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Shmackem: Jackie Robinson isn’t talked about enough

Shmackem: Jackie Robinson isn’t talked about enough

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Columns, Shmackem, Sports

When it comes to Civil Rights history, Jackie Robinson isn’t talked about enough in today’s time; most people just know him as the first black baseball player to play in the major league. However, Robinson was so much more than just the first black MLB player, he was actually a pioneer in civil rights of...

SHMACKEM: Nike boycott has racist undertones

SHMACKEM: Nike boycott has racist undertones

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

The public outrage that Nike has received for using former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its ad campaign has been uncalled for, some people actually burned Nike merchandise as a form of protest, which reeks of a modern-subtle form of racism. Nike's ad was unveiled on Labor Day as a special 30th...

Shmackem: Year of the LA Rams

Shmackem: Year of the LA Rams

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelance Writer

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

You heard it here first, the Los Angeles Rams will make it to the team’s first Super Bowl appearance since the 1999 season. The Rams did lose in a blowout versus the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 9 in the first preseason game of the 2018-19 season, however, it’s still just the preseason, so that loss...

Shmackem: Racism in the outfield

Shmackem: Racism in the outfield

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

August 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

I’m sorry to tell you, but if you’re 18 or in your 20s and make public prejudice statements you should still be penalized even if you become a millionaire MLB player in the future. In fact, by being a baseball player in the big league, a player is instantly viewed as a role model. It sets ...

Shmackem: ‘Jerry’s rule’ on NFL protesters is outrageous

Shmackem: ‘Jerry’s rule’ on NFL protesters is outrageous

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

July 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

I wish the old snow white Jerry Jones would try and suspend every Dallas Cowboy player that kneels in protest during the national anthem, he wouldn’t have any players to profit off of. Sadly, we may not get to see what the outcome will be, because no Cowboys player has knelt during the anthem to date...

Shmackem: Kawhi did it end this way

Shmackem: Kawhi did it end this way

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Production Editor

July 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

This just in: there is no loyalty in the NBA. Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan were traded for each other on July 18 and neither one of them are happy campers. The Spurs did Leonard dirty all last season. It’s no wonder he wanted to be traded. He was diagnosed with quadriceps tendinopathy, howeve...

Shmackem: No pressure for Croatia in 2018 World Cup Final

Shmackem: No pressure for Croatia in 2018 World Cup Final

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Production Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Final hosted by Russia is taking place on Sunday and will consist of France versus Croatia, in a win or go home match. The pressure to win the World Cup Final is all on France, as the team is the favorite to win. Not many futbol aficionados expected Croatia to be here, b...

Shmackem: Lakers shouldn’t expect a ring, just because they got The King

Shmackem: Lakers shouldn’t expect a ring, just because they got The King

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Production Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

Although Lebron James is widely considered the best basketball player on the planet and has a case for the greatest of all time, his addition to the Los Angeles Lakers is still not enough to dethrone the mighty Golden State Warriors, also known as the Dubs. James signed a four-year max contract worth...

Shmackem: Dodgers road back to World Series won’t come easy

Shmackem: Dodgers road back to World Series won’t come easy

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Production Editor

July 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a long road ahead to reach the World Series in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1977-78 season. It has been a tumultuous season for the Dodgers, after reaching the World Series for the first time in 29 years and taking the eventual champion Houston Astros...

Shmackem: Paul George coming home to the Los Angeles Lakers?

Shmackem: Paul George coming home to the Los Angeles Lakers?

Jah-Tosh Baruti

April 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Showcase, Slideshows, Sports

With his team on the verge of elimination from the first round of the playoffs, Paul George, 6-foot-9 swingman for the National Basketball Association’s Oklahoma City Thunder will surely elect to come home and sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. George will be a free agent at the end of the 2017-18...

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