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Does The Extreme Love of Sports Actually Hurt More Than Help Black Community?

Source: Dr. Henry Louis Gates/The Root.Com Why are there so many black people playing professional sports in the United States? The short answer: There aren’t! When I was growing up in the 1950s, we were taught that we had a much better chance of becoming a doctor or a lawyer, a dentist or a teacher or a preacher than a …

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: What’s Really at Stake in the Legal Assault on NCAA Inc.

Source: Paul M. Barrett/BloombergBusinessWeek As we now wait a month or two for U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken to rule on a closely watched antitrust lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, it’s an apt moment to rethink what’s going on with the $16 billion-a-year college sports industry. NCAA Inc. is under legal assault. Its moneymaking participants—universities, sports conferences, television networks, corporate …

White House Admits Prison Won’t Solve The Drug Problem, But Drug War Grinds On

Source: Saki Knafo and Matt Ferner/The Huffington Post The Obama administration’s drug czar admitted Wednesday that locking people up won’t keep them from using drugs, but he stopped short of renouncing punitive policies that have made America’s long war on drugs widely unpopular. Michael Botticelli, head of the Obama administration’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, said in a post on …