“Hog-spitting – not just spitting,” Tonja Bulley emphatically clarifies.
“He just hog-spit at my baby. He hog-spit. He took everything out of him and spit in my daughter’s face. She is a minor. That’s the absolute worst thing you can do, when you spit on another human being. She was just [...]
Via Lynda Woolard @Change.org Two new bills have been introduced that would strip the NFL of its tax-exempt status:
Petition: Revoke Tax Exempt Status of NFL
1. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) announced Tuesday that she will introduce legislation to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because [...]
Via Dave Zirin @The Nation: To paraphrase bell hooks, the events of this summer show with bracing clarity that there are huge swaths of this country that love black culture and hate black people. It is difficult to not see this reality in the events of the last week: [...]
POPSspot Sports Radio with Modi & Moore 8/25 @7pm welcomes ex-NBA Player Etan Thomas to help discuss the Michael Brown killing by Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police reaction to protesters, and what must be done in the future. He has already been outspoken voice for Michael Brown, the criminal justice system [...]
The Raiders’ Maurice Jones Drew completed his 40-yard touchdown run yesterday with his “Hand Up, Don’t Shoot” pose to bring attention to Michael Brown who was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. In what may likely be his most important touchdown ever, his pose comes a few days after the NFL’s Washington [...]
Via Jessica Luther @Power Forward: Bob Stoops is the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners football team.
Stoops’ team has worked very hard this off season to transfer Dorial Green-Beckham, a former wide receiver from Missouri, to their school to play this season (they found out on Friday that there [...]
Legendary sports icon, activist, and educator Dr. Harry Edwards discussed Ferguson’s “absolutely appalling” military response in an interview with POPSspot Sports Radio, and believes that we are possibly “one more incident” away from an equivalent of an “Arab Spring” or an “American Summer” without adequate leadership.
Dr. Harry Edwards is an Emeritus [...]
Michael Brown is dead, and reexamining the 2012 Kentucky Fans Riots amidst the Trayvon Martin protests is instructive. In “Right to Riot“, I wrote at the time:
Via Ultraviolet Petition: One of the football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio is back on the town’s high school football team. Will you add your name demanding the school board doesn’t look the other way when an athlete is convicted of sexual assault?
Tell the Steubenville School [...]
SIGN PETITION HERE: My name is Chris Kluwe, and I was a punter for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings for eight years. During this time, I was so fortunate to have a unique platform to advocate for something that I am passionate about: advancing gay rights in the United States. [...]
The Vanderbilt Rape Trial is about to begin, The Oscar Pistorius-Reeva Steenkamp’s murder trial is concluding, and Ray Rice’s assault was met with an NFL wrist-slap and cheers from last Thursday’s Baltimore Ravens crowd. That’s just this week. How does sports culture promote rape culture? Who is complicit? How do professional and college [...]
With the conclusion of the NBA season, many fans were tuned in to witness some of the greatest players in the world, on the same court, competing for spots for the USA national team, in this year’s show case game. From the savvy play of James Harden, to the [...]
Via Becky Hammon Was Born To Coach, Kate Fagan, ESPNW
Veteran WNBA player Becky Hammon is joining the reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs‘ coaching staff.
The Spurs made the announcement Tuesday. Terms of the contract were not revealed.
Hammon, who is currently in her 16th WNBA season, announced [...]
No American sports writer has covered the indiscriminate massacre of civilians and children in Gaza as The Nation’s Dave Zirin. Here is his latest and links to related articles:
All it took was a recording of Donald Sterling insulting Magic Johnson in a derogatory manner for the twenty-four-hour news world to [...]
Via Jessica Luther at Power Forward: If you are reading this, you probably already know about Ray Rice, his domestic violence charge (which he pled down), and the NFL’s recent two-game suspension of Rice for this crime.
Here is a round-up [...]
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