Hank Aaron, Cicely Tyson, DMX, Colin Powell: The Black icons we lost in 2021

As we look back at the year that was 2021, we come to the startling realization that the number of cultural luminaries that we lost is simply astounding. From the man who was the greatest home run hitter of all time, Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron, to one of the most decorated actors to ever live […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

What’s to blame for so few Blacks in Major League Baseball?

The life of Jackie Robinson was celebrated throughout Major League Baseball on Monday, April 15, 2019. It was on that day in 1947 Robinson broke color barriers as the first African American to play in the majors with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The anniversary of Robinson’s first game has been commemorated since 2004. Every major leaguer […]

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 […]

28 days of Black history: Happy birthday, Hank Aaron

There is a video clip of a young boy rejoicing on April 8, 1974, during the groundbreaking event where Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, thereby surpassing Babe Ruth (born George Herman Ruth Jr. on Feb. 6, 1895) for the most career home runs in Major League Baseball history. This clip is significant for […]

Vernon Jordan, Hank Aaron honored at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Vernon Jordan and Hank Aaron are trailblazers who have always worked diligently for the rights of Black Americans. During the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, both icons were honored at the annual BE 100 Gala. Jordan, who served for decades as a civil rights attorney and activist, received the Corporate Champion Award. During his speech, Jordan […]

Andrew Young, Hank Aaron, Tommy Dortch: ‘Vote no to Georgia’s Amendment 1’

Former U.S. Ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron were recently joined by a host of Georgia-based politicians, community leaders, and education advocates, including chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America Tommy Dortch and Lisa-Marie Haygood of the Georgia PTA, to oppose a constitutional amendment allowing the state to take […]

Ludacris, 2 Chainz, LeToya Luckett celebrate the 26th annual Atlanta Football Classic

This past weekend, The 100 Black Men of Atlanta hosted the 26th annual Atlanta Football Classic featuring celebrity ambassador Ludacris. 2 Chainz kicked off the game in a grand way with a live performance at the Ultimate Fan Experience pregame concert. The day’s festivities included special guest appearances by Drumline: A New Beat cast members LeToya […]

5 things to see during the Atlanta Football Classic weekend

The Atlanta Football Classic will kickoff this weekend at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Presented by 100 Black Men of Atlanta, the game will feature South Carolina State in a matchup against North Carolina A&T. Click continue to view the five things to see at the Atlanta Football Classic weekend.

Stevie Wonder to be honored at Andrew Young’s 82nd birthday celebration in Atlanta

The Andrew J. Young Foundation will celebrate the 82nd birthday of its founder, Ambassador Andrew Young, with its 2nd Pass on Blessings Awards ceremony which will recognize the life and work of American legends that helped build Atlanta’s skyline and image as a world-class metropolis, and changed America from a divided to a united nation. […]

Racists attack Hank Aaron for addressing the truth about racism in America

On the day Major League Baseball celebrated the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another black baseball legend endured racist attacks so vicious that it would seem as if the words were spewed in 1947. In a story published by USA Today, Hank Aaron discussed how he received hate mail in 1974 after breaking Babe Ruth’s home run […]

’42’ screening in Atlanta welcomes Hank Aaron and baseball’s finest

What is expected to be a phenomenal movie telling the story of the legendary Jackie Robinson, 42, will be hitting theaters this upcoming weekend.  As the ’42’ cast and baseball fans all over gear up for the official premiere, the movie made its way to Atlanta where prominent Atlanta Braves players, professionals, and special guests, […]

FAMU Tragedy Offset by Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball to Aid UNCF and HBCUs (Photos)

Atlanta’s Mayor’s Masked Ball, hosted by Kasim Reed, provided a needed respite from the national narrative focused on  HBCUs in light of the Florida A&M University tragedy. In raising over a million dollars for the United Negro College Fund, a major contributor to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Masked Ball black-tie gala at the […]

MLB’s Civil Rights Game Week Will Feature Ciara, DJ Khaled, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris

Major League Baseball (MLB) is celebrating its fifth annual Civil Rights Game week, paying tribute to civil rights pioneers at Atlanta’s Turner Field. The highly anticipated four-day series of activities runs May 12-15, leading up to the game where the city’s home team, the Braves, play the Philadelphia Phillies. “The city of Atlanta was a […]