In 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Some 60 years later, the NFL has shown that the moral compass guiding it is bending on an arc toward a potential unjust blackballing of Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid for protesting against systemic…
2017 and 2018 have been years of exploration and discovery for me so far. I’ve taken time to examine a lot about my identity as a black biracial dude and started to look into family dynamics and how they relate to that identity politic.
Former Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had been bullied by now former teammate Richie Incognito, was arrested Friday after authorities say he posted a disturbing Instagram story that included showing a shotgun, shotgun shells and the names of former teammates and his former high school.
If you know like I know, bow your heads.
A man named “Lee Dragna” filed a lawsuit against the New Orleans Saints in which he claimed that the protests during the national anthem upset him and his family so much that he was unable to enjoy the games. I am not completely convinced that this lawsuit is a real thing—or even that “Lee Dragna” is a real name—but…
In eighth grade, I was a starting wideout and cornerback for my middle school football team, the St. Bartholomew Bruins. Our team that year went undefeated and won the Pittsburgh Diocese, and our only close game that season came during the championship, which we won on a last-second touchdown caught by yours truly—a…
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo learned the hard way this weekend that it’s never a good idea to talk smack about someone as quick and as harsh with his comebacks as Deion Sanders.
As a professional observer, curator, interpreter, documentarian and even occasional appreciator of blatant and reckless acts of shameless whiteness, I’ve seen and read about enough types of aggressively white behavior now to last five lifetimes. Particularly in regard to racism (anti-blackness, specifically). I’m like…
Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett says the issue of Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment needs to be addressed before players and the league can move forward with talks on how to work together on social causes.
As the NFL protests continue and teams and the association at large continue to argue about how to deal with players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and black oppression, school football players—across high schools and colleges alike—are also showing their solidarity and their own…
On Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, I engaged in a lighthearted game of two-on-two touch football with a couple of my closest friends and the 11-year-old son of one of them. We played to a tie (we were playing to 2). One of my friends is in phenomenal shape; he’s contemplating competing in USA Track & Field events. My other…
Perry Traditional Academy is a predominantly black high school, located on Pittsburgh’s North Side and a five- to seven-minute drive away from my house. My brother-in-law graduated from there last year. (He was also a first-team All-City basketball player. He can’t beat me yet, but he is pretty good.)
After watching a clip of an ESPN fantasy football bit where a group of white men “buy” black players from an (also white) auctioneer, I couldn’t help but ask: If this was the idea that received the go-ahead to produce, what the fuck else was on that producers’ meeting whiteboard?
Jaheim Oatis just graduated from the seventh grade. Jaheim Oatis is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 286 pounds. Jaheim Oatis is a baby and a beast who happens to be shaped like a grown man. And big football powerhouses want in.
College wide receiver John Moss must be kicking himself for not wearing Adidas on Saturday after breaking Chris Johnson’s record at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.
So I never know how to take these videos; you know, the ones where they take the African-American sports star out of his element and surround him in whiteness and then record him. It’s always felt like a backward safari, one of those moments when we collectively laugh at how uncultured the athlete is around culture.
Authorities say that a Texas woman was stabbed to death Sunday night by her stepson after she had reportedly been "gloating" about a Dallas Cowboys win, KEYE reports.
An academic scandal at the storied Notre Dame football team will put the team on probation; the team must also forfeit wins from the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Cliff Harris once had a promising career. He was an All-American cornerback and returner with the Oregon Ducks, but several arrests got him booted from the team. On Sunday a disturbing mug shot was released showing the depths to which Harris has fallen.