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  • President Donald Trump’s War on Black Athletes (2018)
    Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD     Pre-game season, 2018 and it is on already.  At Thursday, August 9th and Friday August 10th NFL pre-games professional football players, in a variety of ways, demonstrated as they have over the past several years against police brutality in the United States. Players such as […]
      Since the end of “March Madness” 2018 (4/2/18) when Villanova beat the opposing team Michigan (79-62) there have been approximately 20 Black men killed by the police. During this time other Black men have been tased, beaten and thrown on the ground—in May for example NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks Sterling Brown http://bit.ly/2LI1FHk was […]
  • President of USA Donald J. Trump & Black Athletes
    by Earl Smith, PhD and Angela J. Hattery, PhD   One of the strangest phenomena of the last several years is having President Donald Trump, President of the United States of America take direct negative aim at Black athletes.  Whether it starts with his obsession of Colin Kaepernick, or not, I am not sure. What […]
  • The National Football League (NFL): Race, and Race Relations in America
    On Wednesday May 23, 2018 the NFL owners issued a new policy in regards to “kneeling” and threatened to fine teams whose players refuse to adhere to the policy, which reads in part[1]: 1. All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem. 2.The Game […]
  • Malissa Williams Shot & Killed by Cleveland Police (2012)
    Malissa A. Williams (1982- Nov. 29, 2012) by Earl Smith, PhD   So that Black women shot & killed by police are not forgotten we have pulled together our data to highlight those Black women who are the victims of police killings: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/williams-malissa-1982-2012 Along with Timothy Russell. Malissa and Russell were chased by 62 police […]