June 29, 2016

Saturday Open Thread: West Wing Week

This week, the First Lady gave an inspiring commencement speech, the Broncos crashed the White House, and the President took a bite out of the big Apple. He also went live from the Oval, and hosted a reception to celebrate LGBT pride month. That's … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Black Sports Agents


Most people think of the "money" moment of being an NBA agents as being the moment their client signs a fat contract with an NBA team. (Agents get a maximum of 4% of those deals.) … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Sports Agents

Bill Strickland serves as senior managing partner of Stealth Sports, Stealth SME, a sports, media and entertainment management and consultancy business. He has represented numerous pro athletes including Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Allan Houston, … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Black Sports Agents


When Fred Slaughter decided to become a sports agent in 1969, the concept of that job was still evolving. The war between the National Basketball Association and the rival American Basketball Association would increase salaries, but the multi-million … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Photographers


Gordon Parks was one of the seminal figures of twentieth century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he left behind a body of work that documents many of the most important aspects of American culture from the early … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black Photographers


(Biography, Official website of Carrie Mae Weems) During the past twenty-five years, I have worked toward developing a complex body of art that has at various times employed photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and, most … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Black actors in tv commericals


Jabari Gray is an attorney, actor, musician and martial artist known for his professionalism, strong work ethic and passion for creativity. His work in television, film, print, music and live performance media can be seen and heard worldwide. … [Read more...]