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Summer M.

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Posts by Summer M.

Taking One for the Team

By Summer M. 12:45 pm May 19, 2014 Last week it was reported that Michael Sam, the 7th round NFL draft pick of the St. Louis Rams and the first openly gay player to be drafted, would be filming a reality series set to air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. There was a bit of […]

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So Gla(a)d You’re Here

By Summer M. 12:38 pm May 12, 2014 This weekend, a whole bunch of LGBT folk exhaled sighs of relief and then celebrated their butts off. Michael Sam, the former college football player who came out before the NFL draft, was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 7th round. Congratulations, St. Louis Rams. […]

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A Modest Proposal: TMZ Day

By Summer M. 8:05 am May 5, 2014 I almost got distracted from the more significant work I was supposed to do with this blog space when I heard that the one and only Oprah Winfrey was seriously interested in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers. I was going to going on and on about my […]

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Statement Game

By Summer M. 9:00 am April 28, 2014 This weekend, casual sports fans and those who aren’t fans at all received the rather old news that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a racist. A recording of an argument that apparently occurred between Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, who is Mexican and Black, popped […]

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Caught up in All That Ivy

By Summer M. 1:24 pm April 25, 2014 It’s acceptance letter season. If you or someone you know are applying to college and didn’t go the Early Admission route, you very well may have gotten or shall received a fat packet or several with all that college “stuff.” It’s a fun and exciting time in […]

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Late Night? More Like Late White

By Summer M. 12:43 pm April 15, 2014 White supremacy has no chill. Last week, CBS announced that it had tapped Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman, who will be retiring from his post at The Late Show in 2015. In what looks to be a delivery of the proverbial bozack to Suey Park and her […]

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By Summer M. 9:00 am April 7, 2014 Richard Sherman won’t shut up. The star cornerback for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks has become one of the NFL most recognizable and talked about athletes, an especially remarkable feat given the anonymity of wearing a helmet each week for work and the lack of attention […]

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The Era of Hurt Feelings

By Summer M. 12:25 pm March 31, 2014 Oh, the power of a Twitter account and a properly coined hashtag. Late last week, two Twitter dust-ups that, on varying levels, centered on race and identity, went viral and landed on my last nerve. The first and more prominent one involved Suey Park, who has been […]

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One and Done

By Summer M. 12:05 pm March 24, 2014 Many of us have managed to emerge from the cocoon of four days of March Madness, only to arrive at work or school or wherever our Monday duties lead us with busted brackets and memories of incredibly close games and buzzer beaters. Many of the Goliath basketball […]

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Sharper Image


By Summer M. 9:00 am March 17, 2014 It’s looks like Darren Sharper is in trouble. A lot of trouble. The former NFL player and former NFL Network commentator was denied bail last week and remains in a Los Angeles jail. Sharper has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women he met in […]

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