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.
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.
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?
Olympian and author Melinda Harrison believes that athletes today have lost control of how their lives are to operate and such lack of control exhibited itself when the virus took over and dismantled current programs.
In aligning himself with the HBCU community, Bronny gives himself a chance to kick start his own chapter of the still-written James saga, while making his story stand out from his Pops, something that won’t be easy to do.
Stern was such a force on the game of basketball, his three decade reign as NBA commissioner placed the league as one of the most secure and profitable entities in world wide sports.
This week has seen the NBA fall under much scrutiny both home and abroad after Rockets general manager Daryl Morey took to Twitter to let off his thoughts on the […]