Dear Kobe

It was 1996 and I was a five-year-old sitting on the living room floor watching the NBA on NBC. During commercials, my brothers and I played  “knee basketball” in the living room of our apartment in Pasadena, CA. There were no hoops, just two laundry baskets on top of chairs. Jon was Nick Van Exel, […]

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More Than A Game

On August 8, 2015, I lost my father. My world changed when he was unexpectedly pronounced dead due to kidney failure.  He didn’t own much, for he was a black man who spent most of his life trying to get his footing. Our relationship was a rocky one – complicated at best. He didn’t leave […]

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The Aftermath of the Mizzou Protests

The “Concerned Student Protest 1950” demonstrated that student-athletes are some of the most important and influential people on campus. Former president Tim Wolfe’s lack of action regarding racial issues on the Missouri campus showed he did not care about his students, and the football team’s boycott eventually lead to his resignation. The resignation of Tim […]

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