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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
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
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
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
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
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