This is a podcast by Louis Moore and Derrick White. As trained historians and leading scholars on sports and race, we discuss the history of the black athlete in a contemporary conversation. Moore is the author of I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, and also We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, The Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality. White is the author of The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football
In this episode, we chop it up with Dr. Charles McKinney of Rhodes College about the power and the limits of the vote. The good Doc breaks it down for our listeners and drops some gems about the importance of political education. We also take the opportunity to dish on Ice Cube and Black capitalism.
World Series 2020
In this episode, we have guest, Bradford William Davis, a sports columnist for the NY Daily News chopping it up with us about the World Series. Bradford dishes on Mookie Betts going to the Dodgers, MLB and their BLM campaign, and how he got into journalism.
NBA Bubble Wrap and the Lakers Championship
In this episode, we discuss the NBA Bubble and the championship with scholar and big-time Laker fan Dr. Carl Sudler. We talk Lebron's legacy, the Lakers championship, and Black Lives Matter.
In this episode, we have special guest Dr. Frank Guridy talking the life and legacy of John Thompson. From starter jackets to graduation rates, we got you covered.
Basketball and Boycotts
In this episode, we give our thoughts on the recent strikes/boycotts in the sports world led by the WNBA and NBA. Where do we go from here?
Athlete Activism and the WNBA
In this episode, we bring on Dr. Letisha Brown to discuss the WNBA and athlete activism.