We need to get rid of this idea that African American men need to constantly show deference to avoid vilification. This idea is deeply connected to the expectations held of African Americans both in slavery and the Jim Crow South.
Lebron James is now generally acknowledged as the greatest basketball player in the game today. He is also arguably one of the greatest of all time. Here's looking to a future that always has his basketball greatness matched by moral greatness.
Scott Raab clearly possesses the characteristics of a great artist: love of language, self-loathing and fearlessness. It is, in a sense, a blessing that this is his first book because, hopefully, there are more to come.
The past two weeks have probably not been the best fortnight of Lebron James' life. And yes, he's brought that upon himself. But here's what I really don't understand: What did LeBron James do that was so terrible?
By accusing Dan Gilbert of treating James as a "runaway slave," Jackson shoved race into an issue that has absolutely nothing to do with it. This is a problem, given that much of the media is conditioned to believe that all blacks think alike.