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September 18, 2020
American Athletes Can Decide This Year’s Election
In a year of marked by mass uprisings and the Covid pandemic, Trump depends on sports to project a sense of normality. Will the players comply?
September 15, 2020
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf on This Moment of Sports and Struggle
A discussion between Abdul-Rauf, Felicia Eaves, and yours truly.
September 8, 2020
Your Problematic Sports Fave
Sportswriters Kavitha Davidson and Jessica Luther join the show to talk about their new book,
Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back.
August 26, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers Strike for Racial Justice
The decision by the Bucks and Brewers to sit out their games is unprecedented.
August 26, 2020
Masai Ujiri and Police Who Live Above the Law
Wresting justice from the police requires resources far beyond those of an ordinary citizen. And that’s the problem.
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August 11, 2020
NBA and BLM: Is It All Just Woke Marketing?
Writer Sekou Smith joins the show to talk NBA return, Black Lives Matter, and whether kneeling constitutes protest today.
July 27, 2020
WNBA Players—Again—Show the Meaning of Radical Dissent
While the sports world rushes to cash in on “woke capitalism,” Layshia Clarendon and others in the WNBA are reminding us of the meaning of rebellion.
July 16, 2020
Anti-Semitic Comments by Athletes Demand a Better Response
But not from the craven right wing that abides it in their own ranks—and not as an excuse for anti-Blackness.
July 14, 2020
The NBA at the Breaking Point
NBA scribe Michael Lee joins the show to talk about the NBA restart and Stephen Jackson’s comments.
June 30, 2020
Athletes Are Taking Their Solidarity to the Streets
A new factor in these protests for Black lives has been the presence of athletes in the marches.