BY MARK FAINARU-WADA | ESPN STAFF WRITER
February 17, 2017
When Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf arrived earlier this month in Michigan for a speaking engagement, only a week had passed since President Trump announced a travel ban against immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The action had sparked international protests, a clash between the judicial and executive branches and heightened fears within the world’s second-largest religious population.
Historically, the treatment of people with mental illness can be described as nothing less than horrific. From burning people at the stake in the medieval ages because they were “products of the devil” to mass sterilization and mass murder initiated by the eugenics movement in Nazi Germany, people with mental illness have been demonised throughout. Even terms associated with mental illness have negative connotations associated with them today. Take the word ‘asylum’ for instance. By definition it is a place offering safety of shelter or an institution for the care of people, yet the word often conjures imagery of straight jackets, incoherent, nonsensical and dangerous [...]
with film to air during the 59th Annual Grammy AwardsBY CLINTON YATES@CLINTONYATES
February 12, 2017
7:50 PM“Is this the land history promised?”
That’s the question Michael B. Jordan asks in the new short film EQUALITY, launching Nike’s new campaign of the same name, the goal of which is to encourage “people to take the fairness and respect they see in sport and translate them off the field,” the company says. Back in January, to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Nike announced partnerships with two community organizations, PeacePlayers International and MENTOR: The National Mentoring [...]
More Patriots say they’ll be skipping the White HouseBY CLINTON YATES@CLINTONYATES
February 10, 2017
12:00 PMThis feels like it’s been the longest week ever. Thank God that baseball’s back soon.
If you take someone to court, there’s always the possibility that you might lose. That’s exactly what happened to President Donald Trump on Thursday, when a federal appeals court upheld the decision to temporarily stop his immigration ban. Needless to say, he’s pretty unhappy about the decision and has taken his tweets to the all-caps level, which we presume means that he’s REALLY serious. If you listen to legal experts though, this [...]