Archive for the ‘Race’ Category

I have some questions, you might too. What does it mean to be an African American today? And just who is authentically black? And do Uncle Toms still exist? Are you a racial sell-out if you happen to come from an affluent home instead of the inner city? Some of you might ask: Do we need to have this discussion? I think we do.

If ever there is a subject that needs re-airing, and re-evaluation in the black community it is this one. Jalen Rose gives voice to this in his recent ESPN documentary about what he and his famous “Fab Five” University of Michigan basketball teammates went through 20 years ago.

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Sammy Sosa, the man who until now has only had to fight steroid rumors, has a completely new look. And I am startled by what I see. I’m not feeling Sammy Sosa as Michael Jackson’s little brother. Sammy’s new skin tone is shocking and creepy. And I’m being nice. It’s a lot easier to deal […]

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Another blow to the pro football ownership hopes of Rush Limbaugh. Now an NFL owner says he doesn’t want to see the conservative broadcaster in the owners box. Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay said Tuesday that there is no way that he would vote to approve the controversial Rush Limbaugh as an owner of an […]

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We learned this week that Rush Limbaugh is part of an ownership group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams. But a couple of NFL players are making clear that they are having none of it. Saying they would never play for a team owned by Limbaugh. Let’s deal with facts. Limbaugh is a race-baiter. […]

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The Elephant in the Room

Posted: 19th December 2006 by David Burnett in Fighting, Race, Uncategorized
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The NBA handed down suspensions yesterday for Friday night’s brawl at Madison Square Garden. Fifteen games for the Nuggets’ Carmelo Anthony. Ten game suspensions each for J.R. Smith and Nate Robinson. Mardy Collins of the Knicks the instigator, is suspended for six games. Four game and one game suspensions were assessed to others. A total […]

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Another Brawl – And Hypocrisy Reigns

Posted: 18th December 2006 by David Burnett in Fighting, NBA, Race
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How the NBA honchos hand down penalties and punishment for the brawl between the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden the other night will go a long way toward determining what they learned if anything from the infamous Pistons-Pacers brawl of two years ago. Let’s start from the beginning. The Knicks […]

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