I am a Cleveland Indian.
No — I’m not referring to that grotesque caricature, “Chief Wahoo,” the Cleveland Indians baseball team uses as its mascot. What I mean is that I was born in Cleveland — a child of U.S. Relocation and Termination policies meant to make native American tribes disappear. The purported goal [...]
Comedy Central host Jon Stewart tore into NCAA hypocrisy last night. The segment was ignited by UConn guard Shabazz Napier’s speech about how he and other players often go to bed hungry. Check them out.
After a year of isolation, gay UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon discovered the strength to share his truth with family and teammates. He becomes the first active male NCAA Div. 1 basketball player to come out publicly. (Full article at OutSports).
Last Wednesday, at the request of redshirt sophomore [...]
Richard Sherman played baseball with DeSean jackson in elementary school, and this week offered great insight today on The MMQB on understanding Jackson, and the hypocrisy of the Philadelphia Eagles. Below are some excerpts:
Insight Into DeSean Jackson
Those men with DeSean in the social pictures and [...]
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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 [...]
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