Sports

Policing The ‘N’ Word and Other Slurs In Pro Sports

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III ESPN’s Outside The Lines did a fantastic job on raising the issue about using the ‘N’ word in sports. It is understood that many of our civil rights organizations have fought and continue to fight every day to have this word removed from everyday language. Whether in sports, entertainment, or in the workforce, each person has ...

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Is Lobbyist Attempt To Ban Gays From NFL A PR Stunt?

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By David Bloodsaw The Root reports that a Washington D.C. lobbyist wants to ban gay athletes from playing in the N.F.L. We’ll address the legalities momentarily.  Hopefully, you can remember a little about lobbying from your high school government class. Lobbyist Jack Burkman is introducing legislation that will prohibit gay athletes from playing professional football in the N.F.L. His firm ...

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Dr. Sinclair Grey III: Gay or Straight, Let’s Focus On The Human Being

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III For a while now, the sports media has been focusing so much attention on Michael Sam and his admission that he’s gay that it’s difficult not talking about the upcoming football draft without hearing his story. With the possibility of being the ‘first openly gay’ football player, Michael Sam has handled himself professionally. Not appearing ...

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The Woman Who Lit the Olympic Torch thinks Obama is a Monkey

by David Bloodsaw The Huffington Post reports the lighting of the Olympic Flame was by former Olympian Irina Rodnina, who last year tweeted a doctored picture of the Obama’s with someone holding a banana superimposed over the picture. The disgustingly racist picture received much outrage when it was posted by unimaginative figure skater, who has since deleted the picture. Immediately following the ...

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An Attorney Says: Read the Fine Print Before Signing with the NCAA

by Damario Solomon-Simmons The guaranteed free, four-year “full ride” scholarship every high school star football player thinks they are receiving from their favorite school today is actually: NOT guaranteed for four (4) years; and NOT really free; First, each scholarship is an one (1)-year, renewable at the institution’s discretion, financial aid package that can be cancelled at the discretion of his coach.   Second, according to a ...

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Former Cowboys Player Convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter after Ending His Friend’s Life

Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent has been convicted of intoxication manslaughter for the role he played in ending the life of his friend, Jerry Brown.  Brent, according to the Associated Press, is now facing up to 20 years in prison for the crash, during which he was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The player who ...

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Dr. Boyce: Black Students Protest the Univ. of Michigan’s Cotton Club Mentality

By Dr. Boyce Watkins The black students at The University of Michigan are in the fight of their lives.  They are demanding that the university end a long reign of racial discrimination by allowing more African American students, hiring more black faculty members and allowing for a more diverse learning experience. The students are speaking directly to a decline in ...

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Should Women Be Fighting Men in The MMA?

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By Greg B. In a sign of the times where women are demanding equal rights with men, and in the name of Billie Jean King there is a female MMA fighter who wants to duke it out with a man. The fight, if it will happens will be there first, however it is not taking place in the United States. ...

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Big Fights are Breaking Out Over the New Air Jordans

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by Brandon Simmons For nearly 30 years Michael Jordan has put out a sneaker that has dominated stores and at that same amount of time caused enough mayhem. According to USA Today, crowds have erupted into brawls over the sneaker from the iconic NBA hall-of-famer. This time the shoe in question is over the Jordan XI’s which have so affectionately ...

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Dr. Tommy Whittler says The Washington Redskins Should Stop Disrespecting Native Americans with their Offensive Name

by Dr. Tommy Whittler In the first article I wrote about names and labels, I mentioned that a Lexington, Kentucky thoroughbred owner wanted to name his precocious filly, Sally Hemings, after Thomas Jefferson’s lover and slave.   Fortunately, this horse owner’s petition was denied.  But this attempt to name a horse after a slave is similar to the early naming of ...

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