Actor Ben Affleck, recently the subject of the PBS series Searching For Your Roots, a direct copy, by the way of the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are, found out that his ancestors were once slave-holders.
ESPN has the responsibility to report on the issues surrounding our favorite sports, and sometimes, unfortunately, those happen to be moral and legal issues. However, it is not ESPN's responsibility to uncover facts and break stories.
Does anybody in Alaska own a video camera? How about a video-equipped cell phone? Anyone? Anyone? I ask only because it's been almost two weeks and I have yet to see visual evidence of the alleged Palin family party brawl that occurred earlier this month.
Honestly, what the hell is going on in the NFL? As Andrew Hill discusses today in the Financial Times, Ray Rice is merely the latest scandal in an organization plagued with racism, bullying, homophobia and misogyny.
Sterling's comments are not unlike Cliven Bundy's recent musings. Bundy, the Nevada rancher who owes more than a million dollars in federal grazing fees wondered aloud if blacks might have been better off as slaves "picking cotton and having a family life and doing things."
As someone who has accepted your funding in good faith, I want you to know that I find your remarks to be utterly repugnant and I denounce them. I'm doing so publicly because you have been publishing my photo under yours for several years, and I'd like you to stop.
Aside from the obvious fact that Olivia would not be welcome at a Clippers game (the character is played by African American actress Kerry Washington), there are a few tips any crisis expert would have advised.
An NBA team is a business, but it also carries the imagery of representing that city. Sports and athletes can provide opportunities for positive role modeling and influencing attitudes -- when turned negative, the effects ripple.
Grosso says Jack's visit sent Rao's influential clientele into a tizzy but what was so heart-warming was that Nicholson himself had presented the Best Picture Oscar to The French Connection's producer Phil D'Antoni back at the 44th Academy Awards.