Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on the author’s Substack. On September 2, 2022, under the bright lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium, Serena Williams lost at the U.S. Open for what is likely the final time. At 40 years old, after only playing in six previous matches the whole year and beating the world No. […]
Basketball legend Kobe Bryant unexpectedly died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26. Bryant’s 13-year old daughter Gianna, John Altobelli, 56, his daughter Alyssa Altobelli and wife Keri Altobelli along with Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, her daughter Peyton, and the pilot Ara Zobayan, also perished in the crash. The news struck like a power […]
It’s clear to see where the lines of history parallel 1968 and today.
Surprise! We missed recording last week due to sickness, so you get two episodes this week! In this special conversation, Tyler and Jemar confront a controversial Fox News Host who dismissed Lebron James and Kevin Durant’s cultural commentary, saying they should just “shut up and dribble.” See, what you not finna do is…anyway, listen in […]
Someone spray-painted ni**er on the front gate of a home in Los Angeles belonging to LeBron James. In a moment of intentional vulnerability he let his feelings about the event be known before the watching world. Most people reacted to James’s situation with empathy. Not Jason Whitlock. On a FoxSports 1 television show, Whitlock said […]
What Happened to LeBron James Reminds Us That No Amount of Success Can Shield Black People from Racism
On the eve of the NBA finals conversations typically hover around how long the series will go, whether a certain player will come through in the clutch, and which sportscaster’s predictions will play out. But in an interview on Wednesday, the conversation veered from basketball to racism. Someone scrawled the n-word across the front gate […]
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Dr. Jarvis J. Williams offers the real solution to the domestic violence issue in the NFL—the peaceful violence of the gospel.
This weekend, it was reported that Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA Los Angeles Clippers, made racist remarks in a heated conversation with his girlfriend. The audio (obtained by an online gossip magazine) strongly suggests that Sterling has very unhealthy views regarding culture and ethnicity. It has also been reported that this isn’t the first […]
Jameis Winston is an incredible athlete. The Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State quarterback is as unique as his first name, with prototypical size, arm strength and physical attributes to complement his football talent. Yet, he was still the object of ridicule following his team’s historic National Championship win. When We Judge In post-game interviews, an excited […]