The Black Athlete: Celebrating The Life of MLK? by Harold Bell



Dr. King and The G. O. A. T. (Muhammad Ali)

Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday was January 15th and Muhammad Ali’s Birthday was January 17th and February 21st has been designated as MLK Day in America. The month of February is Black History Month. I refuse to be a hypocrite and think “We shall overcome” not even close!

When you finish reading this blog please explain to me what does the black athlete and blacks in media have to celebrate as it relates to these great men?

They spent their lives standing up for something and not falling for just anything. These athletes should hang their heads and confess they have dropped the ball and walk backwards to pick up their checks on pay day.

Last year a CNN media personality wrote a blog titled “What MLK Might Say To Donald Trump? My question and response would be “What MLK Might Say To Black America, especially, the black athlete?” See link below for ‘The Chosen One’ LeBron James as he puts his foot in his mouth and then has to apologize: / He is one of the 40 Million Dollar Slaves who does not have a clue.

I would like to introduce you to Dale Hansen a white television sports reporter as he explains “White Priviledge” in America. Maybe this will explain to some ‘Why we cannot get over it!’  

The late great boxing Historian Bert Sugar explains “White Collar Crime!”

This link will tell you what to say when you son says, “I want to play in the NFL / /

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Harold Bell is the Godfather of Sports Talk radio and television in Washington, DC.  Throughout the mid-sixties, seventies and eighties, Harold embarked upon a relatively new medium–-sports talk radio with classic interviews with sports celebrities, politicians and news makers of the day.  The show and format became wildly popular. Harold has been an active force fighting for the rights of children for almost 50 years with the help of his wife Hattie through their charity Kids In Trouble, Inc.   To learn more about Harold Bell visit his official web site.  You can check out Harold’s work on this site by clicking here.

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