Black Loyalist Museum opening: Halifax, Nova Scotia 2015
15th Annual Induction Ceremony: February 6, 2015 Oakland, California
Induction Ceremony September 17, 2014 Las Vegas
By: Carmen Stone
The Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame’s Celebration and Tribute to Bay Area Black Journalism Pioneers was really wonderful! Congratulations to the honorees, Jerri Lange, Barbara Rodgers, Ray Taliaferro, Jan Hutchins, and Valerie Coleman Morris! I was so honored to be a part of this very special event (I’m in the picture with India Alston, Rosie Lee Allen, Arif Khatib of MESHOF, and the honorees)! As my dear friend, Jerri Lange put it, “these men and women are the Jackie Robinsons of the media”! Their tenacity and commitment to excellence has paved the way for a whole new generation! — with Arif Khatib.
Legendary Tennessee Tigerbelles (L-R Wyomia Tyus, Edith McQuire) at the USA outdoor track and field championships in Sacramento. L-R Olympian Martha Watson, Terry Crawford, Track & Field Coach, USATF, and Arif Khatib.
Spencer Haywood, Emmette Bryant and Oscar Robertson; attending The Rainbow Coalition’s SPORTS ROUNDTABLE: “The Business of Sports,Race, Diversity and Inclusion-Leveling The Playing Field On and Off The Field”.
John Wesley Carlos (born June 5, 1945) is a former track and field athlete and professional football player. He was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics and his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. He went on to tie the world record in the 100 yard dash and beat the 200 meters world record (although the latter achievement was never ratified).