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"rose davis" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"The making the one hundred million dollar initiative is one point three miles of blackness right through the crenshaw corridor the stretch of new parks community spaces and original art is designed to be a celebration of the area's rich history and arts black history and black culture an extension of the la metro rail from lax airport. To downtown. it would pass right through crenshaw a major disruption for business owners in the area. Many saad is a problem but nipsy saw opportunity. La councilmembers marquis. Harris dawson nipsy said we need crenshaw to be the destination not to pass through. Not the way you get to where else you're going we have stack destination crenshaw that day or the next day it blew up and then it got the name destination crenshaw once complete an estimated five million people a year are expected to use the line through crenshaw nipsy ultimate goal to introduce people to the area but also keep crenshaw crenshaw here's culture critic garrett kennedy. He's going to be impossible to talk about the history of south. La and not all mentioned nip especially that day when destination crenshaw opened. And you see this gorgeous artwork up and down corridor you know that this man was a part of bringing into fruition. The new also see his image everywhere. You go and i love that i love finding a new mural of him almost on a weekly basis now has seemed but just seeing helm everywhere i think is going to not only define him. What's going to define southbound. I just morn the fact that we couldn't have seen more of who was becoming. Look at what he did with his life in such a short amount of time. The foundation he built for debbie. Brown nipsy was always looking ahead. I think he left us especially black man. A blueprint for what worthiness looks like. What greatness looks like what impact what service what visionary creativity can be. Also what steady resilience looks like. I'm just in awe of the way. He carried himself for the over ten years that i know him. I'm in all of it. Mris marathon continued. Enforce brother sam. That's the most important thing the marathon continues man. The legacy of nipsy inspiration kind of the blueprint of hard work pays off and there's no shortcuts. Just the mentality that broke broad demonstrated is going to be like you know a fable. Or like a william wallace braveheart or like you know malcolm x. type of racial figure that things he put his energy towards it wasn't for himself. It was you know for the greater cause and for for other people around because when you look at that and you see hustles journey is just going to make you understand that you can do the same thing you can do it with. Pride respect morals. You don't have to water down your integrity. China gain something very quick. You don't have to sell yourself short or sell talents out. You can take heart long road build it and reap the benefits and also teach others how to do the same thing. The still work to be done. Here's a mirror. Rose davis again. I think nipsy certainly planted seeds. I think his friends and the nba continue to water them. I think activists continue to foster new visions for liberation in for black freedom in for just future. It's really about the community. It's bringing everybody along and in the process is running to a new future that perhaps we can't even see 'cause we have imagined it yet but giving ourselves the space to in nipsy model. Perhaps think about possibilities. That aren't there yet that i did nipsy. Marathon continues to inspire and motivate his friends around the nba. They've had to keep pushing forward taking their wins and their losses and a game where fortunes can change in an instant that can be heartbreaking as it is glories isaiah. Thomas is the definition of marathon runner after injuries hampered his career following that legendary season boston. It is still running his race. He's bounced around the league from to la denver. Washington and new orleans is a tattoo of one a nips. He's lyrics from racks in the middle. I've been climbing battles up. A steep hill reads that ink is a reminder that quitting is an option and that life is bigger than the game that changed his life. I got a production company called slow grind media. I think piggybacks what the marathon is about also with my media production company all my own content that relates to what he owned his own masters in his publishing in all that. When i was in boston i was in the mvp race in all stars and healthy. I didn't realize how much power i have. You know to be able to do things on my own. And be able to inspire so many people to what i was doing and to be able to get people to relate to my story and what you know what i've been through and what my.
"rose davis" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend
"I think you should pitch that. That's what about roast battles. You familiar with the roast battles stuff with jeff. Russ's rob you seen a couple of oman tick-tock Jeff life schultz is real. Name is you know. He's a nice guy actually like him. I've known him forever. I've been seen them in a long time. But he's is jeff ross. God i've been don't roasts. He's every funny one verse right and the idea of roasting used to be you know. Every day they'd have a day. Is that worth one person is to comics roasting each other. Like kind of a you know a rank out contests like that. We used to have in high school or something like that. And and you'd have three foot or famous comics or or You know basically well-known. I made the original dean martin roasts work because the tired dallas really people that were famous. Right at the president's savvy. Dave they were the kremlin grump. Now you have a bunch of people that no one heard of making fun of somebody's famous. Why would you do it unless you were desperate. Desperate for a little facetime on you know whatever it seems to be that one the only funny thing i remember that roses day when they roasted mike tyson a jeffrey ross. Did this whole thing. That didn't get any laughs and mike tyson. That up at the end he goes jeffey. Russ you're still unfunny that heff with your said they wanted to. My own is which you know. He didn't write that. But i mean that's a great line. Tyson was pretty on. Some of the roast. I've seen him on. I always suprised it. At how good he he was he was doing. You wouldn't think he would be pretty funny. I don't know about the battle show or whatever. But but i like jeff. I like them on the on the roasts and things like that but uncomfortable. Rose davis on comedy central is the bruce is one you can tell the bruce was just not joining it at all. You have to look that up now. He was no republican. Wants her name. The blonde chick that walter and colton ann coulter. That was the most that was that was brutal. How many times does this new word. The best word was justin bieber. Believe it or not. He was hysterical. He it was the best promo thing ever to clear that kid's name. Wow he goes like this ios. Yeah so big deal. I ate somebody's head. i got house. I got fined. Fifty thousand dollars they were faberge eggs he goes so i'm twenty years old. He goes. I was eighteen years old and i have a lamborghini. I drove to fast. Like you wouldn't inside the house. I drove art fast. Thousand thousand and money to this kid. I know that it was really funny. And it was really like a great. Pr thing for his manager to this one. I'm best what was really liked the visible when he wet the end is can. I just wanted to say my biggest fear in life is to be sitting where you are an unknown. Roasting somebody famous. You're blowing my mind sipping you mind zipping monkey st- no name one of it for sure monkey so Silky you said. When i was joking with you before and i said can you read my mind you. You'd think all of this who and all that stuff. I actually started in mental ism myself and had a bunch of. I started my radio. Show a as a cynic trying to prove all these psychics and people were Full shit Evolved from cynic skeptic thinking maybe keep an open mind towards the stuff and so. That's what my radio show was about. I've had a bunch of those people on bish program. Last week i had A palm reader on and so in forty five years of being into mental azam and and and psychic stuff in investigating all the stuff and looking into it never really took palm reading seriously at every job. Is the bugs. Bunny costs you. Would you like your palm. Read that i was. I was really surprised. I just held. I took a picture of my hand and just held it up but as as far as an interview. Probably no exaggeration two thousand psychics and she was the most impressive of of the male army to What what do you. What do you make of all that stuff. I'm a theatrical. You know. Mind reader i use. I use them all the tracks as tricks magicians subject. Gamblers reviews looking als. That kind of stuff. We ought to tell what's going on there was no. There's no psychic ability in vegas. Joe i mean can you we go. We do like a rainman thing. You i'm the rainman but but it is. It is interesting i have. I'm fortunate enough to be friends with some the top guys feel and You know they've taught me a lot of really interesting stuff you know but it's just hard. It's just hard like in a radio or this kind of format. No are logical. You are joe. You may john disappear on the actually. The metamucil just started to work. So he's an irregular. So who your who your influences in mental chris. Gay fan a christian in his life crest a couple of years ago. He's still out there at work. He's he's a israel hustler. He's he's amazing and i went with another friend of mine. Who is a magician. And we're in this theater and during it the mission this guy just turns around. Says i can't believe you. Could you see what he did he goes. I saw him. You know when i was in college has twenty five years later. He says i grew my kids from assume. He's just so fabulous and he is most great audience management in that kind of thing. Where do you work in comedy clubs. Doing this guy got to imagine that pretty difficult this wealth would that having to work work clubs. I do Lot of Conventions you know magician convention And also allen involved with a group of reformers that's we run with a cold apollo mystery and it's a linden hurts long island i nine and the south shore peter exchange and once a month on a sunday night we put on a magic show and it's an adult like children show in adult fem- show and we actually bring in. Magicians from was ever coming. You know coming into town or passing through and so we get a lot of guys that would go work in the city were on sunday. Or if they're trying new stuff for commensurate or something that that they'll come out. I mean we had world informers and it's just a little you know theater in in linden hers studio theatre on what.
"rose davis" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"We see a lot of people use that moment to mount various protests but also to protest the game itself to say. Hey you displays people you know you causes harm you build these structures that nobody will use you. Leave all of this area. Worse than when you found it and you're enormously like second to maybe fifa and i think that activism on the ground has continued and actually only amplified since hoven is just that those stories don't necessarily cross over as much so the people in tokyo really protesting hospitals are saying. Hey look we're at capacity the towns that usually hope trained host training camps or saying no. We're having a spike here. You can't come. All of that is spurring more protests than usual. But then at the same time it was like we're to see it like kind of rolling merely along and if you're watching at home we've been conditioned to watch pandemic sport at this point it's shot in a way that doesn't necessarily feel as different. You get your nice little inspirational packages. You get your personalities. I think we're my surprise comes in. Is this particular. Iteration of calls for boycott is coming from different. Places is not coming from tired and true. No olympic activists right. It's coming from les consumers of sport who usually love the romanticism of excitement of the olympics. Especially black folk who love to celebrate black row magic and black excellence at the olympic games and after this past week. I think when. I've seen my timeline especially is people saying. Let me get this straight. You're going to punish a carey for some i joint. After she found out her mother died. You're gonna police women out of competition because of a natural chromosome. You're gonna police afro swim cap. You're gonna police beyond the mcneil in question her abortion. You're gonna do all of these things than absolutely like. Where's the boycott. How do we sign up. What used to be space where you would just cheer for micromagic. Two weeks sale. You saw the means. Were taking land. Sea and air with simone biles simone manual in sha. Carry on it. Those are fewer in farther between this week. What a difference a week makes. And so i think that to me is what's surprising that to me is what is new here where that goes. I don't know. But i do think that it invites a lot. More people into very critically about the intersection of sports and politics and race and gender and all these things that nerds like me hang out and talk about all the time but in this moment i it's putting a crack in that romantic olympic nostalgia now when the game start will that be swept away sports if anything is very good at sport washing. It's very good at drawing you in and getting that excitement going so i don't know if i ever released stands a chance. But perhaps we're having more conversations that means in three years. Now we start the conversation from a different place a mirror. Let's keep it real. There were a lot of people both sides there was supposed to stop watching the nfl over colin kaepernick and seems like their ratings are doing. That's the other thing right. What does it look like to actually try to discipline. These huge institutions. The answer has to be collective activism. But that's a really hard to do when involves people actually turning off and tuning out of something. That is very seductive. Amir rose davis is a professor at penn state salsa co host of the burn. It all down podcast which you can find wherever you get your podcast amira. Thank you very much. thank you on. This week's bonus segment forcedly plus members. Rena talk more name image and likeness talk reggie bush's effort to get his heisman trophy back now that we're okay with college. Athletes getting paid roles. We're gonna talk about who the name image and like the stars of bygone days would be. He would have been able to capitalize on this the most tear that discussion. You have to be a slate plus member you get bonus segments on this show. Plus another sleep podcasts. You also get your podcasts ad. Free you get unlimited reading on sleep dot com. It's.
"rose davis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Well U N Y c. I'm Michael Hill after months of not being allowed to watch their favorite teams in person during the pandemic, sports fans are back at stadiums and arenas and so is bad fan behavior. Last week. A Knicks fan spit on Atlanta Hawks player at Madison Square Garden is one of several recent examples of fans misbehaving and perhaps abusing players. Professor A mirror Rose Davis teaches history in African American studies at Penn State University and Co host the sports podcast. Burn it all down, she says. To understand what's going on. We did look at the racial dynamic at play, and she joins us now by Skype. Hi, Professor Mirror. Rose Davis. How are you? Welcome back to W. N Y. C. Yeah, happy to be back and morning. Good morning. There's a speculation a lot of speculation that fans were misbehaving because they have all this pent up energy from being stuck at home during the pandemic. But Carrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets guard who had a bottle thrown at him over the weekend, says the problem is much deeper than that. Them that way in history in terms of entertainment performers and sports for a long period of time and just underlying racism and just treating people like they're in a human zoo. Professor. I'm curious. How do you look at these incidents? Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I think that there is certainly idea like, okay pandemics over rowdyism his bag. Everybody's finally outside but understand rowdyism without understanding. Racial dynamics also leaves a huge part of the story out to Kyra's comments. I think that there's a long history of black athletes talking about Fan abuse what they hear from fans, things being thrown at them on Dat is not just happening right now after the pandemic, and it's been a conversation that has been coming up more frequently over the last few years as athletes continue to speak out about their experiences while trying to perform their jobs in various arenas around the country. Is there one way to curb this? In the New York case, understand the Curry Irving case, a fan was actually arrested law enforcement stepping in and saying, Look, the law is the law. One of the things that we're seeing is, arenas in teams are taking steps to ban fans, not just injecting them that day, but giving them lifetime bands. We've seen enhance fan code of conduct rolled out in the last few years. Right now in the NBA postseason. At least five venues have increased. What they are monitoring in terms of fan behavior, But we see a lot of this is reactive, and it hasn't really been as effective in stopping this behavior. One of the models perhaps we might look to is in the Premier League in the UK how they're trying to combat racism was actually disrupting play. And so the first warning they make it announcement the second morning again. And then if it happens a third time they stop teams leave the pitch. The game is in jeopardy. And so thinking about Proactiv things are like actual consequences. Besides, one individual, I think, perhaps, is ah, larger picture that might be able to be drawn about the situation's going on because they keep rejecting people, but it keeps happening. It's one thing to have some physical activity take place, spitting on the player throwing the bottle. Those of physical things lately. Fans have been in one instance one of the stars of the league. Pointing out that this this young star is balding. Where do you stand on on fancying something that could be seen as offensive or hurtful. Look in some of the athletes? Yeah, I think that athletes himself threaded needle here where they know that it comes with the territory to hear both the cheers and the booze to hear certain comments being made. One of the consistent places that they draw. The line is racial abuse or things that feel like that, Whether it's saying boy or saying statements that we saw in two years ago in Utah wins, a fan told Mr Westbrook Toe Get on, get on his knees like he's used to, um and or especially if they're going after their family members, whether they're yelling something at their family. Harassing their family. Those air the incidents that most see athletes speaking up about so I think that you know, the kind of stuff about balding certainly is a conversation. But those are things that I think athletes have been conditioned to just kind of take on D even when they speak up about more severe harassment. Um, and abuse often times, it's responded to by saying Well, this is part of your job, right? You just have to take it and that is what is really being pushed back upon which is like, okay, the lei jokes. Come with the territory, I suppose. But this is the line that you cannot cross. And there's the N B A. Is inference instance. Baby Stewie was seen in the playoffs. We have 15 seconds here. Is the NBA doing enough to say Okay, don't do this enough of this. Yeah. I mean, I think they're trying weather. It's enough remains toe be seen, but what is very clear going into next season? It need to be more proactive and not just reacting to incidents as they happen, but being prepared Professor, A mirror Rose Davis teaches history African American studies at Penn State, and she also called host a podcast. Burn it all down, Professor. Thank you. And please come back to morning edition, WN Y se. Thank you..
"rose davis" Discussed on This Is Uncomfortable
"And we should point out that this is more complicated than winning or losing a seat. Because at the end of the day kelly leffler financial interests are directly tied up in the player success so even if she does lose the senate seat leffler is still profiting off of the team and so i think that that part of the conundrum is like what does it look like to quote unquote win. That's a mirror. Rose davis she teaches history and african american studies at penn state university and is also the co host of the sports. Podcast burn it all down. And i think unfortunately power is power does and whether kelley law flir wins this election or not. She has heard her brand has been enhanced by this..
"rose davis" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Just the last couple of hours Bill barr has announced that he has green light investigations into voter fraud across the country. Good we don't know the extent we don't know where exactly a lot of these investigations. will end up but we do know this and we have an entire whiteboard to show it and tyler might be getting in the way of the whiteboard but anyway. We'll we'll narrate this is that how can you explain the one thousand seven hundred seventy six percent increase in voter registration for people ninety plus years old. The nine thousand nevada ballots that might have been cast from people that were out of state. President trump won every single bellwether county across the country. And so let's go back to the main Camera here there is is actually seventeen. Seventy four seventy seventy four and if someone corrected earlier. I always be actually conner as the data crunching team. So watch one of the tech companies. Come out and say oh no. You're you're spreading things that are seventeen. Seventy six hundred seventeen seventy four but there are questions that need to be answered and the media is being relentless in their coronation of joe biden. And you see so. Many irregularities that are happening in these states and we're going to go through bedford's law we're going to go through all sorts of different things tonight but the thing that i really wanted to lead with is how. The activist media has engaged in one of the most dangerous campaigns to suppress opposition opinion. You have seen the most powerful people on the planet. The pharmaceutical companies with their release of the pfizer vaccine which they decided not to do six days ago. The big tech companies. Hollywood the big banks government officials government bureaucrats. They all have worked in harmony to suppress you and now if you dare even speak out against them they say shut up citizen. You're not allowed to say that if you dare even met asks the question wait a second. Why is it that that people are voting in the state of michigan as welcome a name. Rosa davis born in nineteen twenty. Why would is this. How did rose davis vote in. The state of michigan says ballot received. I don't i. Don't i wonder how she voted. That's by question. I don't think she was a trump vote. I don't think. I don't think she was a trump voter. So how can you go to the camera here. I wanna walk through something here. That's very very important. Which is you've heard a lot of people talk about this. It's called bedford's law okay. So it's the law of large numbers of a lot of large numbers that are input into a data set. It will naturally have create a perot a parabola equation with a downward slope with very specific pattern. You can see this. Donald trump voted Donald trump and mike pence. You can see this all across the country. Look at allegheny county here okay. This is the most operative thing you see. Donald trump jo jorgensen. They followed this law perfectly. This is a law mathematics. How is it than allegheny county. Joe biden didn't just not follow. It looked so incredibly artificial. You saw this. Also here in milwaukee milwaukee wisconsin how is it that don blankenship detailed trump brian carroll write in candidates jo jorgensen all perfectly followed bedford's law but joe biden didn't in wisconsin..
"rose davis" Discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball
"So, not only did I. Almost. Forgot also, the ESPN W summit was the last two days and I have mixed feelings about the ESPN W summit. So I I'm happy to talk about that on another podcast but This this summit was hosted by Penn State and it's called black women's athletic activism past present and future. It was on Wednesday October twenty first from six thirty to eight PM. So it led me right into listening to just gunman dozer call the world series. I haven't watched baseball season and almost like for a year and a half, but I loved. Listening to Jessica Mendoza as one of the analysts, only thing that would have made it better two things is one if she were the play by play and if the mets were playing, but I digress Dr Amir Rose Davis some of you may know her as Co host of the Feminist Sports podcast burn it all down. They had some great news. So congrats to Lindsey Gibbs of course, Dr Davis and the rest of of the staff there joining up on on a network and are getting support. So happy for that. Anyway I digress yet again as always you know how it goes on Tuesday. Thursday. Dr Davis moderated a panel that included. Olympian. Wyomia Taya's. Manhattan Village Basketball Player and current nightclub new New, York Civil Liberties Union employee, Tony Smith Thompson I talk about Tony Smith all the time I love talking about Tony. Smith's legacy Olympian. Gwen. Berry softball player Aj Andrews. A former New York Liberty Player Tina Charles And to current college students and a Cockerel and Olivia Jack Anna goes to the University of Southern California Anna Livia Jack is at Psu. So didn't have to go far. So to speak for this and so I know I said I was going to talk about Megan Rubino and I know I said I was going to talk about sue bird but I really just wanted to set the scene and I wanNA come back to again black women's athletic activism past present and future because. When manion rupee no said that. There's an elephant in the room that people aren't having this conversation. It Reno I read that knows like what is she talking about? What is she talking about? Swin cash. Is the first person that I heard speak publicly? About what Megan repeal talked about being the elephant in the room I can't remember the interview. But when Swin said that publicly it struck me, it's not that I didn't know that to be true and it's not that I had noticed it myself. But when Swin said that publicly in an interview, it might have been for Players Tribune actually. I knew that I wanted to pursue that as a topic and I've been focused on learning more about that specifically, and that led to me actually talking to sue bird. Diana Teresi over a year ago. They. Both were there at the two thousand Nineteen Wnba all star weekend. But specifically were there in the capacity of USA basketball because USA basketball. Announced a new program, a program that as the story goes sue bird and Diana Ross literally drew out using I. Believe was a purple Cran and drew out a map of how. USA Basketball could support its athletes to stay domestic and not have to play overseas, and at the time I was asking what this means for the WNBA. But I also asked about the women's World Cup Meghan repeat was actually in the room. And I didn't get to ask Pino this she. Had already been back from the World Cup but I did. Ask. Commissioner. Engelbert. I asked Diana Rossi and I ask Sue bird about. What potentially USA basketball is going to do differently given map there's been so much success marketing the US women's national team in soccer to the point where when you say US Women's national team. Most people assume you're talking about soccer most people? Their default is Meghan Rubino and her white girl next store teammates, and like Pino said and I've written about this. The makeup if you will of the team is changing slowly a slow crawl. USA Soccer. But it has changed. and I've talked to players like crystal done. A. But what is true Is that the white women? particularly. The cute white women particularly the cute white women who are either not gay or not out This goes back a few years but those women. Meghan repeal is somewhat of an ex an exception and things have changed but those women get marketed those women are known and they still struggle. They're still struggling struggling for equity and equality in their sport and marketing, etc but. The overwhelming sense that people in sports have and people that support women's causes is that those women get? They get the support of other industries, the entertainment industry. The business industry. And of course that is seen in an announcement actually that was reintroduced in Angel City F C officially. Now, their name Angel City F C will be a team in the national women's Soccer League NWS l., and they have all of these major big time celebrities that our founding investors including. It was announced yesterday Kansas and Layla Parker. Serena Olympia or also on there but we've never seen the likes of that in women's basketball. And certainly not black women. Coming together. I wrote a little bit of something for all for eleven I will post that in the links. So you can learn a little bit more about Angel City of C. But in that I reference Lindsey Gibbs and powerplays and Lindsey talks about Angel, city of getting a lot of traction for being a majority woman owned. Company actually I think it's all women owned excuse me but the founding investors are also women and women of color of make ups. But. Here's the thing Angel City. F C is not the first professional team, not the first women's professional team to have an all woman. Ownership Group the Seattle storm have one and the Atlanta dream have one. and. Yes I said the Atlanta dream and yes, that means Kelly Lafler and no. I am not here for a racing her name from an all when I'm categorizing teams for all women ownership I'm not going to erase her name just because myself like a lot of other people disagree with her politics and I wanna make clear why not going to do that I know I'm going off another tangent but here's the thing. When we do that we're no different than people who omit parts of because of the gender, the gender expression or identity where the race of people who accomplish the feat. and. I'm not here for it. I'm not about changing history just because I'm acknowledging that she's one of few members of an all woman ownership team does not. preclude me from praising or from denouncing any or all of what she does. Facts are facts people. Facts are facts. So I disagreed with were Pinot said because I just don't live that life and the reason I brought up the PSU black women's Athl-, athletic activism is because this Spoke much more to how I see the world..
"rose davis" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Amira Rose Davis is a critical sports scholar, which means shows a Lotta history, but she's also a straight up sports fan. I'm a football ground. My first word was touchdown. So embarrassing but. True. Recently, Amir has been watching more basketball than football. The scholar in her is captivated by the way, the players have been shifting the game. If, you've tuned into the NBA double or the WNBA equivalent. It goes by the wobble you know what I'm talking about here. Players in both leagues made their return to the game contingent on a commitment to civil rights and social justice. They modified their uniforms with slogans like equality enough liberation just optically you can look on the court you can see black lives matters foster cross You know the baseboards, you can see the jerseys and I think that the WNBA has placed clear signs and indicators that the season was beyond them more than them. Joy. This has been by far your most consistent Focus Year of basketball. We've ever seen how were you able to be in this zone in this moment during one of the most difficult seasons Notice this year's been a lot. After the final WNBA playoff game last week, an emotional jewell Loyd of the Seattle Storm said she was dedicating her win not just to her mentor Kobe. Bryant. But to Brianna Taylor just holding back tears. This for Kobe. Bryant, family and. Taylor had a lot of the motions come to Amir says, the way wnba players have shined a relentless spotlight on the issues that are important to them. It may be shouldn't be all that shocking. It's really a continuation of the way wnba players have been trying to reorient the game for years. The League has had a commitment to social justice and they've done it without appreciation for years ago weeks before Colin to his first knee wnba players were talking about police brutality refusing to take questions. Unless it had to do with police brutality but this year there was a difference for the WNBA their commitment to social justice got personal wnba players have been wearing shirts through protests in Atlanta Dream co-owner players on the street instead of simply encouraging their fans to say vote wnba players started encouraging fans to cast a very specific vote against one of their team owners Republican senator. Kelly Laughlin of Georgia co-owns the Atlanta Dream Xi has criticized the black lives matter movement and the WNBA players who supported. That includes players on her team. And that leads some athletes to push back by supporting the man running against law flirt this. November. Today on the show sure basketball players have started encouraging their fans to get out and vote. WNBA activists influence who their fans vote for. I'm Mary Harris you're listening to what? Next stick with us. This episode is brought to you by Google. 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So if anyone knows Kelly Loftier, you might know her as the senator with the really long blond hair who has just appointed in Georgia last year and she's become this outspoken trump supporter. But I feel like people might not know that she owns the dream like they might not know about her history with basketball. So how did she even get involved with WNBA? Yeah I. Mean I think that like many rich people? They get involved with the ownership of sports teams. So she had a minority stake in dream for the last decade and it wasn't anything that At I was like her core. Political aims or her core professional aims. It was just like, Hey, I have a minority stake in this but then her Mary Brock moved to purchase the team and that's when she got a little bit more active where she was attending a meeting with coaches table. It's a real honor and a responsibility to be a part of the dream and I'm GonNa take that to heart and so just to give Leffler joined the WNBA at a moment of generational change the league was growing into a blacker queer persona and starting to talk openly about social justice issues. Amira. Says Leffler was part of a group of owners that thought making their teams marketable meant making them look more white more straight, and after a few years that divergence started causing tension with players when really started to come up was when she turned in focused on her political career. So in particular in the fall of twenty nineteen, she stepped down from the WNBA Board of Governors and she stopped being involved in. the kind of day to day ownership of team process and part of the reason why is her association with the WNBA which is seen as a very black very queer league was kind of knocking her in her political aspirations in conservative circles, and so I think that over the last year and a half, you have seen this tension start to build start to mount, and that's really when it started coming to add. I mean my understanding is that before she went to Washington Waffler was actually kind of moderate like she supported Mitt Romney gave him a bunch of money doing she tacked to the right. So abruptly well, I think that she's I think that's a career move one of my favorite things that illustrates exactly what you're saying about her kind of switch for moderation to throwing herself hardcore in with like the F- further to the right is you know a few years ago the WNBA had a partnership take a seat take stand initiative that put portion of their game day ticket sales to five partner organisations one being planned parenthood. This summer when people you know rose that point to her I'm brought it up. She was like, oh well, my organization never participated in that. No not at all. But like I think that that exactly as. You know to your point that Sh- there the way that she's trying to engage in some revisions history..
"rose davis" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Certainly under their CBS in both the N B A in the W. N B A. There's no strike language around resistance like you saw now, often time it's phrased around collective bargaining right and so holding out in terms of changing revenue streams within the league's, but it also would cover this so it will be something to watch. Because they think the league's we're gonna have to contend with that They've been giving lip service for the last few months towards black lives matter, and now it's like, all right, it's here. What does that support really look like, and I think that there's a lot of nervous executives. I think there's a lot of slack messages and meetings happening about how do we do this? How do we contain it? And I think the way That power works in terms of sporting structures is that you know, athletic lever is such a threat to that that I think the calculation is, how can we support this? And how can we also rein it in there? Get it to a place that we can control it again. And so I think one of the things to keep our eye on is In what ways the players he driving the conversation and in what ways does perhaps a production video or another kind of statement or AA League donation become the kind of performance of action in replace of tangible requests? And I think that is where we keep our eye on because those next steps are going to be crucial in terms of the staining of this movement. A mirror. Rose Davis is assistant professor of history in African American studies at Penn State and Co host of the Burn It all Down. Podcast, Amira. Thanks so much. Thank you. And that's our show for today. Thanks So much for joining us. We have to give a shout out to the team that makes this show happen every week or board operators are clear. McKeen and Debbie Daughtry Jake. How it is our director and sound designer line producing with bodies. Alexandra Bot is our senior producer, and her crew is Jacky Martin, Ethan Overman, Meg Dalton, Jason to rescue.
"rose davis" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Huge ornaments of African American history making them the black folks and they display them from the branches of fake Trenes days before the start of black history month nobody thought anything about it until it black graduate student another look like they've been lynched the backlash or in this case black lash of the ornaments from students and Michigan State University was swift so nobody even thought about until so my point is that Hey these on ornaments these people being lynched many said it's only the latest example of the racial bias the encounter on campus we're just under seven percent of the student body is black crystal rose Davis hyphen done graduate student Michigan state first spotted the display last week in the gift shop at the university's performing arts center was she the ten of the jazz concert she told CNN she mainly noticed ornaments of black figures like Michelle Obama Harriet Tubman and prince among others hung from the branches of several small fake Trenes seeing the figures position in that way involved a visceral response and her she says now I admit when I first saw this when this looks like folks are being left it did I'm looking to this it's on sort of a hokey looking Treen which you got black folks hanging from a tree that's not a good am I just have to say I don't know that she's over reacting on this I think people that are now both of feigning outrage over it because now the whole campus is out rate I don't think anybody meant anything by it apparently this is the universe to give shop what you try to do the right thing all I know is I just saw these in the attic looks pretty bad not a good image will be back thank stay right where the red super talking ninety nine seven from the W. T. in the center I'm Pamela for with your top stories Pete booted judge has an early lead as the first results from last night's Iowa democratic caucuses come in the Iowa Democratic Party released partial results after a debacle and reporting the results last night Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is in a close second place so far congresswoman Arianna Presley will not be on hand for president trump's state of the union address tonight the Massachusetts Democrat announced on Twitter she quote cannot in good conscience at ten tonight sham she added trump consistently demonstrates contempt for Americans Congress and the constitution our house calling from New York Alexandria across the Cortez said she will also skip trump speech as well Tennessee's Steve Cohen that is the latest news ready by Johnny flaming gourmet foods traffic.
"rose davis" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Korean government asked the to ban the Japanese rising sun on flag because it's offensive reminder of colonial atrocities and so to bow to believe that this is a de politicized speaks or are neutral space is just think living in a kind of Lala land. I and I'm wondering a mirror. You know to that point I mean there are also we. We talked a little bit about this Sir earlier about the IFC wanting to make sure it doesn't upset its advertisers but what about athletes athletes that do well at the Olympics stand to gain their own. Advertisers and endorsement deals did. Do you think that athletes might also Be Worried about losing those. If they are too political I think it's important to note. The athletes have been stuck in negotiation with the Iot over where they can display their own sponsors while they're at the Olympics aches. And I think that you know part of what the what happened here is that I also funneled this through their athletic commission. They're the ones who released this document. And so I think it's away of of trying to shield itself by saying well athletes asking for clarity. We're giving them clarity. Where all on board here? But individual athletes who are cow taking calculated risks to either speak up or Or stay silent. I think their sponsorship and endorsements certainly comes into play. When you're talking about that and we've seen repercussions we've seen people went very loose sponsorships? We've seen the repercussions that come when you dare to speak up and Dave. Do you think athletes history of protesting. Sting could factor into whether or not they make it to the Olympics down the road. I mean this isn't the last Olympics. Well yeah but the athletic peak of of an athlete can only a beauty. And there's really certain window So athletes are taking a tremendous risk. If they're not a Meghan repeat if they're not already on the team They they are playing with the idea that they've trained their whole life effort. Maybe ten seconds in they could be risking those ten seconds by speaking out I think that the thing about this rule that's particularly early disturbing is exactly how Paik it is. I mean they're talking about that. They're trying to bring clarity to the issue. But is this really clarity to say we're going to decide this. On a case by case basis ACIS that punishments are going to be left up to individual federations in consultation with the IOC. I think it actually is a much more threatening situation now than it was before for. They put this rule down and of course Amirah this week. We also saw Iran's only female athlete Camelia a lease a day announced that she was was defecting from Iran and she would not be representing the country in the two thousand twenty games. How does that move fit into the conversation? We're having about the political nature of the Olympics. Isn't that inherently only political. Yes certainly and I think you know. Today's point one of the things that is really upsetting about the threat. Here in the the move for control is that many athletes use this moment because it is the platformer is the space in which they can either affect change gave rise to issue or in their own personal reasons defect or get out of a situation in their country. And you know when we think about sixty eight one of the things that Dr Harry Edwards and John Thomas Saddest we. We made the stand. Because we couldn't go to the UN and be heard in that way and so the platform that global games give athletes is really important and end. This defection is in line with other moments that we've seen like that. Dave mentioned earlier the Ethiopian runner. And if you remember in the wake of his protest against the the treatment of the Aroma people he stayed in Rio and he made his way to the states in order to be protected. And so I think that that's something to certainly keep been mind. The threat on this. This speech is also just a threat on athletes in general and and destruction of platform. That has been so important over over the years to huge media event and of course we will be watching a mirror. Rose Davis Assistant Professor of history at Penn State and Co host of the burned. It all down podcast. Dave Zairean is sports editor for the Nation magazine host of the edge of sports podcasts. Thanks to you both for joining us. Thank you And finally all.
"rose davis" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest
"And so I think you know, it was like pure revenge for her to have the dance average character be awful, even though she claims like it's it's just a character that that was like sharp satire of a certain kind of guy, and I kind of and and I loved that character because I hated him so much right? And I did sort of crave a little bit more of that sense of cruelty. Like the point of the show is sort of two. Empower and to chain shift norms, which I do appreciate and yet as of you or I just wanted a little bit more tartness like I this is maybe an unfair comparison. But I kept thinking about it versus girls and the time when. Yeah. Girls launches a very different same writers. It's not it's not an unfair comparison. It's like the same crew isn't act. Well, yeah, I guess it is I'm director. Yeah. I mean, this is some of the same people involved. But it's like couldn't you push it even further, you know. Yeah. And like Lena Dunham, an eighty Bryant who are are very different comedic talents, and they look very different and Brooklyn, Portland or different. And yet the the shows felt in conversation with each other, and it just felt a little bit like girls for whatever your issues with. It was a super subtly done show. And it made me a little depressed to see that the two thousand nineteen sort of answer to that is not more sophisticated than girls. Like, it's more. It's it's more radical and it's more righteous, but it's not necessarily better television. Yeah, I'm not sure it's more radical because they were just unusual. Sexiness and girls and unusual depictions of bodies and girls there are like it's weird. A lot of the edginess. I think went into the side characters like the, Dan savage character. Also, Pattie Harrison secretary. Who scenarious also you have friends like also the lesbian like there's a lot of stuff on the edges that they that. They do. I think really really well, it's just the central storyline. Feels a little hesitant or at least a little more hesitant than Lindy west herself. Well, and it's it might just be a setup for a season to that gets more interesting like for a person who's more fully comfortable in her own skin. Then you can get into the sort of angrier aspects or just sort of fuck it up a little bit more. But yeah, I don't know. I guess that's the part that is true to life. You know, a person who is slowly finding their voice will go like will express themselves in like total fit of rage in the me. Like all my God. Sorry. So her hesitancy is probably more realistic than if we saw this huge of Aleutian over a short period of time. Well, I do have to say I think the show gets better as it moves along like at finds its feet. It's a little edgier the comedy's a little more specific. And so maybe it just takes a minute to find its voice. But it does it it does get better more moving more real as the plot progresses. So we hold out hope for that. Who listeners if you are fans of shrill not fans of trill, please let us know how and why you can Email us at the way of at slate dot com. All right. Let's move on to our recommendations Marcia. Do you wanna go first? Yes. My recommendation this week is a podcast. It's called burn it all down, and it is a feminist sports podcast. And it has wonderful hosts Serena med Amir rose Davis. Brenda LC, Lindsey Gibbs. And Jessica Luther as well as Julie Di Carro, and they talk about sports, and I think that it's amazing to hear how knowledgeable they are about sports, and how unafraid they are to really talk about the politics of sports and their respect respected inclusion of women's sports in the larger sports dialogue. So if you enjoy sports and culture, and you don't need to know tons about sports. But if you enjoy feminists conversation, then tune in to burn it all down cool. Okay..
"rose davis" Discussed on The Takeaway
"The fact that current policy actually dissuades people from wanting to start families actually dissuades women from from being able to think about starting a family can you can you give us a sense for why that is is it because they get seated at the very bottom at the back of the line yeah precisely because it's almost seen as a penalty so if you are to have a baby you know that you're gonna come back and have to work from the bottom getting a lower seed means you're picking draws in the tournaments in which you're gonna be facing top players much sooner we saw this with serena for ninety one playing nio miyasaka or meeting venus at indian wells in the third round which is like one of their earliest meetings and so it's the idea that the way it's currently set up is actually penalizing women who have have children now what about other women's sports outside of tennis are there similar conversations happening yet so one of the things in tennis that makes it particularly hard versus say soccer we've seen soccer moms on the us women's soccer team said larue amy rodriguez for instance is that w ta considers women's tennis players independ contractor so one of the advantages that say soccer or basketball have is that the players are unionized and can collectively try to bargain and push for these large scale maternity policies and with tennis were seeing that the kind of labor issue of being seen as independent contractors is is one of the things that has stunted the development of a robust policy in this respect amirah rose davis is an assistant professor of history penn state and the co host of the burn it all down podcast in a good friend of the takeaway amirah thanks for breaking this down for us thank you.
"rose davis" Discussed on The Takeaway
"And if it should be changed amir rose davis is co host of the burn it all down podcast and she's also in assistant professor of history at penn state hey amirah hey are you okay how are you good so tell me about this rule i guess at how is it that serena one of the best tennis players ever ends up unseeded yes so essentially there's a very kind of aig policy in place for the wti regarding maternity leave today essentially what it is is it gives a protected status so that players returning from eternity leave similar to players returning from injury can have what they call a protected right they can enter tournaments they can enter on their protected for eight different events over the course of a year however it does not have a provision for seating which means somebody like serena williams who left sept away from tennis when she got pregnant she left as the world's number one came back and we saw her for instance a few months ago the miami open was ranked four ninety one and so it's the conversation is really happening around what to do about seeding what to do about ranks for turnament s now the basis of this is what that an injury is similar to are they sort of keeping injury and pregnancy and childbirth in the same sphere if you will and assuming that people are just not strong enough to come back and therefore the seating is what it is right well essentially the basis was that this was the issue for many years that they had to consider it was a relatively rare for players to have kids in the prime of their career but now players are starting families or thinking about starting families they're playing into a later age until this concern is being spotlighted not by just by serena williams but other great players like tony as their anger and so essentially it was just the modification of an injury policy it wasn't a.
"rose davis" Discussed on The Takeaway
"And within politics fear and i think that getting language right it's something like the paralympic games and understanding these kind of technical things than and really getting this education when you have the platform like nbc and when you have this platform of the olympic movement behind you can also be parlayed into society overall amir rose davis cohost of the burn it all down podcast also assistant professor of history and women's gender and sexuality studies at penn state university in state college pennsylvania professor davis has been great having you thank you thank you it's a new dumb is a new day it's a new love me to newness new dating new from me who unknown fees i'll take us home nina simone that's our show for today you can find a play list of all the music you heard on the take away today all by women the takeaway dot org happy international women's day thanks so much for listening i'm todd's will like this take three you knew soon the new in a be doing.
"rose davis" Discussed on The Takeaway
"That were all safe seats for the republicans that went democratic this pittsburgh district pennsylvania eighteen is an open seat on because the republican resigned after a scandal and you know it looks like conner lam the democrat is running a very strong race and in some polls is even up by three points even if the democrat loses this seat what people will look at is the look at the margins so a seat that trump won by 20 points if a democrat loses it by one point or two points people are going to say wow that's an indication of something big happening in the electorate republicans have poured 35 million dollars down that race to defend a seat that they've won handily for years we'll be watching it elaine kmarkt from the center for effective public management a brookings thanks so much well thanks for having me ooh welcome back to the away i taught swalec the olympic flame is in burning right now in pyongyang's south korea but competition isn't extinguished the torch has been passed to the paralympic games and they start tomorrow and beyond chain a lot of times how leave marketing aid in package the paralympics are these kind of inspirational stories amirah rose davis is cohost of the burn it all down podcast all about women and sports and sure this inspiration everywhere that inspiration in the olympics as inspiration the paralympics but these athletes are worldclass elite athletes there more than just like really nicely package feelgood story is there a and so we've seen it captivate the nation before especially in the summer games and i think that we have the possibility that again if we remember that these are athletes and and we love sports davis is also assistant professor of history and women's gender and sexuality studies at penn state university she's back with us to talk about the paralympics and she starts with the.
"rose davis" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Get your different and so i think that it tells you that there is a real kind of energy here and a conversation as it necessarily existed before because like i said everybody was very contend to kinda shrug their shoulders and be like oh well black people don't like cold so why would there be diversity and i think one of the things that this time this moment gives us is the opportunity to really do what we're doing him saying well let's unpack that like why isn't it more diverse and we have these wonderful representatives ambassadors to the sport who are showing you that you can pete with aaron jackson who just picked up skates in his out there you know completely taking the numbers and so that is really kind of breaking down a lot of these can stereotypes a narrative that we have and in it creates a moment where we can say hey no how can we deepen is how can we further this how can we push that eight percent rate up thank you so much for being with us on the takeaway dana you any time amirah rose davis is an assistant professor of history and women's gender and sexuality studies of penn state and cohost of the an it all down podcast man all right back to our top story our voicemail is full of you telling us your reactions to the shooting at marjorie stone men douglas high school last week i high my name is kathleen and i am calling from then a florida on the first great nature we have our code red ores safety drill where we get into a area of the classroom that can't in dc and from the windows the blind their close the doors was off and the lights are off but honestly i considered after hearing the news of buying a bulletproof blanket so that i could get some command hooks and hang it on the inside of the door when we're in there this is ivan from san diego i think the schools need more mental health counseling on campus maybe services like rap alone uh to support the students and the families most of the services that schools provide with mental health services uh putting a ban on it i'm calling from mendham new jersey i think the only way we're.