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Friday, October 31, 2014

Ethical Debates

Dwyane Wade on cover of Ebony Magazine, sons wearing Trayvon Martin hoodies

The September issue of Ebony Magazine aims to honor Trayvon Martin and keep the conversation of race in America alive, according to Huffington Post. The magazine has four different covers for the issue, including one featuring Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, and his two sons. Wade’s sons Zaire and Zion are both wearing gray hoodies…Read More

Charles Barkley believes right decision was made in George Zimmerman trial

The George Zimmerman verdict has been the most controversial topic in America over the past week since the Florida man was acquitted on Saturday in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Several powerful figures from the sports world have voiced their opinions on the matter, with most of them bashing the legal system and…Read More

Marcus Vick went ballistic over the George Zimmerman verdict

Marcus Vick is known for sharing strong opinions over Twitter, and nothing elicited a stronger reaction from the former Virginia Tech quarterback than the acquittal of George Zimmerman on Saturday. Vick started off simply by saying there was no justice done in the case. So it's ok for me to follow n start a fight…Read More

PETA asks Tampa Bay Rays to remove rays tank in center field

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, has written a letter to the Tampa Bay Rays requesting that the team remove its Rays Touch Tank from center field Tropicana Field. According to The Tampa Tribune, Delcianna Winders, director of PETA captive animal law enforcement, argued in the letter that the placement…Read More

‘No homo’ and why it is offensive

The slang phrase “no homo” received significant attention this weekend after Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert used it during a postgame news conference on Saturday following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. He was fined $75,000 by the NBA for using the phrase and cursing at the media. I imagine the bulk of the…Read More

Adrian Peterson on gay marriage: ‘I’m not with that’

When superstar athletes express their opinions about gay players in sports, the ripple effect occurs almost instantly. Adrian Peterson gave us a perfect example of that last week when he provided his thoughts on gay marriage. During an interview with Bruce Murray and Amani Toomer on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Peterson discussed his former teammate Chris…Read More

Brittney Griner: Baylor discouraged me from being openly gay

Brittney Griner says she was discouraged by her coaches and the Baylor athletic department from being openly gay while in college the past five years. Griner just completed her senior season in Waco and was selected No. 1 overall by the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The former two-time first-team All-American center came out publicly last month,…Read More

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