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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 sh…
 
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…
 
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 Footba…
 
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…
 
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 som…
 
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 Bla…
 
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 Podcast Items of Interest: Become a Monthly Patron - https://ww…
 
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, fr…
 
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 P…
 
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 e…
 
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 f…
 
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. Th…
 
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. #KeepI…
 
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/draf…
 
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 Mentioned in this episode: YWCA - https://www.ywca…
 
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. Th…
 
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 receivin…
 
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 ath…
 
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 Associa…
 
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 Download your copy of the 25 WNBA Facts Here Sources: Augustyn, A. (2021, May 26). Women's National Basketball…
 
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 …
 
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 c…
 
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…
 
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: …
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears have a conversation with Franchón Crews-Dezurn, the WBC and WBO super middleweight world champion. They discuss her boxing career and the first time she got hurt. They talk about Crews-Dezurn’s upcoming fight against Elin Cederoos of Sweden scheduled for June 19, Triller Fight Club, in Miami, Florida. The Ameri…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears pay homage to Kentucky Derby Black jockeys. They highlight Black jockeys who participated in the Kentucky Derby between 1875 to 1902. In the first Kentucky Derby, 13 of the 15 riders were Black; and Black jockeys won 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derby horse races. #KeepItSporty Sources: Crump, S. (2021, May 5). …
 
Host Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss 2021 NFL Draft picks by teams. They share their thoughts about no HBCU players being selected in this year’s draft. They give some NFL Draft facts. They shout-out the 259th draft pick, “2021 Mr. Irrelevant,” selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. #KeepItSporty Sources: Lewis, S. (2021, May 1). “LSU Nose T…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the NFL Draft order, NFL Draft prospects, and mock draft picks. They share their thoughts about Louisiana State University (LSU) Pro Day. They also predict how many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) players will be selected in this year’s draft. #KeepItSporty Sources: Arvoy, J. (2021, …
 
Host Rekaya Gibson has a conversation with Marisa Moseley, head coach for the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team, about equity in women’s college basketball. She discusses why gender equality is important in sports; what needs to be done to promote gender equity in sports; and her role to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion at her …
 
In honor of National Student-Athlete Day, hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears highlight student athletes on April 6. They include Donta’ Williams, University of Arizona; Azzi Fudd, St. John’s College High School; Trevor Lawrence, Clemson University; Jazzleen McRae, Choppin State University; and Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State. They also pay homage …
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss some of their favorite NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament games of all times. #MarchMadness #KeepItSporty Sources: March Madness. (2020, March 23). Indiana vs. Syracuse: 1987 National Championship | Full Game. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrh_hTDNtM Norlander, M. (2020, April 6). M…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. They mention upsets in college basketball during March Madness. They highlight Oral Roberts Golden Eagles men's basketball, this year’s bracket buster and Cinderella team. They share their predictions for the Sweet 16 matchups. They also project the winne…
 
Host Rekaya Gibson discusses the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament matchups for March Madness. She shares her predictions for the first round, Final Four, and the championship games. She highlights two teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who made the tournament: North Carolina A&T and Jackson State University…
 
In honor of National Women’s History Month, host Rekaya Gibson shares 11 facts about Renee Powell who became the second African American woman to compete on the LPGA Tour. She participated in over 250 professional golf events and won the 1973 Kelly Springfield Open in Brisbane, Australia. Powell was born on May 4, 1946, in Canton, Ohio. She is the …
 
In honor of Women’s History Month, host Rekaya Gibson highlights Luci Collins (Cummings), an American gymnast from Inglewood, California. In 1980, She became the first Black gymnast to qualify for the United States women’s Olympic team. That same year, the U.S. boycotted the Moscow Olympics. Collins, an African American of Creole heritage, did not …
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears have a conversation with Jazmyn Jackson, an outfielder for Athletes Unlimited and the California Commotion. She discusses her journey as a Black woman in softball. She explains the difference between fast pitch and slow pitch softball. She also talks about the docuseries “Hitting Home: Diversity in Softball, Ex…
 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFL Super Bowl LV Championship on February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears recap the matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. They share their thoughts about the game and give some facts about Super Bowl 55. They also react to the…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears give an update on NCAA Men’s College Basketball. They discuss teams in the Top 25 College Basketball Ranking as of February 4, 2021. They share their thoughts about March Madness being held in Indianapolis, Indiana. #KeepItSporty Mentioned in This Episode: Black Girls Talk Sports Episode - Men’s College Basketb…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the Super Bowl LV (55) matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, in Tampa Bay, Florida. They share their thoughts about the game and give their Super Bowl predictions. They mention how to watch the 2021 Super Bowl, kickoff time, spread, points total, and the Super Bowl halftim…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Sports discusses the start of the 2020-21 National Basketball Association (NBA) Season. They give an overview about its structure and the NBA game postponements due to the pandemic. They share their thoughts and predictions about teams and players in the Eastern and Western Conferences. #KeepItSporty Sources: USA Toda…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round for the AFC and NFC. They share their game predictions for the Baltimore Ravens vs Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams vs Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints. In other news, they give their initial reacti…
 
Host Rekaya Gibson has a great conversation with Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight who is the president of the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF). Knight is the first African American woman inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. She discusses WSF’s goals for 2021. Also, she shares why she recently launched PSK Collective, a clothing line that pr…
 
Black Girl Talk Sports Podcast celebrates its 4-year anniversary. Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spear reflect on the year in sports 2020. They discuss their favorite podcast episodes. They also mention the NFL Internship program and the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee Business Connect Lunch and Learn. #KeepItSporty Mentioned in This Episode:…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears share an update on the National Football League (NFL) Week 15. They give their predictions for this week’s games. They discuss the current NFL Playoff picture. They mention some NFL facts about players and teams. #KeepItSporty Podcast Items of Interest: Support Us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirls…
 
Host Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears chat with special guest Edniesha Curry, the assistant coach for the University of Maine men’s basketball team. She shares an inspiring story about her father, playing basketball professionally, and being one of only two women coaching for NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball. She also mentions being a panelist for B…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the start of the 2020-2021 NCAA men’s college basketball season. They highlight teams in the AP Top 25 Poll and mention players to watch. They also share their thoughts about games being affected by COVID-19. #KeepItSporty Podcast Items of Interest: Support Us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BlackG…
 
Host Rekaya Gibson shares sports news about college football, college basketball, NFL, and women’s soccer. She praises Vanderbilt Sarah Fuller for becoming the first woman to play in a Power 5 college football game. She also makes some announcements and invite listeners to a summit. Mentioned in This Episode Black women hockey fan research project.…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the NBA Draft results. They share their thoughts about some of the top players. They also mention which teams selected the best and worst NBA Draft picks. Source: https://www.nba.com/news/2020-nba-draft-results-picks-1-60 Podcast Items of Interest: Support Us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGi…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss the National Basketball League (NBA) 2020 Draft. They mention the NBA draft order. They also make some NBA team predictions and highlight some NBA draft prospects. #KeepItSporty Podcast Items of Interest: Support Us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BlackGirlsTalkSports Join Us on Facebook (Women onl…
 
Hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears share an update on the NCAA 2020 football season amidst COVID-19. They discuss some of the topped ranked college football teams including Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgia, Cincinnati, Indiana, and Liberty. They share their thoughts about Deion Sanders becoming the head coach of Jackson State Un…
 
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