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Recent articles by Shalise:

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, what civil and human rights could be next?

The Supreme Court leak indicates a strong pull on a delicate thread is coming — and the opinion explicitly references other decisions that suddenly seem under threat of unspooling, too. → Read More

Colin Kaepernick dismantles NFL's hypocritical — yet effective — messaging against him in rare on-record interview

With Brandon Marshall playing the role of NFL general manager, Kaepernick addressed the "distraction" narrative, his willingness to be a backup, and much more. Will it be enough to land him a job? → Read More

Michele Tafoya finally free to speak her ugly truths

Contrary to her notions, race regularly plays a role in how situations play out. Just look at the recent New Jersey mall incident. → Read More

Joe Burrow vows to take Hall of Famer's advice in how he handles Bengals' Super Bowl loss

Burrow invoked a Hall of Fame quarterback's advice when it comes to focusing too much on the negative, and not what his team accomplished this season. → Read More

Jeff Garcia sure hid fast — unlike women in media who endure his brand of toxicity

Garcia wasn't the first man to cry about a woman having a football opinion — in this instance, ESPN's Mina Kimes — and he won't be the last. But his reaction after the 49ers' NFC championship loss says everything. → Read More

Respect for Kobe Bryant should have prevented the horrific crash-site photos Vanessa Bryant is fighting to protect

Where was that love on that horrible morning, when a man — a father of four daughters, a husband, a coach, a friend — had his life cut short in the worst way? → Read More

Cam Newton's return to Carolina had everything — except a win

Newton showed love to Panthers fans, they showed back, and his performance indicated why the team signed him again. The only thing missing was a win over Washington. → Read More

When Roger Goodell tells you who he is by thoughtlessly protecting Daniel Snyder, believe him

In case you still bought into Goodell's principled veil, his comments on Snyder and his filthy WFT franchise this week should smash it to bits. → Read More

Tony Romo's crude Gisele Bündchen quip is problematic beyond tarnishing Tom Brady's historic moment

Gisele Bündchen is an incredibly accomplished woman, not Brady's property to offer up in exchange for a piece of memorabilia. → Read More

Tom Brady establishes NFL's 600 TD pass club — and Mike Evans gives ball away

Brady is the first player in league history with 600 touchdown passes. → Read More

Washington's insulting Sean Taylor ceremony reeked of an inept franchise trying to save face

Sunday's jersey retirement seemed slapdash and poorly planned, at best. And at worst? "Unseemly" barely begins to describe it. → Read More

Jon Gruden's racist email about DeMaurice Smith was bad enough. Then Friday, he made it worse

When you apologize, you don't equivocate, or spin, or gaslight. And yet that's exactly what Gruden did when the email came to light. → Read More

In light of Texas' horrifying new laws, the NCAA must understand that inaction speaks volumes

Texas is set to host a slew of Final Fours in the coming years, and the only thing narrow-minded lawmakers in the state might grasp is losing money. → Read More

The joy and heartbreak of sending my kid off to college

There's no how-to guide when it comes to dropping your first-born off at their dorm. → Read More

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs stuns field to win Olympic gold in men's 100-meter final

Jacobs came out of seemingly nowhere to run the final in 9.80 seconds. → Read More

USA women's hoops collects 50th straight Olympic win, though this one was trickier than others

Several new faces and Nigeria's chaotic style made for a tougher opener than might have been expected. → Read More

The Olympics altered its motto, then immediately went against its spirit with protest-related fiasco

It says a lot that the IOC had to backtrack to now include footage of protests in post-event highlight packages and social media. → Read More

Mickey Callaway should never be associated with Major League Baseball again

In a perfect world, Callaway's suspension would just be a formality and he'd never work for another baseball team again, though history tells us differently. → Read More

What Wayne Simmonds is showing us about the sacred relationship between a Black man and his barber

Not every barber can cut Black hair. → Read More

It's awesome DK Metcalf is trying to make the Olympics, but he's about to find out what 'track speed' really means

Football speed and Olympic-hopeful track speed are not the same. → Read More