Apr
09
2014

Sharpton and the Media's Cat-and-Mouse Game

PostSharpton

Both the New York Post and the Daily News sensationalized, for the second day in a row, revelations that Al Sharpton was an informant for the FBI. Revelations first alluded to in 1988 by Newsday, to be specific.

Feb
12
2014

Michael Sam and the NFL's LGBT Makeover

Sports Illustrated featuring Michael Sam

Michael Sam may have just announced to the sports world that he's a gay man, but it seems that it's the NFL itself that may be forced to come out of its closet.

Jan
27
2014

Richard Sherman's Winning Rant

Richard Sherman

An interesting thing happened the last few days: A football player was attacked by the same, predictable racism that athletes usually have to endure when they speak out…and he won. Well, he won the game. His team, the Seattle Seahawks, are going to the Super Bowl and (despite a $7,875 fine from the National Football League) an epic post-game rant might net him millions in endorsements. Richard Sherman's words sent football fans running to social media to voice their approval and disapproval. The disapproval, not surprisingly, was soaked in racism. Deadspin (1/19/14), a sports-oriented blog, chronicled some of the Net's […]

Dec
03
2013

'Knockout Game' Takes Center Stage

'White Girl Bleed a Lot' cover

The ease at which violent criminal tendencies can be attached to youth–particularly black youth–is a dangerous habit of media.