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Interview With The Agent NFL Players Race Issues Sports Agents

Agent Chafie Fields on Race In The Current Climate

In the past handful of months, the current social climate has focused mainly on players, but a recent interview shows how much this can affect the agents that represent those athletes. Chafie Fields sat down with Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports to discuss being one of the few black agents during this transformative era in […]

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Politics Race Issues Sports Business

Opinion: Intersection of Sports & Social Justice

Two aspects of society have become intertwined, sports and social justice. Inequality in the criminal justice system had previously been a slow grumble, just under the surface. My peers try to bring a voice to the voiceless, the marginalized. A question we have long asked in my current profession is: Why don’t people care more […]

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NFL Players Race Issues Sports Agents

Ballengee Group Sends Care Packages With A Message

In the world of increasingly elaborate and expansive care packages sent to players in training camps, The Ballengee Group, a full-service sports agency who started their football division last year, sent more than items to their clients; they sent a message as well. All the goods featured in their 2020 care packages are from black-owned […]

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Headline NBA Teams Race Issues

Athletes’ and Entertainers’ Entitlement Issues

The following guest post is from Ashlei Deal, who formerly worked for the San Antonio Spurs. I have been around the sports and entertainment business for quite some time. Growing up in Oklahoma and having spent a year interning for the San Antonio Spurs, this years Western Conference Finals has been close to my heart. […]

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Headline Race Issues Sports Agents

Scoop Jackson Misses The Mark On His “African American Agent Epidemic” Article

Title an article, African-American agents, and us, and you are bound to grab my attention.  Last week, Scoop Jackson wrote that such article, which seemed to serve as his reaction to Luther Campbell’s recent column titled, Superagent Drew Rosenhaus should give back to Miami’s black communities, wherein Campbell said that Rosenhaus needs to give back […]

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Headline Race Issues Sports Agents

Charles Lamont Smith’s Story

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 as heroes.  Last week, Charles Lamont Smith, better known as C. Lamont Smith, was highlighted in the video series.  The video is embedded at the […]

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MLB Players MLB Teams Race Issues

Update on the Pirates’ Indian Hurlers

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.  While their future within the Pirates’ organization is still unknown, Darren Rovell reported on Monday with updates to their story.  When I mentioned last time […]

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Race Issues Sports Law

Widener University School Of Law – Diversity and Sports

What: Symposium: Diversity and Sports: The History, The Challenges, and The Future. Where: Widener University School of Law.  See map. When: Monday, March 16, 2009 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule: 9:00-9:45 am: Continental Breakfast and Check-in 9:45-10:00 am: Introductory Comments Linda L. Ammons, JD, Associate Provost and Dean, Widener University School of Law; […]

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NBA Teams Olympics Performance Analysis Race Issues Sports Law

No Iranians Allowed In The NBA

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 that Ehadadi had 21 points and 16 rebounds in, Hamed said through an assistant coach, Mehran Hatami, “It is my dream to play in the […]

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Race Issues Sports Law

Forum: Re-examining the Place of Race in Sports

What: The West Virginia University College of Law Fall Sports Law Forum Where: West Virginia University Law Center (Marlyn Lugar Courtroom), Morgantown, West Virginia. Click here for map. When: September 11, 2008. Begins at 11:00 a.m. Panelists: Dr. John Carlos – USA Track and Field Hall of Famer.  Key role in civil rights movement. Professor […]