From Allen Iverson’s cornrows to Florence Griffith Joyner’s nails and Michael Jordan’s sneakers, Black culture’s influence on sports has been undeniably unique.
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Simply put, Black Excellence is everywhere.
If any of this upsets you, it shouldn’t. Because, whether you like it or not, Black Culture is, in fact, American Culture.