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We Need To Stop Saying 'We Are All Immigrants'

Joshua Adams | Posted 07.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Joshua Adams

Let's be careful not erase the histories and contributions of those Americans whose passport was a bill of sale, and those who didn't need a passport in the first place.

Whoopi Defends Stephen A. Smith's Controversial Comments On Domestic Violence

Posted 08.04.2014 | Black Voices

--"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg defends Stephen A. Smith's controversial stance on domestic violence. (The View) Need help? In the U.S., call ...

ESPN Host Apologizes For 'The Most Egregious Error Of My Career'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

Stephen A. Smith owned up to making the "most egregious error" of his career during a recent rant about domestic violence. The admission and accompany...

Female ESPN Host Calls Out Colleague For Victim-Blaming

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.26.2014 | Sports

Michelle Beadle works at ESPN, but she didn't let that stop her from denouncing inflammatory on-air remarks about domestic violence made by a colleagu...

ESPN Host: Battered Women Should Learn Not To Provoke It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports

On Thursday, the NFL punished Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice with a two-game suspension after the player allegedly knocked out his fiancée du...

ESPN Host Speaks Out On Jay Z's Drug Dealer Past

Posted 10.11.2013 | Black Voices

--Sports journalist and ESPN “First Take” host, Skip Bayless defends Jay Z’s recent Vanity Fair interview where the mogul admits that his past e...

WATCH: Did Stephen A. Fall Asleep Debating Skip Bayless?

Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing Debating Skip Bayless for multiple hours a day can be a wearying, wearying thing.  I supposed you can say the same...

REPORTS: ESPN Punishes Bill Simmons

Posted 03.14.2013 | Sports

Perhaps not even ESPN's most popular columnist can get away with criticizing what may be its most disliked program without repercussion. Citing an unn...

Jon Stewart Must Rescue Us From ESPN's First Take

Ben Shapiro | Posted 05.10.2013 | Sports
Ben Shapiro

Jon Stewart was effective in dismantling Crossfire, so maybe he should be brought in to clean up the mess at First Take.

Bill Simmons Calls Out 'Awful And Embarrassing' ESPN Segment

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Sports

"Just don't watch it," is the advice that ESPN's Bill Simmons offered those people reacting strongly to the latest awkward shouting match on "First Ta...

'I'm Better At Life Than You'

Posted 03.07.2013 | Sports

Just because Richard Sherman didn't want to be baited into criticizing Darrelle Revis during an appearance on ESPN's "First Take" on Thursday didn't m...

ESPN Done With Pundit After Controversial RG3 Comments

Posted 01.09.2013 | Sports

Rob Parker will no longer be embracing debate at ESPN. Nearly a month after the commentator earned a 30-day suspension for racially charged commentary...

An Open Letter to Rob Parker

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 02.13.2013 | Black Voices
Shane Paul Neil

For reasons only you could articulate, you called into question the blackness of Robert Griffin III. You went so far as to essentially grade his blackness. Have you ever publicly or privately questioned whether a white person was white enough?

Rob Parker On RG3: Is He A Brother Or Is He A Cornball Brother?

Posted 12.13.2012 | Black Voices

This clip of ESPN's Rob Parker questioning the blackness of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has literally left us speechless. On...

Parker Asks If RG3 Is 'A Cornball Brother'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.14.2012 | Sports

Rob Parker managed to turn Stephen A. Smith into the voice of reason on "First Take" on Thursday. This unexpected development occurred after Parker as...

Has ESPN Found New 'First Take' Host?

Posted 09.11.2012 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing The Big Lead reports the soul sucking ESPN2 morning show First Take has finally selected a permanent new host after...

Jalen Rose Calls Out Skip Bayless

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Sports

The polarizing career of ESPN loud-talker Skip Bayless may have reached a new low on Tuesday morning during an episode of "First Take." During a debat...

Ravens Star Slams ESPN Analyst On Air

The Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 01.23.2012 | Sports

Tell him how you really feel, Terrell. During an episode of ESPN's "First Take" on Monday morning, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was o...

Skip Bayless Is Absolutely Unwatchable

Justin Cox | Posted 01.08.2012 | Sports
Justin Cox

Skip Bayless is absolutely unwatchable. His shtick is tired and deliberate. Its sole purpose is to rile up the masses and garner attention. That goes for viewers and athletes alike.