Once we get past the hoopla and the effusive praise for the pioneering 34-year-old currently with the Washington Wizards, the real question remains: what does his historic coming-out mean for him, the NBA, pro sports and society as a whole?
I feel emotional reading this letter from a father to his son and hearing how Magic Johnson led the conversation in a very warm and supportive way to his son. These young gay men are lucky to have these fathers.
Progress on social issues, like beauty in the stereotypical phrase, is in the eye of the beholder.
LeBron James' drive to win has helped the Heat to an impressive win streak, but it's his happiness on and off the court that has earned him other accolades. He's paving his own way now. And, as a result, we're finally warming up to LeBron.
It had only been a couple of months since I had been diagnosed with ALS, but I was constantly reminded of how few people have actually ever heard of the disease. To say this was frustrating is the PG version of my feelings toward the issue. This sparked the creation of A Life Story Foundation.
The first Day of Courage is taking place on Monday, Feb. 4, which would have been Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. Rosa had courage in excess although she probably didn't realize it until the support for her rose up from multitudes of individuals.
Matriculating to UC Santa Cruz, he struggled to transition his early academic success to the college level, achieving a GPA far below his standard. So we worked with Eric, like all our scholars, through a 1:1 counseling model.
To those, like me, who were in attendance in Barcelona during the 1992 Olympics, the bronze medalists, a.k.a. "The Other Dream Team," stole the show.
The jury is still out as to whether mega churches are good for our society or not. As a culture, we have learned that bigger isn't always better. Either way, mega churches, with their vast outreach, do have responsibilities to their communities, state and nation.
People were outraged when Kobe Bryant said his 2012 roster could beat 1992's Dream Team but quite frankly he's right!
Black folks are wasting hundreds of dollars of their hard-earned money on prepaid checking cards and check cashing establishments. The latest profiteer in this industry is a man I've come to expect better from, Magic Johnson.
The new Dodgers owners are still in the honeymoon stage of their relationship with the public. But the honeymoon won't last if the new owners hatch development plans without community participation in decisions of vital interest to all of us.
You can make a good documentary about Magic and Bird (in fact, HBO did). But having actors reenact some public statements of these famous athletes while rotely going through their career highlights does not make good theater.
Although they were on opposite teams with completely different personalities, their eventual friendship is magic we can all learn from and use to guide our kids throughout life.
It's nice to see Magic Johnson bring his megawatt smile to the Los Angeles Dodgers. One of sports' storied franchises has fallen on hard times. Any organization has got to be better with Magic hanging around.