George Floyd deserves justice, and nothing less than the complete imprisonment of everyone involved in his murder at the hands of the police will suffice. Watch Dave Chappelle's new special, 8.46, right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tR6mKcBbT4.
Colin Kaepernick, despite leading the San Francisco 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII in just his second season, has been blackballed from the NFL since 2016 because he had the audacity to peacefully protest the very racist criminal justice system that murdered both George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Support his organization, the Know Your Rights Camp, right here: fivereasonssports.com/merchandise.
Read more about The 1619 Project: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html. Though Juneteenth is celebrated this week, Afro-Americans still remain under the oppressive yolk of white supremacy, and no one knows this better than the Haïtian people. Haïti is a long-suffering, rich, and resilient land that has paid dearly for her people’s audacity to overthrow their European colonizers beginning in 1791 and culminating in their independence in 1804.
Book Recommendation: Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. Order here: https://amzn.to/2C6fbo9.
Featured Sounds: Dave Chappelle - 8:46 | Jay-Z - The Story of OJ | Tabou Combo - Baissez-Bas | Sweet Micky - I Don’t Care | Feeling Band - Retounen | Frank Ocean - Pink + White.
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The world is on fire, and host Ricky J. Marc finally has time to talk about it. Join us as we finally kick off the Stick To Sports series with a look into the failed American criminal justice system and how the backdrop of recent history contributes to that.
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00:39 - Stick To Sports: The Intro
04:40 - The Next Hashtag
06:58 - Deadly Police Humor
10:09 - Hollywood Sellouts
11:50 - The Ahmaud Abery Killing
14:48 - Settling For Uncle Joe
15:34 - Educator Jamaal Bowman On The ’94 Crime Bill
20:07 - Dr. Eddie Glaude On Dr. King’s Radicalism
24:55 - The Radical King (In His Own Words)
29:36 - Killmonger Had A Point
32:13 - Central Park Karen
35:47 - A History of Race Riots
41:23 - Malcolm X
We’re working on S01E01, we promise. We just want to make it just right for you. In the meantime, once you’re done running through the entire Light Skinned Opinions, 3 Yards Per Carry, and Five On The Floor library, come on back over here for a sneak preview of STICK TO SPORTS: A Sports Podcast (That Isn’t)! We'd leave a key under the mat for you, but that would be weird, and we don't know where our keys are. Oops. Be sure to follow our host Ricky J. Marc (@RickyJMarc) on Twitter! Us too: @StickToSports5R. Stay tuned!
Ricky J. Marc (@RickyJMarc) provides a brief introduction to the all-new STICK TO SPORTS: A Sports Podcast (That Isn't), in which he discusses that week's political affairs. Maybe. We'll see how he feels. Ask him. We don't know.