November 21, 2017

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

We take a final look at racial violence against black athletes, this includes not only the physical, but the mental and emotional toil of racism. Boston, Massachusetts has often been cited as "the worst city" by African-american athletes for … [Read more...]

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

The Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry is an intense American college football rivalry between the Iowa Hawkeyes football team of the University of Iowa and Minnesota Golden Gophers football team of the University of Minnesota. The Floyd of Rosedale, … [Read more...]

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...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Athletes and Social/Political Protest

Good Morning POU! Today are photos of athletes in the last few years taking personal stances against injustice and discrimination. … [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...]