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
The Black World Cup 2022
In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Jermaine Scott, an expert on soccer and the Black diaspora. He breaks down the Black players on the US you should know for this World Cup. Moreover, we discuss the Black diaspora on other teams, including Canada, Belgium, France and teams in sub-Saharan Africa.
It's been a long time, we shouldn't have left you, but We're Back! In this episode we play catchup on some of the things we missed. We discuss Serena and her legacy, Todd Bowles and Black Coaches, Deion and HBCUs, and chop it up about the start of the NBA.
We are back! In this episode, we quickly catch you up on what we've been doing these past 2 months, before we get into discussing the meaning of Marlin Briscoe. After that we chop it up about the day's latest moves with NBA free agency and USC and UCLA moving to the Big 10.
On this episode, we bring on sports reporter and investigative journalist Bradford William Davis to dish on all things Black baseball. As part of our episode celebrating the legacy of Jackie Robinson and the 75th anniversary of him breaking the color barrier in baseball, we discuss the plight of the Black player today, and some key Black players to watch this season.
The Attack on Black Women Athletes
In this episode, we are back with Dr. Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown to speak about the recent attacks on Black women athletes. From Venus and Serena, to gymnasts at UCLA, the brilliant Dr. Brown breaks it down.
From Bomb Threats to Basketball: HBCUs Today
On this episode, we bring on historian, and leading scholar of HBCU history, Jelani Favors. Favors, the author of the award winning book, Shelter in a Storm: How Black Colleges Generations of Leadership and Activism, discusses the recent bomb threats that a number of campuses have faced and the future of sports at HBCUs.