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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 Athlete Louis Moore and Derrick White

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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

    Jon Gruden and his Emails

    Jon Gruden and his Emails

    In this episode, we discuss the problems that Urban Meyer and Jon Gruden are having. We talk about their whiteness and privilege and how that has protected them all these years. Gruden's racist trope was not just a one off thing that should be left in the past.

    • 52 min
    The NBA and the Vax

    The NBA and the Vax

    In this episode, we talk about NBA players refusing to get the vaccine and why they might be. We give some historical context to how Black folks and the grapevine, and why, because of the history of medicine and mistrust, some might be hesitant to get vaccinated. In the end, however, that's not enough.

    • 50 min
    NFL Preview 2021

    NFL Preview 2021

    In this episode we preview the 2021 season for the NFL. More than just our hot takes on fantasy football, we dive into the new social justice helmet approval list and ask "what happened to the movement?" We reference Vince Evans several times, so you don't want to miss that. And briefly discuss the career of Tyrod Taylor.

    • 53 min
    HBCU Classics

    HBCU Classics

    In this episode we discuss the significance of HBCU football on primetime TV. We go over the history of television contracts and how HBCUs were left out, and what being on TV can mean for their programs. We tell you why Grambling and Tennessee State are significant in the history of college football. Derrick breaks down the history of the Orange Blossom Classic. And we also chop it up about Bishop Sycamore and how youth sports are out of control.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    MLK and Fortnite

    MLK and Fortnite

    In this episode, we have Dr. Kishonna Gray on again to help us breakdown the latest Fortnite venture, as they put a MLK module into their game. We discuss the implications of this e-learning, both pros and cons. But before we get started, we talk Fantasy Football and Covid.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Legacies: From Allyson Felix to Bobby Bowden

    Legacies: From Allyson Felix to Bobby Bowden

    In this episode we get you up to speed on the wee that was (August 4-11), from the ending of the Olympics to the death and legacy of Bobby Bowden. We salute Allyson Felix as an all-time great and we discuss the legacy of Bobby Bowden.

    • 45 min

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