Tonight Robinson Cano will be returning to Yankee Stadium, and this former die-hard Yankees fan has divorced his team after more than 40 loyal years of marriage. The Yankees handling of Cano was my breaking point. The old guard is retired, Derek Jeter is sun-setting, and the only major Yankee human investment [...]
Blistering monologue by ESPN’s Bomani Jones. Just listen. Via DeadSpin.
Donald Sterling’s racist audiotapes may be new, but his racism is not. To discuss Sterling, Stern, and Silver within the broader context of the NBA, POPSspot Sports Radio (tonight April 28 @7pm EST) welcomes Dr. David J. Leonard who associate professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, [...]
ColorofChange Petition: We’ve known for decades that Donald Sterling shouldn’t be the owner of an NBA team.
LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling thinks speaking to Black people is “like talking to an enemy.”
We’ve known for [...]
Finally. Teflon Don’s racism has been caught on audiotape, and it is difficult to choose among at least 11 statements which was the most egregious This time he is angry with his girlfriend for taking a picture with Magic Johnson, and doesn’t want African-Americans attending [...]
If a couple of lime green aliens descended upon earth today and asked me: “How does sport reflect society amongst earthlings?” and “Can you show me sport symbols of white male privilege and supremacy”?, I might point them to two separate, but not unrelated stories today on Joe Paterno and Sammy Sosa.
Today it was [...]
POPSspot Sports Radio (tonight April 21 @7pm) welcomes guest Dr. Charlene Teters, (Spokane) known for her activism and art, is presently a professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
As a founding Board Member of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and [...]
Jessica Luther @The Nation: Last week, the president of the University of Missouri passed an executive order stating that unless a faculty member is legally bound by confidentiality, he or she must report claims of sexual assault to the school’s Title IX coordinator. This order comes in [...]
POPSspot Sports Radio (tonite @ 7pm EST) explores the disturbing case of Joquan Wallace. Brenda Cherry’s Change.org petition has already received over 100,000 signatures, but felony charges have yet to be dropped for Joquan, a student and accomplished athlete at Paris High School in Texas. Wallace received permission from his [...]
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 [...]
Congratulations to 7-time all-star Alonzo Mourning, legendary Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, and eight others who were selected as a 2014 inductee to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. With Mourning and Richardson headlining the Naismith, it is not enough to honor their achievements on the court, as their community service and activism off the court is an inseparable part [...]
POPSspot Sports Radio (Mon. April 7@7pm EST) will be discussing Northwestern players’ fight to unionize, Desean Jackson’s release by the Eagles, Richard Sherman’s significance, and the upcoming Race and Sports Conference with special guest Drew Brown. Brown is an African American Studies Ph.D. Student and a Race and Sports [...]
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