Latest from Kevin B. Blackistone

Shame forced Jon Gruden out of the NFL. Daniel Snyder needs a push.

If the NFL can't accept Jon Gruden's stigma, it shouldn't tolerate Daniel Snyder's.
  • Oct 16, 2021

The NWSL is a symptom. U.S. Soccer is the problem.

If you want to understand the women's soccer league's problems, look to its roots.
  • Oct 9, 2021

Black athletes found their voice in 2020. They should use it to promote vaccines.

A virus that is killing Black people disproportionately is a social justice issue.
  • Sep 30, 2021

Baseball has a debt to Haiti, and it’s time the sport repaid it

The sport can’t save Haiti, but it has a moral obligation to help a country rendered so hapless by all manner of catastrophe.
  • Sep 22, 2021

Bishop Sycamore is the punchline, but an out-of-control prep sports industry is the joke

The Bishop Sycamore scam is “the canary in the coal mine” of an exploitative industry.
  • Sep 5, 2021

Mudcat Grant was never sorry

Baseball expected its Black stars to shut up and play. Then, one night in Cleveland, a pitcher came out singing — and swinging.
  • Aug 17, 2021

The NFL should lead by example and require its players to be vaccinated

Vaccination is a national responsibility, and no institution could compel action more than America's most popular sports league.
  • Aug 2, 2021

USA Basketball snubbed Nneka Ogwumike. She should have been playing for her homeland all along.

Ogwumike playing for Nigeria would be quite the boost not only to the Nigerian women’s competitiveness but also their country’s pride, as well as that of those of us who view ourselves through a Pan-African lens.
  • Jul 21, 2021

Shohei Ohtani’s double-duty feats are a reminder: The Negro Leagues are still overlooked

Don't forget Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe, “Bullet” Joe Rogan and the Negro Leagues' other two-way stars who pulled off the same undertaking as Ohtani.
  • Jul 12, 2021

The NCAA and Supreme Court took a small step to fix college sports. It’s not nearly enough.

The NCAA finally relented and agreed to allow college athletes to be able to profit from their name, image and likeness. The move is window dressing on much larger issues that still plague college sports.
  • Jun 30, 2021