January 12, 1994 |
Black college basketball coaches, their anger ignited by the decision of NCAA delegates not to restore a scholarship, likely will boycott games, and players and some white coaches are expected to join them. Rudy Washington, head of the Black Coaches Association and coach at Drake, said yesterday he expects his group to boycott games, possibly for the rest of the season. The boycott could begin as early as Saturday, Martin Luther King's birthday. "In all likelihood, there will be a boycott, but I am reluctant to give you a time and date," Washington said.
September 26, 1990 |
Radio stations WDAS-AM and WDAS-FM are calling for a boycott of all Japanese products to protest comments made last week by a Japanese Cabinet minister who compared black Americans to prostitutes. "It just seems stupid to continue to support institutions that don't support us," said E. Steven Collins, information director for the stations. The black-owned stations were expected to announce the boycott at a community meeting today at the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum at 7th and Arch streets.
January 12, 1994 |
The executive director of the Black Coaches Association, upset over the NCAA's decision to cut scholarships, said yesterday he expects his group to boycott men's college basketball games. The boycott, which would include coaches and players, could begin as early as Saturday, which is Martin Luther King's birthday. An official date had not been set last night. "In all likelihood there will be a boycott, but I am reluctant to give you a time and date," said Rudy Washington, head of the 3,000-member BCA and basketball coach at Drake.
December 6, 1995 |
Forty years ago today, African American citizens of Montgomery, Ala., launched one of the great movements of the 20th century. Four days after Rosa Parks, a seamstress riding the bus home from work, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to white riders, the black community pulled off a stunning boycott of the bus system. That night a crowd at least 5,000 strong packed the Holt Street Baptist Church, as well as the streets for acres around. Loudspeakers carried the proceedings to the immense, excited crowd.
July 3, 1987 |
It's surprising that Jesse Jackson has become so easily satisfied. Months ago, Jackson was outraged that major-league baseball had so few blacks in top management positions. And he warned that if things didn't improve soon, there would be a boycott of baseball games on July 4, traditionally one of the biggest attendance days of the season. Now, with July 4 almost here, Jackson says he isn't going to hold a boycott after all. "There will not be a boycott on July 4," he said, "because the process is well under way. " Say, what?
November 15, 1996 |
Carl Bryant is stuck in the middle. An African American, he runs two Texaco stations in Philadelphia. He estimates that sales - both from the pumps and the enclosed sales area - have dropped 30 percent since Nov. 4, when a 1994 tape recording of Texaco Inc. executives allegedly using racial slurs became public. Today, he said he would learn whether community leaders planned to boycott his gas station at Broad and Diamond Streets. "It's affecting everybody. Right is right, and wrong is wrong.
September 9, 2004
TO COLUMNIST Elmer Smith: Regarding the Kobe Bryant rape case and apology, you hit the nail on the head. He apologized for raping a young woman by blaming her for not understanding his intentions? I was caught breathless by this. He could have spared us all this debacle, but instead dragged his wife, the victim, the press and the public along for a ride. Mr. Bryant is draped in the same tainted cloth as Mike Tyson, William Kennedy Smith and other high-profile people who think they are above the law. I will make sure I never buy anything associated with his name again.
December 1, 1987 |
Only about half of the 700 pupils at the Morton McMichael Elementary School attended this morning, the second day of a boycott by parents who are angry that the school's acting principal, Nilsa Gonzalez, was not appointed to the job permanently. Yesterday, only about 36 pupils attended the school, at 36th and Fairmount Avenue, said School District spokesman William C. Thompson. This morning was the first on the job for the new principal, Russell Sgro, who had been in charge of the special education program for schools in South Philadelphia.
June 5, 2009
MARYANNE McGovern won't watch "24," one of the her favorite TV shows, because Janeane Garofalo made a comment she disagrees with, that tea-baggers were confused, angry, racist individuals incapable of understanding a commonsense speech and noting their focus on the president's cultural identity rather than his policies. Surely the answer to our problems as Americans (though we often differ) is not to protest watching one of the best dramas on TV simply because someone has an opposing view.