Forty Million Dollar Slaves

Author: William C. Rhoden
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307565747
Release Date: 2010-02-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of true power in the multibillion-dollar industry their talent built. Provocative and controversial, Rhoden’s $40 Million Slaves weaves a compelling narrative of black athletes in the United States, from the plantation to their beginnings in nineteenth-century boxing rings to the history-making accomplishments of notable figures such as Jesse Owens, Althea Gibson, and Willie Mays. Rhoden reveals that black athletes’ “evolution” has merely been a journey from literal plantations—where sports were introduced as diversions to quell revolutionary stirrings—to today’s figurative ones, in the form of collegiate and professional sports programs. He details the “conveyor belt” that brings kids from inner cities and small towns to big-time programs, where they’re cut off from their roots and exploited by team owners, sports agents, and the media. He also sets his sights on athletes like Michael Jordan, who he says have abdicated their responsibility to the community with an apathy that borders on treason. The power black athletes have today is as limited as when masters forced their slaves to race and fight. The primary difference is, today’s shackles are often the athletes’ own making.

Die Radsport Mafia und ihre schmutzigen Gesch fte

Author: Tyler Hamilton
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492961776
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.

The Crisis

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Release Date: 2006-07
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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Die Regeln des Managements

Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783941493339
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Genre: Self-Help

Manche Zeitgenossen scheinen als perfekte Manager auf die Welt gekommen zu sein. Scheinbar spielend bewältigen sie die Fallstricke der Büropolitik, kümmern sich um die Probleme ihrer Mitarbeiter und haben auch mit nahezu unerreichbaren Zielen und endlosen Massen an Arbeit keine Probleme. Sie sagen und tun das Richtige und kommen mit jeder Situation zurecht. Wie schaffen sie das? Die Antwort ist einfach: Sie kennen die Regeln - die Regeln des Managements. Enthüllt werden diese Regeln nun von Richard Templar in seinem neuen Werk "Regeln des Managements". Der Bestsellerautor beschreibt, wie man als Manager andere behandeln und sich selbst verhalten soll. Wie schon in den vorangegangenen Bänden seiner Bestseller-Serie bringt Templar das komplexe Thema in 100 einfachen Regeln auf den Punkt. Locker geschrieben und sehr informativ - lesen Sie und werden Sie erfolgreich!

Jet

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Release Date: 2006-09-25
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The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

Pay to Play Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industrial Complex

Author: Lori Latrice Martin Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440843167
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Social Science

This book advances the debate about paying "student" athletes in big-time college sports by directly addressing the red-hot role of race in college sports. It concludes by suggesting a remedy to positively transform college sports. • Examines the longstanding controversy regarding whether colleges must "pay to play" when it comes to being competitive in high-profile sports and how this debate intersects with perceptions of race • Suggests a remedy for transforming big-time college sports that can simultaneously benefit colleges and universities, non-revenue generating sports, elite college athletes, and professional sports teams • Presents provocative and insightful information for scholars and students in the fields of sociology, kinesiology, education, gender studies, black history, sports management, urban studies, communications, and labor relations as well as for current athletes, former athletes, and fans of college sports

African Americans in Sports

Author: Carla Mooney
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781420506754
Release Date: 2012-01-20
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Author Carla Mooney explores African American involvement in sports in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. Blacks' participation in horse racing, track and field, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, and boxing are all covered. The book relates the accomplishments of trailblazers as well as the discrimination, insults, and physical violence they endured to open the doors of opportunity for black athletes around the country. The achievements of modern sports stars are also discussed and sidebars feature brief biographies of both pioneers and superstars.

Lance Armstrong

Author: Juliet Macur
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783841903457
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Lance Armstrong und das Rad der Lügen: Juliet Macur, Sportreporterin bei der New York Times, liefert die erste umfassende Darstellung, wie das System Armstrong über Jahrzehnte funktionieren konnte. Kollegen, Kontrolleure, Sportorganisationen, Sponsoren, Medien und selbst die Familie – sie alle wurden von Lance und seinen Helfern belogen, betrogen und unter zum Teil massiven Druck gesetzt. Das Buch, das auf intensiven Gesprächen mit Lance Armstrong und zahlreichen Interviews mit alten Weggefährten basiert, enthüllt die Zusammenhänge des größten Dopingskandal der Geschichte und liefert das beeindruckende Psychogramm eines scheinbar vollkommen gefühlskalten Egomanen. Spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite – nicht nur für Radsport-Fans!

The New Plantation

Author: B. Hawkins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230105539
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: Education

The New Plantation examines the controversial relationship between predominantly White NCAA Division I Institutions (PWI s) and black athletes, utilizing an internal colonial model. It provides a much-needed in-depth analysis to fully comprehend the magnitude of the forces at work that impact black athletes experiences at PWI s. Hawkins provides a conceptual framework for understanding the structural arrangements of PWI s and how they present challenges to Black athletes academic success; yet, challenges some have overcome and gone on to successful careers, while many have succumbed to these prevailing structural arrangements and have not benefited accordingly. The work is a call for academic reform, collective accountability from the communities that bear the burden of nurturing this athletic talent and the institutions that benefit from it, and collective consciousness to the Black male athletes that make of the largest percentage of athletes who generate the most revenue for the NCAA and its member institutions. Its hope is to promote a balanced exchange in the athletic services rendered and the educational services received.

Der Mann der K nig sein wollte The Man Who Would be King Zweisprachige Ausgabe Deutsch Englisch Bilingual edition German English

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026825388
Release Date: 2014-10-31
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Dieses eBook: "Der Mann, der König sein wollte / The Man Who Would be King - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Diese Zweisprachige Ausgabe hilft dem Leser Rudyard Kipling besser zu verstehen und zu interpretieren, ist praktisch beim Nachschlagen und sehr nützlich um Englisch / Deutsch als Fremdsprache zu Lernen oder zu Lehren. - This carefully crafted ebook: "Der Mann, der König sein wollte / The Man Who Would be King - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This bilingual edition helps the reader to understand and to interpret Rudyard Kipling better, is practical for looking up text passages and very useful for learning and teaching German / English language through classic literature. - Der Mann, der König sein wollte ist eine 1888 veröffentlichte Erzählung des Rudyard Kipling. Die Kurzgeschichte Kiplings wurde von Abenteurern wie James Brooke inspiriert. - The Man Who Would Be King (1888) is a novella by Rudyard Kipling. It is about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo. - Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) war ein britischer Schriftsteller und Dichter. Er gilt als wesentlicher Vertreter der Kurzgeschichte und als hervorragender Erzähler. Seine Kinderbücher gehören zu den Klassikern des Genres. - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story. His children's books are enduring classics of children's literature.

Race on the QT

Author: Adilifu Nama
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292772380
Release Date: 2015-04-15
Genre: Performing Arts

Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.

A Level Playing Field

Author: Gerald Lyn Early
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674050983
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

The noted cultural critic Gerald Early explores the intersection of race and sports, and our deeper, often contradictory attitudes toward the athletes we glorify. What desires and anxieties are encoded in our worship of (or disdain for) high-performance athletes? What other, invisible contests unfold when we watch a sporting event?

The Empire Strikes Out

Author: Robert Elias
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 9781595585288
Release Date: 2010-01-19
Genre: History

Is the face of American baseball throughout the world that of goodwill ambassador or ugly American? Has baseball crafted its own image or instead been at the mercy of broader forces shaping our society and the globe? The Empire Strikes Out gives us the sweeping story of how baseball and America are intertwined in the export of “the American way.” From the Civil War to George W. Bush and the Iraq War, we see baseball’s role in developing the American empire, first at home and then beyond our shores. And from Albert Spalding and baseball’s first World Tour to Bud Selig and the World Baseball Classic, we witness the globalization of America’s national pastime and baseball’s role in spreading the American dream. Besides describing baseball’s frequent and often surprising connections to America’s presence around the world, Elias assesses the effects of this relationship both on our foreign policies and on the sport itself and asks whether baseball can play a positive role or rather only reinforce America’s dominance around the globe. Like Franklin Foer in How Soccer Explains the World, Elias is driven by compelling stories, unusual events, and unique individuals. His seamless integration of original research and compelling analysis makes this a baseball book that’s about more than just sports.