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Jason Clinkscales


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Past articles by Jason:

Sidney Poitier Proved In ‘Buck And The Preacher’ That Black Actors Deserved To Be More Than Small Parts In Someone Else’s Play

Poitier’s debut as a director further burnished his credentials as an icon away from the movie set. → Read More

Stream It or Skip It: ‘The Underground Railroad’ on Amazon Prime, A Look Into The Real-Life Secret Network From Barry Jenkins

Another offering in the prestige drama set, Amazon debuts the 10-episode limited series helmed by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins. → Read More

‘Classical Baby’ Is One Of HBO’s Most Overlooked Gems

If you have a tiny human at home, it’s hard to go wrong with the softer tone and pace of Classical Baby. → Read More

‘Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story’ On Netflix Is A Dynamic Profile Of An Auto Racing Trailblazer

"My grandfather told me 'You must be better. You must be not good, not average. You must be better than the best.'" → Read More

‘Roll Red Roll’ on Netflix Presents A Complex Case Wherein Sexual Assault And Social Media Get Entangled In A “Football Town”

Be warned: This documentary will likely trigger many powerful emotions. → Read More

‘Hope: One In A Billion’ on Netflix Tells The Inspiring Story Of Gift Ngoepe, The First African To Play Major League Baseball

This uplifting documentary will remind you how good baseball CAN be. → Read More

‘Last Chance U’ Season 4 Is A Reminder That This Is The Best Recurring Sports Documentary On Netflix

Keep your fingers crossed that we get a Season 5! → Read More

‘Long Time Coming’ on Netflix Tells The Fascinating Story Of Racial Integration in Little League Baseball

This compelling 2017 documentary film that looks at a relatively unknown piece of baseball history. → Read More

‘Student Athlete’ on HBO Succeeds By Spotlighting The Victims Of The NCAA’s Hypocrisy

This documentary serves as yet another indictment of an obviously broken system that has little interest in changing the status quo. → Read More

DAZN Plans To Be “Da Zone” For Boxing And MMA Fans Tired Of Costly And Disappointing Pay-Per-Views

The service, which launches in September, aims to provide the same sort of service and value that the WWE Network provides to wrestling fans. → Read More

Sports & Politics Intersect: NFL owner denies double-standard over who can talk about politics

"I’ve known Brett since I was 16 years old. We were high school football teammates. We’ve grown up in life together." - Michael Bidwill, Arizona Cardinals ownerOn Monday, President Donald Tr → Read More

Sports and Politics Intersect: The world plays ball on Putin's pitch

"I would like to underline that FIFA is committed to the principle of keeping politics out of sports. Russia has always adhered to such approaches and is striving for the closest cooperation with everyone who is determined to develop and enhance a creative → Read More

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA's glass ceiling starts to crack

“There are pushes now for increased gender diversity in the workplace of pretty much every industry in the world. It’s what’s expected. More importantly — it’s what’s right. And yet the NBA should get → Read More

Sports & Politics Intersect: Cheerleader scandal exposes growing employee issues in NFL

“But unfortunately, I feel like it won’t change until something terrible happens, like a girl is assaulted in some way, or raped. I think teams will start paying attention to this only when it’s too la → Read More

Sports & Politics Intersect: Kings engage community as protests leave arena empty

"We're allowed to protest and they're allowed to do what they do out there, and as basketball players, majority of us African American in the league, we understand what's going on out there.” - Ki → Read More

Sports & Politics Intersect: Presidential sports coverage from coast-to-coast

"Who could forget the amazing Jose Altuve? Where's Jose? He's much taller than I thought." - President Donald Trump It's been a busy sports week for U.S. presidents, present and former alike. → Read More

Sports & Politics Intersect: NFL owners thrust anthem protests back into spotlight

“I am aware that my involvement in this movement means that my career may face the same outcome as Colin’s.” - Former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid, on facing free agency after kneeling for two → Read More

Sports & Politics Intersect: Cuban forced to face culture of misogyny in Mavs' front office

“It was a real life 'Animal House.'” - A former Dallas Mavericks employee on the culture of the organization On Feb. 20, the sports world was once again shaken by another disgusting story that details → Read More

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

"I think it's pretty obvious. Our league is made up of a lot of black guys. To honor that and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that?" - Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spu → Read More

Trevor Noah Is Leading ‘The Daily Show’ To Unprecedented Ratings Gains Amongst Black Viewers

Most late night talk shows have experienced a ‘Trump bump,’ but Trevor Noah's standing has arguably improved the most. → Read More