The NFL is forcing owners to hire minorities

The NFL is forcing owners to hire minorities

The National Football League has issued a mandate to all team owners regarding minority coaches, especially Black ones. All 32 NFL owners are now required to hire minorities as offensive assistants for the upcoming season in the fall of 2022 and beyond. The coach can be “a female or a member of an ethnic or […]

NFL team hires Brian Flores

NFL team hires Brian Flores

Brian Flores has been hired by an NFL team. The former Miami Dolphins head coach, who is suing the NFL for discriminatory practices, has been named the new defensive assistant and linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers’ head coach is Mike Tomlin, a Black coach who hasn’t experienced a losing season for 14 […]

NFL’s Roger Goodell gives nonanswer when pressed about lack of diversity

NFL's Roger Goodell gives nonanswer when pressed about lack of diversity

The media did not hold back on holding NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell accountable for the league’s lack of diversity — not even the league’s pre-Super Bowl LVI press conference on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. “In the league’s initial statement, it says diversity, equity and inclusion were core principles in the NFL,” Jim Trotter, of […]

SoCal civil rights groups to support Brian Flores’ lawsuit against NFL

SoCal civil rights groups to support Brian Flores' lawsuit against NFL

Civil rights organizations in Southern California will host a press conference during Super Bowl weekend in Los Angeles to proclaim their ardent support for fired NFL coach Brian Flores.  The coalition of Project Islamic Hope, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable will convene at SoFi Stadium at the intersection of […]

Social media memes Miami Dolphins’ new biracial hire

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, who had been fired in January, filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan Feb. 1, charging the Dolphins, Giants, Broncos and the NFL with discrimination against black head coaches and executives. (Adrian Curiel/Unsplash)

Much has been made about the NFL‘s lack of diversity in head coaching hires, as highlighted in former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the league. On Feb. 7, Miami officially announced the hire of Mike McDaniel, the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator. McDaniel identifies as biracial, as his father and paternal grandmother are […]

Former coach Tony Dungy warned NFL last year about lack of diversity

Former coach Tony Dungy warned NFL last year about lack of diversity

Exactly one year ago, Hall of Fame coach and former player Tony Dungy wrote an open letter beseeching the NFL to improve its so-called diversity program, particularly as it pertains to Black head coaches. One year later, on the first day of Black History Month, fired head coach Brian Flores filed a class-action lawsuit accusing […]

Yes, Black History Month is still needed

Yes, Black History Month is still needed

I’m not a sports fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m very interested in the recent lawsuit filed against the NFL. According to CBSSports.com, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is suing the NFL, the Dolphins, New York Giants and Denver Broncos, alleging racial discrimination. The lawsuit claims that Flores went through […]

Why NBA icon Chris Bosh is boycotting the NFL

Why NBA icon Chris Bosh is boycotting the NFL

NBA champion and future Hall of Famer Chris Bosh announced he is boycotting the NFL until the sport hires more Black head coaches. Bosh, 37, who won two titles in four NBA Finals appearances with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, loves pro football but will abstain from “spending” more weekends watching it. He insinuates strongly […]

Brian Flores suing the NFL for racial discrimination

Brian Flores suing the NFL for racial discrimination

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is suing the NFL alleging racial discrimination during the coach hiring process. In the lawsuit filed on Feb. 1, 2022, Flores says that the New York Giants had settled on Brian Daboll as their head coach days before he was scheduled to interview with them. Flores completed his […]

Black NFL coaches are getting the short end of the stick

Black NFL coaches are getting the short end of the stick

The National Football League has 32 teams, yet only one Black head coach. In the past week, two Black head coaches were fired. First, it was Brian Flores, who led the Miami Dolphins to two consecutive winning seasons. The Dolphins started the season 1-7 and finished 8-1, but apparently, it was not enough for Flores […]