TEXAS -- A new Texas non-profit plans to extend scholarship support to those they say are undersupported in higher education -- white men.
The group, called the Former Majority Association for Equality, was
formed by Texas State University student Colby Bohannan and others and
hopes to provide four $500 scholarships to white men by July (donations
are being accepted via the group's website).
The group's mission statement says that it wants to "provide monetary
aid to those that have found the scholarship application process
difficult because they do not fit into certain categories or any ethnic
Hats off to Matt Taibbi for staying on the Wall Street crime beat, asking in his most recent report inRolling Stone
: "Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?"
"Financial crooks," he argues, "brought down the world's economy -- but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them."
True enough, but that’s only part of the story. The Daily Kos called
his investigation a "depressing read" perhaps because it suggests that
the Obama Administration is not doing what it should to reign in
WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee is urging
NFL owners to open their financial books to the players union, arguing that will
help resolve a labor dispute that is threatening next season’s games.
“Reluctantly, I have come to the conclusion that the only way to sort out
this stalemate is for the owners and the league to answer the biggest sticking
point: money,” Sen. Jay Rockefeller wrote in a Washington Post opinion column on
“What I’d like to see from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners
is a simple display of good faith: Show the union your books.
Beyonce graces the March issue ofL'Officiel Paris
, but it's a
controversial photo of the superstar inside the French fashion magazine that's
getting the most attention.
The glossy is celebrating its 90th
anniversary, and Beyonce marks the occasion with an homage to Nigerian
musician and humanitarian Fela Kuti; Beyonce's husband,Jay-Z
, is a producer on the acclaimed Broadway musical "Fela!
," based on the icon's life, music and courageous defiance against government corruption.
In a statement (
Birmingham, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its 2011 preseason all-SWAC baseball teams, along with the league’s predicted order of finish as selected by the head coaches and sports information directors from the 10 member institutions.
Southern University first baseman Frazier Hall earned preseason Player of the Year honors. Hall is the 2010 SWAC Player of the Year and batted .387 with 49 RBI, 16 doubles and 8 home runs a year ago.
Hall also compiled a .637 slugging percentage and scored 49 runs in 2010.
(Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.’s YouTube is in talks with
the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League to
show live games, building on the popularity of cricket’s Indian Premier
League last year, a Google executive said.
YouTube aims to show more live sports in the
second half of the year, said Gautam Anand, Google’s director of content
partnerships for Asia Pacific, in an interview in Seoul Tuesday.
Google is in talks with “most pro sports leagues” including the NBA and
NHL, as well as soccer leagues in Europe, Brian Suh, head of YouTube
Partnership at Google’s Korean unit, said separately.
HAMPTON, VA –
The Central Intercollegiate
Athletic Association is proud is release the 2010-11 Men’s and Women’s
Basketball All-Rookie Teams as decided by the CIAA- Sports Information
Directors Association. This year’s teams are headlined by Saint
Augustine’s College’s Umeka Benson and Joel Kindred.
Umeka Benson (Charlotte, NC) was voted as this year’sCIAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Yearafter averaging 10.1 points per game and pulling down 8.4 rebounds per
game. Benson is the top rookie scorer among all scorers in the CIAA.
Sports chained to big business, gambling & corruption
NEVADA-- The title of this report may come as no revelation to avid sports fans, business movers and shakers and the politically connected.
But every once in a while it is worth taking stock of those most prominent in a field ripe for deception, deniability and its penchant for unaccountability.
While the names Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Derek Jeter need no introduction, even to non-sports fans, few people would ably recognize the name, Ted Forstmann.
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, February 19, 2011; 5:48 AM
In a rare early morning weekend vote, the House approved an aggressive plan Saturday to eliminate dozens of federal programs and offices while slashing agency budgets by as much as 40 percent, drawing out more than $60 billion in deficit savings.
Setting up a showdown early next month withPresident Obama
and Senate Democrats, House Republicans pushed the legislation through after a marathon debate capped off by an all-night session Friday that spilled into Saturday morning.
DETROIT -- Speculation swirls almost daily
about the fate of the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers
even as Major League Baseball boasts record revenue, leading
some analysts and bankers to question whether the league is
minding the store.
Over the past two years, baseball has seen two teams pushed
into bankruptcy—the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers—and
one sports banker wonders whether the Mets may eventually join
them due to a $1 billion legal battle with the trustee for
victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.
The following is a look at NBA All-Star 2011 by the numbers:
All-Star Global Reach
· 215 -- All-Star events will be broadcast in 215 countries and
territories and in 43 languages.
· 1,800 -- More than 1,800 media will cover events, including a record
431 international reporters.
NBA All-Star in Los Angeles
· 5 – LA will host an NBA All-Star Game for a record fifth time (1963,
1972, 1983, 2004, 2011).
AUBURN, Ala. (AP)—A 62-year-old Dadeville man has been arrested in
connection with the poisoning of the historic Toomer’s Corner oak trees at
Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson said Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr. was arrested
at the police station at 1:26 a.m. Thursday and was charged with one count of
criminal mischief first degree. He said Updyke could face other charges, but
would not confirm that the Dadeville man turned himself in. He said he arrived
at the jail without an attorney.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—A federal judge in the perjury case against Barry Bonds on Tuesday decided to allow an audio recording in which, prosecutors say, the baseball star’s personal trainer discussed his steroids use.
Bonds’ lawyers had asked the judge to exclude the recording from his upcoming trial on charges that he lied to a grand jury when he said he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs. They argued that since the personal trainer, Greg Anderson, is refusing to testify, there’s no way to authenticate the topic of discussion.
By Eric G. Satterwhite, columnist for Blackathlete.com(Black Athlete Sports Network)
A retired Military soldier with a deep rooted (heart area) appreciation of the Golf GAME is sitting in front of the televison tube with his 3-year-old son. The Soldier never realizes at that point his beloved son is connecting to the Golf GAME action that his Dad views. The youth unabtedly surmises this televised spectacle of a focused group of polo shirt clad-- double knit slack wearing "grown up" men ; so
by Chris Chase
assistant coach Rocky Seto wanted to get the word out that he had accepted the defensive coordinator position at UCLA. He texted reporters the news, told his friends and family, and watched congratulations pour in on his Facebook page all before the official announcement was made.
The early dissemination of the news had an unintended consequence. A massive fan backlash to Seto's hiring, ignited by the coach's preemptive self-congratulations, causedUCLA to rescind the offer
Apparently, there's one thing you don't want to do if you're going to be anywhere near formerNew York Giants
quarterback and current CBS analyst Phil Simms, and that's to cast aspersions on the playing abilities of his son Matt, who's currently the quarterback at Tennessee. Ex-NFL punt return ace Desmond Howard did so last season in his role as an analyst on ESPN's College Gameday show, and this led to a little go-round between the two former Super Bowl MVPs at the NFL Experience event down in Dallas.