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Dr. Boyce: The Fab Five Reminds Us of Why College Athletes Must Be Paid

Dr. Boyce: The Fab Five Reminds Us of Why College Athletes Must Be Paid

by Dr. Boyce Watkins I lived through the Fab Five era within college basketball, literally breathing the same air and vicariously identifying with the brothers who brought power and style to the sport. I was approximately the same age as the five freshmen who took their team to the NCAA championship, and I even wore […]

NFL Player Brandon Spikes Gets Heat for Homophobic Tweet

NFL Player Brandon Spikes Gets Heat for Homophobic Tweet

Linebacker Brandon Spikes is learning the hard way that you can’t make jokes about homosexuality.  The player put up a tweet that was   meant to be a joke, but led to a backlash that he probably didn’t expect.   Here were the words that got him into trouble: “I’m homophobic just like I’m arachnopobic. […]

Chad Johnson Cries About Losing Everything: Should We Feel Sorry for Him?

Chad Johnson Cries About Losing Everything:  Should We Feel Sorry for Him?

Every week, there appears to be some athlete who was once on top of the world, who then finds out about the long ride to the bottom.  The latest is Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, who recently appeared on “Inside the NFL” flooding the stage with tears from a regretful life.   After losing his wife Evelyn […]

Brian Banks, Man Falsely Accused of Rape, Signs with a Pro Football Team

Brian Banks, Man Falsely Accused of Rape, Signs with a Pro Football Team

Brian Banks was a high school football star, when false rape allegations destroyed his entire life.  He was sent to prison for five years, and only released from a California prison after his accuser confessed that she made the whole thing up. Now, Banks is getting a second chance at the age of 26.  The […]

Muhammad Ali Awarded the Prestigious Liberty Medal for His Extraordinary Contributions to Humanity

Muhammad Ali Awarded the Prestigious Liberty Medal for His Extraordinary Contributions to Humanity

The great Muhammad Ali is getting his due this week by being award the highly prestigious Liberty Medal.  The medal is being granted to Ali to recognize his extraordinary work in civil rights and other important arenas. The award gives him $100,000 in cash and is supported by the US National Constitution Center.  The center, […]

Dr. Boyce: Film Shows How Poor People are Dying for LeBron and Nike’s $315 Shoes

Dr. Boyce: Film Shows How Poor People are Dying for LeBron and Nike’s $315 Shoes

By Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com I spent some time this week sharing my disappointment in the recent Nike decision to charge a whopping $315 for the new LeBron X sneakers that are set to go on sale this week.  The images of poor kids in the hood lining up to spend money they don’t have […]

Dr. Boyce: Why I am Boycotting Nike’s LeBron James Sneaker

Dr. Boyce:  Why I am Boycotting Nike’s LeBron James Sneaker

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com Nike, being the marketing geniuses that they happen to be, are always testing the limits of our collective ignorance.  The new LeBron X sneaker being released by Nike will take the company to the mountain top by charging a whopping $315 for a pair of plastic sneakers that probably cost […]

South African Runner with Gender Questions Accused of Losing Race on Purpose

South African Runner with Gender Questions Accused of Losing Race on Purpose

Some track and field experts are wondering if Caster Semenya out of South Africa might have thrown her race on purpose.  Semenya, who was originally banned from competing in the past after questions emerged about her gender, is believed to have deliberately tanked the race in order to avoid the scrutiny that comes with a […]

Sprinter Gets Kicked Out of Olympics for Sneaking Away to Sleep with His Wife

Sprinter Gets Kicked Out of Olympics for Sneaking Away to Sleep with His Wife

St. Kitts and Nevis sprinter Kim Collins was once one of the top sprinters on the planet, winning the 100-meter world title in 2003.  But he won’t be competing this year, after he left the Olympic Village without permission.  His reason:  Going to have sex with his wife. The St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee […]

See, Not All Black Men Can Jump: Team U.S.A. Devastates Nigerian Basketball Team, Wins by a Record 83 Points

See, Not All Black Men Can Jump: Team U.S.A. Devastates Nigerian Basketball Team, Wins by a Record 83 Points

Basketball is a game of skill, precision, and endurance, not genetics. There are those who tend to adhere to the stereotype that black men are just better at basketball than everyone else. Somehow, the idea that the skills required for basketball are just evenly distributed throughout all black men has taken hold, mainly because most […]