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Recapping March: Articles and Commentaries Chronicling the Month

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aleibovitz.jpgWith LeBron, Gisele, Annie Leibovitz, and the cover of American Vogue, the making of Tyler Hansbrough’s college legacy, Brett Favre’s “retirement,” the revealing of Arlen Specter’s true mission behind Spygate, more steroid news, upping the ante on Geno and Pat’s continuing feud, and the remaking of John Thompson III and Georgetown’s basketball program through March Madness and revisionist history, it has been yet another crazy month for sports and sports-related news.

So, I thought I’d do something a little different and provide a little recap of March through the month’s commentaries and articles. I’m actually crossing my fingers and hoping nothing too crazy happens between today and tomorrow at midnight!

Anyway, thanks for reading SOMM….

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Invalidating Jemele Hill: When You Cause a Stir… Face Slaps Follow

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kongpiss.jpgBecause articles from its computers are more often than not the first to be read by the public, the Associate Press news service monolith often acts as a tone-setter for discourse of news events. In the case of the stir caused by the LeBron James-Gisele Bundchen American Vogue cover, though, someone at the organization feels that the growing controversy is important enough to attempt to act as the final word when it comes to discussions of race and racism.

And, of course, act to invalidate the concerns of many black people and people in general who feel the depiction of James is closer to King Kong then King James.

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Houston, We Have a Problem: Kelly Tilghman, Golfweek and More

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Will Brown, lynched and burned in Omaha, Ne. 1919.Get’chya popcorn ready….

When did this begin, January 6? The day is about to turn to a new one, which makes, “soon,” January 23. And after 17 days nothing is remotely close to resolved, close to being understood, close to being divulged about the Kelly Tilghman incident.

Many people considered the image of a noose – on the cover of Golfweek magazine – far “worse” an offense than Tilghman’s horrific boiler room joke about how young PGA golfers can deal with Tiger Woods:

Lynch him in a back alley.”

Other people pooh-poohed the noose as a flaccid attempt at sensationalism and concentrated their attentions mainly on Tilghman’s words.

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Tony Cox Show (NPR) with Jemele Hill and Greg Lee

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The topics of our bi-weekly show Thursday hosted by Tony Cox were the murder of Sean Taylor and the problem with media exposure and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Jemele provided the latest news surrounding Taylor’s murder including Antrel Rolle’s statement that Taylor’s death was not random and that Taylor lived in fear for the past three years. She urged us to listen to and focus on reports from those trained in examining a crime scene (investigators) rather than jump to conclusions based on the assertions of someone who admittedly hadn’t seen or talked with Taylor in at least a year (Rolle).

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November 30, 2007 at 3:28 am