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Sports News Roundup: Stuart Scott, Ray Rice and ‘One Night in Miami’

StuartScott1January 14, 2015 – Segment 3

On today’s Sports Roundtable we sit down with Milton Kent, freelance journalist and Lecturer in the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University; Syreeta Hubbard, publisher of the blogs and; and Dean Bartoli Smith, author of Never Easy, Never Pretty: A Fan, A City, A Championship Season who writes about sports for The Baltimore Brew, among other publications; to discuss recent notable events in the world of sports including a review of the Ravens’ post season, the Mueller Report on the Ray Rice and the loss of trailblazing sportscaster and journalist Stuart Scott.

We will also preview the upcoming discussion at CenterStage – Sunday January 18 –  on athletes and social justice, centered around the current production One Night in MiamiWEAA’s 2015 lecture series will begin at CenterStage with a panel discussion broadcast live during WEAA’s Blacktop Xchange radio show from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 18.

Analyzing Domestic Violence In Light of Ray Rice

Ray Rice and familySeptember 10, 2014 – Segment 2

We examine the issue of domestic violence, in the wake of the events surrounding the video released of Ravens player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer and Rice’s subsequent indefinite suspension from the team. We will talk about the NFL response, Keith Olbermann’s call for Ravens leadership to resign, Janay Palmer Rice’s statement, and other pieces of this complex story.

Our panel of guests includes: Jacqueline RobargeFounder and Director of Power InsideDr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Mothyna James-Brightful, Visionary Director for Heal A Woman To Heal A NationJoe Ehrmann, former defensive lineman for the Baltimore Colts and motivational speaker who runs Coach for Americaand David Miller, Founder of the Dare To Be King Project LLC.


The Washington NFL Team Loses Its Trademark

redskinsJune 23, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn to the ongoing controversy over the name of the Washington NFL team, in light of last week’s cancellation of the team’s trademark registration by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In a 99-page decision, the Board said the team’s name and logo are disparaging to Native Americans. Joining us are: Mark Trahant, an independent print and media journalist; Suzan Shown Harjo, (Cheyenne and Hodulgee) President of The Morning Star Institute, a national Native rights organization, columnist for Indian Country Today Media Network, and past Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians; and Julie A. Hopkins, partner at Tydings and Rosenberg LLP where she practices Intellectual Property and Technology Law.


Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Player

michael-samMay 14, 2014 – Segment 4

We look at the career and life of Michael Sam, who last weekend became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. The airwaves have been buzzing with controversy over his reaction to the news: a televised kiss between him and his boyfriend. Our panel of guests include: Edward Wyckoff Williams, contributing editor at The Root and Political Contributor and Special Correspondent with AlJazeera America; and Syreeta Hubbard, publisher of the blogs


Change the Washington NFL Team Mascot — And Stop Using The Word

Change the MascotDecember 5, 2013 – Segment 3

We return to our discussion on the controversial mascot of the Washington, DC, NFL team, as the Oneida Nation – a 900-member tribe in central New York – is pressuring the NFL and the team’s owner to change the name. Our guests are: Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation representative and leader of the Change the Mascot campaign; and Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler, Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, DC.


Weekly News Round-up: George Zimmerman, Washington Football Name, & Att. Gen. Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric HolderMay 31, 2013 – Segment 3

It’s time for our weekly news round-up on the latest headlines including the controversy surrounding the George Zimmerman trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Washington Redskins name, US Attorney General Eric Holder. We are joined by:


The Role Of Money In Sports

Anquan Boldin traded to 49ersMarch 12, 2013 – Segment 3

With news that Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers, we move into a discussion of money in sports. Joining us are Ali Danois, contributor to Sporting News and Senior Editor of Bounce Magazine, and Dave Zirin, host of the Edge of Sports and sports columnist for The Nation.