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, Dr. Carl Suddler joins us to discuss Bishop Sycamore and also Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffalos. We give our thoughts on the exploitation that was BS High School and the meaning of Coach Prime's victory at Colorado.
Ja and the NBA
In this episode, in the first half we discuss our thoughts on men and women's college basketball and March Madness. We dedicate the last 30 minutes talking JA, the NBA, and the difference between David Stern and Adam Silver.
The Black Super Bowl
In this episode, after getting caught up on LeBron's scoring record and the NBA trade deadline, we dive into the Super Bowl that features two starting Black quarterbacks. But before we dish out on Mahomes and Hurts, we talk the legacy of Ken Riley, a black college quarterback that is now in the NFL Hall of Fame as a cornerback.
Black Bodies And Football
In this episode, we're joined by Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Tracie Canada to discuss Black bodies, family, and football. During our conversation, she discusses her recent article "Damar Hamlin’s Collapse Highlights the Violence Black Men Experience in Football." The brilliant scholar provides insight into what it's like for Black men playing football and why she wrote her article.
Deion Sanders Goes to Colorado, Jerry Jones Goes Back in Time
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Carl Suddler to haver a spirited conversation about Deion Sanders taking a job at Colorado. We talk about community, HBCUS, expectations, and big time football.
As a bonus, we give our takes on Jerry Jones and the 1957 North Little Rock school incident.
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.
Fun and Informative
I love the conversations that Louis and Derrick have about the history of sports and race. They have engaging dialogue and share deep knowledge about different aspects of the Black struggle in sports. My one issue is that they primarily focus on football and basketball with an occasional discussion on individual sports (tennis, golf), baseball, and events like the Olympics. Unfortunately, sports that Black athletes play where they are few in numbers such as hockey and baseball or global sports like soccer, although there is a rich history of race in all these sports, are rarely discussed.
Eyes of Texas
Im so glad you bros did this episode. I live near Austin and have been thinking about the whole issue with the song. As I was scanning the podverse to see who was talking about it, it wasn’t a lot of representation if you know what I mean. And the next day this drops. So glad to hear it from y’all’s perspective.
And shout out to the Lean on Me reference. My goodness 😆 “if eastside high can do it...”
A Must Listen
Love listening to the podcast because it contains substances that is often left out when stories are told in the mainstream media. Grateful that these two scholars are sharing their wealth of knowledge with the community.
Go beyond the headlines and tap in to the archives with Louis Moore and Derrick White!