In a historic step for LGBT Equality, the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association announced earlier this week that they would be joining in a formal partnership with the You Can Play Project, whose mission is ending homophobia in the locker room and on the [...]
Part IV of Bernard King: The NBA’s Invisible Genius
”I don’t understand how Bernard does it. He’s in heavy traffic – guys all over banging him and waving their arms – and he gets the shot off, not just any shot, but the shot he wants, and he cans it. Time after time.” –
Given its overwhelming influence within mainstream American culture, sports does not always get the socio-cultural attention it deserves relative to other forms of popular culture such as music and film. Last week, over 2000 people attended the 14th Annual White Privilege Conference which included workshops such as “The Student-Athlete Myth”, “ESPNdustrial Complex”, [...]
Two weeks ago the Ultraviolet Team and POPSspot asked: Is Reebok Promoting Rape?
Via Ultra Violet Team: YOU just dealt a big blow to rape culture.
Thanks to 100,000 UltraViolet members, POPSspot readers, and our allies who spoke out, Reebok just ended their endorsement deal with Rick Ross, the rapper [...]
From Jamilah King & Jorge Rivas at Colorlines: A single storyline about Native Americans and sports dominates general media coverage: The shameful and continued use of racist logos, mascots and gestures in professional football and baseball. Of course this remains an urgent issue. But the unexpected rise of Louisville’s women’s basketball [...]
Part III of Bernard King: The NBA’s Invisible Genius
“Hubie, do I have the right to take the ball myself?” – Bernard King
For Knick and Golden State Warrior fans, King’s 1984 rise from star to sublime was not surprising or meteoric. Don’t call it a hot streak, Bernard had been there [...]
Part II of Bernard King: The NBA’s Invisible Genius
“What he did to us I had never seen before. We caught him in the middle of a three-year stretch where he was playing better than any small forward in the history of the game.” – Isiah Thomas
G – Magic
G – Isiah
F – Larry
F – Bernard
C – Kareem/Moses
No last names are necessary.
These men make up the 1st team All-NBA stars in Bernard King’s last two Knick seasons before he blew out his knee in March 1985 – the same year he [...]
The Nation: There’s been a river of ink already spilled over Louisville guard Kevin Ware’s horrific leg injury during the Cardinals’ Elite Eight victory over the Duke Blue Devils. Most, with some notable exceptions, have tested the bounds of hokey sentimentality: the classic story of an injured player inspiring his shaken team to [...]
When ESPN released videos of former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice abusing players during practices — kicking members of his team, firing basketballs from point blank range at them, screaming in their faces, and hurling verbal abuse at them, including misogynistic and homophobic slurs – it did not take long for Sean Hannity and [...]
From UltraViolet: Did you hear the new single from Rick Ross? In it, the Reebok spokesman and rapper talks about drugging and raping a woman, saying “put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”1
“Molly” is [...]
Reflections of the Steubenville Rape Trial go far beyond the two perpetrators and read like an Al Pacino court scene: “Men are out of order! CNN is out of order. This whole culture is out of order!” Where did we gone wrong? Here are some answers:
From Michael R at Racism Review: “United States history has taught us it is not new or unusual that blacks are viewed as second class citizens compared to whites; our contemporary realities has informed us that women are not on equal footing as men; and our society has still not come to grips [...]
By Susan Harjo via Change.org I live in Washington, DC, and while I’d love to root for my home football team, I just can’t do it. I’m Cheyenne and Muscogee and I think the name of the Washington NFL franchise is a racist slur. R*d*k*ns is the worst thing in the English language Native [...]
Serena Wins 50th Title!
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