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: