Category: Culture

Jrue Holiday, Philanthropist

On December 19th, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday publicly announced that he was donating the remainder of his 2019-2020 salary to small black owned businesses, nonprofits and initiatives. This is a huge move from the former All-Star. It shows that the social justice efforts from last season has not gone forgotten. In a time where ...

Jimmy Butler and Django share more than their appearance

If you've seen the movie Django, it's probably easy for you to see the similarities between him and Jimmy Butler based on their appearance. No explanation is needed. If you look at Jamie Foxx and Jimmy Butler side-by-side, other than one being 5-foot-9 and the other being 6-foot-7, you'll see the similarities in their features. ...

This is the perfect opportunity for OKC to hire a Black head coach

It was no secret that this offseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder would be busy, full of movement and uncertainty. We also didn't know that those things would be what pushes former head coach Billy Donovan away after five seasons with the Thunder. "We have the utmost respect for him. The things he did here ...

Welcome to AmeriKKKa

Imagine walking into a church, shooting up nine people and being taken to Burger King while in police custody. All because you said you were hungry. Now, imagine walking away from officers and having your shirt held as your shot seven times in the back. What's the difference between Dylan Roof and Jacob Blake that ...

Players strike the bubble: Will the NBA continue to take the lead?

While protests around America continued, NBA players cut everything short to enter the league's Orlando bubble to finish the season and to protect them from the coronavirus. Players have tried to use their voices, some visually by kneeling for the national anthem, wearing printed slogans on their shirts and jerseys, and some that displayed other ...

The mental state of the black athlete in America. Part 2: Grass isn’t greener

In Part One of the series, I highlighted the stigma affecting black athletes. The perception that once black men make it professional, they have embarked on endless prosperity. The newfound fame and currency are supposed to suffice for the issues suffered previously and to come. The misconception with black athletes in America has become a ...

Thunder/CAA Sports walk-the-walk for Black students in Tulsa

The Oklahoma City Thunder and CAA Sports have partnered up to make a change in the Black community in Tulsa, OK. They are launching the Thunder Fellows Program, designed to open up new opportunities in sports, technology, and entertainment for Black students in the Tulsa metro area. Thankfully, the 2021 Tulsa Race Massacre has resurfaced ...