Different Strokes

Different Strokes

My latest book chronicles the rise of sisters Venus and Serena Williams, as well as other champions of color, closely examining how Blacks are collectively faring in tennis, on the court and off.

Breaking the Ice: The Black Experience in Professional Hockey

Breaking the Ice

The first book to tell the unique stories of black hockey players -- men who overcame adversity and displayed extraordinary strength, courage and perseverance for their love of the sport.

Call the Yankees My Daddy

Call the Yankees My Daddy

As the first full-time Black beat reporter to cover the New York Yankees -- baseball's most storied team -- I had an up-close perspective of the team I've followed as a fan for decades.

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Williams Sisters Live Black History

Williams Sisters Live Black History

by Cecil Harris   |   February 17, 2020

As we commemorate Black History Month, let’s take a moment to recognize the significant contributions by blacks in an activity that may not immediately come to mind—tennis. Because of sisters Venus and Serena Williams, it is no longer pl [...]

Players Lose at Super Bowl

Players Lose at Super Bowl

by Cecil Harris   |   February 17, 2020

Prior to this year’s Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick played quarterback the last time the San Francisco 49ers appeared in pro football’s biggest game in 2013. Since then, Kaepernick has been honored by human-rights organizations around the [...]