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2 Black Coaches in the Superbowl!!!

Published on 23 Jan 2007 at 1:49 am. 5 Comments.
Filed under positivity,sports,television.

Yesterday, two Black coaches made professional football history. Lovie Smith, of the Chicago Bears, led his team to a 39-14 point victory over the New Orleans Saints. Hours later, Tony Dungy led his Indianapolis Colts to the AFC title in a 38-34 victory over the New England Patriots. Finally, after 4 decades, one of the […]

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The Performance of Manhood Vol 2: Get Gangster

Published on 18 Dec 2006 at 12:33 pm. 10 Comments.
Filed under black image,men's issues,sports,television.

Two recent events epitomize the themes of a previous post entitled, The Performance of Manhood. In that post, I talked about a basketball game where I almost got in a fight with an opponent, whom I was dominating. After blocking his shot, he started pounding his chest, shouting profanity and proclaiming how easily he could […]

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$15 for a pair of sneakers.. naw son.

Published on 28 Aug 2006 at 3:34 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under black culture,blackonomics,fashion,sports.

So Stephon Marbury’s new sneakers, the “Starbury Ones” hit the streets two weeks ago and sales appear to be ridiculous. There are stories everywhere, New York to California, of people camping out to be first in line on opening day, folks wrapped around the block, Steve and Berry (the Starbury Ones’ exclusive distributors) are running […]

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NFL Gets B+ On Black Coaches

Published on 20 Aug 2006 at 2:18 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under sports.

The NFL recently received a “B+” on minority hiring from an independent study conducted by the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Ethics and Diversity in Sport. According to the Associated Press’ story, America’s most popular sport has made significant strides in hiring minorities in head coaching and managerial positions over the last 16 years. […]

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Yes, we can so swim!

Published on 17 Aug 2006 at 6:05 pm. 11 Comments.
Filed under ridiculousness,sports.

A friend of mine drew my attention to this tidbit in our local paper . . . Former N.C. State swimmer Cullen Jones signed a seven-year endorsement deal with Nike worth potentially more than $2 million, which would make him the highest-paid sprint freestyler in the world. In your face, widespread but specious stereotype! EDIT: […]

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