- Written by Howard Robertson-Special to The New Tri-State Defender
- Category: Original
Antron Brown has had a lifelong infatuation with fast cars.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Brown spent his weekends from an early age watching his father compete in sportsman level drag races.
"I grew up around it, and I developed a love and passion for it," Top Fuel driver Brown said in an interview with theGrio during this past weekend's qualifying session for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Vince Pryor has written a very moving and compelling piece for Outsports about black gay men breaking barriers in the sports world.
Pryor, a former standout linebacker for TCU in the early 90s, came out to his teammates before the team's bowl game against Texas Tech his senior season. He went out and set the school sack record in TCU's 24-17 victory.
Pryor tells theGrio.com that, as a black man, watching Jason Collins, Michael Sam and Derrick Gordon make history in their respective sports makes him proud and able to better reflect on his own journey:
It seems as if the entertainment site TMZ, which has been breaking news left and right, scooped Anderson Cooper's Tuesday-night interview with NBA legend Magic Johnson regarding the continuing fallout from racist statements made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
In a telephone interview earlier Tuesday with the gossip conglomerate, Johnson slammed Sterling for bringing him into the mess and saying things without getting his facts straight – especially regarding Johnson's work in the black community and his health status.
"It's very disturbing," says Johnson, who can be heard sighing heavily over the phone. "When you come on (television), No. 1, you should have your facts straight. I don't have AIDS. I have HIV;been living with HIV for 22 years."