Former NFL Football Star Shifts into Role of Scholar, Defies Dumb Black Jock Sterotype

Source: Christina Sturdivan/DiverseEducation.com  Dr. Pellom McDaniels describes himself as a conundrum in the world of higher education. “I’m a former professional football player, who is a scholar with a Ph.D., trying to not only change the perception of how Black men are seen in America and globally, but to use my own passion to inspire university students to develop the skills …

Simply Put: NCAA System Is Simply Un-American!

Source: PATRICK HRUBY/SportsOnEarth.Com Maybe you missed it. Probably you missed it, because: (a) this is a holiday weekend; (b) you have a life. No problem. I’ll catch you up. On Thursday afternoon, the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a wholly expected amicus brief with the National Labor Relations board, supporting Northwestern University’s appeal of a recent NLRB regional ruling that found football players …

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Watch: Black Males Can Do More Than Play Sports

While all the statistics say otherwise, the overwhelming majority of young Black males still believe that the best and, in many cases, the sole option for social advancement in United States society is not by acquiring an education and vocational skills, but by playing professional sports. In this seminar, we explore the root causes of this untrue and destructive belief, …