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LeBron James Salutes Kyle Korver for His Essay on White Privilege in America

Los Angeles Laker LeBron James, who has used his public platform to speak out about social justice issues, was moved by his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kyle Korver’s essay on white privilege.    In Korver’s first-person essay, “Privileged,” published in The Players Tribune on Monday, he opened up about the false arrest of former Atlanta Hawks teammate Thabo Sefolosha in New York in…

Black Men Get Candid About Mental Health

Studies show Black men are particularly concerned about the stigma of mental illness, and apprehensive about seeking help. Wizdom Powell, PhD, MPH, director of the Health Disparities Institute at University of Connecticut Health and associate professor of psychiatry, said that men of color are generally discouraged from seeking any kind…

Papa John's Driven Out of Professional Sports after Founder's Racist Conference Call Comments

To date, 20 athletic organizations — from collegiate sports to professional sport leagues (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL) — have cut ties with Papa John’s after founder and former CEO John Schnatter’s N-word comments on a conference call. The severing included renaming stadiums and discontinuing or suspending promotions and partnerships. Oregon…