WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Blacks make up a greater portion of the population in the South than at any time in five decades, U.S. Census figures indicate.
The vast majority of blacks who moved South are young and educated
who left declining Northeastern and Midwestern cities for better
opportunities, the figures suggest. Michigan and Illinois, states with
big cities with rich black cultural traditions, showed an overall loss
of blacks for the first time, Brookings Institution chief demographer
William Frey told The New York Times.
BERKELEY, Ca. -- Violence against intimate partners increases where the local National Football League team loses a game it was expected to win, U.S. researchers suggest.
David Card of the University of California, Berkeley, and Gordon Dahl of the University of California, San Diego, compared the pre-game betting odds to the game results of 900 regular-season games for six NFL teams from 1995 to 2006.
The researchers then matched the game results with police data involving calls to the police reporting men's assaults on their wives or intimate partners in 763 jurisdictions using the National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Saturday, March 26 (All times ET)
At Dayton, Ohio
(4) Ohio State vs. (1) Tennessee, noon
(6) Oklahoma vs. (2) Notre Dame, 2 p.m.
At Spokane, Wash.
(11) Gonzaga vs. (7) Louisville, 9 p.m.
(5) North Carolina vs. (1) Stanford, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27
(5) Georgetown vs. (1) Connecticut, noon
(3) DePaul vs. (2) Duke, 2:30 p.m.
(6) Georgia vs. (2) Texas A&M, 4:30 p.m.
(5) Green Bay vs. (1) Baylor, 6:30 p.
SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. -- They never wore glass slippers - more like well-worn steel-toed work boots - but Shaw remained the Cinderella of this year's NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament until Clayton State knocked them out of the dance by beating the Lady Bears 63-46 in the national semi-final.
Shaw was hamstrung by poor shooting and a plague of turnovers, often when trying to push the ball inside.
"We didn't play well tonight," said Shaw Head Coach Jacques Curtis.
Elected officials should know better than to blame the victim of a sex crime.
While it's a common tactic of abusers, it's something no one expected of Republican Florida state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo.
During debate over a bill that would legislate a dress code for Florida students, Passidomo blamed the alleged gang raping of an 11-year-old in Cleveland, Texas on the way the young girl was dressed.
"There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute,"
LOS ANGELES -- A 400-pound former national champion sumo wrestler who completed the
Los Angeles Marathon in torrential rain may have set a Guinness record,
race officials say.
Kelly Gneiting, 40, jogged and walked his way through driving rain to
finish Sunday's 26.2-mile marathon in 9 hours, 48 minutes, 52 seconds,
the Los Angeles Times reported.
"I did it, but it was hell," Gneiting said shortly after crossing the finish line in Santa Monica. "Pure hell."
Gneiting -- who weighs 400 pounds and has a 60-inch waist -- said he
thought more than once during the race his blistered, rain-soaked feet
would prevent him from finishing the course.
SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. -- Barry Bonds's personal trainer refused to testify against him Tuesday
in the home run king's federal doping scandal perjury trial in San
U.S. District Judge Susan Illston found Greg Anderson in contempt of
court and he was taken into custody by federal marshals. It was expected
he would be taken back to jail for the fifth time in the
performance-enhancing drug case, USA Today reported.
"He clearly, and unequivocally, will not testify," Anderson's attorney, Mark Geragos, said.
CLEVELAND, Tx. -- All Maria wanted was to see her 11-year-old daughter.
Weeks ago, the girl
had been hushed away to a "safe house" for her own protection - after
the phone calls started, and the disturbing, sexually explicit videos
began surfacing in this town of 9,000 about 50 miles north of downtown
Seventeen men and
boys, including a middle school student and adults in their 20s, have
been charged with sexually assaulting Maria's daughter, a sixth-grader,
in a dingy trailer.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Fiesta Bowl officials are bracing for what could be
a scathing report from an internal investigation of the event’s financial and
political dealings, some of which may have skirted, or even broken, state and
The report, which could come out as soon as next week, is the culmination of
a probe by a three-member panel that includes two Fiesta Bowl board members and
a retired Arizona Supreme Court justice.
Fiesta Bowl President and Chief Executive Officer John Junker, who in two
decades directed the once upstart bowl to the land of the BCS giants, was placed
on paid administrative leave a month ago as the internal examination proceeded.
Regional semifinals (All times ET)
Thursday, March 24
At New Orleans
(3) Brigham Young vs. (2) Florida, 7:27 p.m.
(8) Butler vs. (4) Wisconsin, 9:57 p.m.
At Anaheim, Calif.
(3) Connecticut vs. (2) San Diego State, 7:15 p.m.
(5) Arizona vs. (1) Duke, 9:45 p.m.
Friday, March 25
At Newark, N.J.
(11) Marquette vs. (2) North Carolina, 7:15 p.m.
(1) Ohio State vs. (4) Kentucky, 9:45 p.m.
At San Antonio
(12) Richmond vs. (1) Kansas, 7:27 p.m.
(11) Virginia Commonwealth vs. (7) Florida State, 9:57 p.m.
WACO, Texas -- Brittney Griner has already had an impact on women’s
basketball like few players before her.
The 6-foot-8 Griner can dunk, rebound, block shots and alter games with her
imposing presence in the lane. Yet as dominating as she has been in her two
seasons for the Baylor Lady Bears, she isn’t so sure she has lived up to the
“I don’t think I’m as good as what everybody says I am,” Griner said. “I
think I’m alright.”
Forgive her opponents, and even her own teammates, if they disagree.
OAKLAND (BP) -- Versus
Television Network, formerly known as the Outdoor Life Network
(OLN), emerged from the Outdoor Life magazine. OLN was launched in 1993
and became a major network with the contract of the National Hockey League in
Since then, very little has changed.
network resided in Toronto, Canada but the American OLN-Versus Network
moved its headquarters to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 2009, American hockey
fans were forced to watch the entire Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh
Penguins Stanley Cup Playoff series.
by Desi Cortez, desicortez@Blackathlete.comDenver, CO.----Here’s
a stark reality; most folks won’t be robbed by a gun-toting thug. No,
instead far too-many of us will be taken to the bank . . . by a banker -
a serpent in alligator loafers, shark skin suit and claiming Ivy
League/Wall Street credentials.
Everything is not as it appears . . . .
organized labor, undermining worker-ant solidarity, that’s what’s
really going on right under our noses. Class warfare waged by the world class wealthy against us workers bees.
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Ken Griffey Jr. returned to the Mariners on Wednesday
for the first time since his retirement this past June 2. He's back as a
special consultant, and spoke about his decision to retire for the
first time since then.
Aside from a printed statement the day of the announcement, Griffey had declined to address the issue. Until now.
"I'm only going to do this one time and this will be the last time I
talk about [it]," Griffey told a small group of reporters in the press
room at the Mariners' Spring Training complex a few hours before their
game against the Brewers.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The NFL asked a federal judge Wednesday to deny the
players’ union bid to release details in a $4 billion TV revenue dispute, saying
information should be kept confidential because it is commercially sensitive.
Two weeks ago, U.S. District Court Judge David Doty ruled—rejecting a
special master’s previous decision—that the NFL illegally secured the money
from TV contracts for 2011, money the players contend was arranged to fund a
A week ago, the union requested that all exhibits, testimony and transcripts
By Grant Hill
“The Fab Five,” an ESPN film about the Michigan basketball careers of Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson from 1991 to 1993, was broadcast for the first time Sunday night. In the show, Rose, the show’s executive producer, stated that Duke recruited only black players he considered to be “Uncle Toms.” Grant Hill, a player on the Duke team that beat Michigan in the 1992 Final Four, reflected on Rose’s comments.
I am a fan, friend and longtime competitor of the Fab Five.
NEW YORK -- Key dates for the upcoming 2011 MLB campaign.
March 31 -- Opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players.
July 12 -- All-Star game, Phoenix.
July 24 -- Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31 -- Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.
Aug. 15 -- Last day to sign selections from 2011 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility.
Sept. 1 -- Active rosters expand to 40 players.
NEW YORK -- The 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament is scheduled to begin March 19, with its Final Four and championship game set for Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse. The 64-team bracket was unveiled on ESPN's selection special Monday night.
The 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament bracket, complete with schedule, game times, and locations (all times pm and EST):
Most successful season thus far in JCSU women's basketball.
Edinboro, PA– The Johnson C. Smith University women's basketball captured a 78-72 overtime victory against West Liberty University (No. 3 seed) in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional semifinals on Saturday evening inside a frigid McComb Fieldhouse. JCSU improves to 26-4 overall and advance to the regional championship game on Monday, March 14th to face the winner of No. 5 California PA and No. 8 Shaw at 7:00 p.m. inside McComb Fieldhouse.
CALIFORNIA -- Mitchell Page, an outfielder for the Oakland
A's in the late '70s and early '80s, died Saturday night of unknown
causes. He was 59 years old.
Nicknamed "The Swingin' Rage" by then-A's broadcaster Monte Moore, Page was a revelation when he broke into the big leagues in 1977,
with people commenting that he had the deepest voice they'd ever heard.
He was part of an eclectic roster in his rookie season, featuring
Manny Sanguillen, Dock Ellis, Bob Lacey, Earl Williams and Dick Allen,