“The League” Trumps Ivy League Dreams: Why Are Black Males Chasing Pro Sports Almost Exclusively

Any cursory review of current socio-economic statistics could easily make one believe that African-American males are worthy of being declared “an endangered species, worthy of federal protection.”  For example, the unemployment rate for Black males is the worst in the country at almost 20%, there are far more Black men involved in the criminal system than in college, and homicide …

The Best Way to Be Like Kevin Durant: Come from Two Parent Household

While it seems like all NBA players  like  mega-superstar Kevin Duran  come from a poor, single-mom household. This is a  myth. In fact, contrary to popular belief impoverished, single-mom household are actually underrepresented in the NBA. Don’t believe me, in a study of NBA players conducted from 1994 to 2004 by Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow of the Polish Academy of Sciences …

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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 …

National Black Lawyers Organization Files Lawsuit Against City of Ferguson

WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier today, the National Bar Association filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, MO and the Ferguson Police Department seeking any and all incident reports, investigative reports, notes and memorandums prepared by Ferguson Police officers, in-dash camera video, photographs, cellphone video and recordings in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brown. The National Bar Association also …