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Major Taylor at the Vélodrome Buffalo in 1908

Major Taylor, the first black cycling champion

Before the turn of the 20th century, amidst racial discrimination, Major Taylor win championships and broke records. As the Tour de France draws closer, we take a look at a remarkable cyclist whose efforts came before the grand race even started. Bike shop beginnings Marshall “Major” Taylor was on 26th November 1878 in Indianapolis. His […]

Black Spin Global

Black Spin Global celebrates black excellence in pro tennis

Pro tennis is a multifaceted sport and outlets like Black Spin Global show it to us in colour. Wimbledon starts tomorrow but it needn’t be “all white”. Eugene Allen is the founder and chief editor of Pitching It Black, a media company “focused on highlighting black soccer players and coaches in Europe”. In 2018, he […]

Nathaniel Clyne

5 Afewee Academy Graduates Who Went Onto Play Pro Football

The Brixton-based academy has produced some great talent over the years. Here are 5 graduates who made it into the professionals. Back in May 2018, we featured the Afewee Academy, a non-profit organisation in Brixton, run by volunteers and funded by the local council. Some 40 graduates from the academy have made it professionally. This […]

Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson’s Top 10 Dunks, According To ESPN

3 minutes of incredible dunks? We’ll take that. This is Zion Williamson. In your freshman year, you’re named ACC Player of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year. You set the scoring records, win two more Player of the Year awards and win the Wayman Tisdale Award. What’s next? How about the likelihood of being the first overall […]

Serena Williams at the French Open

The Numbers Game: Serena Williams

Serena Williams is the GOAT for a reason. Here are some of the numbers behind it. On my personal blog, I wrote a similar post for Roger Federer (my fave if you hadn’t already noticed). But while he’s my pick for the male GOAT, he’s not The GOAT. That accolade lies at the feet of […]