Race Issues

June 3, 2012 /
February 13, 2012 /
March 1, 2011 /

Verizon has been celebrating the stories of African Americans from the past and present who epitomize dreaming big.  Throughout February (Black History Month), Verizon featured various African Americans, presenting them…

Read the PostCharles Lamont Smith’s Story

March 13, 2009 /

Back in November, I wrote about the Pittsburgh Pirates global recruiting effort, especially the pickup of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, contestants in India’s “Million Dollar Arm” reality TV contest. …

Read the PostUpdate on the Pirates’ Indian Hurlers

February 17, 2009 /
August 21, 2008 /

After an impressive showing in Beijing, seven-foot-two Iranian center Hamed Ehadadi caught the eye of many scouts all around the world. In a 97-82 Iranian loss to Argentina, a game…

Read the PostNo Iranians Allowed In The NBA

July 10, 2008 /
April 22, 2008 /
December 6, 2007 /

A couple of very good articles have recently been published by excellent journalists. Jason Whitlock and LZ Granderson both, in their own ways, address an escalating problem in popular culture:…

Read the PostPutting A Price On Street Cred

September 21, 2007 /