In the backdrop of this socially turbulent climate exists a philosophical discussion of whether or not Black sports figures should volunteer their voices and join, full-throated, in concert with the rest of us to support the cause.
Jay-Z infamously said at the announcement of his upcoming work with the NFL that the league is past the kneeling stage, stating that it is time for action. It would be hard to imagine that the celebrated entertainer and business man picturing the actions becoming so drastic within a year’s time.
The NBA’s plans to bring the game back has a lot going for it, but the risk of perpetuating another Covid-19 breakout looms large.
Now in the midst of a nine-month off-season, the Bulls will be able to officially evaluate the next steps for their franchise.
Without mobilization to the polls, I fear we will squander the opportunity to exploit this remarkable momentum for change and, in the process, facilitate only a marginal decline in the loss of innocent black lives.
To be a Chicagoan devoted to the sport of baseball, a star of a heralded little league program, a heralded high school and to use that experience to be a first-round draft pick of the Cubs presents a kind of destined scenario.
I bore witness to protests that continue to spread across the planet, by people from all walks of life marching peacefully while carrying signs that read “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” “I CAN’T BREATHE” and “STOP KILLING US.”
How can we learn to trust, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the very people who, on countless occasion, violated the basic human rights of the citizens they swore to protect?
As a No. 12 seed, the Hawks are expected to participate in a special 24-team tournament that will determine this year’s recipient of the Stanley Cup.
Under Sloan’s leadership, the Jazz staked out a relevancy and standard for quality that allowed the franchise to reign at the top of the Western Conference.