Following a series of proposed budget cuts, many fear that President Trump could be taking money away from Meals on Wheels, which helps bring food to senior citizens across the country, many of whom would not have quality food otherwise. To help keep this from happening, Colin Kaepernick donated $50,000 to the program, according to The New York Daily News.
In just a couple of decades, the system of college athletic recruitment has had a major facelift. It was once almost a cliche for recruiters to regularly visit low-income households and court the talented children of parents who never went to college. Today, recruiters appear to be more focused on athletes that can get into better high schools and AAU programs.
Tom Farrey of ESPN’s The Undefeated studied this trend in a piece entitled “The Gentrification of College Hoops.”
The world actually seems to be slowly coming around to the idea of seeing a woman wearing a Hijab and living an ordinary life. Proof of this comes as Nike announces that it will be releasing the “Nike Pro Hijab,” which is meant to be worn during sporting activities.
Former NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire is under a massive wave of criticism for making some homophobic statements during a recent interview. When he was asked what he’d do if he found out he had a gay teammate, he made it clear he’d go out of his way to avoid him.
Savannah State University has become the first historically Black college or university to win the National Cheerleading Award.
Going out to schools and speaking to kids can be an uphill battle. Minutes of speaking and building up their support and interest can easily go to waste in seconds after saying a couple of the wrong things. Jameis Winston, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, learned this the hard way recently.
Racism has a way of working its way into every aspect of life as we know it. A prime example of this happened at a soccer game in Serbia this past weekend when a Brazilian-born player was taunted to tears by fans.
Chance the Rapper recently sat down with ESPN’s The Undefeated for a joint interview with Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler. The two talked about the city and how they’re each leaving their own legacies, one being a hometown kid who just won three Grammys, the other being the centerpiece of an historic basketball franchise.
During part of the discussion, Chance responded to President Donald Trump’s vague threats to “send in the feds” if Chicago’s gun violence wasn’t curbed. As a native of the city’s South Side, the rapper had some interesting insight.
Under Armour has worked its way into the sporting goods market and has snagged some major athletes as ambassadors, many of which are people of color. So one can see why it would breed conflict after CEO Kevin Plank went on record to say that he felt Donald Trump was “a real asset” to the United States.
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors already made his stance on the president clear in an interview. Another high profile athlete of Under Armour has also come out and taken an even stronger stance than Curry.