A graduate of Hampton University, Jeff Rivers worked for Ebony, HBO and three daily newspapers, winning multiple awards for his columns. Jeff and his wife live in New Jersey and have two children, a son Marc and a daughter Lauren.
Brown’s stature on the field and in Hollywood got people to pay attention
During the summer of ’68, I discovered black beauty was a song and a pretty girl
An athlete’s conduct can just as easily end a promising career
There’s magic in the sights and sounds of a major league baseball game
But it won’t be superheroes who change the world — it’ll be us
But are they favoring the Golden State Warriors?
No matter what song we sing, let it ring with a determination to forever move forward
Other categories might be the all-irritant team and the best party
In life as in sports, recognize those who have overcome, those still striving and those yet unborn
The ‘Brown Bomber’ was black America’s hero before he became heavyweight champion