Post-Trumpgate, Jemele Hill Continues to Raise Her Voice With LeBron James' Docuseries, Shut Up and Dribble, and The Atlantic

Jemele Hill knows about the intersection of politics and sports up close. As one of the faces of SC6, last year’s revamp of ESPN flagship SportsCenter with friend and colleague Michael A. Smith, Hill came under fire last September when she replied to a tweet from trolls that “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who…

The Heart of the City: Prince, Biggie and More Inspire Nike's 2018-19 City Edition NBA Uniforms

To know me is to know I am a Minneapolis native, raised in Chicago, who spent two decades living in Brooklyn, N.Y.—and that basketball is the only sport I even remotely follow (despite my 5-foot, 10-inch frame). So to say I was a little hype over the second release of Nike’s City Edition jerseys would be a slight…

'Charge It to the Game': WNBA Star Skylar Diggins-Smith Addresses the Gender Pay Gap With Wealthsimple

“Don’t act like you don’t see the discrepancy,” Skylar Diggins-Smith says during a confessional new spot for millennially focused investment management service Wealthsimple. Featured on the company’s ongoing “Money Diaries” campaign, the Dallas Wings All-Star guard gets real about the inequities between men and…

Jimmy Butler Going to Work Just to Roast His Boss and Coworkers Is the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

On Friday, I will be a part of a daylong wedding ceremony that will merge Ghanaian and African-American traditions for one glorious and black-as-the-fuck celebration. The members of the wedding party will change wardrobes three times. I’m currently in a text thread with Panama and each of the 11 groomsmen. Topics…

The NBA Finals Are Just a Contest to See Who Wins the Chance to Refuse Trump’s White House Invitation

Perhaps if the Boston Celtics had beaten the Cleveland Cavs or if the Houston Rockets hadn’t morphed into rancid Twizzlers in the second half Monday night, we’d have a more competitive NBA Finals ahead of us. I don’t believe the Celtics could have beaten the Golden State Warriors, but they have enough long, bouncy and…

Bodycam Footage Shows Milwaukee Police Using Excessive Force Against the NBA’s Sterling Brown for No Reason

On the same day the National Football League decided to obfuscate the real reason its players were kneeling during the national anthem, Milwaukee police released bodycam footage that showed exactly why players have been kneeling during the national anthem. Police continue to abuse their power and use excessive force…

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