Latest from Kevin B. Blackistone

Carl Nassib’s presence is a symbol of progress — and a reminder of the perils facing gay men

Nassib is comfortable in plain sight. And on his platform, he can inspire others like him and their allies, and stand as a warning to those who would oppose them.
  • Jun 24, 2021

This forgotten star died without family. The sports world made sure his burial would be different.

After a solitary death, St. Bonaventure welcomed basketball legend George Carter home.
  • Jun 7, 2021

Kwame Brown’s critics turned him into a caricature. He responded as a human.

Kwame Brown isn't a joke, and his message for sports media is plenty serious.
  • Jun 2, 2021

The Wizards avoided a sweep, but desperation isn’t a long-term solution

This playoff series may have provided a path out of the NBA muck that the Wizards have sunk into. It is the example set by Philadelphia.
  • May 31, 2021

Northwestern’s athletic director hiring is an insulting and embarrassing step back for everybody

My alma mater could have made a difference with its latest hire, but dollars outweighed decency.
  • May 8, 2021

The ban on Olympic protests only empowers the protesters

Olympic athletes don’t need — and shouldn’t seek — the IOC’s approval to protest.
  • Apr 25, 2021

Lawmakers targeting trans youth demonize kids to pander to fearful voters

Bills masquerading themselves as interested in fairness instead follow in a long tradition of sports hatred.
  • Apr 18, 2021

Sports brought Atlanta so much. As voting laws change, it’s time to take something away.

Until further notice, what sports brought to Atlanta, it should take away — starting with baseball’s upcoming All-Star Game.
  • Mar 28, 2021

Maryland’s highflying offense makes it a national title threat — and a joy to watch

Brenda Frese loves offense, and it has made her Terps a college basketball treasure.
  • Mar 21, 2021

Marvin Hagler made a clean break with boxing, and that’s why he never got his due

Boxing retirements are made to be broken, but Marvin Hagler never looked back.
  • Mar 17, 2021