By: Taylor Zachary ~Columnist~ Recent commentary on activism among Black athletes asserts that Black athletes should not be compelled to speak simply because they are called upon – and I agree. Let’s take in consideration the #NoJusticeNoLebron campaign in December of 2015. Writer and activist Tariq Touré created the hashtag to call on LeBron James to lead a collective sit out until the Department of Justice indicted the murderers of Tamir Rice. Not only did LeBron not do so, his response illustrated he knew very little about the case. While some might say that James was within his right not … Continue reading Who is teaching our Black athletes? Centering Blackness in political education
By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In unprecedented fashion, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt this past weekend despite a dominant 30-11 start that has positioned the team atop the Eastern Conference for the majority of this season. This move marks the first time since the NBA/ABA merger back in 1970 that a head coach was fired while his team was first in its respective conference. The firing not only promoted associate head coach Tyronn Lue, but also gave Lue a brand new three-year, multi-million dollar contract. The typical steps surrounding firing a head coach call for an interim … Continue reading Blatt goes splat: Cavaliers fire coach
By: Adam Tortelli ~Staff Writer~ In the midst of the NFL season heating up and college basketball starting, the NBA has been an afterthought throughout November, causing major storylines to go unnoticed in weekend morning caf conversations. Continuing their success from last season, the Golden State Warriors picked up right where they left off on June 16 when they won the 2015 NBA Finals. Since the season began on Oct. 27, the Stephen Curry-led Warriors have yet to lose a game, and Curry has been nothing short of spectacular, averaging more than 33 points and nearly six assists per game. … Continue reading NBA season tips off to an exciting, but familiar start
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