Screenshot of Lincoln Riley during a 2019 post-game press conference. Image Credit: The Oklahoman YouTube channel on YouTube.com

Donald Trump may no longer be in the White House, but the recurring detonation of bombshell news stories that marked his presidency now defines the college football news cycle in 2021. On Sunday, several sports news outlets reported that Oklahoma Sooners head football coach Lincoln Riley would be leaving the…

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Last Saturday a video clip surfaced on Twitter that appeared to show Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer receiving a lap dance by an unknown woman at a bar. …

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During the summer a number of high-profile Black musicians and professional athletes either voiced skepticism or skirted questions about receiving the covid-19 vaccine. Rapper Busta Rhymes was at the center of an expletive-filled anti-mask and anti-vaccine speech that went viral on Twitter. L.A. Lakers star Lebron James, normally outspoken on…

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Perhaps the only thing more predictable than the swift wagon-circling of Beltway news outlets around Never Trump Republican commentary on the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan are the attacks on Biden from Republicans who once lauded former President Trump’s anti-intervention “America First” doctrine. Even Trump himself, whose administration negotiated the…

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The public consensus is clear — college student athletes should be able to make money using their name, image, and likeness (NIL) while participating in NCAA sports. Much like the fight over Obamacare and same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in NCAA vs. …

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In the five months since Democrats took control of the White House and both houses of Congress, critical race theory has been the locus of political agitation for their Republican opponents. At least four states have passed bans targeting the teaching of critical race theory in K-12 public schools, and…

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In the third episode of “Black Mirror,” Netflix’s futuristic anthology series about the dangers and unintended consequences of new technology, humans are implanted with a chip that records everything they see, hear, and do. The chip, known as a grain, allows humans to access their recorded memories anytime they wish…

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It seems every decade has a group of artists known for taking over the music charts with their genre-bending sound— and in the late 2010s, 19-year old singer and songwriter Billie Eilish was that artist. …

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Late last month Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a new election bill that would give the Republican-appointed State Election Board unprecedented powers over county election boards and put in place new restrictions on absentee voting, including new photo ID requirements, shorter periods to request an absentee ballot, and…

Kimberly Joyner

I write about American politics, current events, and gender/feminism in TV and film. Based in Atlanta, GA. Email: kimberlyjoyner87@gmail.com

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