Jamilah King has a good post up at ColorLines that ponders what, if anything, is required of athletes when it comes to political leadership.
As professional athletes have risen in media exposure and income over at least the past four decades, so too has the call for them to take center stage [...]
Shaquille O’Neal, the most physically dominant (and hilarious) basketball player who ever lived, called it quits after 19 years in the NBA.
Four championships. A couple scoring titles. A million quotes.
But his greatest achievement? The last verse on the Fu-Schnickens‘ 1993 hit, “What’s Up, Doc.”
Basketball, while reliant on its giants, doesn’t [...]
This is so tone-deaf that it almost defies belief:
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A police union has given its Officer of the Year award to the policeman who shot and killed a college football player during a disturbance in the New York City suburbs.
Parents of the student, 20-year-old Danroy Henry Jr., of Easton, [...]
From the Super Mario blocks at the beginning to the dubstep mix of the Ellie Goulding song playing over it, this is the dopest thing you will see all weekend.
A few weeks ago, Nicole, G.D., Joel and I sat down to chat about football, how much I hate it, and whether it’s rendering too many young men disabled, depressed and handicapped at young ages. (The convo was sparked by the news that Dave Duerson, a former NFL player and players’ union [...]
I’m looking forward to seeing this documentary.
It should come as no surprise that Jalen Rose was capable of getting under the skin of longtime rival Grant Hill, especially after he admitted in ESPN’s highly-rated “Fab 5″ documentary that he was “a student of trash talk.”
No, the surprise is that the 38-year-old Hill fell for the bait set out for [...]
The countries neighboring the Ivory Coast are worried that violence there may spread.
After being told their baby had no chance of survival, an Iowa couple was forced to see the pregnancy to term and watch the child die because state law prohibits abortion after 20 weeks.
Latoya on being the token Negro on [...]