Race stands at the intersection of media and sports in America. If that truth has ever been in question, the events of the last week should erase all doubt. First, we learned that a modern-day iteration of the Jim Crow-era radio show, “Amos ‘n Andy,” had been revived in Philadelphia. A white radio producer at…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday April 23 1. Senate Unanimously Passes Human Trafficking Bill After Long Delay The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a stalled bill to fight human trafficking, freeing it to consider the nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to be the next attorney general. The trafficking vote moved the chamber past legislation that has been delayed…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday April 17  1. Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson Reinstated After NFL Suspension The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter that Peterson will…

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IF WE’RE REALLY SERIOUS about fixing the problem of domestic violence, we must first address the problem of child abuse. When former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made news for hitting someone other than opposing linebackers, it made me think about a discussion I had with one of my…

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IN A RECENT interview with the Tampa Tribune, former Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy remarked that he would not have drafted Michael Sam, the openly gay seventh round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play,” Dungy said, “but I wouldn’t want…

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