Monday, September 27, 2021

Maia Chaka’s NFL hire speaks louder than return of NFL’s social justice messaging.

September 23, 2021 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( During the NFL’s Week 1 game between the New York Jets and the Carolina Panthers, the biggest storyline was former Jets first round pick and quarterback Sam Darnold playing against his former team the Jets, months after they traded him and drafted his replacement, Zach Wilson, with the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.... [Read more...]

Another Comeback for “The Greatest (aka… Muhammad Ali).

September 20, 2021 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( There are two events seared deep in my memory about.  The greatest” AKA Muhammad Ali. Neither one of which remotely involves boxing. Some of the buzz about documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ multi-part PBS series on Ali premiered on September 19 brought these memories back. In his three wilderness years in the late 1960s that... [Read more...]

Will the NBA and WNBA’s ties to the Democratic Party backfire?

September 15, 2021 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The Seattle Storm did something recently that no other WNBA team had done since 2016, they went to the White House to celebrate their WNBA championship. Last year’s WNBA champion finished their season in the “Wubble”, the WNBA version of the NBA’s bubble due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following a shortened 22-game regular... [Read more...]

The case for Curt Flood’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction.

September 8, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( This week, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Induction Ceremony will honor the members of the Class of 2020: Derek Jeter, Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons and Larry Walker. The coronavirus pandemic postponed their annual ceremony for those men a year ago and understandably overshadowed the potential Hall of Fame candidacy of another... [Read more...]

The world’s sport constantly reminds of the global contempt for Africans.

August 28, 2021 by  
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Tweet ( “If now the world of culture bends itself towards giving Negroes and other dark men the largest and broadest opportunity for education and self-development, then this contact and influence is bound to have a beneficial effect upon the world and hasten human progress.  But if, by reason of carelessness, prejudice, greed and... [Read more...]

Def Jam Russell Simmons, Rapper Snoop Dogg Launch ‘Masterminds of Hip-Hop’ NFT Collection.

Tweet ( Russell Simmons says he wants hip-hop pioneers to get their flowers and much-deserved money while still alive. Over three days in New York – beginning with a massive celebratory dinner at The Chop House in the city’s financial district, Simmons and some of raps unsung pioneers officially unveiled the Masterminds of Hip Hop... [Read more...]

Why Candace Parker’s NBA 2K cover is a breakthrough sports moment.

August 22, 2021 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The WNBA’s playoff chase is in full effect. One of the teams in the WNBA playoff hunt is the Chicago Sky, which features one of the most well-known players in the league in Candace Parker. Earlier this year, Parker was selected for another WNBA All-Star Game in her great career that will assuredly end with being inducted into... [Read more...]

Mental Health in Sports and Society: It’s Up to Us!

August 15, 2021 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( As a freelance journalist in preparation for the article you now read; this writer took various courses online; that would prepare me for what will be presented here. These were some of the courses and schools involved: Understanding the Brain: University of Chicago Psychological First Aid: Johns Hopkins University Healing With... [Read more...]

Simone Biles Proves to be an Empty Vessel.

August 15, 2021 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The world’s greatest gymnast, Simone Biles, unexpectedly dropped out of this year’s Olympics in Japan and set off a global firestorm about mental health. She withdrew from the women’s gymnastics team final and the all-around competition.  She later decided to compete in the women’s final for the balance beam for which... [Read more...]

Ole Liberals Show You What They Really Think of the Country (And You).

August 10, 2021 by  
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( It was a scandal, a disgusting scandal that swept through Major League Baseball (MLB) over the weekend – some horrible, horrible, probably Republican voting, definitely Trump supporting monster started screaming the N-word at a black player in the 9th inning of the Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins game. What a jerk, right?... [Read more...]

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