Noire Magazine

LeBron James Launches Voting Rights Initiative In Wake Of George Floyd’s Death

Basketball star LeBron James and a number of black athletes and celebrities are creating a voting rights non-profit aimed at encouraging blacks to vote and combating voter suppression, the New York Times reported, in what is James’ first significant effort in politics.   KEY FACTS More Than A Vote will initially be funded by James… Read More

NASCAR appoints Brandon Thompson to Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

NASCAR today announced the appointment of industry veteran Brandon Thompson to the newly created position of Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Thompson will lead the sanctioning body’s strategy for diversity and inclusion, as well as programs and initiatives designed to champion and enhance diversity across the NASCAR industry.   Thompson recently served… Read More

Charece Williams Gee: A PepsiCo Executive Who Believes In The Superpowers Of Women

“I was different and that was my superpower.”   That’s the way Charece Williams Gee, a former NCAA Division-I volleyball player turned Head of NBA and Hoops for PepsiCo PEP, explains how she has used her uniqueness to her advantage as she has climbed the ranks within the sports industry. Her superpowers, her unique story,… Read More

Behind Rajon Rondo’s Many Assists to His Kentucky Home

When a masked Rajon Rondo dropped off groceries to those in need back home in Louisville, Kentucky, the socially distanced recipients always said thank you. And those who recognized him often asked the same thing.   “The first question was always, ‘When is the NBA season going to come back?’ ” Rondo told The Undefeated…. Read More

CIAA LEADS THE WAY IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The “C” Stands For “Community”   As the nation’s first and longest-running African American athletic conference, the CIAA is keeping its lineage of leadership. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the storied CIAA Basketball Tournament and community is the focus. This year, the CIAA Diversity Committee is hosting the CIAA Diversity and Inclusion VIP… Read More

12 Current Athletes Who Are Mega-Entrepreneurs & The Ventures That They’ve Founded

Being an entrepreneur and being an athlete is comparable in a lot of different ways.   The mindset you gotta have, the risks you gotta take and the obstacles that you’ll endure throughout the journey is similar on both sides.   We are now at the beginning of a shift where we are seeing more… Read More

Odell Beckham, Jr. is the style icon the NFL needs

Since pulling off an impossible one-handed catch late in his rookie season, the NFL’s highest paid wide receiver hasn’t let the spotlight fade. Off the field, he consistently wears the most hyped pieces in menswear, along with his trademark bleached hair and dangling earrings. In a league that still skews older and more conservative, 26-year-old… Read More

Atlanta Hawks star opening up pop-up grocery stores to help feed families, seniors

An Atlanta Hawks star is helping to feed those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.   Forward John Collins is teaming up with the Hawks Foundation, State Farm and Goodr to open up three pop-up grocery stores in metro Atlanta.   The stores are aimed at helping senior citizens and low-income families. Each store is… Read More

Mel Tucker named Michigan State University’s new football coach

  Mel Tucker has been named Michigan State University’s new head football coach, the team announced this afternoon. Tucker, 48, will return to the place where his coaching career began — he was a graduate assistant under now Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.   “Returning home to Michigan State is a once in a… Read More

Former student-athlete and longtime Commodore to lead Vanderbilt Athletics as first female athletic director

Candice Storey Lee, a dedicated member of the Commodore family, will be the university’s first female athletic director and the first African American woman to head a Southeastern Conference athletics program.   In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete… Read More