Black Girls Talk Sports

Black Girls Talk Sports

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.

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October 17, 2021 36 min

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

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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 wa...

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September 26, 2021 20 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the WNBA Standings, the WNBA Playoff format, and the teams who made the 2021 WNBA Playoffs. They share their thoughts about the first-round matchups between Dallas Wings vs Chicago Sky and New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury. #KeepItSporty

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September 21, 2021 27 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss athletes and mental health. They answer how many athletes suffer from mental health; how mental health affect athletes; why do athletes have mental health issues; and what athletes have mental health challenges. They share their opinions about how athletes can help with mental health and what family, friends, and fans can do to support them. #KeepItSporty

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September 13, 2021 22 min

Host Angela Spears attends the U.S. Open Tennis Championship this year. She shares her experience with Host Rekaya Gibson. They discuss the women’s singles final between Canadian Leylah Fernandez and Britain Emma Raducanu. They mention the women’s doubles final. Spears also highlights Serbian Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam performance. #KeepItSporty

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears give an overview about the Paralympics Games. They answer the questions: how the Paralympics got started; what Paralympics mean; what the six broad Paralympics categories are; and what sports are included in the Paralympics. They highlight Bonnie St. John, the first African American to medal in any Paralympic event. They share an update on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games medal count and highlig...

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September 2, 2021 28 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears share details about the upcoming 2021 National Football League (NFL) season, including which NFL teams require fans to be vaccinated. They discuss some of the new NFL rules and the NFL kickoff game between Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys. They give their opinions about the NFL Preseason, the NFL’s final roster cut, and teams and players to watch this season.

The Indianapolis Colts M...

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August 22, 2021 26 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears give updates on the NBA Trade and Free Agency. They share their thoughts about the Wizards Russell Westbrook being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers; New Orleans Lonzo Ball heading to the Chicago Bulls; Miami Heat Andre Iguodala returning to Golden State Warriors; and much more. They mention NBA Trade rumors. They also discuss NBA contract extensions. #KeepItSporty

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Al-Khateeb, Z. (2021,...

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August 19, 2021 20 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears give updates and facts about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They share the final Olympic Medal Count. They highlight Team USA winners, including the first Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) athlete to medal at the 2020 Olympics. They also shoutout a HBCU for winning its first Olympic gold medal. #KeepItSporty

Sources:

Al-Khateeb, Z. (2021, August 6). Olympics Track and Field Result...

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August 16, 2021 17 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the 2021 NBA Draft results. They share their thoughts about the top five players and the 60th overall pick. They also mention what each rookie brings to the team for the 2021-2022 NBA season. #KeepItSporty

 Sources:

NBA. (2021). 2021 NBA Draft Profile: Cade Cunningham. NBA Media. https://www.nba.com/draft/2021/prospects/cade-cunningham

NBA. (2021). 2021 NBA Draft Profile: Evan Mobley. N...

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August 4, 2021 5 min

Host Rekaya Gibson honors Ruth White, the first African American to win a U.S. Fencing Championship (1969). She was the first American to win a medal at the Junior World Championships. White also became the first African American woman to represent the U.S. in fencing at the Olympics.  #KeepItSporty

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YWCA - https://www.ywca.org

Lajos Csiszar (“The Maestro”), University of Pennsylvania

USA Fencing Hall of F...

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July 31, 2021 43 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They share their favorite moments of the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony. They give an update on the Olympic medal count and how much Olympic athletes get paid for each gold, silver, and bronze medals. They highlight Team USA winners and other champions from around the globe. They also have a conversation about Gymnast Simone Biles withdrawing from the all-aroun...

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the outcome of the NBA Finals, Game 6 matchup between Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns. They share their thoughts about the Bucks winning the NBA Championship. They also mention how Giannis Antetokounmpo makes history multiple times.

In other news, Black Girls Talks Sports Podcast reacts to receiving a Title lX Content Creators Grant from Sports Innovation Lab. #KeepItSporty

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Name Image and Likeness (NIL) ruling. They explain what NIL mean and which states have enacted NIL legislation. They mention some of the NIL policies. They share their thoughts about the effect NIL will have on social media and the incentive for college athletes to go pro. They also answer the question: “Will NIL ruin college sports?” #Keep...

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears have a conversation with RJ White, the first Black female President of the Vipers Pro Men’s Basketball team. She discusses what it takes to own a semi-professional men’s basketball team and how she prepares players to play basketball overseas. She mentions requirements to play for an American Basketball Association (ABA) team and explains the unique ABA rules. She also shares why she wants to b...

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June 28, 2021 15 min

In celebration of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) 25th Season, hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears share 25 WNBA facts. They include, but not limited to WNBA history, WNBA statistics, and WNBA fun trivia. #KeepItSporty

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 Sources:

Augustyn, A. (2021, May 26). Women's National Basketball Association. Encyclopedia Britannica.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Womens-N...

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss their NBA Playoff Bracket. They share their thoughts about the NBA Conference Finals matchups between Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns, and Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks. They give their NBA Conference Finals predictions. #KeepItSporty

 Sources:

Associated Press. (2021, June 23). Young scores 48 points, Hawks beat Bucks 116-113 in Game 1. ESPN. https://www.espn.com/nba/recap?gam...

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Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open to protect her mental health. Grand Slam organizers fined her and threatened to disqualify the professional tennis player if she continued to refuse post-match interviews. Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears share their thoughts about Osaka’s decision. They discuss athletes’ requirements to attend press conferences and why it is important to support their mental well-being. #KeepItSporty

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Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the National Basketball Association (NBA) Playoffs. They share their thoughts about the 2021 NBA Play-in Tournament, and fans behaving badly at the NBA Playoff games. They give their NBA Playoff predictions for round one and the championship. They also mention NBA Playoff Leaders thus far. #KeepItSporty

Sources:

Associated Press. (2021, May 28). Lakers Celebrate Playoff Homecoming in 10...

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May 30, 2021 21 min

Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the Women's National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) 25th season. They share their thoughts about the current WNBA standings and mention teams and players to watch. They give their picks for upcoming games. They also encourage everyone to get a WNBA League Pass. #KeepItSporty

Mentioned in this episode:

WNBA League Pass - https://leaguepass.wnba.com/

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Associated Press. (2021,...

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