge made history as the first African American chief executive of a major North American sports league when he became commissioner of the Canadian Football League. Orridge previously served as executive director of CBS Sports and general manager …

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Under Armour Announces Global Partnership With Dwayne Johnson

Deal includes actor-inspired apparel and the star’s involvement in brand’s philanthropy Under Armour announced a global partnership with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the dynamic actor, producer, and global superstar most known for his part in the powerhouse film franchise Fast & Furious. As part of the long-term partnership, Johnson will …

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Black History Month: Serena Williams, Tennis Champion

29 days of modern black history makers Tennis powerhouse Serena Williams makes history as the only tennis player—man or woman—to have won singles titles at least six times in three of the four Grand Slam tournaments. She is the only tennis player to have won 10 Grand Slam singles titles …

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Black History Month: Wendell Scott, NASCAR Legend

29 days of modern black history makers Stock car racing driver Wendell Scott posthumously became the first African American inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015. He was the first African American driver in NASCAR and the first African American to win a race in the Grand National …

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Super Bowl 50: The Most Epic Event on TV

There are a few words to describe last Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 (#SB50) game: Most epic event on TV. Lady Gaga opened the Super Bowl with her rendition of the national anthem in a fiery red pantsuit. Her vocal chops, along with an interestingly different outfit (a far cry from …

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#SB50: A Week’s Worth of Super Events Led Up to the Big Game

The Super Bowl is more than enough excitement in itself. Two teams competing to be the world’s football champions, celebrations, parties, food and friends are everything you need to have a great time. However, Sunday’s night game is the icing on the cake. The pre-game activities were just as incredible …

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Black History Month: Then and Now in Sports

In honor of Black History Month, Black Enterprise is highlighting past pioneers and current day historymakers of color. Today, we are reflecting on two iconic sports influencers:  LA Lakers. [Related: Black History Month: Then and Now in Education] Then Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) Considered one of the greatest to ever play …

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NASCAR Hosts 2016 Diversity Awards

The NASCAR Diversity Awards recognize the people and organizations in motorsports that champion diversity and inclusion Roush Fenway Racing pit crew members Raphael Diaz and Mike Russell, both NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduates, accept the NASCAR Diverse Crew Member Award during the NASCAR Diversity Awards at Daytona International Speedway on …

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