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Prince: Unreconstructed and Free Artist

  By Thabiti Lewis I liked Prince as a teen but I grew to really appreciate him even more for his music, fashion, business sense, and artistic creativity, as I became an adult. He is without a doubt a heroic role model of … Continue reading

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Real Power and the Cost of Activism Thabiti Lewis Author of Ballers of the New School: Race and Sports in America (Third World Press)   http://www.ballersofthenewschool.com   University of Missouri coach Gary Pinkel’s announcement that he will retire at the end … Continue reading

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Changing of the QB Guard in the NFL?

The recent success of Russell Wilson, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, in the Super Bowl may signal a change in the NFL.  Wilson defied the status quo in leading his team to victory.  He is not quite six feet … Continue reading

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Professional Sports labor Issues

As things are now, the owners shrewdly use the unspoken racial hostilities of fans against millionaires athletes of color in their favor. Instead of seeing the real picture (which is greed of wealthiest 1 percent), fans and outsiders lock in … Continue reading

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Modern Athletes Are Not Paid to Speak–or Think?

Rashard Mendenhall recently committed the ultimate sin of an athlete or entertainer: thinking or asking others to think. Mendenhall has come under fire for his Twitter question which was: “What kind of person celebrates death? It is amazing how many … Continue reading

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Football and Basketball Athletes Barely Allowed to Pursue Degrees?

I am posting this from Rachel Bachman’s “Bachscore” Twitter Page. She added elements from our interview to her Twitter. Before you view my comments below, I must say that I always think about Robert Brooks who while playing football at … Continue reading

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NFL Lockout–Greedy Owners?

How much are people talking about the greed of NFL owners?  They want to lockout the players after the Super Bowl if the NFLPA does not agree to a pay cut for all players.  The owners say they are not … Continue reading

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