October 19, 2017

Wednesday Open Thread: Dying To Play – Black Athletes and Racial Violence

Good Morning POU! We continue to look at important, but despicable stories regarding black athletes and racial violence that occurred during their respective sports. The Johnny Bright incident was a violent on-field against … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Dying To Play – Black Athletes and Racial Violence

This week's topic came to me after seeing this tweet: https://twitter.com/InstantRHIplay/status/902926158320230401 … [Read more...]

Friday Evening Thread: TGIF!!

Happy Friday POU! Time to get your drink on! So anything interesting happening today? LOL Ok, but what else is going on? … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

Before Colin Kaepernick, another professional athlete made headlines by protesting the national anthem 20 years ago. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969) is a former American professional basketball player. Abdul-Rauf … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

No one can ever say NFL players CAN'T stand on principle and force change within their profession and the larger culture. They most certainly can. They've done it before, it remains to be seen if we'll ever see the brave numbers to initiate change … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

Today's entry was first posted April 28, 2014 and one in which we're all familiar. "The Summit" On a sunny Sunday afternoon in early June 1967, several hundred Clevelanders crowded outside the offices of the Negro Industrial Economic union in … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

We continue looking at athletes engaged in social and political protest. Today's entry is long, but well worth the read. The Black 14 When the University of Wyoming was slated to play Brigham Young University in 1969, 14 of Wyoming's black … [Read more...]

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