If there was one person who wanted to get his hands on the Carolina Panthers, it was Sean “Diddy” Combs. The music mogul had his sights set on buying the NFL team but eventually backed out. Now Combs is singing a different tune and says he doesn’t want to be associated with an organization like the NFL, which…
Once again your president is using the lofty office of the executive branch to be the petty bitch that he obviously can’t help being.
President Donald Trump knows how to light a tiki torch, doesn’t he? Shortly after news broke that the NFL had succumbed to the demands of the grand wizard of “Make America great again” to punish players who protest during the national anthem, Trump, who crusaded against players’ rights to protest, made it clear that…
I am currently still recovering from the alumni basketball game I played in last weekend, a process that, considering how my back and knee(s) and throat and chest and spleen feel right now, will likely last until June (of 2019). I am hydrating frequently; I am taking longer-than-usual showers; I’ve developed an…
The nation of Wakanda is one faraway land that we all increasingly wish were real. From the Diasporic deliciousness of the tribes to the women who own their warrior ways and the all-out blackness that saturates the land, Wakanda is and always will be goals.
My nephew is the starting point guard for his high school basketball team. I try to make as many games as I can, which means I’ve spent (and will be spending) many Tuesday and Friday evenings this winter in various high school gymnasiums throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Even those infected with the deadliest strain of toxic masculinity know that there are four times when it is acceptable for a man to cry:
I don’t hate; it’s not really in my nature. I fake-hate on a regular, tho. Like, I will fake-hate on Cam Newton’s goofy outfits, but if really asked, I don’t care how he dresses. I fake-hate this bullshit iPhone 8, but I don’t know if there is a better phone because of that research and Googling work that I’m not…
In what now has to be a familiar scenario, two African Americans are using the courts to battle injustice in these United States. This time it’s two young black women from the sometimes-not-so-great state of Texas, who are taking their respective schools to court for the right not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
President Donald Trump, beleaguered by multiple reports of his lack of empathy and concern for the military and military families, would like his supporters to please go back to hating NFL players.
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.
I have always stood for the national anthem—not because I believe in America and want to honor my country. I did it because ... well ... being black in America comes with the knowledge that there are certain things you must do just so you won’t piss off white people.
In support of the stance started by now-former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the cheerleaders of Howard University continue to kneel during the national anthem, as they have done since last season.
The sheriff of Bossier Parish, La., has decided to boycott his local Ford dealership because he doesn’t like that the automaker advertises with the NFL while players continue their protests against police brutality and black oppression.
The NFL is still the NFL, which is to say it’s still as crooked an enterprise as they come. Nearly two weeks after several (Donald Trump-donating) NFL owners locked arms with their players during the national anthem in shows of “solidarity,” the league changed its obscure rule about standing during the national…
I, as much as anyone, am fully aware that freedom of speech and expression is not equal to freedom from consequences. That being said, I do have some questions about employers who look to discipline employees for refusing to stand for the national anthem.
The white woman who tossed a beverage on a black man for kneeling during the national anthem is a student at a Baptist university (as is her friend who filmed the encounter), and she has publicly used the n-word multiple times on social media, according to multiple reports.
The vice president of the United States wasted taxpayer dollars Sunday so he could stage his own mini protest against NFL players who exercised their constitutional right to peaceful protest by kneeling during the national anthem, and according to the current president, the vice president acted at his request.
The president of the United States and his administration are in a de facto state of war against anyone who isn’t male, anyone who isn’t straight, anyone who isn’t white, anyone who isn’t Christian, anyone who isn’t wealthy, and anyone who doesn’t place the interests of straight and wealthy and Christian white men…
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who once tweeted that Donald Trump is a “white supremacist” (still looking for the lie), has been suspended for two weeks after violating what the sports station is calling “a second violation of social media guidelines.”