US Open Tennis 2020

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the United States (US) Open Tennis Championships. They share results from the women’s singles and the men’s singles. They highlight Naomi Osaka’s win and activism. They mention other up and coming black tennis players who participated in the 2020 US Open such as Robin Montgomery, Hailey Baptiste, Whitney Osuigwe, and Frances Tiafoe. #KeepItSporty

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2020 NFL Season: Teams and Players to Watch

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the kickoff of the National Football League (NFL) 101st Season. They talk about league changes due to the pandemic and social injustice. They share their thoughts about teams and players to watch. They also make some predictions about the season and disclose their NFL Week 1 picks. #KeepItSporty

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Marketing HBCU Sports to Black Consumers

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears chat with special guest Dr. Kristal McGreggor, a sports management adjunct faculty at Jackson College. They discuss the sports culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and why the time is now for HBCUs to market to Black consumers. They share their recommendations on how to market HBCU sports to Black consumers. Also, they talk about Hampton University and North Carolina A&T leaving the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) to join the Big South Conference. Is the decision to leave the MEAC killing the culture of HBCUs? #KeepItSporty

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Renaming the Redskins

Host Rekaya Gibson chats with special guest Candi Waller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CWall Sports and Entertainment, about the Washington football team retiring its moniker, Redskins. They discuss the team’s history for using the word ‘redskins.’ They also share possible names and fan reactions to the name change. #KeepItSporty

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Emile Griffith, a Great American Boxer

Black Girls Talk Sports Podcast features Professional Boxer Emile Griffith in honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month and Pride Month. He won five world boxing championships in the 1960s. His best-known match was against Benny Paret who died because of their fight. The bi-sexual, Caribbean American athlete retired in 1977 with 85 wins (23 knockouts), 24 losses, and 2 draws. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Griffith died in 2013 at the age of 75.

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