POPSpot Sports Radio (Mon., March 10 @7pm) will chat with former NBA All-Star James Donaldson, and Standing Above the Crowd author. Donaldson will share his views on why the NBA should develop a “real” mentoring program, why the [...]
In POPSspot Sports Radio’s post-Oscar Special (Mon. March 3 @7pm EST) we will talk movies and sports with Dr. Frederick Gooding, Assistant Professor of Media Literacy and Black History at the University of Northern Arizona, and co-founder of The Minority Reporter, a media literacy enterprise that provokes critical thinking by [...]
On February 25, 1964, then-Cassius Clay would upset Sonny Liston for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the following dasy he would officially change his name to Muhammad Ali, and soon change boxing, sports, and the world forever. Below is a summary of the fight including Ali’s priceless pre-fight showmanship. The latter video is [...]
“WALK A MILE IN MY REDFACE”
Hear about “The Indian Mascot Controversy” from one of the foremost experts, Dr. Cornel Pewewardy, Professor of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University.
POPSspot Sports Radio: Monday, February 24th at 7pm EST: POPSspot Sports kicks off its first show with Dr. Cornel Pewewardy [...]
Okay, POPSspot is three Sundays late on this, but it’s better to be late to the Super Bowl Party than not show up at all. On the day of the Super Bowl, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry held a wonderful pre-game Super Bowl talk show rarely found in corporate media outside of HBO Real Sports. [...]
After Richard Sherman’s outburst following the NFC Championship game, the word “thug”was used 625 times the next day by media to describe him. The perception of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn, in the “Thug Music Trial” led to Davis’s death, but no murder conviction. Before the Super Bowl, Richard Sherman of the [...]
This past week brought an avalanche of reaction to NFL prospect Michael Sam’s huge announcement that he is gay. While reaction has been mostly positive from NFL players anonymous feedback from NFL General Managers has been less encouraging.
The week of stereotype-busting has also included mostly supportive journalists, and a friend jokingly [...]
After Richard Sherman’s post-game interview heard round the world, the racist reaction was swift and immediate, and the use of the N-Word was pretty relentless. More polite conversation began with “thug”, and double-standards can be found everywhere. And then came the backlash to the blacklash. Below are 12 takes [...]
I recently read the report by Jeff Lightsy at BOSS Sports about the aggressive manner by which Alabama coach Nick Saban is allegedly being recruited by The University of Texas to become it’s next overseer coach. While [...]
Via John “Hennry” Harris @BOSS: The national debate on racial profiling has exploded this year following the Trayvon Martin murder trial, New York City’s stop-and-frisk police policy, as well as the highly publicized racial-profiling allegations against high-end retailer Barney’s and Macy’s. The American Civil Liberties Union defines racial profiling as “law enforcement [...]
How did the Miami Dolphin’s lockerroom get so mixed up mixed up where Richie Incognito, a white player could use the N-Word, and some of his teammates accept it? Is this representative of most NFL locker rooms? What does leadership and history have to do with it? This excellent Sunday discussion on Melissa Harris-Perry provides [...]
“When we have more national championships than we do Black male freshman, it’s evident that our only purpose here is to improve your winning percentage. So now Black high school kids can care less about grades, just so long as the number on the back of their jersey doesn’t fade. And you tell me that I [...]
“Playing While Muslim” has now joined “Praying While Muslim” and “Walking-While-Black” as part of New York Police Department’s expanding racial profiling portfolio. With NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” racial profiling program recently ruled unconstitutional, a New York City Mayoral election in full swing, and new investigative book, Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret [...]
JASON COLLINS MAKES HISTORY!
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