Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Black History: Blacks in the NBA
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 February 2011
Earl Lloyd (No. 11) and Jim Tucker (No. 14) were the first two black NBA players to play on a championship team when the Syracuse Nationals won the title in 1955. In the early days there were no black ... read more >>
Black History: Political and social statements at the Olympics
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
While silver medalist Lutz Long hailed Hitler, along with German officials and spectators, Jesse Owens saluted America at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  Tommy Smith (middle) and John Carlos (right) decided ... read more >>
Black History Month: Pioneering Blacks in professional football
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 February 2011
Woodley Lewis played at Manual Arts High School and was the first black player to play in the Cotton Bowl while he was at the University of Oregon.  He later played for the Los Angeles Rams. Charles ... read more >>
Black History: Curt Flood
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 February 2011
Flood reshaped the landscape of profession sports in a similar way that Jackie Robinson did.By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript ... read more >>
Remembering Jack Johnson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 21 August 2010
  Autographed postcard of boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world. The back of the card reads, "Given to Verna Deckard in 1931."Sammy Sanders trained with Jack Johnson in ... read more >>
Postal Service honors Negro Leagues with stamp set
Written by Michael Brown (Contributing Writer) 22 July 2010
 Historic baseball leagues celebrated by USPS with the release of commemorative stamps.By Michael BrownSentinel Contributing WriterAvid baseball fans and stamp collectors alike both had reason to celebrate ... read more >>

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