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 [...]
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:
Last week’s arrest and police video of Bengal’s player Sam Montgomery getting arrested raises many questions and demands answers. It also raises a direct question that should be answered by ESPN.
Why did ESPN bury this story?
John “Hennry” Harris of Brothers on Sports reports:
Cincinatti Bengals defensive end Sam Montgomery, 24, was pulled over by Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter who clocked Montgomery going 89 mph in a 55 mph. Once Salter pulled him over, the South Carolina state trooper’s own dashcam showed the type of police aggressiveness and abuse against people of color that has [...]
After being drafted in the 7th round, Michael Sam expressed his historic moment with a historic kiss of his partner. While former NFL player Roman Oben thought it was a “very teachable moment” for his 12-year old son and himself as a parent, not everyone felt the same [...]
Tonight Robinson Cano will be returning to Yankee Stadium, and this former die-hard Yankees fan has divorced his team after more than 40 loyal years of marriage. The Yankees handling of Cano was my breaking point. The old guard is retired, Derek Jeter is sun-setting, and the only major Yankee human investment [...]
Finally. Teflon Don’s racism has been caught on audiotape, and it is difficult to choose among at least 11 statements which was the most egregious This time he is angry with his girlfriend for taking a picture with Magic Johnson, and doesn’t want African-Americans attending [...]
If a couple of lime green aliens descended upon earth today and asked me: “How does sport reflect society amongst earthlings?” and “Can you show me sport symbols of white male privilege and supremacy”?, I might point them to two separate, but not unrelated stories today on Joe Paterno and Sammy Sosa.
Today it was [...]
Congratulations to 7-time all-star Alonzo Mourning, legendary Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, and eight others who were selected as a 2014 inductee to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. With Mourning and Richardson headlining the Naismith, it is not enough to honor their achievements on the court, as their community service and activism off the court is an inseparable part [...]
Kobe Bryant has made news this week for his super safe stance when asked about Trayvon Martin. Beyond Kobe, it’s a good a time to recall that there were at least 25 current and former athletes and coaches who stood up and spoke out after Trayvon Martin was killed and called for [...]
March 8, 1971.
The anniversary passed quietly, but after 43 years, we now know the date was no coincidence. “The Fight of The Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier aided and abetted what might as well be “The Burglary of the Century” in Media, Pennsylvania. Before whistle-blower Eric Snowden exposed the mass surveillance [...]
The following baby picture is making its way around the web, mostly with author’s best guesses at which swimsuit model has caught this little guy’s attention. Okay, take your pick and let’s move on fellas. A better question is how might this little boy’s mind be impacted 20 years from now after a steady [...]
March 8, 1971.
After 42 years, we now know the date was no coincidence. “The Fight of The Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier aided and abetted what might as well be “The Burglary of the Century” in Media, Pennsylvania. Before whistle-blower Eric Snowden exposed the mass surveillance powers of the National Security [...]
The Richie Incognito – Jonathan Martin saga has ignited national discussion on bullying, The N-Word, and what it means to be a “real man”. For some Miami Dolphin teammates of all races, Incognito’s racist taunts were less offensive than Martin not settling matters with his [...]
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