Posts in category "basketball"

Sebastien de la Cruz, 11-year-old mariachi, rises above racism

Sebastien de la Cruz, 11-year-old mariachi, rises above racism
Before game three of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the visiting Miami Heat, an 11-year-old boy wearing a mariachi suit sang the national anthem. Sebastien de la Cruz didn’t sing it in Spanish. It wasn’t his first time in the spotlight. He has been featured on “America’s Got Talent” for his... Read more »

Chicago ends Miami's streak: My dad cried and I cheered.

Chicago ends Miami's streak: My dad cried and I cheered.
I was in Miami on the night the Chicago Bulls ended the Miami Heat’s 27- game winning streak. It also was Noche Latina and the two teams wore their Spanglish jerseys, “El Heat,” and “Los Bulls.” The NBA or the ÉNE•BɕA celebrates with its Latino fan base, now at an estimated 15 percent, for the... Read more »

March Madness: Kansas' Rodriguez taunted about green card

March Madness: Kansas' Rodriguez taunted about green card
It’s March Madness and sports fans are focused on college basketball. But racism reared its ugly head Thursday when some in the Southern Mississippi band insulted Kansas State player Angel Rodriguez. “Where’s your green card?” they chanted. It’s racist for them to assume just because he is Latino that he has or needs a green... Read more »
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