MILWAUKEE -- Every year since 2005, Nike has released a collection of special edition Black History Month shoes in February -- starting with Air Force Ones, but eventually branching out into different sections of their brand.This year, Nike did BHM designs in their most recent editions for LeBron James, Paul George, Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving.For his part, Irving says he hopes (and believes) the brand will move away from commercializing Black History Month.“I wish I didn’t have a Black History Month shoe, honestly,” Irving said. “I mean, I celebrate Black history every single day. So I’m pretty sure we’re going to move away from that, where it’s not going to be as commercialized for Black History Month shoes and our prints on it. But I’m appreciative that Nike does it. But at the same time, I think that should be more individualized.”Irving has been a willing participant in Nike’s promotions for the … [Read more...] about Kyrie Irving wishes he didn’t have a Black History Month shoe: ’I celebrate Black history every single day’
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Gentry Estes Louisville Courier Journal Published 7:16 AM EST Feb 18, 2019 During February, the Courier Journal will publish profiles to celebrate Black History Month. This series, called Making Black History, highlights contributions both large and small that these citizens are making in their own communities – to promote equity, mentor young people and foster understanding. Big Jamon Brown stood in a room and started talking, and before long, out came a secret. He didn’t hesitate. In fact, he’d come there that morning to share it. The middle school boys at Louisville’s West End School, he felt, needed to hear it, whether they’d believe him or not. “I was bullied as a kid,” said Brown, a 6-foot-4, 340-pound NFL offensive lineman. “I wasn’t always the biggest kid. That kind of happened later in life.” When he was growing up in Louisville, Brown explained, his family didn’t have much money, so he and his … [Read more...] about Black History Month: Jamon Brown gives back in Louisville
Jarrett Bell USA TODAY Published 4:17 PM EST Feb 16, 2019 It’s fitting that this Colin Kaepernick collusion case was settled right smack in the middle of Black History Month. Don’t forget how this episode began – with Kaepernick, then a San Francisco 49ers quarterback, taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016 to protest the rash of shootings of unarmed African-Americans, on top of other social injustices. “Kaepernick will always be remembered as having carried the burden of that struggle,” Dr. Harry Edwards, the renowned sociologist and human-rights advocate, told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday. The first time Kaepernick took a knee, Edwards -- a 49ers consultant -- gathered the quarterback’s jersey, shoes and other belongings, then in forward-thinking fashion, shipped them to the Smithsonian's African-American Museum of History and Culture. Edwards told Damion Thomas, the museum’s curator of sports, “You need … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernick’s NFL career is history, in more ways than one
Maya Angelou, shown here on March 4, 2008, said: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” AP By ROBERT AZZI For the Monitor Published: 2/10/2019 12:15:07 AM ‘I’m awfully tired of hearing about the awfulness of the KKK jingle,” a Dover resident wrote to a local newspaper. “If it had been done by some rapper we wouldn’t even hear about it. Indeed, if anyone found fault with the rapper they would probably be called racist! . . . I’m tired of the NAACP, too, if the truth be known. . . . I fail to see New Hampshire as a hotbed of racism and fostering unrest isn’t helpful to anyone.” The letter was a response to a controversy – and its resolution – that erupted after a video recently emerged of Dover High School students who were recorded singing a jingle, to the tune of “Jingle Bells,” with lyrics that included, “KKK, KKK, let’s kill all the blacks.” … [Read more...] about Robert Azzi: Black History Month – show them who you are
By Ann Killion Updated 11:15 am PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Klay Thompson celebrates beside the Lakers’ Ivica Zubac after making a 3-point basket on his way to a 44-point outing. Klay Thompson celebrates beside the Lakers’ Ivica Zubac after making a 3-point basket on his way to a 44-point outing. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Klay Thompson celebrates beside the Lakers’ Ivica Zubac after making a 3-point basket on his way to a 44-point outing. Klay Thompson celebrates beside the Lakers’ Ivica Zubac after making a 3-point basket on his way to a 44-point outing. Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / … [Read more...] about Wouldn’t it be fun to see LeBron James, Luke Walton, Lakers in postseason?