Kobe Bryant is in the twilight of his career. Like all of us, the older he gets, the better he was.
Wai Sallas takes a historical look at athletes as activists, with today’s NBA and NFL stars taking a big step forward in the progress for what’s right and equal.
Deep in the heart of the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, the last of a dying breed fights the winless battle. Does Black Mamba’s last gasp mirror the changing conception of man in our society?
Mike Kasdan takes a hard look at the roots of the privilege we confer on star athletes, and its devastating effect on society.
Mikhaile Savary argues that Jurgen Kilnsmann, the man charged with changing the culture of American soccer, must understand that he cannot change the culture of Americans.
No one denies that what Donald Sterling said is wrong, but Oluwatosin Awofeso argues that returning hate with hate won’t actually solve anything.
Patrick Broadwater wonders, amid the adulation being heaped on Ray Lewis as he retires, if it’s right to forget what he might have done off the field.
Kobe Bryant’s use of an anti-gay slur wasn’t an isolated incident; it’s still all too common in our society today.
Yeah, maybe Sandy Koufax didn’t pitch on Yom Kippur, but everyone works holidays now. Why shouldn’t the NBA?
Matthew Salesses reflects upon the moment he realized he was not white, and explores the ways in which racism against Asians Americans is nearly invisible in our culture.
Joanna Schroeder explores the claim that female athletes are more likely to be objectified in photographs than male athletes.
Vigilantes? Maybe. But the Four Just Men are civilized. They even tell their targets the date they’re going to die.
Professional photographer, Vincent Pugliese, shares his love of sports, one picture and one memory at a time. ___ Editors Note: Vincent Pugliese has spent the past 20 years traveling the country taking sports photographs for a living. Each[Read More…]
Crucial conversations about ethics with your son will not only reinforce where your family stands on matters of social justice, but also reinforces the quality of behavior he should not tolerate from his peers.
Whether you’re the father or a child or the founder of a company, you have only three resources that matter. Make the most of them.
Unresolved conflict from the past may be the most harmful influence on your future. Steve Spring offers some simple ways to let go.
Falling in love with a dead man, raising a son, losing a lover… Melissa Holbrook Pierson watches TV with Robin Hood.
“What if I get murdered?”
Ever been told to “man up”? Mark Greene has something to say about that, and gives some advice to his own son while he’s at it.
For Cabot O’Callaghan, art flows from the pain of growing up with an absent father.
What does winning mean, and what can we learn from winning moments?
This is what it’s like to run on deformed hips. But really, it’s not so bad.
We’re all going to stumble and fall. But the important part is that we get back up, and live life without regrets.
Ty Phillips helps us push past our differences to the humanity that unites us.
Thaddeus Howze shouldn’t have to share these 10 tips on how to stay alive as a man of color.
Some values never lose their importance they just go out of style –time to bring this one back in a big way.
What we appreciate—and need—in a potential mate changes as we get older. James Michael Sama identifies eight ways our dating outlook shifts with—shall we call it, ahem, maturity instead of age?
Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.
Jordan Gray dives into when you should and when you shouldn’t get back with your ex.
Business owner Doug Wagner didn’t expect to learn 3 important lessons of leadership from grieving the loss of his best friend. But that’s exactly what happened.