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Black Girls Talk Sports, hosted by Rekaya Gibson, is a podcast where women of color discuss all things sports, including but not limited to amateur and professional football, basketball and baseball.

Black Girls Talk Sports Rekaya Gibson - Author, Writer, and Sports Enthusiast

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Black Girls Talk Sports, hosted by Rekaya Gibson, is a podcast where women of color discuss all things sports, including but not limited to amateur and professional football, basketball and baseball.

    Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Sports

    Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Sports

    Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the effects of the pandemic on sports. They share the latest COVID-19 and vaccination numbers from John Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention respectively. They give updates on the COVID-19 vaccination rates for the NFL, NBA, and WNBA and NFL’s COVID-19 outbreaks. They share their thoughts about Brooklyn Nets Kyrie Irving and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers decision not to get vaccinated. They also mention why college athletes are quitting basketball due to the pandemic. Lastly, they talk about what impact the pandemic has on women’s sports and female athletes. #KeepItSporty
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov
    Iciss Tillis, Labor & Employment Attorney, Hall Estill - www.hallestill.com
    HoopsHype – www.hoopshype.com
    Podcast Items of Interest:
    Become a Monthly Patron - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Buy Us a Coffee - https://ko-fi.com/blackgirlstalksports
    Join Us the Facebook Group (Women only) @BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Download free Android App in the Google Play Store
    Podcast Sponsored by Cuisine Noir Magazine - www.cuisinenoirmag.com
    Sources:
    Agence France-Presse. (2021, October 18). Around 96% NBA Players Vaccinated Against Covid-19: Silver. France 24. https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211018-around-96-nba-players-vaccinated-against-covid-19-silver
    Associated Press. (2021, November 11). Women's World Boxing Championships Postponed Amid Pandemic. CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/boxing/women-boxing-world-championships-1.6245788
    Baccellieri, E. (2021, September 20). What Can We Learn from the WNBA's Vaccination Success? Sports Illustrated. https://www.si.com/wnba/2021/09/20/wnba-vaccination-99-percent-daily-cover
    Bacon, J. and Ortiz, J.L. (2021, November 11). New Infections on The Rise in Most States; 2.2M Home Tests Recalled; Vaccinated NFL Player Sent to Emergency Room: COVID-19 Updates. USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/11/11/covid-vaccination-mask-mandates-pandemic-colleges/6380501001/
    Buchmasser, B. (2021, November 9). Covid-19 Outbreak Sidelines Multiple Browns Players Ahead of Patriots Matchup. SB Nation. https://www.patspulpit.com/2021/11/9/22772344/covid-19-outbreak-browns-patriots-nfl-week-10-chubb-felton
    Guardian Sports. (2021, September 29). NBA Players Who Refuse Covid-19 Vaccine Could Lose Millions in Salary. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/29/unvaccinated-nba-players-kyrie-irving-lose-money-basketball
    Kalbrosky, B. (2021, October 18). These Players Quit Basketball During the COVID Pandemic. We Asked Them Why. HoopsHype. https://hoopshype.com/lists/covid-retirement-ncaa-college-basketball-players-other-jobs/
    Morgan, K. (2021, May 6, 2021). Covid: Many Female Athletes 'May Walk Away' After Pandemic. BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-56979118
    Wrack, S. (2021, October 5). ‘Not Just Surviving, Thriving’: Interest in Women’s Sport Has Risen Since Pandemic. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/oct/05/not-just-surviving-thriving-interest-in-womens-sport-has-risen-since-pandemic
    Youngmisuk, O. (2021, October 14). Kyrie Irving Says Decision to Remain Unvaccinated is 'About Being True to What Feels Good for Me'. ESPN. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32397602/kyrie-irving-says-decision-remain-unvaccinated-being-true-feels-good-me

    • 31 min
    Black Women Tennis Trailblazers – Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin

    Black Women Tennis Trailblazers – Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin

    Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears have a conversation with tennis trailblazers Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison, the podcast hosts of “The GOAT: Serena” which takes a deep dive into the life and career of one of the greatest of all time, Serena Williams. They discuss their tennis careers. They also share details about their 12-part podcast series in partnership with Diversion Podcasts and iHeartMedia which features archival material and never-before-heard interviews. #KeepItSporty
    About Zina Garrison
    Born in Houston, Texas, Zina Garrison is a philanthropist and a former professional tennis player. She started her tennis career at 10 years old, eventually becoming the number one ranked junior player in the world. Turning pro in 1982, she reached a career high number four ranking. In 1990, Garrison also became the first African American woman to play in a Grand Slam final since 1958. Garrison is a three-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion and a 1988 Olympic women's doubles gold and singles bronze medalist. After retiring from tennis in 1997, she went on to coaching, including the US women’s team in the 2008 Olympics, where she coached Serena Williams. Garrison is also involved in philanthropic work. She founded the Zina Garrison Foundation for the Homeless in 1988 and the Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis Program, which supports inner-city tennis in Houston, in 1992. She continues to be a prominent voice in the tennis community to this day. Stay connected on Twitter @beyondthegold and Instagram @garrisonzina.
    About Chanda Rubin
    Chanda Rubin is a tennis commentator and former top 10 professional tennis player from Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1992, she won the girls' singles title at Wimbledon, and reached a peak ranking of world number two in the ITF Junior rankings. Throughout her career, she won 7 singles and 10 doubles WTA titles. She won the women’s doubles and was a women’s single semi-finalist at the 1996 Australian Open. That same year she achieved a number 6 ranking. She reached the quarterfinals of the French Open three times. In the 1999 US Open doubles, her team was runner-up. After retiring from tennis, Rubin became a tennis commentator, providing commentary for the Athens 2004 Olympics, the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and more. Stay connected on Twitter @Chanda_Rubin and Instagram @thechandarubin.
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    The GOAT: Serena - https://www.diversionpodcasts.com/podcast/the-goat-serena/
    Podcast Items of Interest:
    Become a Monthly Patron - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Buy Us a Coffee - https://ko-fi.com/blackgirlstalksports
    Join Us the Facebook Group (Women only) @BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Download free Android App in the Google Play Store
    Podcast Sponsored by Cuisine Noir Magazine - www.cuisinenoirmag.com

    • 52 min
    Why Watch Ivy League Football?

    Why Watch Ivy League Football?

    Host Angela Spears attends the Princeton University vs Harvard University football game on Saturday, October 23, 2021. She chats with co-host Rekaya Gibson about the Ivy League Football matchup that went into five overtimes. They share several reasons why you should watch Ivy League Football. They also mention some fun facts about Ivy League Football. #KeepItSporty
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Nicholas Hilliard, Princeton University Football
    Podcast Items of Interest:
    Become a Monthly Patron - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Buy Us a Coffee - https://ko-fi.com/blackgirlstalksports
    Join Us the Facebook Group (Women only) @BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Download free Android App in the Google Play Store
    Podcast Sponsored by Cuisine Noir Magazine - www.cuisinenoirmag.com
    Sources:
    Associated Press. (2021, October 24). Ivy League Says Officiating Mistake Cost Harvard Crimson OT Victory Over Princeton Tigers in Football Game. ESPN. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/32465969/ivy-league-says-officiating-mistake-cost-harvard-crimson-ot-victory-princeton-tigers
    Black, A. (2012, April 9). College Football: A Look at Ivy League Football Stadiums. Bleacher Report. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1137424-college-football-a-look-at-ivy-league-football-stadiums
    NCAA. (2021). FCS Football: The Ivy League. NCAA.com. https://www.ncaa.com/standings/football/fcs/ivy-league
    NCAA. (2021). FCS Football. NCAA.com. https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/football/fcs/fcs-coaches-poll
    Princeton University Football. (2021). 2021 Football Roster. Princeton University. https://goprincetontigers.com/sports/football/roster/cole-smith/19322 
    Princeton University Football. (2021). Harvard vs PRIN (Oct 23, 2021). Princeton University. https://princeton_ftp.sidearmsports.com/custompages/statistics/fb/2021/prin0621.htm 
    Wikipedia Contributors. (2021, July 20). List Of Ivy League Football Champions. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Ivy_League_football_champions&oldid=1034488397

    • 23 min
    Swagger - Inspired by NBA Superstar Kevin Durant

    Swagger - Inspired by NBA Superstar Kevin Durant

    Host Rekaya Gibson shares her reaction to “Swagger,” the highly anticipated drama inspired by NBA superstar’s Kevin Durant’s experiences in the world of youth basketball. No spoilers. The cast includes O’Shea Jackson Jr., Isaiah Hill, Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Shinelle Azoroh, Tessa Ferrer, Caleel Harris, James Bingham, Solomon Irama, Ozie Nzeribe and Tristan Mack Wilds. “Swagger” premieres on Friday, October 29, 2021, on Apple TV+. #KeepItSporty
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    “Swagger” on Apple TV+ - https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/originals/swagger/
    Podcast Items of Interest:
    Become a Monthly Patron - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Buy Us a Coffee - https://ko-fi.com/blackgirlstalksports
    Join Us the Facebook Group (Women only) @BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Download free Android App in the Google Play Store
    Podcast Sponsored by Cuisine Noir Magazine - www.cuisinenoirmag.com
    Sources:
    Apple TV+ Press. (2021, September 10). Apple’s “Swagger,” from NBA superstar Kevin Durant, creator Reggie Rock Bythewood and Brian Grazer, to make global debut on Friday, October 29. Apple, Inc. https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/news/2021/09/apples-swagger-from-nba-superstar-kevin-durant-creator-reggie-rock-bythewood-and-brian-grazer-to-make-global-debut-on-friday-october-29/

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    NFL 2021: Week 6

    NFL 2021: Week 6

    Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears share some National Football League (NFL) Week 5 statistics and mention the NFC and AFC Players of the Week 5. They discuss which teams are still winless and undefeated going into Week 6. They highlight teams in the NFL Power Rankings for Week 6. They share their thoughts about this week’s matchups and make some Week 6 game predictions. #KeepItSporty
    Podcast Items of Interest:
    Become a Monthly Patron - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Buy Us a Coffee - https://ko-fi.com/blackgirlstalksports
    Join Us the Facebook Group (Women only) @BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Download free Android App in the Google Play Store
    Podcast Sponsored by Cuisine Noir Magazine - www.cuisinenoirmag.com
    Sources:
    BBC Sports. (2021, October 13). NFL This Week: Are Buffalo Bills Real Deal After 'Beat-Down' on Kansas City Chiefs? BBC.com. https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/american-football/58903912
    Benjamin, C. (2021, October 11). Cardinals Vs. 49ers Score: Kyler Murray Outduels Trey Lance as Arizona Stays Unbeaten atop NFC West. CBS Sports. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/cardinals-vs-49ers-score-kyler-murray-outduels-trey-lance-as-arizona-stays-unbeaten-atop-nfc-west/live/amp/
    ESPN Staff. (2021). Game: Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. ESPN.
    https://www.espn.com/nfl/game/_/gameId/401326418
    Fox Sports. (2021). NFL Standings: Week 6: Oct 14 - Oct 18. FoxSports.com. https://www.foxsports.com/nfl/standings
    NFL Communications. (2021). 2021 Rundown - Week 6. NFL. https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/2021-Rundown---Week-6.aspx
    NFL Communications. (2021). AFC Players of the Week - Week 5. NFL.
    https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/AFC-Players-of-the-Week---Week-5-----.aspx
    NFL Communications. (2021). NFC Players of the Week - Week 5. NFL.
    https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/NFC-Players-of-the-Week---Week-5------.aspx
    NFL Communications. (2021). What to Look For - Week 6. NFL. https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/What-to-Look-For---Week-6-------.aspx
    Schad, J. (2021, October 10). 5 Instant Takeaways: Miami Dolphins drilled at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 45-17. The Palm Beach Post. https://amp.palmbeachpost.com/amp/6023223001
    Stevenson, S. (2021, October 11). Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys Did Something They Hadn't Done Since 1983. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/ezekiel-elliott-and-the-dallas-cowboys-did-something-they-hadnt-done-since-1983/ar-AAPnQhl?ocid=BingNewsSearch
    Watson, J. (2021, October 12). Colts Coach Frank Reich Reflects After Tough Loss to Baltimore Ravens in Overtime. Indianapolis Star. https://www.indystar.com/videos/sports/nfl/colts/2021/10/12/colts-coach-frank-reich-reflects-tough-loss-ravens-overtime/6100336001/

    • 36 min
    College Football 2021: Week 5

    College Football 2021: Week 5

    Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss NCAA football, week five. They share their thoughts about matchups between Alabama vs Mississippi, Georgia vs Arkansas, Ohio State vs Rutgers, and Notre Dame vs Cincinnati, and Oklahoma State vs Baylor. They also mention the ivy league game between Princeton and Columbia. They highlight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) players to watch this season and HBCU games to watch on ESPN+ on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Furthermore, they talk about some of this year’s Heisman contenders. #KeepItSporty
     Mentioned in the Episode:
    CBS Sports Challenge Football Pick’em Challenge
    Caesars Sportsbook
    Podcast Items of Interest:
    Become a Monthly Patron - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Buy Us a Coffee - https://ko-fi.com/blackgirlstalksports
    Join Us the Facebook Group (Women only) @BlackGirlsTalkSports
    Download free Android App in the Google Play Store
    Podcast Sponsored by Cuisine Noir Magazine - www.cuisinenoirmag.com
    Sources:
    Alcorn State University Athletics. (2021). 2021 Football Roster. Alcornsports.com. https://alcornsports.com/sports/football/roster/felix-harper/3463
    Berardino, M. (2021, September 30). Dangerous Cincinnati is the Latest Bye-Buoyed Notre Dame Opponent. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeberardino/2021/09/30/dangerous-cincinnati-is-the-latest-bye-buoyed-notre-dame-opponent/amp/
    Cobb, D. (2021, October 1). Georgia Vs. Arkansas: Prediction, Pick, Football Game Odds, Spread, Live Stream, Watch Online, TV Channel. CBS Sports. https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/georgia-vs-arkansas-prediction-pick-football-game-odds-spread-live-stream-watch-online-tv-channel/
    Dodd, D. (2021, September 30). Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin Reaches Another Crossroads with Career-Altering Opportunity vs. Alabama, Nick Saban. CBS Sports. https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/ole-miss-lane-kiffin-reaches-another-crossroads-with-career-altering-opportunity-vs-alabama-nick-saban/
    ESPN. (2021). College Football Stat Leaders 2021. ESPN.com. https://www.espn.com/college-football/stats/_/view/team
    ESPN. (2021). College Football Player: Bryce Young. ESPN.com. https://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/4685720/bryce-young
    ESPN. (2021). College Football Player: Matt Corral. ESPN.com. https://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/4362874/matt-corral
    ESPN. (2021). College Football Game: Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden vs Prairie View A&M Panthers. ESPN.com. https://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/401328635
    ESPN. (2021). College Football Box Score: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Alabama Crimson Tide. ESPN.com. https://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore/_/gameId/401282088
    Griffith, M. (2021, September 25). Kirby Smart Makes Quarterback Change Early in Blowout Win at Vanderbilt. DawgNation. https://www.dawgnation.com/football/georgia-football-jt-daniels/QOHOO3P57JGVHKX3YRYCRZWSSM/
    NCAA. (2021, September 26). College Football Rankings: Associated Press Top 25. NCAA.com. https://www.ncaa.com/rankings/football/fbs/associated-press
    Schlabach, M. (2021, September 29). Georgia Bulldogs QB JT Daniels Dealing with Lat Injury Ahead of Arkansas Razorbacks Game. ESPN. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/32306017/georgia-bulldogs-qb-jt-daniels-dealing-lat-injury-ahead-arkansas-razorbacks-game
    Shelton, J.C. (2021, September 27). Georgia Freshman Earns SEC Honor for Performance vs. Vanderbilt. University of Georgia Wire. https://ugawire.usatoday.com/2021/09/27/georgia-football-freshman-earns-sec-honor-for-performance-vs-vanderbilt-commodores/
    Williams, L. (2021, September 30). HBCU Football Rundown – Week 5. HBCU Gameday.
    https://hbcugameday.com/2021/09/30/hbcu-football-rundown-week-5/
    Zenor, J. (2021, September 30). It's Young vs Corral in No. 1 'Bama-No. 12 Ole Miss Matchup. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/its-young-vs-corral-in-no-1-bama-no-12-ole-miss-matchup/2021/09/30/cda6

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