Devante Malik Smith-Pelly (1992- )

Devante Smith-Pelly, one of only 30 Black players in the National Hockey League (NHL), was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada on June 14, 1992. His parents, Wayne Pelly, who oversees a limousine company, and Jacqueline Smith, who works in corporate communications, raised Smith-Pelly and his … Read MoreDevante Malik Smith-Pelly (1992- )

Russell Westbrook III (1988- )

Russell Westbrook III is American basketball player who played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston (Texas) Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Westbrook was born on November 12, 1988 to Russell Westbrook Jr. and Shannon Horton in Long Beach, California. Westbrook attended Leuzinger … Read MoreRussell Westbrook III (1988- )

Wilmeth Sidat-Singh (1918-1943)

Wilmeth Webb, born February 13, 1918 in Washington, D.C., become the first star African American athlete at Syracuse University. His father, Elias Webb, died when Wilmeth was young, and his mother, Pauline Webb, remarried. Her new husband, Dr. Samuel Sidat-Singh, was a medical student from India. He adopted Wilmeth, … Read MoreWilmeth Sidat-Singh (1918-1943)