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Dawn Staley finally cuts down her own net

By J.R. Gamble The Shadow League Women’s basketball has always been a sport that I respected and unapologetically enjoyed watching. I cut my teeth as a...

The Negro Southern League Museum and the revitalization of Birmingham

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times For Natasha Rogers, executive director of the Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) in downtown Birmingham, the museum and...

Heated rivalry between Alabama State and Alabama A&M headed to Regions...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Nothing compares to the pageantry and spirit that surrounds the Magic City Classic, the annual football showdown between...

Bronze Bomber in bronze? Statue of Alabama boxer Deontay Wilder in...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Caleb O’Connor admits that he initially wanted to paint the inside of Skyy Boxing Gym. “I had seen some photos,” he...

Opera tells story of Negro Leagues’ baseball star Josh Gibson

By Beth J. Harpaz AP Travel Editor An opera about Negro Leagues' baseball star Josh Gibson, whose power hitting rivaled Babe Ruth’s, will have its world...

Frank Martin is the best Final Four story around

Alejandro Danois The Shadow League NEW YORK -- First off, the University of South Carolina's head basketball coach is not "Frank" Martin. His real name is Francisco...

Graduation rate of black male players in NCAAs at 74 percent

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer The graduation rate of African-American men’s basketball players from teams participating in the NCAA Tournament is 74 percent compared with...

First all-black relay team to win Mercedes Marathon now training for...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Members of Fit 2 Finish Strong (F2FS), an all-black men’s relay team, are still energized from last month’s Mercedes Marathon. The...

Colin Kaepernick will no longer take a knee

By Ricardo A. Hazell The Shadow League Quarterback Colin Kaepernick followed his conscience during the 2016 NFL preseason and began kneeling during the National Anthem. It...

Former Miles College coach, Brighton (AL) native inducted into Black College...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Former Miles College head football coach Billy Joe and Brighton High School alumnus Parnell “Paydirt” Dickinson had sizeable...

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