If you missed the 60-second commercial during the NBA Finals tonight, here is a 2-minute version. Go to ChangeTheMascot.org for more on the campaign.
POPSspot Sports Radio (6/2 @ 7pm see above) welcomes emcee and community activist Jasiri X who has utilized both hip-hop and popular culture, including sports, to reach young people. His ground breaking internet news series, This Week with Jasiri X, has garnered critical acclaim, thousands of subscribers, and millions of internet views. From the [...]
Via Amy Sun @Everyday Feminism: In the wake of Title IX’s fortieth anniversary, we have a lot to celebrate.
The 2012 Summer Olympics were lauded as the “Title IX Games” by most, because this was the first generation that largely grew up in the post-Title IX era. For the first time, [...]
Via Financial Juneteenth: Here is what Cuban said during an interview that aired on ESPN:
“I know I’m prejudiced, and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways. If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I’ll move to the other side [...]
Via Democracy Now: In his new book, “Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy,” sportswriter Dave Zirin tackles the growing unrest in Brazil in the lead-up to one of sport’s biggest spectacles. Thousands of police officers have joined bus drivers [...]
“Teaching Donald Sterling” tonight at 7pm EST (accessed here) is the first of many POPSspot Sports Radio shows with Modi & Moore where local educators will explain how they use sports as “teachable moments” with the young people they serve. ACCESS SHOW HERE
David Watts is a student-athlete educational consultant, motivational speaker, [...]
Dr. Cornel Pewewerdy provides a historical and current foundation on Indian Sports Mascots in his new TEDTalk:
“Walk a Mile in My Redface: On Ending the Colonial in Schools, Sports Culture, Mass Media and Civic Life.”
Director of Portland State’s Indigenous Nations Studies program, Professor Cornel Pewewardy is a nationally known expert on Native [...]
POPSspot Sports Radio with Modi & Moore tonight at 7pm EDT. Donald Sterling has “apologized”, and Michael Sam has been officially drafted by the NFL. The draft day call, tears, and kiss shined intersecting light on “straight” privilege, masculinity, race, and the future of the NFL.
POPSspot Sports Radio welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Montez [...]
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 [...]
Michael Sam has been drafted by the St. Louis Rams win the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He is the first openly gay athlete selected in the NFL Draft and becomes the first openly gay active player in NFL history. The ESPN video of Sam kissing his partner also makes [...]
Via TeamSweat Email: Friends and Supporters:
I was brought in for hours of questioning, my passport was confiscated and I had to report back to the immigration office for additional questioning the next day. When the investigation was complete, I was told that I was being deported and that [...]
In light of Donald Sterling-gate, sports radio host Chris Russo was asked about his hiring practices on his Sirius/XM channel, and why Mad Dog Radio has never had an African-American host. Mad Dog said there hasn’t been a black host worthy enough. Russo’s words are far less inflammatory than Sterling, but no less [...]
1Hood Media Academy analyzes and discusses the Donald Sterling audiotape with hip-hop master Jasiri X (hat tip NewBlackMan). Are you an educator too? Have you discussed the Sterling tape with your youth group? If not, why not?
1Hood Media Academy is a [...]
And then there is the REST of the Donald Sterling tape. As always, Jay Smooth brilliantly dissects (hat tip: Colorlines):
And no, POPSspot will NEVER grow tired of re-posting, referencing, or linking to Jay Smooth’s classic:
How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist:
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