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Dexter Rogers is a sports journalist and independent filmmaker. His work has published/referenced in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, and the Dallas Morning News among others.

His work has also been published or referenced in Essence Magazine, SLAM Magazine and Colorlines. In addition to writing he does periodic radio and television commentary.

Dexter has appeared in the HBO's critically acclaimed documentary titled, The Curious Case of Curt Flood.. He's also directing and producing his own documentary about NFL pioneer Joe Gilliam titled, No Ordinary Joe.

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ESPYS: The ESPY Awards Embodies the Essence of Commitment and Awareness

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 6:07 PM

The ESPYS is more than a celebration of athletic achievement. It's a gathering of athletes and entertainers who band together in utilizing their collective platforms to fight against cancer in hopes of finding a cure for it.

The V-Foundation, named after the late Jim Valvano, has raised over $115...

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DeSean Jackson: Was Jackson Victimized by a Racial Double-Standard by the Philadelphia Eagles?

(9) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 10:56 PM

DeSean Jackson recently inked a 3-year $24 million dollar contract with the Washington Redskins. Jackson's release by the Philadelphia Eagles was a surprise especially after coming off a season where he caught 92 passes for 1,332 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Based on reports out of Philadelphia his worth...

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Russell Wilson Becomes Second African-American QB to Win Super Bowl

(12) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 9:47 AM

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson stated, "Separation is in the preparation."

When the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos into submission on Super Bowl Sunday by a margin of 43-8 it sent a strong statement around the league. The Seahawks quarterback, while small in stature, played bigger than...

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Marshawn Lynch: To Speak or Not to Speak

(6) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 3:53 PM

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is essentially pleading the fifth in his dealings with the media. Lynch, who was fined $50,000 for not speaking with the media during the season, has said next to nothing during Super Bowl week.

During Media Day on Tuesday, Lynch answered questions...

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Seattle Seahawks: Is Richard Sherman a Thug?

(12) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 4:21 PM

The Seattle Seahawks' outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman ignited a firestorm of controversy when he gave what appeared to be a thuggish rant of the ages when he suggested San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree was "mediocre" immediately after the NFC Championship game nearly two weeks ago.

Sherman's rambunctious snippets...

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Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson Continue to Smash Racial Stereotypes

(2) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 7:13 PM

The late Sam Cooke once sang, "It's been a long, a long time coming but I know a change gonna come. Oh yes it will."

When the San Francisco 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks this weekend it represent more than a berth to the Super Bowl -- it will...

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The N-Word: An Open Letter to ESPN's Skip Bayless

(34) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 5:04 PM

ESPN's Skip Bayless wrote a passionate plea last week titled, It's Time to Let the N-Word Die. Bayless starts his passionate piece by stating, "This is strictly one man's opinion -- one white man's. Take it or leave it. But know from the start this opinion of an...

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Washington Redskins: Snyder Will Change 'Redskins' Name for One Reason Only

(80) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 3:02 PM

The Washington Redskins organization is currently in shambles. The team is off to a mediocre start with a 1-4 record. More importantly the team has come under fire for reasons other than their poor play.

A segment of the Native American population is applying public pressure on Washington Redskins owner...

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Bob Costas on Being Commissioner, Changes Major League Baseball Needs and Race

(16) Comments | Posted May 26, 2013 | 5:12 PM

Commissioner Bud Selig's contract is set to expire in 17 months. When it does Selig expects to gracefully walk into the sunset at age 80 leaving the game in the hands of an eventual successor.

Bob Costas' name came to mind as, not only as candidate heir to Selig's throne,...

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Dallas Cowboys: Will Jerry Jones Continue to Accept Mediocrity?

(29) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 10:20 AM

The NFL playoffs are days away. Once again the Dallas Cowboys will not be in the big dance. In winner-take-all-match up at Fedex Field this past Sunday night the lowly Cowboys succumbed to the youth of the Washington Redskins led by Robert Griffin III in being handed a 28-18 loss....

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Author Paul N. Weinberg Explores Social Media and Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 4:37 PM

I recently had the opportunity to pore through Paul N. Weinberg's latest book, The I Factor: Simple Insights for Connecting in Your Personal Relationships. In the book, written with his ex-wife, clinical psychologist Dr. Susan Dyer, Weinberg thoroughly explores the affects social media has on various forms of relationships.

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Baseball: Have African American Players Progressed Since Al Campanis?

(30) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 2:11 PM

Today is the 25th Anniversary of Al Campanis' disturbing comments about African-American baseball players. Campanis' outlandish comments without question shook up Major League Baseball, the sporting world and the African-American community.

Here is what Campanis stated 25 years ago to the day on Ted Koppel's Nightline:

KOPPEL: Mr....
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Was "The Fight of the Century" the Greatest Sporting Event of All Time?

(18) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 11:14 AM

March 8, 1971 was arguably the most magical evening in sports history. On this date, 40 years ago, two undefeated heavyweight champions squared off at the mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden, in what was billed the "Fight of the Century."

Muhammad Ali entered the fight with a 31-0 record...

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Death in Mississippi: Lynching or Suicide?

(5) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 7:11 AM

President Barack Obama being elected the first African-American President of the United States was viewed as a significant move forward along racial lines. President Obama's rapid ascent to oval office glory was supposed to signify that we've officially embarked upon a post-racial society.

While there may be an element...

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Ben Roethlisberger Fails to Deliver in the Clutch, Green Bay Wins Super Bowl

(6) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 9:01 AM

For once in the past year Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

After losing to the Green Bay Packers in yesterday's Super Bowl 31-25 Roethlisberger stated the following: "I don't put the blame on anybody but myself. I feel...

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Why the Buckeyes Should Boycott the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl

(8) Comments | Posted December 31, 2010 | 1:50 PM

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and four teammates have been suspended by the NCAA for the first five games of next season for selling items that belonged to them.

Pryor and his four teammates admitted to selling their Big Ten Championship rings, trophies and other items for cash to...

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Ben Roethlisberger Is Back: Will the Media Finally Release Him From the Witness Protection Program?

(47) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 2:26 PM

Most of us don't really know what has been going on with embattled Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger because he's been in the mainstream media's witness protection program for the past seven months.

Roethlisberger was cleared to participate fully in team activities yesterday, so he's officially back. Roethlisberger talked only...

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LeBron James Suggests 'Race' Played a Role in His Negative Press: Is He Right?

(27) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 4:08 PM

LeBron James was the talk of the town Wednesday as he began training camp with his new team the Miami Heat. He's also been in the news lately for some comments he made regarding racism.

James and his manager Maverick Carter did a recent interview with CNN. They were asked...

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Albert Haynesworth: How Can a $100-Million Dollar Athlete Proclaim He's a 'Slave?'

(63) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 7:23 PM

Washington Redskins defensive end Albert Haynesworth, who has a $100-million contract, recently suggested he has been treated like a slave.

Is it possible for a man who has a $100-million contract to suggest he's a slave?

Yes.

It's quite simple. It's not about the money -- it's about power, control,...

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Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid Changes His Mind and Names Vick the Starter

(71) Comments | Posted September 22, 2010 | 5:45 PM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid abruptly changed his mind late yesterday. After consistently stating that Kevin Kolb is his No. 1 quarterback, he abruptly changed his tune by handing Michael Vick the keys to the car and naming him the starter.

Reid suggests the decision has...

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