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.
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?
This week’s decision is a definite positive step forward, but it is also a hypocritical move that the NCAA had to make.
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 […]
When are we as African-Americans going to get the full protections we deserve under the law? And regarding Botham Jean, where is the call for justice coming from among the most influential of us — the professional athletic community?
The NFL and Jay-Z can be applauded for their respective efforts to create change, but true change can never be created by either interest until Colin Kaepernick is either at the table with them or at its head.
ed. note — ITS, which normally runs each Friday, is running on Sunday this week to commemorate Joshua’s debut on CLTV’s Sports Feed this evening. Make sure to watch. Nick […]