By Joseph Phillips, Sports Editor Named after a famous African American golfer, the Ted Rhodes Foundation announced on Friday, May 7, their plans to host the 2021 Windy City Charity Golf Classic on Saturday, June 12, at 12:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Joe Louis “The Champ” Golf...
All Black Starting Forward Line
By Vanessa Etienne, People NHL history has been made in Tampa Bay. On Monday night, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper started three Black forwards during their final regular-season game against the Florida Panthers. Daniel Walcott, Mathieu Joseph and Gemel Smith kicked off the game together at the center and...
Sarah Gorden
By J. Coyden Palmer After a week’s long investigation into an incident involving Chicago Red Stars Defender Sarah Gorden, the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced no disciplinary actions will be taken. The NWSL used the services of an independent investigator to look into a matter that had racial undertones. Gorden...
NFL/SKILLZ
Submissions open ’til May 31 for NFL/Skillz Game Developer Challenge By Joseph G. Phillips, Chicago Crusader Sports Editor The National Football League (NFL) in collaboration with Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), the leading mobile games platform bringing fair competition to players worldwide, announced on Wednesday, April 28, that the NFL & Skillz Game...
Westside Leadership Academy Basketball team
By Dr. Paige McNulty Four years ago, the Boys’ Varsity basketball team at West Side Leadership Academy didn’t have a winning record. The Gary Community School Corporation (GCSC), which is known for producing athletic legends, now faced the monumental task of rebuilding a sports program plagued with antiquated equipment and...
Parion Roberson, Quimari Peterson
On Thursday, April 15, two young men from the West Side Leadership Academy Basketball team made a public commitment for their post-secondary education. Signing with Indiana State University, Quimari Peterson and Parion Roberson, joining Purdue Northwest, sat proudly in front of their families and coaches as they penned their letters...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor To close out the 2021 NBA All-Star Weekend in Atlanta, Team Lebron defeated Team Durant 170-150 over four quarters of play to help raise money for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). Team LeBron raised $750,000 in honor of HBCUs during the contest. “It’s fun,” said Giannis Antetokounmpo via...
Hagler's wife made the announcement in a Facebook post Saturday By Ryan Gaydos, Fox News Marvelous Marvin Hagler, the boxing legend who was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987 and recorded 52 knockouts during his career, has died, his wife announced Saturday. He was 66. His wife, Kay G. Hagler,...
A man announcing a high school playoff game was angry when players from one of the teams kneeled during the national anthem. By David Moye, HuffPost Parents, students and teachers in Norman, Oklahoma, are condemning racist comments made by a basketball announcer during a recent game livestream. On Thursday night, players from...
Tickets for the game this Saturday are available for purchase at West Side Leadership Academy multiple days and multiple times. See info on the flyer! Get your tickets today! Tickets are $8 and are only good for the 12:30 p.m. game which is West Side vs. Elkhart. Should West Side be victorious,...