Black Sports

Why athletes go broke: Financial expert Ryan Mack


Ryan Mack explains why professional athletes often go broke.      

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Dr. Darron Smith: Re-conceptualizing the black quarterback through the emergence of Robert Griffin III


By Dr. Darron Smith No one can argue that Robert Griffin III has been anything but sensational in his masterful rookie season. His football skills combined with his leadership abilities have earned him much respect and admiration among his fellow Redskin teammates (being named captain midway through his rookie season) and across the league, as he became the only rookie, ...

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Dr. Darron Smith: Serena’s “Badunkadunk” and the Image of Black womanhood


By Dr. Darron Smith It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The recent mocking of Serena Williams, the number three-tennis player in the world, by Caroline Wozniacki, another high-ranked tennis player, is troubling. It speaks volumes to what the Williams sisters have been made to endure throughout their careers in the lily-white elitist sport of ...

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Dr. Darron Smith: Will Basketball Phenom Jabari Parker’s Mormon-ness win out over his Blackness at Brigham Young University?


By Dr. Darron Smith This has been a banner year for Mormons and the LDS Church. From Mitt Romney’s emblematic ascent to capture the GOP nomination to Manti Te’o and his Heisman Trophy run with the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, now Jabari Parker, who has emerged as one of the nation’s top basketball prospect, took his latest ...

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White ESPN Commentator Says It’s “Human Nature” To Root For The White Athletes

ESPN Correspondent Skip Bayless Brings Up Race In Sports

ESPN commentator Skip Bayless, of “First Take” on Monday, may have opened a can of worms on the conversation of race and sports. Bayless, who is known for being highly critical of Lebron James, stated “I’m going to throw it out there. You also have the black-white dynamic and the majority of Redskins fans are white. And it’s just human ...

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Lebron James Insulted During Recognition Ceremony In Hometown

Lebron James Speaks During His One-Year Celebration For His "Wheels For Education" Foundation

During the one year celebration of his “Wheels for Education” foundation in Akron, Ohio, on Sunday afternoon, NBA Champion/MVP and Olympic Gold Medalist, Lebron James, was booed and referred to as a “traitor”. The event, which had over 3,800 attendees, featured James, his mother, and Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic. As Plusquellic began to recognize James for his success and for his foundation, the ...

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Snoop Dogg’s Son Receiving Scholarship Offer From UCLA Causes Stir

Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, has been offered a scholarship to play football at UCLA. This is particularly interesting because of the public reaction when Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ son was awarded a $54,000 merit-based scholarship to UCLA, also to play football. Some argued that considering that his father could afford to pay for his college tuition he should have ...

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Berry-Bosh: It’s As Clear As Black and White

By Ms. Chico C. Norwood What is the difference between Gabriel Aubry and Allison Matthis, other than the fact that Aubry is male and Matthis is female? For those of you who don’t know who these two people are: Gabriel Aubry is Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend/lover who she has a child with and Allison Matthis is the ex-girlfriend/lover of Miami Heat ...

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Nomalanga: Why Adidas Should Not Have Cancelled the Shackle Shoe

Adidas has reportedly cancelled its plans to release the “shackle shoe” into the market after it was criticized for advertising it on the Adidas Facebook page. I think that Adidas’ first mistake was releasing the design to begin with. I question whether they used simple marketing tools,such as surveys,  before they decided to launch this new “shackle shoe”. That being ...

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Venus and Serena Williams Make ESPN’s ‘Top 40 Female Athletes of Past 40 Years’

Venus and Serena Williams are among ESPN’s ‘Top 40 Female Athletes of Past 40 Years’ list of honorees.ESPN will spend eight weeks revealing names for the list, a few at a time as part of its initiative, The Power of IX, recognizing the 40th anniversary of Title IX which was signed on June 23, 1972. On June 23, 1972, President ...

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