News4 is working so that you can discover the intersection of sports activities, racism and social justice in a particular broadcast of “Inequality in America” airing Thursday, Dec. 24.
Present and former athletes, coaches, and newsmakers be a part of the dialog to look at how sports activities have helped confront the established order, break down obstacles, and uplift and unify.
The particular broadcast will embody:
College of Maryland Trailblazers
- UMD President Darryll Pines, Ph.D
- Damon Evans, UMD’s Athletic Director
- Mike Locksley, UMD’s Head Soccer Coach
News4’s Leon Harris will communicate with the College of Maryland large three – UMD’s Faculty President, Athletic Director and Head Soccer Coach – who’re all Black. They cowl their journey, ‘ally-ship’, response to the protests and organising for the longer term.
Torrey Smith, NFL Participant and activist
News4’s Jummy Olabanji will communicate with Torrey Smith – an NFL participant and a part of the NFL’s Gamers Coalition – about why he’s concerned and his work in giving again to underserved communities.
Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition
News4’s Aaron Gilchrist will take a deep dive into the NMHAAC sports activities exhibit.
The Durant Heart
News4’s Tracee Wilkins will profile the Durant Heart, house of school monitor in Prince George’s County and the headquarters for all Kevin Durant Charity Basis applications. She’ll additionally communicate with Kevin Durant’s mom, Wanda.
Jesse Washington, Co-Writer of Georgetown Basketball Coach John Thompson’s Posthumous Autobiography
News4’s Tracee Wilkins will communicate with the creator behind the highly effective new e-book on longtime Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson and what he meant to the sport of basketball, sports activities and Washington, D.C.
Invoice Hamid, D.C. United Participant
News4’s Justin Finch will communicate with a gaggle of Black Main League Soccer gamers, together with Invoice Hamid, who’ve shaped a coalition to handle systemic racism.
Earlier “Inequality in America” specials have explored voting rights in America and discussions on police brutality sparked by an officer’s killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
News4 anchor Aaron Gilchrist led a dialogue on racism, police and the way Black Lives Matter turned a motion. Watch it right here in its entirety.