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Atlanta Braves’ “Soul Patrol” On The Hunt For Black Legitimacy


There’s something special cooking in Atlanta and it ain’t mama’s fried peach pie.

The ingredients — by baseball’s recent standards — are rare, but the flavor’s nostalgically remarkable and it&rsq

While You Were Working: Richard Sherman Cleared Up His Adderall Comments


Richard Sherman claims he was misquoted in a story from the Vancouver Sun saying half the players in the NFL take Adderall. Sherman clarified the comments,

Can Tiger Woods Live?


Tiger Woods is popping again. He’s winning matches. Nike is back on the Jimmy. He’s escaped the

Why The World Baseball Classic Absolutely Matters


The World Baseball Classic is going on, and once again, it doesn’t mean jack to Americans. In Latin America, Japan and upstart countries like Italy a

The Weekend Made Them Do It: 50 Cent Tests Manti Te’o


After being tapped by NASCAR to help plug race car driving to Black audiences, a few NFL owners reached out to 50 Cent to help lead a special project on potential signees Manti Te'o and Nick Kasa. That is, unofficially. The more candid 50 exp

Black History Month: The Defiant, True-Original Jack Johnson


No matter where you live in this country, you have heard the name Django, the gunslinger that actor Jamie Foxx turned into the rage of the holiday film season. Whether you liked director Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti Western or not

Racism in European Soccer is a Disease; Mario Balotelli is the Cure


“There is no such thing as black Italian.”

These were the chants Mario Balotelli heard while on the pitch for Inter Milan. Those chants exemplify the kind of attitudes which surrounded Balotelli growing up in northern Italy,

Is Jerry Reese The Most Slept On Exec In Sports?


The President is black. The top General Manager in the NFL is too. New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese, like Obama, is the Jackie Robinson of his gig. Obama was the first African-American

Jay-Z: Brooklyn’s Finest And King Of New York


The man performed about two dozen songs, almost all of them smash hits. How many rappers – or artists, period – can rep like that? Rappers? None. Other artists? Very few.

Jay's supplanted Frank Sinatra as the voice behind

Lolo’s Hype Machine, G.O.A.T. Olympian debates and the London Olympics


Editors note: After the first week of Olympic action wrapped up, The Shadow League editors Vince Thomas and Khalid Salaam went back and forth on some of the topics (good hair, crip-walking, GOAT Olympian, Lolo hype, etc.) that had the America