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 …

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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, …

Superstar Jadeveon Clowney Sacked During S.E.C. Media Conference

Each year hundreds of student-athletes log thousands of miles and hours participating in pre-season media days, radio/TV interviews, pre- and post-game press conferences, coaches’ shows, and post-season award shows.  In fact, every college football fan knows that conference media days are currently taking place all across the Nation.  Conference media days serve as the official start of the highly anticipated college football …

NFL Stars Charities Flagged for Mismangement

Superstar running back Chris Johnson  and other Tennessee Titans’ player’s charities have been hit with allegations of inefficiency, waste, and non-compliance with non-profit law.  In an investigative news report by Nashville’s NewsChannel5 entitled, “Questions Raised By Some Titans Players’ Charities,”  reporter Jennifer Kraus states that many of the player’s “foundations have failed to register with the IRS or file the …