Courtney Williams Is on a Mission to Get Black and Brown People to Bike

She fell in love with cycling, but was tired of never seeing anyone else who looked like her on two wheels. So she did something about it.

These Blind New Yorkers Are Biking Across New York City

How a bold new organization empowers people with vision impairments to experience the five boroughs like never before.

(Photo: Jay-Dell Mah Collection, courtesy of Marvin Ligon)

The Secret History of Black Baseball Players in Canada’s Great White North

When Jackie Robinson broke the Major League color barrier seventy years ago, it was a triumphant step forward. It also meant the inevitable end of the proud Negro Leagues, sending hundreds of African American players looking for new opportunities across the border.

The Rock-Climbing Prodigy Who Lost Both His Legs – And Now Builds Bionic Limbs

Hugh Herr barely survived a terrifying blizzard at just seventeen. Now he’s back climbing mountains—and has revolutionized the prosthetic industry, too.

The Cocaine Kings of the Pittsburgh Pirates

In the early ’80s, an A/C repairman, an unemployed photographer and a Major League mascot became the dealers of choice for the city’s sports stars – and changed baseball history along the way.

Can Synchronized Skating Finally Make the Leap to Olympic Sport?

It started as hokey entertainment during hockey games, but now this unlikely team sport is all grown up—and the impressive athletes of “synchro” want respect on the world stage.

Meet the Lionel Messi of Blind Fútbol

Silvio Velo was born without sight, but that didn’t stop this gifted Argentinian athlete from becoming an absolute legend.

The Lovable, Loudmouth King of NYC Basketball

At a Queens campus known for producing NBA stars, the can’t-miss Cardozo squad and their record-setting coach treat high school b-ball as much more than just a game.