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  1. African-American sports agents address challenges in the business...

    George J. Tanber

    Depending on whom you talk with, and the sport you're dealing with, the situation for African-American sports agents is bleak, evolving or flourishing, writes George J. Tanber.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2008
  2. Solomon strives to improve African-American connection with MLB

    George J. Tanber

    Jimmie Lee Solomon grew up in small-town Texas, went to an Ivy League school, became an MLB executive and is mentioned as a possible future commissioner. Still, his attention is on building stronger ties between baseball and African-Americans.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2008
  3. Judson: Black colleges still thrive

    George J. Tanber

    Dr. Horace Judson, president of Grambling State, says historically black colleges and universities have to make young people understand they need to prepare for the likelihood they won't make it in pro sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2007
  4. Woodruff's forgotten run to Olympic glory

    George J. Tanber

    Jesse Owens wasn't the only African-American hero at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Half-miler John Woodruff came back with a gold medal, too.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2007
  5. Keith: College football needs more coaches of color

    George J. Tanber

    As executive director of the Black Coaches Association, Floyd Keith will always cheer for a coach of color. Part of his job is to monitor coaching vacancies and enhance the diversity of the pool of candidates for coaching jobs.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2007
  6. Rice sees wide world of sports

    George J. Tanber

    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has never missed watching a Super Bowl. She follows the NFL, Stanford and the NHL and talks with George J. Tanber about race, her dream sports job and some of her favorite sports moments.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2007
  7. Doctor's orders: Make education part of sports

    George J. Tanber

    Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher speaks with George J. Tanber about his prescription for black athletes.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2007
  8. Roker knows which way sports wind blows

    George J. Tanber

    "Today" show weatherman Al Roker enjoys sports, but says it has its place. Without art, music, dance and other cultural classes, he says, young people often turn to athletics as their only avenue to escape their conditions.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2007
  9. Page: Stop focusing on athletic performance

    George J. Tanber

    Alan Page, an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, says this country must talk to young African- Americans, especially males, about performing not only on the athletic field but in the classroom.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2007
  10. Q&A: 'Scrubs' star as pro team owner?

    George J. Tanber

    He loves the Knicks and supports coach Isiah Thomas. So what does "Scrubs" star Donald Faison have to say about the role of sports?

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2007
  11. King III: Pro athletes have a duty

    George J. Tanber

    Martin Luther King III, son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, talks to George J. Tanber about the integration of sports and how African-American athletes need to help communities.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2007
  12. Motley: Baseball needs more young black players

    George J. Tanber

    Don Motley, a co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo., explains why more young African-American children aren't playing baseball.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2007
  13. Marsalis: Black athletes see great gains

    George J. Tanber

    In honor of Black History Month, musician Wynton Marsalis shares his views with ESPN.com about race and sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2007
  14. Cleaver: Not all athletes are role models

    George J. Tanber

    In honor of Black History Month, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II shares his views with ESPN.com about race and sports.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2007