Andre Dickens, Keisha Lance Bottoms celebrate Atlanta Braves at White House

The 2021 Atlanta Braves were honored at the White House by President Joe Biden on Sept. 26. The team was recognized in the east room for winning last season’s World Series. The visit occurred hours before the team faced division foe Washington Nationals. “Atlanta is a great sports city — American sports city,” Biden said. […]

Atlanta Braves star Michael Harris II leans on family after signing extension

The reigning MLB champions, the Atlanta Braves continued doing what they have done all of 2022 to keep the team’s corps intact. Atlanta extended rookie outfielder Michael Harris II’s contract for eight years and $72 million. The deal could be worth up to $102 million for 10 years if the Braves pick up every option. […]

Metro Atlanta police release video of Braves player allegedly choking wife

Footage has surfaced of Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna’s alleged domestic abuse against his wife. On May 29, the Sandy Springs Police Department responded to a domestic violence 911 call and arrived at Ozuna’s residence. On Dec. 1, the department released the body camera footage of the officer entering his home. The footage shows Ozuna’s […]

How Atlanta Braves and MLB can fix diversity issues

Despite the Atlanta Braves having seven Black players on its last championship roster in 1995, baseball Hall of Fame voter Terence Moore said the decline in Black interest in baseball started in the 1980s. As the Black icons Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks and Frank Robinson retired in the 1970s, the NFL began to […]

The Atlanta Braves don’t care about Black people: A tale of 2 parades

The World Series championship celebration couldn’t have been more symbolic for the Atlanta Braves on Nov. 5, 2021 The team zoomed through the first portion of the parade in downtown Atlanta before cruising through Cobb County in the second half of the celebration. The downtown parade began at noon EDT, while the suburban Cobb County, […]

Braves speed through downtown Atlanta in 1st part of championship parade

Approximately 10 minutes. That’s how long it took for the Atlanta Braves‘ first portion of the 2021 championship parade to take place on Nov. 5. Fast or slow, Braves fans of all ages and backgrounds came out to celebrate the franchise’s first championship since 1995. “Man, we’ve been waiting a long time for this,” Atlanta […]

How Lil Baby and 2 Chainz predicted the Atlanta Braves’ World Series win

The Atlanta Braves are the world champions. After a 26-year drought, the city’s baseball team became the first MLB, NBA or NFL franchise to win a title since 1995. Over the past decade in particular, rappers from the current capital of hip-hop have waited for this day. In Lil Baby‘s 2020 hit “We Paid” featuring […]

1 Black player? Hank Aaron would be ashamed of Braves’ World Series roster

The Atlanta Braves are in the World Series for the first time since 1999, and only have one Black player to show for it. Outfielder Terrance Gore is the only African American player on the Braves’ World Series roster. There are three other Braves on the active roster who appear to be of African descent, […]

Keke Palmer’s national anthem rendition at World Series draws raves (video)

Baby, this is Keke Palmer. The 28-year-old actress, singer and television personality sang the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros on Tuesday Oct. 26. Palmer’s poised cadence and tone throughout the performance impressed, and even surprised, many social media users after Houston-based journalist Kim Y. […]

Hank Aaron’s name replacing Ku Klux Klan leader’s on Atlanta school

Confederate monuments and statues continue to be removed throughout the country and now one Atlanta high school is being renamed to erase any reference to the Ku Klux Klan.  The Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously Monday, April 12, to change the name of Forrest Hill Academy to Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy, according to […]

Major League Baseball moves All-Star Game from Atlanta over state’s voting law

Major League Baseball is the first major sports organization to react to Georgia’s new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run. MLB announced on Friday, April 2 that it was moving this summer’s All-Star Game from Atlanta’s Truist Park. The game had previously been awarded to Atlanta in […]

Officials state the real reason for Hank Aaron’s death

Revered baseball legend Hank Aaron did not succumb to the novel coronavirus as many suspected, according to the autopsy report. Henry Louis Aaron Jr., whose place on the Mount Rushmore of baseball legends is undisputable, passed away on Jan. 22, 2021. Because he died just two weeks after taking the first of the coronavirus vaccine […]

Experts hope Hank Aaron’s death doesn’t deter folks from getting vaccinated

When baseball legend Hank Aaron died suddenly on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, some members of the Black community reacted with fear. Medical experts explained Aaron’s passing isn’t necessarily connected to him taking the coronavirus vaccine and hope it doesn’t deter minorities from getting inoculated. African American luminaries such as Aaron, Ambassador Andrew Young, civil rights […]

Hank Aaron, baseball legend and longtime home run king, dies at 86 

Hank Aaron, whom most consider the all-time home run king and indisputably one of the greatest baseball players of all time, has passed away in his Atlanta hometown. He was 86. One of Aaron’s daughters and the Atlanta Braves confirmed the passing of the all-time icon to Atlanta television station WSB-TV as well as on […]

Atlanta Braves host the Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Awards

The Atlanta Braves’ Hank Aaron was one of the best baseball players of all time. Delta Air Lines and the Atlanta Braves teamed up to host Hank Aaron Week in honor of the home run hitter. On Friday, June 22, 2018, the Atlanta Braves hosted the Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award presentation which honors individuals who have overcome […]

Adrian Williams is the Atlanta Braves’ director of diversity and inclusion

Adrian Williams is the director of diversity and inclusion for the Atlanta Braves. It’s a new role for him and he is having a field day (pun intended). Here, Williams shares his backstory and provides insight on how to engage African Americans and Latinos. How did you arrive at your career choice? I’ve been in […]

Former Atlanta Brave Otis Nixon missing; status updated

Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon has been reported missing by the Woodstock Police Department, which is a suburb of Atlanta. Nixon, now 58, was last seen leaving his home to play golf at 10 a.m. on April 8. He was driving a gray 2011 Range Rover. Over the course of his 17-year MLB career, […]

Legendary MLB player Tom Glavine hosts fundraiser for CURE at Onward Reserve

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month Onward Reserve has to be one of the coolest luxury retailers for prepsters in the city. It was this writer’s first time at the retailer when I attended a fundraiser last week hosted by the baller and his wife. Retired Atlanta Braves pitcher and Hall of Famer Tom Glavine teamed up with Onward […]