Prior to the start of Super Bowl 54, The Root website called for a boycott of the big event. First and foremost among five reasons given for a boycott on The Root's Twitter account was Colin Kaepernick being blackballed by the NFL merely for trashing his home country for alleged racial injustice.
ESPN First Take yell man Stephen A. Smith is under fire for making a mockery of journalism ethics. On Friday, The Root writer Stephen A. Crockett Jr. joined in with Jemele Hill's Twitter criticisms of Smith for secretly working with Jay-Z to arrange last month's failed NFL workout for Colin Kaepernick. Crockett and Hill, a writer for The Atlantic, are giving Smith no mercy.
This week, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has risen to the top of the heap in early Democratic presidential primary polling in Iowa and New Hampshire, came under serious sustained attack for the first time in his candidacy. Buttigieg's early candidacy gained credibility thanks to the moderation he displayed compared with other Democrats. He quickly lost steam when he tacked to the left. Now Buttigieg has swiveled back toward the center, launching a series of assaults on the radical plans of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and stealing her momentum in the largely white early primary states
The sleazy new sexual-assault allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in The New York Times drove out sleazy talk from MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson on Sunday's AM Joy. He called him "the fifth guy in a gang rape." Jason is so partisan that he flip-flopped on Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) needing to resign for a racist yearbook page he made in medical school.
Pose’s transgender writer, director, and producer Janet Mock has a few choice words for those who aren’t super-careful with pronouns. Deified in 2014 for her memoir, the Hollywood media has long looked to Mock for her expertise on trans issues. In an interview with The Root yesterday, Janet Mock once again imparted her wisdom, relating mistaken pronouns to racism against black people.
To say many fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones were not happy with Sunday's series finale is probably an understatement.
Eric Reid, a safety for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, has been subjected to "random" drug tests seven times in his 11 weeks with the team, and he says it's retaliation for having kneeled for three seasons and for suing the league for alleged collusion. The Root writer Stephen A. Crockett Jr. says the frequent drug tests of the malcontent stem from the NFL's likeness to the Trump Administration. Both are "dictatorships disguised as democracies," he writes.
Oh man, say what you will about Kanye, but the man’s great at reducing the left-wing media into a quivering and insecure pile of mush. The very fact that a prominent celebrity, who also happens to be a minority, has divorced himself from the showbiz victims’ circle has unleashed pure spite from his former colleagues. They have been stumbling over themselves to let him know that he’s no longer one of them, as he’s become an Uncle Tom.
Every time a starting quarterback in the NFL goes down with a serious injury, some sports writer is quick to urge that team to sign free agent Colin Kaepernick (seen in file photo). It happened again when San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending knee injury Sunday. The Root's Stephen A. Crockett Jr. and Michael Harriot offer six "legit reasons" why the 49ers should bring back their former QB and one why they won't.
It's a social justice sinergy made in Heaven: "Mr. Hollywood" LeBron James and ex-ESPN broadcaster/writer Jemele Hill. The two Trump-hating millionaires are joining forces to produce the basketball documentary Shut Up and Dribble, a three-part Showtime series in November that she'll narrate.
Almost all was quiet on the NFL front in week 1 of the 2018 season. Protests were at a minimum, and that infuriates The Root's Senior Editor Stephen A. Crockett Jr. He excoriated African-American football players and fans, one group for refusing to spite the flag and the other for watching the games and in so doing, refusing to free the "slaves."
Yesterday an NFL attorney deposed Colin Kaepernick in the ongoing proceedings for the latter's lawsuit charging the league with collusion to keep him out of the league. Yahoo! Sports columnist Charles Robinson theorized on the approach an NFL attorney may have taken in questioning the former quarterback of the 49ers, who was passed over by all 32 teams during the 2017 season. The Root's Stephen Crockett wrote a detestable follow-up to Robinson's piece, blaming NFL owners for collusion and criticizing Vice-President MIke Pence and Christians for opposing the disrespectful anthem protests Kaepernick started.