Gary Patterson

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“The game isn’t the NBA. It’s the American racial empire”: Let’s talk about basketball’s white-privilege problem

Matthew Dellavedova is one of basketball’s dirtiest players. Why has it taken so long for people to admit it?<p>After game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, you either love Matthew Dellavedova or you hate him.<p>The hate is growing, but there’s a surprising amount of love out there for a player whose …

Baltimore Protester Who Confronted Geraldo Says It's Not About Some Viral Video, 'It's About Black Lives'

The Baltimore resident who challenged Fox News' Geraldo Rivera this week over the networks coverage of the Freddie Gray protests has spoken out. "This issue is bigger than some clip of me, it's about Black Lives," he told Media Matters.<p>"I have been out protesting for almost two weeks now without …

America Never Abolished Slavery

This past Black History Month, millions of students were told the story of how America abolished slavery 150 years ago with ratification of the 13th Amendment. The story draws an upward trajectory of racial equality in America from the abolition of slavery to <i>Brown v. Board</i> of Education to the Civil …

Jim Crow South’s lynching of blacks and Christianity: The terror inflicted by whites was considered a religious ritual.

The cliché is that Americans have a short memory, but since Saturday, a number of us have been arguing over medieval religious wars and whether they …

The US is about to drop its decades-old warning against cholesterol

'Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.'<p>Every five years, the United States government updates a set of Dietary Guidelines intended to help its citizens make healthier food choices. These guidelines also help inform how companies package and market their products. …

What He Started Doing at 14 Made Him One of the Fittest Guys in the NFL

These 3 strategies changed Steve Weatherford's life, and they could do the same for you<p>To punt a football in the National Football League, you need a leg that kicks like a nitroglycerine-powered pendulum. Steve Weatherford, who airs out pigskins for the New York Giants, has that. He has a Super …

Fitness

The Changing of the Guard

I am a baby boomer, meaning someone who is used to being at the epicenter of the latest, greatest and most happening. Well, the tide has shifted and my peers and I don't like it very much. We are used to being the Pied Pipers of change, not among the pests that were led away from the fun by the …

survival of the fittest church

A few months ago I made a big plate of nachos for all of the kids. Within 10 minutes, they were devoured and I made a joke about how life around here …

Suburbs and the New American Poverty

More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor.<p>NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend …

Urban Design

Artistic Hairstyles of Nigerian Women Photographed by J.D. Okhai Ojeikere

In documenting over 1,000 different hairstyles of women at work, in the street, or at more formal events like weddings and parties, Nigerian …

Black Residents 10 Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Shot By Chicago Police: Analysis

CHICAGO - Black residents are 10 times more likely than whites to be shot by police in the Windy City, according to an analysis of recent data from the City of Chicago Independent Police Review Authority.<p>“In black and Latino, lower-income neighborhoods you will see police officers who are …

The history white people need to learn

Anyone who wants “white history month” should learn instead about how whiteness has been used to discriminate<p>Invariably, around February of each year, coinciding with Black History Month, you'll hear people asking, “Why isn't there a <i>white</i> history month?”<p>Do these people mean we should condense all …

Nuts: Your New Favorite Power Food

Photographed By Amelia Alpaugh.<p>When it comes to guilt-free power foods, nuts are pretty much a no-brainer. Scientists, nutritionists, and diet …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!