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NATHAN Sports Partners with Black Girls RUN!, Supporting Black Women in the BGR! Community Seeking to Develop and Maintain an Active Lifestyle

Black Girls RUN! was founded in 2009 in an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to new and veteran runners. The mission of BGR! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority, and subsequently lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles. BGR! CEO, Jay Ell Alexander, says “Partnering with NATHAN is like finding the perfect running shoe. We are excited to work with a brand of this magnitude that understands the value of fitness and health in our community and is able to provide resources for our members.”

A goal of the partnership between NATHAN and BGR! is removing barriers to make getting healthy and active more attainable. “Black Girls RUN! is an incredible organization and resource for Black women to take charge of their health,”

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Justin Champagnie makes SportsCenter Top 10 with lefty dunk over Leaky Black

Pitt small forward Justin Champagnie put on another standout performance on Tuesday night, as he racked up 23 points and 10 boards against North Carolina. Unfortunately, his efforts were not enough to earn the Panthers a win, as they fell to the Tar Heels 75-65. But the work of Champagnie did not go unnoticed, and one of his best plays of the night was featured on the SportsCenter Top 10 on ESPN.



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The 6’6”, 200-pound wing earned himself a spot on the daily countdown of top plays with a left-handed slam dunk that came at the expense of North Carolina small forward Leaky Black about two minutes into the second half. During the play, the Pitt star drove past North Carolina center Armando Bacot, which left only Black between him and the rim. And at the rim, Champagnie rose up over the outstretched hand of Black and put

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Black Athletes Are Not Just Here to Entertain You

“Who makes the game?” former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling asked his girlfriend in 2014. “Do I make the game, or do they make the game?”

The NBA soon answered Sterling by banning him from the league for life shortly after that racist tirade, caught on tape, became public. Six years later, the Milwaukee Bucks have offered a more definitive reply. Before Wednesday night’s Game 5 of their playoff series with the Orlando Magic, Bucks players staged a wildcat strike in protest of police violence. Their focus was acutely on the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, located about 40 miles south of their hometown arena.

Other NBA teams effectively canceled all three of the night’s planned playoff games as the strike spread through the sports world. Baseball, tennis, golf, and soccer players and leagues all joined the protest by sitting out games and matches or offering

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A noose was found in the stall of a Black NASCAR driver — just hours after Confederate flags flew over the track at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama

Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday's act of hatred "serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society."
Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.”

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  • NASCAR announced Sunday that it had found a noose in the garage stall of one of its drivers competing at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega County, Alabama.

  • The stall belonged to Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver currently competing in NASCAR’s Cup Series.

  • NASCAR condemned the “heinous act” in a statement on Sunday and resolved “to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”

  • In his own statement, Wallace said Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.” 

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NASCAR announced Sunday that a noose had been found in the garage stall of the 43 team at the Talladega Superspeedway.

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