Culture

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 […]

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LeBron the activist? A peek behind the curtain

The state of the current climate in America right now is unveiling truths. Not only as a nation but as individuals more than ever. The tragic and senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin was an awakening, specifically for white America. Multiple issues have been falling on the […]

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NBA adjusts dress code, but the ‘Tunnel Walk’ lives on

One thing we were worried about with the NBA return was player fashion. Top tier NBA talent would be back in the limelight, but would top-tier fashion be on display in this new strict, yet casual format? According to Shams Charania of ESPN, the dress code has been modified and while it may be more […]

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While you’re mad, Kyrie has a point

Numerous NBA players have sparked up a conversation about the NBA’s plan to resume the 2019-20 season. Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving has been a driving force against the NBA’s return. Numerous reports state that the 28-year old point guard has been a “driving force” in bringing up issues about the NBA’s restart in […]

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Russell Westbrook and Stanley Nelson team for Tulsa Race Massacre Docuseries

Russell Westbrook has played a lead role in being an activist here in the last week, and he’s continuing that by producing a docuseries on “the single worst incident of racial violence in American history.” Westbrook will team with the well-known documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Blackfin, the person that produced “Killer Inside: The Mind […]

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Recapping and clarifying Oklahoma City’s Black Lives Matter rally

“I couldn’t be more proud of the community and how we literally just came together and worked together. Everything was peaceful. People were handing out water, handing out snacks, making sure everything was the way it needed to be. I didn’t see a huge police presence, so that was quite encouraging to see.” Andre’ M. […]

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‘Put on for my city’: How Big Homie Joe paved his way in Little Oklahoma City

Pursuing a career in anything entertainment-related in Oklahoma City, OK is almost guaranteed to be a bumpy road to travel down. Before 2006, OKC was desolate with only a minor-league baseball team and an inconsistent hockey presence, to say the least. Also, before May 3, 2006, you couldn’t get a legal tattoo in the state, […]

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