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 [...]
Below is a letter that was sent today to Nike CEO, Mark Parker. Please send Mr. Parker an email in support of Ariyanto. You can reach him at email@example.com. If you want to share this story with your friends, you can find it at www.facebook.com/teamsweat.
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Tracy McGrady has officially retired from the NBA, and Grantland’s Bill Simmons has issued a must-read article: “The Unfortunate Tale of T-Mac”. McGrady’s on-court legacy has been defined more by his bumbling teammates instead of his blinding talent. Perhaps no other superstar outside of Bernard King has been surrounded by [...]
Last week we posted about Dr. Martin Luther King’s often forgotten role in support of the 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR). The architect of OPHR was Dr. Harry Edwards who wrote in his 1968 dissertation that the first principle of the sociology in sport is that “sport inevitably recapitulates the narrative, structure, [...]
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, this is first of few articles on Dr. Martin Luther King’s sports-related influence. As the video above shows, Dr. King was involved in the planning for the Olympic Project for Human Rights in 1968 which was established and organized by Dr. Harry Edwards. [...]
Via Neal deMause @ AJAM: The National Hockey League season doesn’t start for another three weeks, but already hockey fans in Glendale, Ariz., are counting an unexpected victory. Four years after the Phoenix Coyotes went bankrupt and were taken over by the league, prompting endless rumors that the struggling franchise would relocate to [...]
POPSspot missed this one as ESPN announcer Michael Wilbon blasted the hypocrisy of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on his “lightweight” reaction to Riley Cooper while on ESPN’s Mike and Mike Show as a guest.
While most in sports media have remained remarkably silent on Goodell, Wilbon forcefully called him out for [...]
Scott Lemiex @ Deadspin writes about sports writer nostalgia and hero worship as a driving force behind steroid hysteria. While the critical role of race in the steroid witch hunt could use additional attention, author makes many good points supporting central issue that driving force for hysteria is baseball media:
But now, to his surprise, one is hindering the other in the peculiar case of the United States Marine and 24-year-old MTSU freshman football player versus the [...]
Via John “Hennry” Harris @ Your Black World: Freeway Ricky Ross ran a criminal drug enterprise that earned him more than $600 million distributing cocaine that was used to sponsor CIA-backed Contra Rebels in Central America. Released from prison in 2009 for good behavior, the Real Rick Ross now backs more laudable causes.
WWE star wrestler Darren Young stunned a TMZ reporter when he casually came out as gay when asked if a gay wrestler “could be successful within the WWE”. The video is below.
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